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DataGridView.SetSelectedCellCore Method

Changes the selection state of the cell with the specified row and column indexes.

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

protected virtual void SetSelectedCellCore(
	int columnIndex,
	int rowIndex,
	bool selected


Type: System.Int32
The index of the column containing the cell.
Type: System.Int32
The index of the row containing the cell.
Type: System.Boolean
true to select the cell; false to cancel the selection of the cell.


columnIndex is less than 0 or greater than the number of columns in the control minus 1.


rowIndex is less than 0 or greater than the number of rows in the control minus 1.

The DataGridView control uses this method whenever it changes the selection state of a cell. The selection state changes without regard to the current SelectionMode property value, and without changing the CurrentCell property value. This is useful when you want to implement your own selection modes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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