DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs.CellStyle DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs.CellStyle DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs.CellStyle DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs.CellStyle Property

Definition

Gets or sets the style of the cell that is being formatted.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewCellStyle ^ CellStyle { System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewCellStyle ^ get(); void set(System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewCellStyle ^ value); };
public System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellStyle CellStyle { get; set; }
member this.CellStyle : System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellStyle with get, set
Public Property CellStyle As DataGridViewCellStyle

Property Value

A DataGridViewCellStyle that represents the display style of the cell being formatted. The default is the value of the cell's InheritedStyle property.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CellStyle property to color the background of cells that contain the string "Pink" to Pink.

void dataGridView1_CellFormatting( Object^ /*sender*/, DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs^ e )
{
   // If the column is the Artist column, check the
   // value.
   if ( this->dataGridView1->Columns[ e->ColumnIndex ]->Name->Equals( "Artist" ) )
   {
      if ( e->Value != nullptr )
      {
         // Check for the string "pink" in the cell.
         String^ stringValue = dynamic_cast<String^>(e->Value);
         stringValue = stringValue->ToLower();
         if ( (stringValue->IndexOf( "pink" ) > -1) )
         {
            DataGridViewCellStyle^ pinkStyle = gcnew DataGridViewCellStyle;

            //Change the style of the cell.
            pinkStyle->BackColor = Color::Pink;
            pinkStyle->ForeColor = Color::Black;
            pinkStyle->Font = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Times New Roman",8,FontStyle::Bold );
            e->CellStyle = pinkStyle;
         }
         
      }
   }
   else
   if ( this->dataGridView1->Columns[ e->ColumnIndex ]->Name->Equals( "Release Date" ) )
   {
      ShortFormDateFormat( e );
   }
}


//Even though the date internaly stores the year as YYYY, using formatting, the
//UI can have the format in YY.  
void ShortFormDateFormat( DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs^ formatting )
{
   if ( formatting->Value != nullptr )
   {
      try
      {
         System::Text::StringBuilder^ dateString = gcnew System::Text::StringBuilder;
         DateTime theDate = DateTime::Parse( formatting->Value->ToString() );
         dateString->Append( theDate.Month );
         dateString->Append( "/" );
         dateString->Append( theDate.Day );
         dateString->Append( "/" );
         dateString->Append( theDate.Year.ToString()->Substring( 2 ) );
         formatting->Value = dateString->ToString();
         formatting->FormattingApplied = true;
      }
      catch ( Exception^ /*notInDateFormat*/ ) 
      {
         // Set to false in case there are other handlers interested trying to
         // format this DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs instance.
         formatting->FormattingApplied = false;
      }

   }
}
private void dataGridView1_CellFormatting(object sender, DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs e)
{
    // If the column is the Artist column, check the
    // value.
    if (this.dataGridView1.Columns[e.ColumnIndex].Name == "Artist")
    {
        if (e.Value != null)
        {
            // Check for the string "pink" in the cell.
            string stringValue = (string)e.Value;
            stringValue = stringValue.ToLower();
            if ((stringValue.IndexOf("pink") > -1))
            {
                e.CellStyle.BackColor = Color.Pink;
            }

        }
    }
    else if (this.dataGridView1.Columns[e.ColumnIndex].Name == "Release Date")
    {
        ShortFormDateFormat(e);
    }
}

//Even though the date internaly stores the year as YYYY, using formatting, the
//UI can have the format in YY.  
private static void ShortFormDateFormat(DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs formatting)
{
    if (formatting.Value != null)
    {
        try
        {
            System.Text.StringBuilder dateString = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
            DateTime theDate = DateTime.Parse(formatting.Value.ToString());

            dateString.Append(theDate.Month);
            dateString.Append("/");
            dateString.Append(theDate.Day);
            dateString.Append("/");
            dateString.Append(theDate.Year.ToString().Substring(2));
            formatting.Value = dateString.ToString();
            formatting.FormattingApplied = true;
        }
        catch (FormatException)
        {
            // Set to false in case there are other handlers interested trying to
            // format this DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs instance.
            formatting.FormattingApplied = false;
        }
    }
}
Private Sub dataGridView1_CellFormatting(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs) _
    Handles dataGridView1.CellFormatting
    ' If the column is the Artist column, check the
    ' value.
    If Me.dataGridView1.Columns(e.ColumnIndex).Name _
        = "Artist" Then
        If e.Value IsNot Nothing Then

            ' Check for the string "pink" in the cell.
            Dim stringValue As String = _
            CType(e.Value, String)
            stringValue = stringValue.ToLower()
            If ((stringValue.IndexOf("pink") > -1)) Then
                e.CellStyle.BackColor = Color.Pink
            End If

        End If
    ElseIf Me.dataGridView1.Columns(e.ColumnIndex).Name _
        = "Release Date" Then
        ShortFormDateFormat(e)
    End If
End Sub

'Even though the date internaly stores the year as YYYY, using formatting, the
'UI can have the format in YY.  
Private Shared Sub ShortFormDateFormat(ByVal formatting As DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs)
    If formatting.Value IsNot Nothing Then
        Try
            Dim dateString As System.Text.StringBuilder = New System.Text.StringBuilder()
            Dim theDate As Date = DateTime.Parse(formatting.Value.ToString())

            dateString.Append(theDate.Month)
            dateString.Append("/")
            dateString.Append(theDate.Day)
            dateString.Append("/")
            dateString.Append(theDate.Year.ToString().Substring(2))
            formatting.Value = dateString.ToString()
            formatting.FormattingApplied = True
        Catch notInDateFormat As FormatException
            ' Set to false in case there are other handlers interested trying to
            ' format this DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs instance.
            formatting.FormattingApplied = False
        End Try
    End If
End Sub

Remarks

Setting the properties of the object returned by the CellStyle property will change how the cell and its contents are displayed. To avoid performance penalties, use this property to change the cell styles rather than accessing the cell directly.

For more information about cell styles, see Cell Styles in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control

Applies to

See also