DataGridViewCell.FormattedValueType Property

Definition

Gets the type of the formatted value associated with the cell.

public:
 virtual property Type ^ FormattedValueType { Type ^ get(); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public virtual Type FormattedValueType { get; }
member this.FormattedValueType : Type
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property FormattedValueType As Type

Property Value

A Type representing the type of the cell's formatted value.

Attributes

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the FormattedValueType property to determine the type of the cell contents. In this example, the FormattedValueType property is used to determine whether the cell contains a String before attempting to convert the value. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridView.SelectionChanged event.

private void UpdateLabelText()
{
    int WithdrawalTotal = 0;
    int DepositTotal = 0;
    int SelectedCellTotal = 0;
    int counter;

    // Iterate through all the rows and sum up the appropriate columns.
    for (counter = 0; counter < (DataGridView1.Rows.Count);
        counter++)
    {
        if (DataGridView1.Rows[counter].Cells["Withdrawals"].Value
            != null)
        {
            if (DataGridView1.Rows[counter].
                Cells["Withdrawals"].Value.ToString().Length != 0)
            {
                WithdrawalTotal += int.Parse(DataGridView1.Rows[counter].
                    Cells["Withdrawals"].Value.ToString());
            }
        }

        if (DataGridView1.Rows[counter].Cells["Deposits"].Value != null)
        {
            if (DataGridView1.Rows[counter]
                .Cells["Deposits"].Value.ToString().Length != 0)
            {
                DepositTotal += int.Parse(DataGridView1.Rows[counter]
                    .Cells["Deposits"].Value.ToString());
            }
        }
    }

    // Iterate through the SelectedCells collection and sum up the values.
    for (counter = 0;
        counter < (DataGridView1.SelectedCells.Count); counter++)
    {
        if (DataGridView1.SelectedCells[counter].FormattedValueType ==
            Type.GetType("System.String"))
        {
            string value = null;

            // If the cell contains a value that has not been commited,
            // use the modified value.
            if (DataGridView1.IsCurrentCellDirty == true)
            {

                value = DataGridView1.SelectedCells[counter]
                    .EditedFormattedValue.ToString();
            }
            else
            {
                value = DataGridView1.SelectedCells[counter]
                    .FormattedValue.ToString();
            }
            if (value != null)
            {
                // Ignore cells in the Description column.
                if (DataGridView1.SelectedCells[counter].ColumnIndex !=
                    DataGridView1.Columns["Description"].Index)
                {
                    if (value.Length != 0)
                    {
                        SelectedCellTotal += int.Parse(value);
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }

    // Set the labels to reflect the current state of the DataGridView.
    Label1.Text = "Withdrawals Total: " + WithdrawalTotal.ToString();
    Label2.Text = "Deposits Total: " + DepositTotal.ToString();
    Label3.Text = "Selected Cells Total: " + SelectedCellTotal.ToString();
    Label4.Text = "Total entries: " + DataGridView1.RowCount.ToString();
}
Private Sub UpdateLabelText()
    Dim WithdrawalTotal As Integer = 0
    Dim DepositTotal As Integer = 0
    Dim SelectedCellTotal As Integer = 0
    Dim counter As Integer

    ' Iterate through all the rows and sum up the appropriate columns.
    For counter = 0 To (DataGridView1.Rows.Count - 1)
        If Not DataGridView1.Rows(counter) _
            .Cells("Withdrawals").Value Is Nothing Then

            If Not DataGridView1.Rows(counter) _
                .Cells("Withdrawals").Value.ToString().Length = 0 Then

                WithdrawalTotal += _
                    Integer.Parse(DataGridView1.Rows(counter) _
                    .Cells("Withdrawals").Value.ToString())
            End If
        End If

        If Not DataGridView1.Rows(counter) _
            .Cells("Deposits").Value Is Nothing Then

            If Not DataGridView1.Rows(counter) _
                .Cells("Deposits").Value.ToString().Length = 0 Then

                DepositTotal += _
                    Integer.Parse(DataGridView1.Rows(counter) _
                    .Cells("Deposits").Value.ToString())
            End If
        End If
    Next

    ' Iterate through the SelectedCells collection and sum up the values.
    For counter = 0 To (DataGridView1.SelectedCells.Count - 1)
        If DataGridView1.SelectedCells(counter).FormattedValueType Is _
        Type.GetType("System.String") Then

            Dim value As String = Nothing

            ' If the cell contains a value that has not been commited,
            ' use the modified value.
            If (DataGridView1.IsCurrentCellDirty = True) Then

                value = DataGridView1.SelectedCells(counter) _
                    .EditedFormattedValue.ToString()
            Else

                value = DataGridView1.SelectedCells(counter) _
                    .FormattedValue.ToString()
            End If

            If value IsNot Nothing Then

                ' Ignore cells in the Description column.
                If Not DataGridView1.SelectedCells(counter).ColumnIndex = _
                    DataGridView1.Columns("Description").Index Then

                    If Not value.Length = 0 Then
                        SelectedCellTotal += Integer.Parse(value)
                    End If
                End If
            End If
        End If

    Next

    ' Set the labels to reflect the current state of the DataGridView.
    Label1.Text = "Withdrawals Total: " & WithdrawalTotal.ToString()
    Label2.Text = "Deposits Total: " & DepositTotal.ToString()
    Label3.Text = "Selected Cells Total: " & SelectedCellTotal.ToString()
    Label4.Text = "Total entries: " & DataGridView1.RowCount.ToString()
End Sub

Remarks

The Value property is the actual data object contained by the cell, whereas the FormattedValue property is the formatted representation of the data. The ValueType and FormattedValueType properties correspond to the data types of these values, respectively.

Applies to

See also