Remove cell highlighting for datagridview

Posted on 2009-05-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi Experts,

I have a datagridview. When I click on a cell it highlights with the highlight color. I have tried to disable this by using clearselection(). However it still shows just for the mouse down event. I tried to use the following:

dgvInvoices.CurrentCell.Selected = False

This didnt work...

Any ideas??

Question by:si2030
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Expert Comment

ID: 24412359
maybe this is what you are looking for ... see screenshots :)


Author Comment

ID: 24412625
Hi Lex,

I have created the DGV programmatically and didnt use the option you have displayed above..

I am applying a binding source via code. I have included the full sub below.

There must be an easy way to drive this... I also tried to set the background selection color to white but that also didnt work...

Public Sub displayFoundInvoices(ByVal openInvoices As Object)


            Dim imgSelectAsset As New DataGridViewImageColumn

            imgSelectAsset.ImageLayout = DataGridViewImageCellLayout.Normal

            imgSelectAsset.Image = My.Resources.empty_16


            'Set up the bindingsource.

            Dim bs As New BindingSource()

            With dgvInvoices

                'Set the DGV to not allow the user to add rows, delete rows and resize rows.

                'They can resize columns as this was not set and defaults TRUE.

                .AllowUserToAddRows = False

                .AllowUserToDeleteRows = False

                .AllowUserToResizeRows = False

                '.SelectionMode = DataGridViewSelectionMode.FullRowSelect

                'Force the column header height to be 20.

                .ColumnHeadersHeight = 20

                'Centre the row headings.

                .ColumnHeadersDefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleCenter

                If loadedAgain = False Then

                    'Add the image column to the DataGridView control.


                    imgSelectAsset.Name = "imgSelectAsset"

                    .Columns("imgSelectAsset").ReadOnly = True

                    .Columns("imgSelectAsset").HeaderText = "Pay Now"

                End If

                'Simply add the data returned from the PRESENTER to the datagridview.

                bs.DataSource = openInvoices

                .DataSource = bs

                'FINISH THE RENDER OF THE DGV.

                'Remove row headers for the datagridview.

                .RowHeadersVisible = False

                'Set the row headings to something more readable.

                .Columns("ref1").HeaderText = "Invoice No"

                .Columns("tran_date").HeaderText = "Transaction Date"

                .Columns("client_no").HeaderText = "Client No"

                .Columns("name").HeaderText = "Name"

                .Columns("amount").HeaderText = "Invoice Total"

                .Columns("balance").HeaderText = "Balance Left to Pay"

                'Set all but the last column to readonly.

                .Columns("imgSelectAsset").ReadOnly = True

                .Columns("ref1").ReadOnly = True

                .Columns("tran_date").ReadOnly = True

                .Columns("client_no").ReadOnly = True

                .Columns("name").ReadOnly = True

                .Columns("amount").ReadOnly = True

                .Columns("balance").ReadOnly = True

                'Make the posting column invisible

                .Columns("posting_id").Visible = False

                If loadedAgain = False Then

                    'Add the apply column to the DataGridView control.

                    .Columns.Add("apply", "Payment Applied")

                    'Add image test column.

                    .Columns.Add("imageTest", "Image Test")

                    .Columns("imageTest").Visible = False

                End If

                'Set each column's respective width.

                .Columns("imgSelectAsset").Width = 40

                .Columns("tran_date").Width = 100

                .Columns("ref1").Width = 80

                .Columns("client_no").Width = 80

                .Columns("name").AutoSizeMode = DataGridViewAutoSizeColumnMode.Fill

                .Columns("balance").Width = 90

                .Columns("amount").Width = 90

                .Columns("apply").Width = 90

                .Columns("tran_date").DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleCenter

                .Columns("ref1").DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleLeft

                .Columns("client_no").DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleCenter

                .Columns("name").DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleLeft

                .Columns("amount").DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleRight

                .Columns("balance").DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleRight

                .Columns("apply").DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleRight


            End With

            loadedAgain = True

        Catch ex As Exception

            manageWindowsViewError("creditorTASK", "frmCreditorInvoicePayment", "displayFoundInvoices", ex)

        End Try

    End Sub

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Accepted Solution

CyberLex earned 500 total points
ID: 24414182

this did work for me, altough I did not bind to datasource, don't know if it behaves differently if done so. Need to do this for each column.

Dim mystyle As New DataGridViewCellStyle

mystyle.SelectionBackColor = Color.White

mystyle.SelectionForeColor = Color.White

Column1.DefaultCellStyle = mystyle

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Expert Comment

ID: 24420024
Hi si2030

Have you tried this? I hope this be some help to your need.

 Private Sub dgvInvoices_CellMouseClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellMouseEventArgs) Handles dgvInvoices.CellMouseClick
    If e.Button = MouseButtons.Left Then
       dgvInvoices.CurrentCell = Nothing
   End If
 End Sub

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31582601
This worked thanks.... appreciated

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