DataGridViewLinkColumn.CellTemplate Property

 

Gets or sets the template used to create new cells.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public override DataGridViewCell CellTemplate { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCell

A DataGridViewCell that all other cells in the column are modeled after. The default value is a new DataGridViewLinkCell instance.

Exception Condition
InvalidCastException

When setting this property to a value that is not of type DataGridViewLinkCell.

The constructor for the DataGridViewLinkColumn class initializes this property to a newly created DataGridViewLinkCell.

System_CAPS_cautionCaution

Changing the properties of the cell template will not immediately affect the user interface (UI) of the column's existing cells. These changes are only apparent after the column is regenerated (for example, by sorting the column or through a call to the DataGridView.InvalidateColumn method).

The following code example demonstrates how to use a DataGridViewCell as a template for a DataGridViewColumn. Style changes made to any cell in the column affect all of the column's cells. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DataGridViewColumn class.

private void CustomizeCellsInThirdColumn()
{
    int thirdColumn = 2;
    DataGridViewColumn column =
        dataGridView.Columns[thirdColumn];
    DataGridViewCell cell = new DataGridViewTextBoxCell();

    cell.Style.BackColor = Color.Wheat;
    column.CellTemplate = cell;
}

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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