datagridview Getting started with datagridview Introduction to DataGridView


A DataGridView is a control in .NET UI design, which consists of rows and columns used to arrange data.

Often there is need to depict data either from a spreadsheet or database on a UI design in an application. When this data is to be shown grouped by its properties, we choose a DataGridView.

In C# Window Forms, a DataGridView can be instantiated using a statement like:

DataGridView dgv = new DataGridview();

A column count can be used to state beforehand as to how many columns are present in a DataGridView like so:

dgv.ColumnCount = 4;

A DataGridView consists of data categorized by columns. The column header is typically used to show what data the DataGridView Contains.

    dgv.Columns[0].Name = "Name";
    dgv.Columns[1].Name = "Age";
    dgv.Columns[2].Name = "Nationality";
    dgv.Columns[3].Name = "Height";