DataGridViewImageCell.Description Property

Definition

Gets or sets the text associated with the image.

public:
 property System::String ^ Description { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string Description { get; set; }
member this.Description : string with get, set
Public Property Description As String

Property Value

String

The text associated with the image displayed in the cell.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of the DataGridViewImageColumn.Description property, which is similar to this property. This example is part of a larger example available in How to: Work with Image Columns in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

void Stretch( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
{
   System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = dataGridView1->Columns->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      DataGridViewImageColumn^ column = safe_cast<DataGridViewImageColumn^>(myEnum->Current);
      column->ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout::Stretch;
      column->Description = L"Stretched";
   }
}

void ZoomToImage( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
{
   System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum1 = dataGridView1->Columns->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum1->MoveNext() )
   {
      DataGridViewImageColumn^ column = safe_cast<DataGridViewImageColumn^>(myEnum1->Current);
      column->ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout::Zoom;
      column->Description = L"Zoomed";
   }
}

void NormalImage( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
{
   System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum2 = dataGridView1->Columns->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum2->MoveNext() )
   {
      DataGridViewImageColumn^ column = safe_cast<DataGridViewImageColumn^>(myEnum2->Current);
      column->ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout::Normal;
      column->Description = L"Normal";
   }
}


private void Stretch(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    foreach (DataGridViewImageColumn column in
        dataGridView1.Columns)
    {
        column.ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout.Stretch;
        column.Description = "Stretched";
    }
}

private void ZoomToImage(object sender, EventArgs e)
{

    foreach (DataGridViewImageColumn column in
        dataGridView1.Columns)
    {
        column.ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout.Zoom;
        column.Description = "Zoomed";
    }
}

private void NormalImage(object sender, EventArgs e)
{

    foreach (DataGridViewImageColumn column in
        dataGridView1.Columns)
    {
        column.ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout.Normal;
        column.Description = "Normal";
    }
}
Private Sub Stretch(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Button3.Click

    For Each column As DataGridViewImageColumn _
        In dataGridView1.Columns
        column.ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout.Stretch
        column.Description = "Stretched image layout"
    Next
End Sub

Private Sub ZoomToImage(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Button4.Click

    For Each column As DataGridViewImageColumn _
        In dataGridView1.Columns
        column.ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout.Zoom
        column.Description = "Zoomed image layout"
    Next
End Sub

Private Sub NormalImage(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Button5.Click

    For Each column As DataGridViewImageColumn _
        In dataGridView1.Columns
        column.ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout.Normal
        column.Description = "Normal image layout"
    Next
End Sub

Remarks

You will typically provide a text description for each image cell. This description provides an accessible alternative to the image. Additionally, the description text is used when the cell value is copied onto the Clipboard.

Setting the Description property of the owning column also sets the Description 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.

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