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How to get the tags when the style.Tag is set through PrepareViewStyleInfo or QueryCellInfo events?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridControl

When a tag of a cell style is set through ‘’ event, that tag value cannot be retrieved using `this.grid[0,1].Tag`. Instead, you can make use of GetView() method in WinForms GridControl for retrieving the tag in such cases.


  this.gridControl1.PrepareViewStyleInfo += gridControl1_PrepareViewStyleInfo;
private void gridControl1_PrepareViewStyleInfo(object sender, GridPrepareViewStyleInfoEventArgs e)
    if (e.RowIndex == 0 && e.ColIndex == 1)
        e.Style.Text = "Header1";
        e.Style.Tag = "Test tag";
private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    object obj = new object();
    obj = this.gridControl1.GetViewStyleInfo(0, 1).Tag;



Private Me.gridControl1.PrepareViewStyleInfo += AddressOf gridControl1_PrepareViewStyleInfo
Private Sub gridControl1_PrepareViewStyleInfo(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridPrepareViewStyleInfoEventArgs)
 If e.RowIndex = 0 AndAlso e.ColIndex = 1 Then
  e.Style.Text = "Header1"
  e.Style.Tag = "Test tag"
 End If
End Sub
Private Sub button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
 Dim obj As New Object()
 obj = Me.gridControl1.GetViewStyleInfo(0, 1).Tag
End Sub


Showing tag in Grid control


C#: Set and Get a tag

VB: Set and Get a tag


I hope you enjoyed learning about how to assign Column names to the Grid Controls, besides the normally assigned numbered headers.

You can refer to our WinForms GridControl’s feature tour page to know about its other groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our WinForms GridControl documentation to understand how to present and manipulate data.

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