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DataGridViewComboBoxCell.DisplayStyle Property

Gets or sets a value that determines how the combo box is displayed when it is not in edit mode.

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

public DataGridViewComboBoxDisplayStyle DisplayStyle { get; set; }


The specified value when setting this property is not a valid DataGridViewComboBoxDisplayStyle value.

The DisplayStyle property affects the appearance of the cell when it is not in edit mode, and regardless of whether it is read-only. When the cell is in edit mode, it always looks like a ComboBox control.

If the DisplayStyleForCurrentCellOnly property value is true, the DisplayStyle property affects the cell only when it is the current cell.

The behavior and appearance of the drop-down arrow is indicated by the FlatStyle property.

To enable cell highlighting when the mouse pointer is over the cell, you must set the DisplayStyle property to ComboBox and the FlatStyle property value to Popup.

Setting the DisplayStyle property of the owning column also sets the DisplayStyle property of every cell in the column and refreshes the column display. To override the specified value for individual cells, set the cell values after you set the column value.

.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.