DataGridViewButtonColumn.CellTemplate Property

Definition

Gets or sets the template used to create new cells.

public:
 virtual property System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewCell ^ CellTemplate { System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewCell ^ get(); void set(System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewCell ^ value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public override System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCell CellTemplate { get; set; }
member this.CellTemplate : System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCell with get, set
Public Overrides Property CellTemplate As DataGridViewCell

Property Value

DataGridViewCell

A DataGridViewCell that all other cells in the column are modeled after.

Attributes

Exceptions

The specified value when setting this property could not be cast to a DataGridViewButtonCell.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use a DataGridViewButtonColumn to view the sales an employee has made. A cell template is used to apply the same color to all buttons. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridViewComboBoxColumn class overview topic.

private:
    void AddButtonColumn()
    {
        DataGridViewButtonColumn^ buttons = gcnew DataGridViewButtonColumn();
        {
            buttons->HeaderText = "Sales";
            buttons->Text = "Sales";
            buttons->UseColumnTextForButtonValue = true;
            buttons->AutoSizeMode =
                DataGridViewAutoSizeColumnMode::AllCells;
            buttons->FlatStyle = FlatStyle::Standard;
            buttons->CellTemplate->Style->BackColor = Color::Honeydew;
            buttons->DisplayIndex = 0;
        }

        DataGridView1->Columns->Add(buttons);

    }
private void AddButtonColumn()
{
    DataGridViewButtonColumn buttons = new DataGridViewButtonColumn();
    {
        buttons.HeaderText = "Sales";
        buttons.Text = "Sales";
        buttons.UseColumnTextForButtonValue = true;
        buttons.AutoSizeMode =
            DataGridViewAutoSizeColumnMode.AllCells;
        buttons.FlatStyle = FlatStyle.Standard;
        buttons.CellTemplate.Style.BackColor = Color.Honeydew;
        buttons.DisplayIndex = 0;
    }

    DataGridView1.Columns.Add(buttons);
}
Private Sub AddButtonColumn()
    Dim buttons As New DataGridViewButtonColumn()
    With buttons
        .HeaderText = "Sales"
        .Text = "Sales"
        .UseColumnTextForButtonValue = True
        .AutoSizeMode = DataGridViewAutoSizeColumnMode.DisplayedCells
        .FlatStyle = FlatStyle.Standard
        .CellTemplate.Style.BackColor = Color.Honeydew
        .DisplayIndex = 0
    End With

    DataGridView1.Columns.Add(buttons)

End Sub

Remarks

The constructor for the DataGridViewButtonColumn class initializes this property to a newly created DataGridViewButtonCell.

Caution

Changing the properties of the cell template will not immediately affect the user interface (UI) of the column's existing cells. These changes are only apparent after the column is regenerated (for example, by sorting the column or through a call to the DataGridView.InvalidateColumn method).

Applies to

See also