DGV Display RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have the following form:

    As you can see there are two DGVs here.  The one on the left is nothing but a DGV for someone to e-sign on and the one on the right is one that appears when the Add Approver button is clicked so that approvers can be added to the left DGV.

    Everything is working as required, but what I do not like is that in both DGVs the first row is highlighted (in the left hand cell).

    I would like there to be NO highlighted cells and have been unable to make that happen.  Can anyone explain to me how this can be achieved?


    Friday, May 12, 2017 4:38 PM

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  • Do you mean you never want the cell to be highlighted?

    If so try this.

    Private Sub CustomersDataGridView_SelectionChanged(
        sender As Object,
        e As EventArgs) Handles CustomersDataGridView.SelectionChanged
    End Sub

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    Friday, May 12, 2017 4:48 PM
  • Hi

    If you do not want any sign of the cell/row which is selected then you could change the DefaultCellStyle property of the DGV so that the SelectionBackColor is the same as the BackColor and same for SelectionForeColor/ForeColor.

    In one project, I use this in a DGV which is used for display purposes only. (in my case, I also trap the CellClick and instead of the DGV cell becoming selected, I divert it to a hidden control instead)

    Regards Les, Livingston, Scotland

    • Edited by leshay Friday, May 12, 2017 4:58 PM
    Friday, May 12, 2017 4:52 PM
  • Hi gwboolean,

    The way I've found to "disable" highlighting is to set the SelectionBackColor and the SelectionForeColor in the DefaultCellStyle to the same as the BackColor and ForeColor, respectively.  You could probably do this programmatically on the form's Load event, please refer to the code below.

    Me.DataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.SelectionBackColor = Me.DataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.BackColor
            Me.DataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.SelectionForeColor = Me.DataGridView1.DefaultCellStyle.ForeColor

    Hope it is helpful to you.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, May 15, 2017 9:28 AM