namsu namsu - 1 year ago 108
C# Question

DataGridView with Button Control - Delete Row

I want a Delete button at the end of each row of

and by clicking that I want to remove the desired row from the binding list which is data source of my grid.

But I can't seem to do it I have created a button object in product class and instantiated it with the unique id to remove that object from list. but button is not showing in the row.

Screen shot

There are TextBoxes in the form and users can enter text, and when they press Add button, a new object of product is instantiated with the provided fields and then it is added to the

Finally this list is bound to the
and details are shown in the grid. (I have done this part).

and at last by clicking save button the list is saved in the DB.

public class Product{
public string Brand { get; set; }
public int ProductPrice { get; set; }
public int Quantity { get; set; }

public product(string brand,int productPrice, int quantity){
this.Brand = brand;
this.ProductPrice = productPrice;
this.Quantity = quantity;

public partial class MainForm: Form{
BindingList<Product> lProd = new BindingList<Product>();
private void btnAddProduct_Click(object sender, EventArgs e){
string Brand = txtProBrand.Text;
int Price = Convert.ToInt32(txtPrice.Text);
int Quantity = Convert.ToInt32(txtQuantity.Text);

Product pro = new Product(Brand, Price, Quantity);
dataGridView1.DataSource = null;
dataGridView1.DataSource = lProd;

Answer Source

To show a button on DataGridView rows, you should add a DataGridViewButtonColumn to columns of your grid. Here is some common tasks which you should know when using button column:

  • Add Button Column to DataGridView
  • Show Image on Button
  • Set Text of Button
  • Handle Click Event of Button

Add Button Column to DataGridView

To show a button on each row of your grid, you can add a DataGridViewButtonColumn to columns of your grid programmatically or using designer:

var deleteButton=new DataGridViewButtonColumn();

Show Image on Button

If you prefer to draw image on button, you should have an image in a resource and then handle CellPainting event of your grid:

void dataGridView1_CellPainting(object sender, DataGridViewCellPaintingEventArgs e)
    if (e.RowIndex == dataGridView1.NewRowIndex || e.RowIndex < 0)

    if (e.ColumnIndex == dataGridView1.Columns["dataGridViewDeleteButton"].Index)
        var image = Properties.Resources.DeleteImage; //An image
        e.Paint(e.CellBounds, DataGridViewPaintParts.All);
        var x = e.CellBounds.Left + (e.CellBounds.Width - image.Width) / 2;
        var y = e.CellBounds.Top + (e.CellBounds.Height - image.Height) / 2;
        e.Graphics.DrawImage(image, new Point(x, y));

        e.Handled = true;

Set Text of Button

You can use either of these options:

You can set Text property of your DataGridViewButtonColumn and also set its UseColumnTextForButtonValue to true, this way the text will display on each cells of that column.


Also you can use Value property of cell:

this.dataGridView1.Rows[1].Cells[0].Value = "Some Text";

Also as another option, you can handle CellFormatting event of your grid. This way may be useful when you want to set different texts for buttons.

void dataGridView1_CellFormatting(object sender, DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs e)
    //If this is header row or new row, do nothing
    if (e.RowIndex < 0 || e.RowIndex == this.dataGridView1.NewRowIndex)

    //If formatting your desired column, set the value
    if (e.ColumnIndex=this.dataGridView1.Columns["dataGridViewDeleteButton"].Index)
        e.Value = "Delete";

Handle Click Event of Button

To hanlde clicks on button, you can handle CellClick or CellContentClick event of your grid. Both events fires by click and by pressing Space key.

void dataGridView_CellClick(object sender, DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
    //if click is on new row or header row
    if( e.RowIndex == dataGridView1.NewRowIndex || e.RowIndex < 0)

    //Check if click is on specific column 
    if( e.ColumnIndex  == dataGridView1.Columns["dataGridViewDeleteButton"].Index)
        //Put some logic here, for example to remove row from your binding list.


  • As mentioned by Ivan in comments, when you use BindingList you don't need to set datasource of grid to null and back to binding list with every change. The BindingList itself reflects changes to your DataGridView.