DataGridViewLinkColumn.LinkColor Property


Gets or sets the color used to display an unselected link within cells in the column.

 property System::Drawing::Color LinkColor { System::Drawing::Color get(); void set(System::Drawing::Color value); };
public System.Drawing.Color LinkColor { get; set; }
member this.LinkColor : System.Drawing.Color with get, set
Public Property LinkColor As Color

Property Value


A Color that represents the color used to initially display a link. The default value is the user's Internet Explorer setting for the link color.


The value of the CellTemplate property is null.


The following code example initializes this property to blue. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridViewComboBoxColumn class overview topic.

    void AddLinkColumn()
        DataGridViewLinkColumn^ links = gcnew DataGridViewLinkColumn();

        links->UseColumnTextForLinkValue = true;
        links->HeaderText = ColumnName::ReportsTo.ToString();
        links->DataPropertyName = ColumnName::ReportsTo.ToString();
        links->ActiveLinkColor = Color::White;
        links->LinkBehavior = LinkBehavior::SystemDefault;
        links->LinkColor = Color::Blue;
        links->TrackVisitedState = true;
        links->VisitedLinkColor = Color::YellowGreen;

private void AddLinkColumn()
    DataGridViewLinkColumn links = new DataGridViewLinkColumn();

    links.UseColumnTextForLinkValue = true;
    links.HeaderText = ColumnName.ReportsTo.ToString();
    links.DataPropertyName = ColumnName.ReportsTo.ToString();
    links.ActiveLinkColor = Color.White;
    links.LinkBehavior = LinkBehavior.SystemDefault;
    links.LinkColor = Color.Blue;
    links.TrackVisitedState = true;
    links.VisitedLinkColor = Color.YellowGreen;

Private Sub AddLinkColumn()

    Dim links As New DataGridViewLinkColumn()
    With links
        .UseColumnTextForLinkValue = True
        .HeaderText = ColumnName.ReportsTo.ToString()
        .DataPropertyName = ColumnName.ReportsTo.ToString()
        .ActiveLinkColor = Color.White
        .LinkBehavior = LinkBehavior.SystemDefault
        .LinkColor = Color.Blue
        .TrackVisitedState = True
        .VisitedLinkColor = Color.YellowGreen
    End With
End Sub


Getting or setting this property gets or sets the LinkColor property of the object returned by the CellTemplate property. Setting this property also sets the LinkColor property of every cell in the column and refreshes the column display. To override the specified value for individual cells, set the cell values after you set the column value.

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