DataGridView.CellContentClick DataGridView.CellContentClick DataGridView.CellContentClick DataGridView.CellContentClick Event

Definition

Occurs when the content within a cell is clicked.

public:
 event System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewCellEventHandler ^ CellContentClick;
public event System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellEventHandler CellContentClick;
member this.CellContentClick : System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellEventHandler 
Public Custom Event CellContentClick As DataGridViewCellEventHandler 

Examples

The following code example provides a handler for this event that determines whether the clicked cell is a link cell or a button cell and performs the corresponding action as a result. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridViewComboBoxColumn class overview topic.

private:
    void DataGridView1_CellContentClick(Object^ /*sender*/, DataGridViewCellEventArgs^ e)
    {

        if (IsANonHeaderLinkCell(e))
        {
            MoveToLinked(e);
        }
        else if (IsANonHeaderButtonCell(e))
        {
            PopulateSales(e);
        }
    }

private:
    void MoveToLinked(DataGridViewCellEventArgs^ e)
    {
        String^ employeeId;
        Object^ value = DataGridView1->Rows[e->RowIndex]->Cells[e->ColumnIndex]->Value;
        if (dynamic_cast<DBNull^>(value) != nullptr) { return; }

        employeeId = value->ToString();
        DataGridViewCell^ boss = RetrieveSuperiorsLastNameCell(employeeId);
        if (boss != nullptr)
        {
            DataGridView1->CurrentCell = boss;
        }
    }

private:
    bool IsANonHeaderLinkCell(DataGridViewCellEventArgs^ cellEvent)
    {
        if (dynamic_cast<DataGridViewLinkColumn^>(DataGridView1->Columns[cellEvent->ColumnIndex]) != nullptr
             &&
            cellEvent->RowIndex != -1)
        { return true; }
        else { return false; }
    }

private:
    bool IsANonHeaderButtonCell(DataGridViewCellEventArgs^ cellEvent)
    {
        if (dynamic_cast<DataGridViewButtonColumn^>(DataGridView1->Columns[cellEvent->ColumnIndex]) != nullptr
             &&
            cellEvent->RowIndex != -1)
        { return true; }
        else { return (false); }
    }

private:
    DataGridViewCell^ RetrieveSuperiorsLastNameCell(String^ employeeId)
    {

        for each (DataGridViewRow^ row in DataGridView1->Rows)
        {
            if (row->IsNewRow) { return nullptr; }
            if (row->Cells[ColumnName::EmployeeID.ToString()]->Value->ToString()->Equals(employeeId))
            {
                return row->Cells[ColumnName::LastName.ToString()];
            }
        }
        return nullptr;
    }
private void DataGridView1_CellContentClick(object sender, DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
{

    if (IsANonHeaderLinkCell(e))
    {
        MoveToLinked(e);
    }
    else if (IsANonHeaderButtonCell(e))
    {
        PopulateSales(e);
    }
}

private void MoveToLinked(DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
{
    string employeeId;
    object value = DataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex].Cells[e.ColumnIndex].Value;
    if (value is DBNull) { return; }

    employeeId = value.ToString();
    DataGridViewCell boss = RetrieveSuperiorsLastNameCell(employeeId);
    if (boss != null)
    {
        DataGridView1.CurrentCell = boss;
    }
}

private bool IsANonHeaderLinkCell(DataGridViewCellEventArgs cellEvent)
{
    if (DataGridView1.Columns[cellEvent.ColumnIndex] is
        DataGridViewLinkColumn &&
        cellEvent.RowIndex != -1)
    { return true; }
    else { return false; }
}

private bool IsANonHeaderButtonCell(DataGridViewCellEventArgs cellEvent)
{
    if (DataGridView1.Columns[cellEvent.ColumnIndex] is
        DataGridViewButtonColumn &&
        cellEvent.RowIndex != -1)
    { return true; }
    else { return (false); }
}

private DataGridViewCell RetrieveSuperiorsLastNameCell(string employeeId)
{

    foreach (DataGridViewRow row in DataGridView1.Rows)
    {
        if (row.IsNewRow) { return null; }
        if (row.Cells[ColumnName.EmployeeId.ToString()].Value.ToString().Equals(employeeId))
        {
            return row.Cells[ColumnName.LastName.ToString()];
        }
    }
    return null;
}
Private Sub DataGridView1_CellContentClick(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As DataGridViewCellEventArgs) _
    Handles DataGridView1.CellContentClick

    If IsANonHeaderLinkCell(e) Then
        MoveToLinked(e)
    ElseIf IsANonHeaderButtonCell(e) Then
        PopulateSales(e)
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub MoveToLinked(ByVal e As DataGridViewCellEventArgs)
    Dim employeeId As String
    Dim value As Object = DataGridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex). _
        Cells(e.ColumnIndex).Value
    If value.GetType Is GetType(DBNull) Then Return

    employeeId = CType(value, String)
    Dim boss As DataGridViewCell = _
        RetrieveSuperiorsLastNameCell(employeeId)
    If boss IsNot Nothing Then
        DataGridView1.CurrentCell = boss
    End If
End Sub

Private Function IsANonHeaderLinkCell(ByVal cellEvent As _
    DataGridViewCellEventArgs) As Boolean

    If TypeOf DataGridView1.Columns(cellEvent.ColumnIndex) _
        Is DataGridViewLinkColumn _
        AndAlso Not cellEvent.RowIndex = -1 Then _
        Return True Else Return False

End Function

Private Function IsANonHeaderButtonCell(ByVal cellEvent As _
    DataGridViewCellEventArgs) As Boolean

    If TypeOf DataGridView1.Columns(cellEvent.ColumnIndex) _
        Is DataGridViewButtonColumn _
        AndAlso Not cellEvent.RowIndex = -1 Then _
        Return True Else Return (False)

End Function

Private Function RetrieveSuperiorsLastNameCell( _
    ByVal employeeId As String) As DataGridViewCell

    For Each row As DataGridViewRow In DataGridView1.Rows
        If row.IsNewRow Then Return Nothing
        If row.Cells(ColumnName.EmployeeId.ToString()). _
            Value.ToString().Equals(employeeId) Then
            Return row.Cells(ColumnName.LastName.ToString())
        End If
    Next
    Return Nothing
End Function

Remarks

This event occurs when the cell content is clicked. It also occurs when the user presses and releases the SPACEBAR while a button cell or check box cell has focus, and will occur twice for these cell types if the cell content is clicked while pressing the SPACEBAR.

Use this event to detect button clicks for a DataGridViewButtonCell or link clicks for a DataGridViewLinkCell.

For clicks in a DataGridViewCheckBoxCell, this event occurs before the check box changes value, so if you do not want to calculate the expected value based on the current value, you will typically handle the DataGridView.CellValueChanged event instead. Because that event occurs only when the user-specified value is committed, which typically occurs when focus leaves the cell, you must also handle the DataGridView.CurrentCellDirtyStateChanged event. In that handler, if the current cell is a check box cell, call the DataGridView.CommitEdit method and pass in the Commit value.

For more information about how to handle events, see Handling and Raising Events.

Applies to

See also