DataGridViewColumn.ValueType DataGridViewColumn.ValueType DataGridViewColumn.ValueType DataGridViewColumn.ValueType Property


Gets or sets the data type of the values in the column's cells.

 property Type ^ ValueType { Type ^ get(); void set(Type ^ value); };
public Type ValueType { get; set; }
member this.ValueType : Type with get, set
Public Property ValueType As Type
Property Value

A Type that describes the run-time class of the values stored in the column's cells.


The following code example demonstrates how to use the ValueType property in the initialization of a DataGridViewComboBoxColumn that contains Color values.

private DataGridView dataGridView1 = new DataGridView();

private void AddColorColumn()
    DataGridViewComboBoxColumn comboBoxColumn =
        new DataGridViewComboBoxColumn();
        Color.Red, Color.Yellow, Color.Green, Color.Blue);
    comboBoxColumn.ValueType = typeof(Color);
    dataGridView1.EditingControlShowing +=
        new DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventHandler(

private void dataGridView1_EditingControlShowing(object sender,
    DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs e)
    ComboBox combo = e.Control as ComboBox;
    if (combo != null)
        // Remove an existing event-handler, if present, to avoid 
        // adding multiple handlers when the editing control is reused.
        combo.SelectedIndexChanged -=
            new EventHandler(ComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged);

        // Add the event handler. 
        combo.SelectedIndexChanged +=
            new EventHandler(ComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged);

private void ComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
    ((ComboBox)sender).BackColor = (Color)((ComboBox)sender).SelectedItem;
Private WithEvents dataGridView1 As New DataGridView()

Private Sub AddColorColumn()

    Dim comboBoxColumn As New DataGridViewComboBoxColumn()
    comboBoxColumn.Items.AddRange( _
        Color.Red, Color.Yellow, Color.Green, Color.Blue)
    comboBoxColumn.ValueType = GetType(Color)

End Sub

Private Sub dataGridView1_EditingControlShowing(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs) _
    Handles dataGridView1.EditingControlShowing

    Dim combo As ComboBox = CType(e.Control, ComboBox)
    If (combo IsNot Nothing) Then

        ' Remove an existing event-handler, if present, to avoid 
        ' adding multiple handlers when the editing control is reused.
        RemoveHandler combo.SelectedIndexChanged, _
            New EventHandler(AddressOf ComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged)

        ' Add the event handler. 
        AddHandler combo.SelectedIndexChanged, _
            New EventHandler(AddressOf ComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged)

    End If

End Sub

Private Sub ComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged( _
    ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

    Dim comboBox1 As ComboBox = CType(sender, ComboBox)
    comboBox1.BackColor = _
        CType(CType(sender, ComboBox).SelectedItem, Color)

End Sub


This property is used when filtering or sorting the columns with respect to the contents of their cells.

Applies to

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