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DataGridViewColumn.DefaultCellStyle Property

Gets or sets the column's default cell style.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(true)]
public override DataGridViewCellStyle DefaultCellStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellStyle
A DataGridViewCellStyle that represents the default style of the cells in the column.

The DataGridView control displays its cells using the styles indicated by the cell InheritedStyle property, which inherits styles from other properties of type DataGridViewCellStyle. For cells in this column, the styles specified through the DefaultCellStyle property override the styles specified through the DataGridView.DefaultCellStyle property, but are overridden by the styles specified through the DataGridView.RowsDefaultCellStyle, DataGridView.AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyle, DataGridViewRow.DefaultCellStyle, and DataGridViewCell.Style properties.

For more information, see Cell Styles in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

The following code example uses the DefaultCellStyle property to set the content alignment of various columns.

private void ChangeColumnAlignment()
{
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Title"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomCenter;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Title"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomCenter.ToString();

    songsDataGridView.Columns["Artist"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomLeft;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Artist"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomLeft.ToString();

    songsDataGridView.Columns["Album"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomRight;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Album"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomRight.ToString();

    songsDataGridView.Columns["Release Date"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleCenter;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Release Date"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleCenter.ToString();

    songsDataGridView.Columns["Track"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Track"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleLeft.ToString();
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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