DataGridViewCellBorderStyle Enumeration

Specifies the border styles that can be applied to the cells of a DataGridView control.

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

public enum DataGridViewCellBorderStyle
public enum DataGridViewCellBorderStyle
public enum DataGridViewCellBorderStyle

 Member nameDescription
CustomA border that has been customized. 
NoneNo borders. 
RaisedA three-dimensional raised border. 
RaisedHorizontalA horizontal three-dimensional raised border. 
RaisedVerticalA vertical three-dimensional raised border. 
SingleA single line border.  
SingleHorizontalA horizontal single-line border. 
SingleVerticalA vertical single-line border. 
SunkenA three-dimensional sunken border. 
SunkenHorizontalA horizontal three-dimensional sunken border. 
SunkenVerticalA vertical three-dimensional sunken border. 

The CellBorderStyle property of the DataGridView control uses the DataGridViewCellBorderStyle enumeration. To draw borders only between the rows, specify SingleHorizontal, SunkenHorizontal or RaisedHorizontal. To draw borders only between the columns, specify SingleVertical, SunkenVertical or RaisedVertical. To draw borders between the rows and columns, specify SingleSunken or Raised.

The following code example illustrates the use of this type.

private void SetBorderAndGridlineStyles()
    this.dataGridView1.GridColor = Color.BlueViolet;
    this.dataGridView1.BorderStyle = BorderStyle.Fixed3D;
    this.dataGridView1.CellBorderStyle =
    this.dataGridView1.RowHeadersBorderStyle =
    this.dataGridView1.ColumnHeadersBorderStyle =

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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