DataGridView.GetColumnDisplayRectangle Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Returns the rectangle that represents the display area for a column, as determined by the column index.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

public Rectangle GetColumnDisplayRectangle (
	int columnIndex,
	bool cutOverflow
public Rectangle GetColumnDisplayRectangle (
	int columnIndex, 
	boolean cutOverflow
public function GetColumnDisplayRectangle (
	columnIndex : int, 
	cutOverflow : boolean
) : Rectangle



The column index for the desired cell.


true to return the column rectangle visible in the DataGridView bounds; false to return the entire column rectangle.

Return Value

The Rectangle that represents the display rectangle of the column.

Exception typeCondition


columnIndex is not in the valid range of 0 to the number of columns minus 1.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0