DataGridView.CellValidating DataGridView.CellValidating DataGridView.CellValidating DataGridView.CellValidating Event

Definition

Occurs when a cell loses input focus, enabling content validation.

public:
 event System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewCellValidatingEventHandler ^ CellValidating;
public event System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellValidatingEventHandler CellValidating;
member this.CellValidating : System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellValidatingEventHandler 
Public Custom Event CellValidating As DataGridViewCellValidatingEventHandler 

Examples

The following code example handles the CellValidating event to ensure that only positive integers are entered by the user. This example is part of a larger example available in the VirtualMode reference topic.

void VirtualConnector::dataGridView1_CellValidating
    (Object^ sender, DataGridViewCellValidatingEventArgs^ e)
{
    int newInteger;

    // Don't try to validate the 'new row' until finished 
    // editing since there
    // is not any point in validating its initial value.
    if (dataGridView1->Rows[e->RowIndex]->IsNewRow) 
    {
        return; 
    }
    if (!Int32::TryParse(e->FormattedValue->ToString(), 
        newInteger) || (newInteger < 0))
    {
        e->Cancel = true;
    }
}
private void dataGridView1_CellValidating(object sender,
    DataGridViewCellValidatingEventArgs e)
{
    dataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex].ErrorText = "";
    int newInteger;

    // Don't try to validate the 'new row' until finished 
    // editing since there
    // is not any point in validating its initial value.
    if (dataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex].IsNewRow) { return; }
    if (!int.TryParse(e.FormattedValue.ToString(),
        out newInteger) || newInteger < 0)
    {
        e.Cancel = true;
        dataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex].ErrorText = "the value must be a non-negative integer";
    }
}
Private Sub dataGridView1_CellValidating(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e _
    As DataGridViewCellValidatingEventArgs) _
    Handles dataGridView1.CellValidating

    Me.dataGridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex).ErrorText = ""
    Dim newInteger As Integer

    ' Don't try to validate the 'new row' until finished 
    ' editing since there
    ' is not any point in validating its initial value.
    If dataGridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex).IsNewRow Then Return
    If Not Integer.TryParse(e.FormattedValue.ToString(), newInteger) _
        OrElse newInteger < 0 Then

        e.Cancel = True
        Me.dataGridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex).ErrorText = "the value must be a non-negative integer"

    End If
End Sub

Remarks

Canceling this event cancels the changes to the current cell. When this event is canceled in data-bound mode, the new value is not pushed to the underlying data source. When this event is canceled in virtual mode, the CellValuePushed event will not be raised.

Handle the CellValidated event to perform post-validation processing.

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

Applies to

See also