At the conclusion of this wizard, you'll have a strongly-typed dataset, a Table Adapter, and Data Table added to your project. Products) End Sub ' ' Save the changes you've made via the Data Grid View back to the ' underlying database ' Private Sub bn Update_Click(By Val sender As System. Let's look at how you could perform some simple tweaks in a column that contains a Money field. Format = "$#.00" ' apply the style to the column Data Grid View1. Default Cell Style = style The major technique for detected errors in a Data Grid View is by the Row Validating event.
Next, you'll need to add a Data Grid View to a form. ' create new style object Dim style As New Data Grid View Cell Style ' set the alignment to the right (for numbers) style. Middle Right ' add a wee bit of padding to the right side Dim p As New Windows. This allows you to use a "business rule" to validate the user input.
Like throw them a message, but allow them to open the form/grid and fix the problem. I am binding data to the grid and the combobox columns.
Like throw them a message, but allow them to open the form/grid and fix the problem.
From inside the Form Designer, you should see a very small triangle at the upper right-hand corner of the Data Grid View control. For example, if the Units On Hand column can never be a negative number,you could write a validating rule that looks to see if the value is negative prior to committing the changes to that row.
The Data Grid View is a very powerful windows form control for providing a user interface to tabular data.
Below is an example of the automatically generated form Load Event and the manually-created Update button event handler for saving the data: Private Sub fm Main_Load(By Val sender As System. The Row Validating event and Error Provider may not be able to detect all errors.
For example, if a user types in alpha characters (like "abc") into a numeric field, a data conversion error occurs before Row Validation.
Not only does this look better, it also prevents the user from selecting a value that would violate the foreign key constraint (meaning, you can't select a numeric value that doesn't exist in the related table) Take a look at the following example that replaces a numeric "Category ID" value with the associated user-friendly "Category" string from another table (called "Categories"). Columns("Category ID")) ' remove the existing column Data Grid View1. Remove At(index) ' create a new combobox column that we use as a "lookup" Dim dgvc As New Data Grid View Combo Box Column dgvc.
Dim index As Integer ' find the location of the column index = Data Grid View1. Name = "Category" ' the column name (and heading) dgvc.I am binding data to the grid and the combobox columns.