CellTemplate Property
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DataGridViewButtonColumn.CellTemplate Property


Gets or sets the template used to create new cells.

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

public override DataGridViewCell CellTemplate { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCell

A DataGridViewCell that all other cells in the column are modeled after.

Exception Condition

The specified value when setting this property could not be cast to a DataGridViewButtonCell.

The constructor for the DataGridViewButtonColumn class initializes this property to a newly created DataGridViewButtonCell.


Changing the properties of the cell template will not immediately affect the user interface (UI) of the column's existing cells. These changes are only apparent after the column is regenerated (for example, by sorting the column or through a call to the DataGridView.InvalidateColumn method).

The following code example demonstrates how to use a DataGridViewButtonColumn to view the sales an employee has made. A cell template is used to apply the same color to all buttons. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridViewComboBoxColumn class overview topic.

private void AddButtonColumn()
    DataGridViewButtonColumn buttons = new DataGridViewButtonColumn();
        buttons.HeaderText = "Sales";
        buttons.Text = "Sales";
        buttons.UseColumnTextForButtonValue = true;
        buttons.AutoSizeMode =
        buttons.FlatStyle = FlatStyle.Standard;
        buttons.CellTemplate.Style.BackColor = Color.Honeydew;
        buttons.DisplayIndex = 0;



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Available since 2.0
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