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DataGridViewBand.ReadOnly Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user can edit the band's cells.

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

public virtual bool ReadOnly { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the user cannot edit the band's cells; otherwise, false. The default is false.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

When setting this property, this DataGridViewBand instance is a shared DataGridViewRow.

The ReadOnly property affects the DataGridViewCell.ReadOnly property of each cell in the band. For example, if the ReadOnly property of a DataGridViewRow changes, then the DataGridViewCell.ReadOnly property of all cells in the row will change.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ReadOnly property to disable editing for an entire DataGridView. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DataGridViewBand class.


// Make the the entire DataGridView read only.
private void Button8_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    foreach (DataGridViewBand band in dataGridView.Columns)
    {
        band.ReadOnly = true;
    }
}


.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.
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