DataGridViewCell.ContentBounds Property


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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.

Exception Condition

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
Available since 2.0
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