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DataGridViewComboBoxColumn.DisplayStyle Property

Gets or sets a value that determines how the combo box is displayed when not editing.

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

public DataGridViewComboBoxDisplayStyle DisplayStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewComboBoxDisplayStyle
A DataGridViewComboBoxDisplayStyle value indicating the combo box appearance. The default is DropDownButton.


The value of the CellTemplate property is null.

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

If the DisplayStyleForCurrentCellOnly property value is false, the DisplayStyle property affects all cells in the column; otherwise, the DisplayStyle property affects only the current cell.

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

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

Getting or setting this property gets or sets the DisplayStyle property of the object returned by the CellTemplate property. Setting this property 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.

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