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DataGridViewBand.Tag Property

Gets or sets the object that contains data to associate with the band.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public Object Tag { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Object
An Object that contains information associated with the band. The default is null.

The Tag property can store any object that you want to associate with a band. This property is typically used to store identifying information, such as a string name, a unique identifier (for example, a Guid), or the index of the band's data in a database.

The following code example uses the Tag property to store a color that is later retrieved to set the BackColor property.

private void PostRowCreation()
{
    SetBandColor(dataGridView.Columns[0], Color.CadetBlue);
    SetBandColor(dataGridView.Rows[1], Color.Coral);
    SetBandColor(dataGridView.Columns[2], Color.DodgerBlue);
}

private static void SetBandColor(DataGridViewBand band, Color color)
{
    band.Tag = color;
}

// Color the bands by the value stored in their tag. 
private void Button9_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

    foreach (DataGridViewBand band in dataGridView.Columns)
    {
        if (band.Tag != null)
        {
            band.DefaultCellStyle.BackColor = (Color)band.Tag;
        }
    }

    foreach (DataGridViewBand band in dataGridView.Rows)
    {
        if (band.Tag != null)
        {
            band.DefaultCellStyle.BackColor = (Color)band.Tag;
        }
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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