DataGridViewTextBoxColumn.CellTemplate Property

Definition

Gets or sets the template used to model cell appearance.

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 set type is not compatible with type DataGridViewTextBoxCell.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of the DataGridViewColumn.CellTemplate property, which is similar to this property. This example is part of a larger example available in How to: Manipulate Columns in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

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 constructor for the DataGridViewTextBoxColumn class initializes this property to a newly created DataGridViewTextBoxCell.

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