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DataGridViewCell.GetValue Method

Gets the value of the cell.

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

protected virtual Object GetValue(
	int rowIndex


Type: System.Int32
The index of the cell's parent row.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The value contained in the DataGridViewCell.


The value of the DataGridView property of the cell is not null and rowIndex is less than 0 or greater than or equal to the number of rows in the parent DataGridView.


The value of the DataGridView property of the cell is not null and the value of the ColumnIndex property is less than 0, indicating that the cell is a row header cell.

Pass the GetValue method the row index you used to retrieve the DataGridViewCell. Do not use the RowIndex property for the rowIndex parameter. If the row is shared, RowIndex is -1, which is not a valid value for rowIndex.

.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.