Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content
Expand Minimize

DataGridView.CellMouseEnter Event

Occurs when the mouse pointer enters a cell.

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

public event DataGridViewCellEventHandler CellMouseEnter

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example shows a CellMouseEnter event handler in a Tic-Tac-Toe game implementation that uses image columns in a DataGridView control. The event handler uses the cell value to determine the cursor and ToolTip to display.

This code is part of a larger example shown in How to: Work with Image Columns in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.


private void dataGridView1_CellMouseEnter(object sender,
    DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
{
    Bitmap markingUnderMouse = (Bitmap)dataGridView1.
           Rows[e.RowIndex].
           Cells[e.ColumnIndex].Value;

    if (markingUnderMouse == blank)
    {
        dataGridView1.Cursor = Cursors.Default;
    }
    else if (markingUnderMouse == o || markingUnderMouse == x)
    {
        dataGridView1.Cursor = Cursors.No;
        ToolTip(e, true);
    }
}

private void ToolTip(DataGridViewCellEventArgs e, bool showTip)
{
    DataGridViewImageCell cell = (DataGridViewImageCell)
        dataGridView1
        .Rows[e.RowIndex].Cells[e.ColumnIndex];
    DataGridViewImageColumn imageColumn =
        (DataGridViewImageColumn)
        dataGridView1.Columns[cell.ColumnIndex];

    if (showTip) cell.ToolTipText = imageColumn.Description;
    else { cell.ToolTipText = String.Empty; }
}

private void dataGridView1_CellMouseLeave(object sender,
    DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
{
    ToolTip(e, false);
    dataGridView1.Cursor = Cursors.Default;
}


.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.
Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2015 Microsoft