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 */
public boolean get_ReadOnly ()

/** @property */
public void set_ReadOnly (boolean value)

public function get ReadOnly () : boolean

public function set ReadOnly (value : boolean)

Not applicable.

Property Value

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

Exception typeCondition

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;
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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

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