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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;
    }
}

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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