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DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection Class

Represents a collection of DataGridViewColumn objects that are selected in a DataGridView.

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

public class DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection : BaseCollection, 
	IList, ICollection, IEnumerable

The order of columns in the collection is not guaranteed to match the order in which they were selected.

The DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection does not perform efficiently when working with large numbers of columns. Typically, DataGridView controls will not contain enough columns for this to be an issue, but if you are working with large numbers of columns, you can use the DataGridView.AreAllCellsSelected to determine if the entire grid is selected, or you can use the DataGridViewColumnCollection.GetColumnCount to determine the number of selected columns (or the number of columns in a specified state). For more information, see Best Practices for Scaling the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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