Get row data from WinForm DataGridView

Despite with WPF many developer still go for WinForm client because they do not need the rich interface.

There is still a common problem out there. One of them is how to get the row data from DataGridView.

Let try the steps below.

1. Create a Windows Forms Application.

2. Drag and drop DataGridView control to Form1.

3. Drag 2 Label controls to the Form1.

4. Drag 2 TextBox controls to the Form1.

The form will look like the one below.


5. Add a Class file to the project for example, Product.cs.

6. Replace the code using the code below.

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Text;

using System.Threading.Tasks;


namespace WinAppGrid




    publicint ProductID { get; set; }

    publicstring ProductName { get; set; }





    publicList<Product> ProductList { get; set; }


    publicList<Product> GetAllProducts()


      return ProductList;




7. Double click the DataGriveView and add the following code.

privatevoid dataGridView1_CellContentClick_1(object sender, DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)


  int intIndex = dataGridView1.CurrentRow.Index;


  textBox1.Text = dataGridView1.Rows[intIndex].Cells[0].Value.ToString();

  textBox2.Text = dataGridView1.Rows[intIndex].Cells[1].Value.ToString();


Download the sample project from sample file name is WinAppGrid.rar. My MSN ID is

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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