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DataGridViewCell.ValueType Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the data type of the values in the cell.

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

public virtual Type ValueType { get; set; }
/** @property */
public Type get_ValueType ()

/** @property */
public void set_ValueType (Type value)

public function get ValueType () : Type

public function set ValueType (value : Type)

Property Value

A Type representing the data type of the value in the cell.

If the ValueType property for the cell has not been set, the DataGridViewColumn.ValueType property for the owning column is used, if it exists.

The Value property is the actual data object contained by the cell, whereas the FormattedValue property is the formatted representation of the data. The ValueType and FormattedValueType properties correspond to the data types of these values, respectively.

The following code example shows how to set the ValueType property when changing a cell's value. This example is part of a larger code example provided in How to: Manipulate Rows in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

// Give cheescake excellent rating.
private void Button8_Click(object sender,
    System.EventArgs e)
    UpdateStars(dataGridView.Rows[4], "******************");

int ratingColumn = 3;

private void UpdateStars(DataGridViewRow row, string stars)

    row.Cells[ratingColumn].Value = stars;

    // Resize the column width to account for the new value.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0