DataGridView.SelectedColumns Property

 

Gets the collection of columns selected by the user.

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

[<BrowsableAttribute(false)>]
member SelectedColumns : DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection with get

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection

A DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection that represents the columns selected by the user.

The SelectionMode property must be set to DataGridViewSelectionMode.FullColumnSelect or DataGridViewSelectionMode.ColumnHeaderSelect for the SelectedColumns property to be populated with selected columns.

This property contains a read-only snapshot of the selection at the time it is referenced. If you hold onto a copy of this collection, it may differ from the actual, subsequent DataGridView state in which the user may have changed the selection. Therefore, you should not operate on a copy of the collection.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedColumns property to get the selected column in a programmatic sort. In this example, this property is used in the Sort method to determine the direction of the sort.

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.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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