Get value of ID Column in dataGridView ForEach?

Posted on 2008-06-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have some code that I would like to execute for each row in a dataGridView that I am populating from a database.  Does anyone know how I can get the value of the ID Column for each row for this foreach?  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Here is my code if you need it:

(You may notice that the Select Statement and columns in the dataGridView don't add up...  I accidentally deleted part of the Select Statement, so I'll be fixing that today...  In the meantime what is there is correct...

Thanks Again,


//Populate the Collection DataGridView

string conString = @"Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" + Environment.CurrentDirectory + @"\DB.accdb;Jet OLEDB:Database Password=xxxx;";

// create an open the connection

OleDbConnection conn = new OleDbConnection(conString);

OleDbCommand command = new OleDbCommand();

command = conn.CreateCommand();

// create the DataSet

DataSet ds = new DataSet();

// run the query

command.CommandText = "SELECT ID AS [#], CTitle AS [Title], CType AS [Type], CValue AS [Value] FROM Table1 WHERE Tab = 'Tab1';";

OleDbDataAdapter adapter = new OleDbDataAdapter();

adapter = new OleDbDataAdapter(command);


// close the connection


bindingSource.DataSource = ds.Tables[0];

dataGridView1.DataSource = bindingSource;

//Set Value Column Format to Currency

dataGridView1.Columns["Value"].DefaultCellStyle.Format = "c";

//Count the number of rows



int CountString;

CountString = bindingSource.Count;

Label1.Text = CountString + "";





//Total the value of results



String valueString = ds.Tables[0].Compute("Sum(Value)", String.Empty).ToString();

decimal valueString2 = Convert.ToDecimal(valueString);

String valueString3 = String.Format("{0:C}", valueString2);

if (valueString != "")


Label2.Text = valueString3;






// set the size of the dataGridView Columns

this.dataGridView1.Columns[0].Width = 50;

this.dataGridView1.Columns[1].Visible = false;

this.dataGridView1.Columns[2].Width = 311;

this.dataGridView1.Columns[3].Width = 50;

this.dataGridView1.Columns[4].Width = 50;

this.dataGridView1.Columns[5].Width = 100;

this.dataGridView1.Columns[6].Width = 100;

this.dataGridView1.Columns[7].Width = 100;

this.dataGridView1.Columns[8].Width = 100;

this.dataGridView1.Columns[9].Width = 100;

//Sort on the Title Column

DataGridViewColumn sortColumn = dataGridView1.Columns[2];

ListSortDirection direction;

direction = ListSortDirection.Ascending;

dataGridView1.Sort(sortColumn, direction);

//Set the Selected Property of the First Row to False

dataGridView1.Rows[0].Selected = false;

//Clear selection in dataGridView


dataGridView1.CurrentCell = null;





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Question by:M_Lyons
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anarki_jimbel earned 500 total points
ID: 21871008
Not 100% sure what do you need. Do you need to get a value for row's column if column name, say, is "ID"? Or, in other words, you have a row, and want to get "ID" value from it but does not know what's the column number? Do I understand properly?

If yes, you probably need two nested loops. I have written some sample code, but it's in VB, hope you can understand (it's very straightforward. In button_Click1 we iterate through rows, and through cells in each row, and if cell's owning column is "ID" - we print content.

In Form_Load I just populate the grid.

If you can'r read vb6 code let me know.
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        For Each r As DataGridViewRow In Me.dgv.Rows

            For i As Integer = 0 To r.Cells.Count - 1

                If r.Cells.Item(i).OwningColumn.Name = "ID" Then

                    Debug.WriteLine("ID = " & r.Cells.Item(i).Value)

                End If



    End Sub

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

        ' create datatable

        Dim dt As New DataTable

        ' create 3 datacolumns

        Dim dc0 As New DataColumn("ID")

        Dim dc1 As New DataColumn("Name")

        Dim dc2 As New DataColumn("Rank")

        ' add columns to datatable




        ' create, fill datarows and add them to table

        Dim dr0 As DataRow = dt.NewRow

        dr0.Item(0) = "22"

        dr0.Item(1) = "Bob"

        dr0.Item(2) = "H"

        Dim dr1 As DataRow = dt.NewRow

        dr1.Item(0) = "44"

        dr1.Item(1) = "Rod"

        dr1.Item(2) = "L"

        Dim dr2 As DataRow = dt.NewRow

        dr2.Item(0) = "66"

        dr2.Item(1) = "Ken"

        dr2.Item(2) = "M"




        ' set table as datasourse for datagridview

        Me.dgv.DataSource = dt

    End Sub

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ID: 31470509
Thank you very much, that did work well.  I used a VB to C# converter online.  I love those things...  lol  Thanks Again.

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