LinkBehavior Property

DataGridViewLinkColumn.LinkBehavior Property


Gets or sets a value that represents the behavior of links within cells in the column.

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

public LinkBehavior LinkBehavior { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.LinkBehavior

A LinkBehavior value indicating the link behavior. The default is SystemDefault.

Exception Condition

The value of the CellTemplate property is null.

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

The following code example initializes this property to SystemDefault, which lets the operating system choose how the link will display. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridViewComboBoxColumn class overview topic.

private void AddLinkColumn()
    DataGridViewLinkColumn links = new DataGridViewLinkColumn();

    links.UseColumnTextForLinkValue = true;
    links.HeaderText = ColumnName.ReportsTo.ToString();
    links.DataPropertyName = ColumnName.ReportsTo.ToString();
    links.ActiveLinkColor = Color.White;
    links.LinkBehavior = LinkBehavior.SystemDefault;
    links.LinkColor = Color.Blue;
    links.TrackVisitedState = true;
    links.VisitedLinkColor = Color.YellowGreen;


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