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DataGridViewRow.ErrorText Property

Gets or sets the error message text for row-level errors.

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

public string ErrorText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the error message.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

When getting the value of this property, the row is a shared row in a DataGridView control.

Use this property to provide an error message for row-level errors. The specified message is displayed in a ToolTip when the user moves the mouse pointer over the error icon shown in the row header.

If this row is associated with a DataGridView control, setting this property will raise the RowErrorTextChanged event.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ErrorText property in a DataError event handler. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridViewComboBoxColumn class overview.

private void DataGridView1_DataError(object sender, DataGridViewDataErrorEventArgs anError)
{

    MessageBox.Show("Error happened " + anError.Context.ToString());

    if (anError.Context == DataGridViewDataErrorContexts.Commit)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("Commit error");
    }
    if (anError.Context == DataGridViewDataErrorContexts.CurrentCellChange)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("Cell change");
    }
    if (anError.Context == DataGridViewDataErrorContexts.Parsing)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("parsing error");
    }
    if (anError.Context == DataGridViewDataErrorContexts.LeaveControl)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("leave control error");
    }

    if ((anError.Exception) is ConstraintException)
    {
        DataGridView view = (DataGridView)sender;
        view.Rows[anError.RowIndex].ErrorText = "an error";
        view.Rows[anError.RowIndex].Cells[anError.ColumnIndex].ErrorText = "an error";

        anError.ThrowException = false;
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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