DataGridView.HitTest Method

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

Returns location information, such as row and column indices, given x- and y-coordinates.

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

public HitTestInfo HitTest (
	int x,
	int y
public HitTestInfo HitTest (
	int x, 
	int y
public function HitTest (
	x : int, 
	y : int
) : HitTestInfo



The x-coordinate.


The y-coordinate.

Return Value

A DataGridView.HitTestInfo that contains the location information.

You can use this method to determine which part of the DataGridView control is located at the specified coordinates. For example, you can call this method—specifying the coordinates of a mouse click—to determine the row and column indexes of the clicked cell or whether a header cell or scroll bar was clicked.

The following code example illustrates the use of this method. This example is part of a larger example available in the Columns property reference topic.

private DataGridViewCell clickedCell;

private void dataGridView1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
// If the user right-clicks a cell, store it for use by the shortcut menu.
    if (e.Button == MouseButtons.Right)
        DataGridView.HitTestInfo hit = dataGridView1.HitTest(e.X, e.Y);
        if (hit.Type == DataGridViewHitTestType.Cell)
            clickedCell =

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

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