DataGridViewColumn.DefaultCellStyle Property

 
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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();
}

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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