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DataGridViewColumn.HeaderCell Property

Gets or sets the DataGridViewColumnHeaderCell that represents the column header.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public DataGridViewColumnHeaderCell HeaderCell { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewColumnHeaderCell
A DataGridViewColumnHeaderCell that represents the header cell for the column.

The header of a column is typically used to display a column label. Depending on the current values of the SortMode and DataGridView.SelectionMode properties, users can also click the column header to sort or select the column.

The following code example uses the HeaderCell property to change column header style and contents.


// Style and number columns.
private void Button8_Click(object sender,
    EventArgs args)
{
    DataGridViewCellStyle style = new DataGridViewCellStyle();
    style.Alignment =
        DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleCenter;
    style.ForeColor = Color.IndianRed;
    style.BackColor = Color.Ivory;

    foreach (DataGridViewColumn column in dataGridView.Columns)
    {
        column.HeaderCell.Value = column.Index.ToString();
        column.HeaderCell.Style = style;
    }
}


.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.
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