DataGridViewCell.ReadOnly Property


Gets or sets a value indicating whether the cell's data can be edited.

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

abstract ReadOnly : bool with get, set
override ReadOnly : bool with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the cell's data cannot be edited; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition

There is no owning row when setting this property.


The owning row is shared when setting this property.

The ReadOnly property indicates whether the data displayed by the cell can be edited. You can set ReadOnly for individual cells, or you can make an entire row or column of cells read-only by setting the DataGridViewRow.ReadOnly or DataGridViewColumn.ReadOnly properties. By default, if a cell's parent row or column is set to read-only, the child cells will adopt the same value. You can override this default behavior by setting ReadOnly for individual cells.

You can navigate to a read-only cell, and you can set a read-only cell to be the current cell.

ReadOnly only affects whether a cell is editable; it does not affect whether the user can delete rows.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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