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DataGridViewButtonColumn.Text Property

Gets or sets the default text displayed on the button cell.

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

public string Text { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the text. The default is Empty.


When setting this property, the value of the CellTemplate property is null.

Each DataGridViewButtonCell contained in the column that has as a UseColumnTextForButtonValue property value of true displays the Text property value on the cell's button.

If there is an associated DataGridView control, changing this property refreshes the column display.

The following code example demonstrates how to use a DataGridViewButtonColumn to view the sales an employee has made. The Text property is used to set the column header. 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;



.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.