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DataGridView.CurrentCellAddress Property

Gets the row and column indexes of the currently active cell.

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

'Declaration
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public ReadOnly Property CurrentCellAddress As Point

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Point
A Point that represents the row and column indexes of the currently active cell.

Use this property to determine the row and column of the current cell without accessing the cell directly. This is useful to avoid unsharing shared rows. For more information about row sharing, see Best Practices for Scaling the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

The following code example illustrates how to use the CurrentCellAddress property in a row-painting scenario. In the example, this property is used to store the row index of the current cell. When the user changes the current cell to a different row, the row is forced to repaint itself.

This code is part of a larger example available in How to: Customize the Appearance of Rows in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

' Forces the row to repaint itself when the user changes the  
' current cell. This is necessary to refresh the focus rectangle. 
Sub dataGridView1_CurrentCellChanged(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles dataGridView1.CurrentCellChanged

    If oldRowIndex <> -1 Then 
        Me.dataGridView1.InvalidateRow(oldRowIndex)
    End If
    oldRowIndex = Me.dataGridView1.CurrentCellAddress.Y

End Sub 'dataGridView1_CurrentCellChanged

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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