DataGridViewLinkColumn.UseColumnTextForLinkValue Property


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Gets or sets a value indicating whether the Text property value is displayed as the link text.

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

public bool UseColumnTextForLinkValue { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the Text property value is displayed as the link text; false if the cell FormattedValue property value is displayed as the link text. The default is false.

Exception Condition

The value of the CellTemplate property is null.

Getting or setting this property gets or sets the UseColumnTextForLinkValue property of the object returned by the CellTemplate property. Setting this property also sets the UseColumnTextForLinkValue 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 demonstrates how to set this property so that the FormattedValue property of each cell, in this case the employee ID of the employee's boss, is displayed as the text link. After selecting the link, the selection point is moved to the boss's name. 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;


.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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