.net – Enabling and disabling a cell in a Datagridview


I am using a DataGridView control for displaying some data. I need to enable some data and disable some data dynamically based on some values in the grid.

Can anyone tell me how to do it?

Best Solution

To "disable" a cell, it must be read-only and grayed out somehow. This function enables/disables a DataGridViewCell:

    /// <summary>
    /// Toggles the "enabled" status of a cell in a DataGridView. There is no native
    /// support for disabling a cell, hence the need for this method. The disabled state
    /// means that the cell is read-only and grayed out.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="dc">Cell to enable/disable</param>
    /// <param name="enabled">Whether the cell is enabled or disabled</param>
    private void enableCell(DataGridViewCell dc, bool enabled) {
        //toggle read-only state
        dc.ReadOnly = !enabled;
        if (enabled)
            //restore cell style to the default value
            dc.Style.BackColor = dc.OwningColumn.DefaultCellStyle.BackColor;
            dc.Style.ForeColor = dc.OwningColumn.DefaultCellStyle.ForeColor;
        else { 
            //gray out the cell
            dc.Style.BackColor = Color.LightGray;
            dc.Style.ForeColor = Color.DarkGray;