DataGridViewColumn.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 virtual System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCell CellTemplate { get; set; }
member this.CellTemplate : System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCell with get, set
Public Overridable Property CellTemplate As DataGridViewCell

Property Value

A DataGridViewCell that all other cells in the column are modeled after. The default is null.

Attributes

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use a DataGridViewCell as a template for a DataGridViewColumn. Style changes made to any cell in the column affect all of the column's cells. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DataGridViewColumn class.

void CustomizeCellsInThirdColumn()
{
   int thirdColumn = 2;
   DataGridViewColumn^ column = dataGridView->Columns[ thirdColumn ];
   DataGridViewCell^ cell = gcnew DataGridViewTextBoxCell;
   cell->Style->BackColor = Color::Wheat;
   column->CellTemplate = cell;
}


private void CustomizeCellsInThirdColumn()
{
    int thirdColumn = 2;
    DataGridViewColumn column =
        dataGridView.Columns[thirdColumn];
    DataGridViewCell cell = new DataGridViewTextBoxCell();

    cell.Style.BackColor = Color.Wheat;
    column.CellTemplate = cell;
}
Private Sub CustomizeCellsInThirdColumn()

    Dim thirdColumn As Integer = 2
    Dim column As DataGridViewColumn = _
        dataGridView.Columns(thirdColumn)
    Dim cell As DataGridViewCell = _
        New DataGridViewTextBoxCell()

    cell.Style.BackColor = Color.Wheat
    column.CellTemplate = cell
End Sub

Remarks

The constructors for the DataGridViewColumn class initialize this property. The parameterless constructor sets the property to null; the other constructor copies the cell template from its parameter.

Note

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