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GridColumn.ColumnType Property

Gets the column’s data type.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Columns

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Grid


public virtual Type ColumnType { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A System.Type value representing column data type.


The code sample below illustrates how to highlight all DateTime columns in a grid.

gridView1.CustomDrawCell += GridView1_CustomDrawCell;

private void GridView1_CustomDrawCell(object sender, RowCellCustomDrawEventArgs e)
    GridView view = sender as GridView;
    if (column.ColumnType == typeof(DateTime))
        e.Cache.FillRectangle(Color.Salmon, e.Bounds);
        e.Appearance.DrawString(e.Cache, e.DisplayText, e.Bounds);
        e.Handled = true;


Columns return valid ColumnType property values only after a Grid is completely initialized. Call the GridControl.ForceInitialize() method to ensure you do not read the ColumnType property too early.

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