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How to highlight Row In Windows Forms DataGrid control? by PankajBanga
Posted: 11 Jun 03 (Edited 12 Jun 03)


In VS.NET, the DataGrid default selection property differs from the MS Flexigrid in VB 6. When a user clicks on a populated DataGrid in .NET, the cursor is placed inside the cell for editing. The following sample illustrates how to highlight the entire row when a user clicks on a cell. It calls the HitTest method on MouseUp event handler, which returns a DataGrid.HitTestInfo object that contains information about a part of the DataGrid clicked.  

Private Sub onDataGridMouseUp(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles DataGrid1.MouseUp
        Dim pt = New Point(e.X, e.Y)
        Dim hit As DataGrid.HitTestInfo = DataGrid1.HitTest(pt)

        If hit.Type = Windows.Forms.DataGrid.HitTestType.Cell Then
            DataGrid1.CurrentCell = New DataGridCell(hit.Row, hit.Column)
            DataGrid1.Select(hit.Row)
        End If
End Sub

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