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DataGridViewCell.RowIndex Property

Gets the index of the cell's parent row.

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

public int RowIndex { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The index of the row that contains the cell; -1 if there is no owning row.

When the RowIndex property returns -1, the cell is either a column header, or the cell's row is shared.

For more information about row sharing, see Best Practices for Scaling the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

The following code example illustrates the use of this property.

private void getCurrentCellButton_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    string msg = String.Format("Row: {0}, Column: {1}",
    MessageBox.Show(msg, "Current Cell");

.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.