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DataGridView.SetSelectedRowCore Method

Changes the selection state of the row with the specified index.

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

protected virtual void SetSelectedRowCore (
	int rowIndex,
	bool selected
protected void SetSelectedRowCore (
	int rowIndex, 
	boolean selected
protected function SetSelectedRowCore (
	rowIndex : int, 
	selected : boolean
Not applicable.



The index of the row.


true to select the row; false to cancel the selection of the row.

Exception typeCondition


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 row. 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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0