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Lesson 12 - DataGridView in C# .NET Windows Forms

In the previous lesson, Finishing the Clock in C# .NET Windows Forms, we programmed a clock using graphics. This C# .NET WinForms course is coming to its finale and you also know quite a bit. In today's tutorial, we're going to look at the interesting DataGridView control.


From its name, it's obvious the DataGridView is used to display table data. Let's make a simple example showing a list of people using the DataGridView. We'll display those people from a list. In reality, they would be displayed e.g. from a database, but the approaches described below would work the same.

Form Design

Create a new project named DataGridView and put a DataGridView and a Button into the form. Set the name of the DataGridView to peopleDataGridView and expand it


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In this tutorial, we'll learn to use the DataGridView table in form applications in C# .NET. We'll learn to define custom columns and select items.

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