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C# DataGridView Formatting


The DataGridView control is highly configurable and extensible, and it provides many properties, methods, and events to customize its appearance and behavior. The DataGridView control makes it easy to define the basic appearance of cells and the display formatting of cell values.

Each cell within the DataGridView control can have its own style, such as text format, background color, foreground color, and font. Typically, however, multiple cells will share particular style characteristics. You can define appearance and formatting styles for individual cells, for cells in specific columns and rows, or for all cells in the control by setting the properties of the DataGridViewCellStyle objects accessed through various DataGridView control properties.

The following C# program shows how to implement different ways of formatting in a DataGridView control.

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Drawing;

namespace WindowsFormsApplication1
    public partial class Form1 : Form
        public Form1()

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string connectionString = "Data Source=.;Initial Catalog=pubs;Integrated Security=True";
            string sql = "SELECT * FROM Authors";
            SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString);
            SqlDataAdapter dataadapter = new SqlDataAdapter(sql, connection);
            DataSet ds = new DataSet();
            dataadapter.Fill(ds, "Author_table");
            dataGridView1.DataSource = ds;
            dataGridView1.DataMember = "Author_table";

            dataGridView1.RowsDefaultCellStyle.BackColor = Color.Bisque;
            dataGridView1.AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyle.BackColor = Color.Beige;
            dataGridView1.CellBorderStyle = DataGridViewCellBorderStyle.None;

            dataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.SelectionBackColor = Color.Red;
            dataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.SelectionForeColor = Color.Yellow;

            dataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.WrapMode = DataGridViewTriState.True;
            dataGridView1.Columns[1].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleRight;

            dataGridView1.SelectionMode = DataGridViewSelectionMode.FullRowSelect;
            dataGridView1.AllowUserToResizeColumns = false;
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