DataGridView.CellMouseDown Event

Definition

Occurs when the user presses a mouse button while the mouse pointer is within the boundaries of a cell.

public:
 event System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewCellMouseEventHandler ^ CellMouseDown;
public event System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellMouseEventHandler CellMouseDown;
member this.CellMouseDown : System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellMouseEventHandler 
Public Custom Event CellMouseDown As DataGridViewCellMouseEventHandler 

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the CellMouseDown event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging. To report on multiple events or on events that occur frequently, consider replacing MessageBox.Show with Console.WriteLine or appending the message to a multiline TextBox.

To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of type DataGridView named DataGridView1. Then ensure that the event handler is associated with the CellMouseDown event.

private void DataGridView1_CellMouseDown(Object sender, DataGridViewCellMouseEventArgs e) {

System.Text.StringBuilder messageBoxCS = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ColumnIndex", e.ColumnIndex );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "RowIndex", e.RowIndex );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Button", e.Button );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Clicks", e.Clicks );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "X", e.X );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Y", e.Y );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Delta", e.Delta );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Location", e.Location );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
MessageBox.Show(messageBoxCS.ToString(), "CellMouseDown Event" );
}
Private Sub DataGridView1_CellMouseDown(sender as Object, e as DataGridViewCellMouseEventArgs) _ 
     Handles DataGridView1.CellMouseDown

    Dim messageBoxVB as New System.Text.StringBuilder()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ColumnIndex", e.ColumnIndex)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "RowIndex", e.RowIndex)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Button", e.Button)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Clicks", e.Clicks)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "X", e.X)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Y", e.Y)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Delta", e.Delta)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Location", e.Location)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    MessageBox.Show(messageBoxVB.ToString(),"CellMouseDown Event")

End Sub

Remarks

This event occurs when the user presses any of the mouse buttons. Use the MouseEventArgs.Button property to determine which button was clicked.

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

Applies to

See also