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DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs.CellStyle Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the cell style of the edited cell.

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

public DataGridViewCellStyle CellStyle { get; set; }
/** @property */
public DataGridViewCellStyle get_CellStyle ()

/** @property */
public void set_CellStyle (DataGridViewCellStyle value)

public function get CellStyle () : DataGridViewCellStyle

public function set CellStyle (value : DataGridViewCellStyle)

Property Value

A DataGridViewCellStyle representing the style of the cell being edited.

Exception typeCondition


The specified value when setting this property is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

To customize the display characteristics of the control, set the properties of the object returned by the CellStyle property rather than setting the properties of the control returned by the Control property.

The following code example illustrates how to handle this event to change the BackColor property of the current cell. To run this example, paste the code into a form that contains a DataGridView named dataGridView1 and ensure that the EditingControlShowing event is associated with the event handler.

private void dataGridView1_EditingControlShowing(object sender, 
    DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs e)
    e.CellStyle.BackColor = Color.Aquamarine;

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0