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HeaderCell Property

DataGridViewRow.HeaderCell Property

Gets or sets the row's header cell.

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

public DataGridViewRowHeaderCell HeaderCell { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowHeaderCell
A DataGridViewRowHeaderCell that represents the header cell of row.

The header cell of a row is typically used to display a row label. Users can also click the row header to select the row if the DataGridView.SelectionMode property is set to DataGridViewSelectionMode.RowHeaderSelect.

The following code example uses the HeaderCell property to label row headers.

// Set row labels. 
private void Button6_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)

    int rowNumber = 1;
    foreach (DataGridViewRow row in dataGridView.Rows)
        if (row.IsNewRow) continue;
        row.HeaderCell.Value = "Row " + rowNumber;
        rowNumber = rowNumber + 1;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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