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DataGridViewColumn.Name Property

Gets or sets the name of the column.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public string Name { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the name of the column. The default is an empty string ("").

This property represents a formal name associated with the column that can be used to identify the column in a collection. For example, the Remove and Contains methods of the DataGridViewColumnCollection class use the Name property. The name is case-insensitive. The DataGridView will treat column1 and COLUMN1 as the same column.

The following code example shows how to set the column name.


private void EnumsAndComboBox_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    // Populate the data source.
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.King, "Uther", true));
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.King, "Arthur", true));
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.Sir, "Mordred", false));
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.Sir, "Gawain", true));
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.Sir, "Galahad", true));

    // Initialize the DataGridView.
    dataGridView1.AutoGenerateColumns = false;
    dataGridView1.AutoSize = true;
    dataGridView1.DataSource = bindingSource1;

    dataGridView1.Columns.Add(CreateComboBoxWithEnums());

    // Initialize and add a text box column.
    DataGridViewColumn column = new DataGridViewTextBoxColumn();
    column.DataPropertyName = "Name";
    column.Name = "Knight";
    dataGridView1.Columns.Add(column);

    // Initialize and add a check box column.
    column = new DataGridViewCheckBoxColumn();
    column.DataPropertyName = "GoodGuy";
    column.Name = "Good";
    dataGridView1.Columns.Add(column);

    // Initialize the form.
    this.Controls.Add(dataGridView1);
    this.AutoSize = true;
    this.Text = "DataGridView object binding demo";
}

DataGridViewComboBoxColumn CreateComboBoxWithEnums()
{
    DataGridViewComboBoxColumn combo = new DataGridViewComboBoxColumn();
    combo.DataSource = Enum.GetValues(typeof(Title));
    combo.DataPropertyName = "Title";
    combo.Name = "Title";
    return combo;
}
#region "business object"
private class Knight
{
    private string hisName;
    private bool good;
    private Title hisTitle;

    public Knight(Title title, string name, bool good)
    {
        hisTitle = title;
        hisName = name;
        this.good = good;
    }

    public Knight()
    {
        hisTitle = Title.Sir;
        hisName = "<enter name>";
        good = true;
    }

    public string Name
    {
        get
        {
            return hisName;
        }

        set
        {
            hisName = value;
        }
    }

    public bool GoodGuy
    {
        get
        {
            return good;
        }
        set
        {
            good = value;
        }
    }

    public Title Title
    {
        get
        {
            return hisTitle;
        }
        set
        {
            hisTitle = value;
        }
    }
}
#endregion


.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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