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FIX: You receive a System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException when you double-click a row divider in a DataGrid control that contains empty cells

This article was previously published under Q321556
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When you double-click a row divider in a DataGrid control in a Visual Studio .NET Windows application that uses the .NET common language runtime, if the cells of the DataGrid are empty, you receive the following error message:
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection.

Parameter name: startIndex
at System.Globalization.CompareInfo.IndexOf(String source, String value, Int32 startIndex)
at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridTextBoxColumn.GetPreferredHeight(Graphics g, Object value)
at System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid.RowAutoResize(Int32 row)
at System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid.OnMouseDown(MouseEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseDown(Message m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
This problem occurs because of a bug in the .NET Windows Forms classes.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft .NET Framework. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
318836 INFO: How to Obtain the Latest .NET Framework Service Pack
The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time      Version       Size       File Name        ------------------------------------------------------------------------   23-Apr-2002  19:11:46  1.0.3705.264  1,982,464  System.Windows.Forms.dll   23-Apr-2002   7:32:48  1.0.3705.264     57,344  System.Windows.Forms.tlb   23-Apr-2002   7:38:06                   16,644  System.Windows.Forms.ldo				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Article ID: 321556 - Last Review: 12/07/2015 10:43:54 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Developer, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Academic Edition

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