DataGridViewRow.MinimumHeight Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the minimum height of the row.

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

public int MinimumHeight { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_MinimumHeight ()

/** @property */
public void set_MinimumHeight (int value)

public function get MinimumHeight () : int

public function set MinimumHeight (value : int)

Property Value

The minimum row height in pixels, ranging from 2 to Int32.MaxValue. The default is 3.

Exception typeCondition


When setting this property, the row is in a DataGridView control and is a shared row.


The specified value when setting this property is less than 2.

The MinimumHeight property maintains the display of the row by setting a limit to how far the user can resize the row's height through the user interface (UI).

The following code example uses the MinimumHeight property to set the minimum height of the second row. This code example is part of a larger code example provided in How to: Manipulate Rows in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

// Set minimum height.
private void Button4_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)

    int secondRow = 1;
    DataGridViewRow row = dataGridView.Rows[secondRow];
    row.MinimumHeight = 40;

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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