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DataGridViewCell.ContentBounds Property

Gets the bounding rectangle that encloses the cell's content area.

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

public Rectangle ContentBounds { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
The Rectangle that bounds the cell's contents.


The row containing the cell is a shared row.


The cell is a column header cell.


The value of the ColumnIndex property is less than 0, indicating that the cell is a row header cell.

The returned rectangle reports client coordinates, in pixels.

This property calls the GetContentBounds method to get its value. For the base DataGridViewCell type, this value is Empty.

To get the bounding rectangle of the cell rather than the cell contents, use the DataGridView.GetCellDisplayRectangle method.

.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.