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GridColumnStylesCollection.Add Method

Adds a column style to the collection.

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

public virtual int Add(
	DataGridColumnStyle column

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The index of the new DataGridColumnStyle.

The following code example creates several DataGridColumnStyle objects and adds each to the GridColumnStylesCollection of two DataGridTableStyle objects.

private void AddCustomDataTableStyle(){
   DataGridTableStyle ts1 = new DataGridTableStyle();
   ts1.MappingName = "Customers";
   // Set other properties.
   ts1.AlternatingBackColor = Color.LightGray;

   /* Add a GridColumnStyle and set its MappingName 
   to the name of a DataColumn in the DataTable. 
   Set the HeaderText and Width properties. */

   DataGridColumnStyle boolCol = new DataGridBoolColumn();
   boolCol.MappingName = "Current";
   boolCol.HeaderText = "IsCurrent Customer";
   boolCol.Width = 150;

   // Add a second column style.
   DataGridColumnStyle TextCol = new DataGridTextBoxColumn();
   TextCol.MappingName = "custName";
   TextCol.HeaderText = "Customer Name";
   TextCol.Width = 250;

   // Create the second table style with columns.
   DataGridTableStyle ts2 = new DataGridTableStyle();
   ts2.MappingName = "Orders";

   // Set other properties.
   ts2.AlternatingBackColor = Color.LightBlue;

   // Create new ColumnStyle objects.
   DataGridColumnStyle cOrderDate = 
   new DataGridTextBoxColumn();
   cOrderDate.MappingName = "OrderDate";
   cOrderDate.HeaderText = "Order Date";
   cOrderDate.Width = 100;

   /*Use a PropertyDescriptor to create a formatted
   column. First get the PropertyDescriptorCollection
   for the data source and data member. */
   System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptorCollection pcol = 
      this.BindingContext[myDataSet, "Customers.custToOrders"]

   /* Create a formatted column using a PropertyDescriptor.
   The formatting character "c" specifies a currency format. */     
   DataGridColumnStyle csOrderAmount = 
   new DataGridTextBoxColumn(pcol["OrderAmount"], "c", true);
   csOrderAmount.MappingName = "OrderAmount";
   csOrderAmount.HeaderText = "Total";
   csOrderAmount.Width = 100;

   /* Add the DataGridTableStyle instances to 
   the GridTableStylesCollection. */

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.