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DataGridViewCell.GetInheritedStyle Method

Gets the style applied to the cell.

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

public virtual DataGridViewCellStyle GetInheritedStyle(
	DataGridViewCellStyle inheritedCellStyle,
	int rowIndex,
	bool includeColors


Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellStyle
A DataGridViewCellStyle to be populated with the inherited cell style.
Type: System.Int32
The index of the cell's parent row.
Type: System.Boolean
true to include inherited colors in the returned cell style; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellStyle
A DataGridViewCellStyle that includes the style settings of the cell inherited from the cell's parent row, column, and DataGridView.


The cell has no associated DataGridView.


ColumnIndex is less than 0, indicating that the cell is a row header cell.


rowIndex is less than 0, or greater than or equal to the number of rows in the parent DataGridView.

This method returns a DataGridViewCellStyle that inherits its settings from the DataGridViewCellStyle objects of the cell's parent row, column, and DataGridView. For more information, see Cell Styles in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

.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.