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DataGridViewTextBoxColumn.MaxInputLength Property

Gets or sets the maximum number of characters that can be entered into the text box.

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

public int MaxInputLength { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The maximum number of characters that can be entered into the text box; the default value is 32767.


The value of the CellTemplate property is null.

The MaxInputLength property does not affect the length of text entered programmatically through the cell's value or through cell formatting. It affects only what the user can input and edit.

Getting or setting this property gets or sets the MaxInputLength property of the object returned by the CellTemplate property. Setting this property also sets the MaxInputLength property of every cell in the column. To override the specified value for individual cells, set the cell values after you set the column value.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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