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Datagrid to New Form Text boxes

Datagrid to New Form Text boxes

Datagrid to New Form Text boxes

So I have been trying to figure this issue out and am not sure where to begin.

I have a datagrid which I have coded where the user is able to select 1 row only. I wanted to create an edit button that would capture the data within that row and then populate another form's text boxes that the user would be able to edit. Then they would click another button that would update the table.

So basically I want the datagrid only to look at the data and then the text box form to edit and change data.

Any tips?

RE: Datagrid to New Form Text boxes

Well, there's quite a bit involved in something like this, so I'm going to give a broad overview and you can ask questions as needed.

First, create the edit form with the textboxes in it. Then, at the top of the form's code in the Declarations section put this code:


Dim drDataToEdit As DataRow

    Public Property DataToEdit() As DataRow
            Return drDataToEdit
        End Get
        Set(ByRef value As DataRow) '<- make sure this parameter is ByRef, not ByVal
            drDataToEdit = value
        End Set
    End Property

    Dim bCancel As Boolean

    Public Property CancelEdit() As Boolean
            Return bCancel
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Boolean)
            bCancel = value
        End Set
    End Property 

This is how you will pass the DataRow to be edited to the edit form.

Now in the form with the DataGrid, put this in the Declarations section:

Dim cm As CurrencyManager

Next, where you bind data to the DataGrid, put this code:

cm = DataGrid1.BindingContext(DataTable)

Note: use the name of your DataGrid, and the name of the DataTable bound to the grid.

Next, in the DataGrid's MouseUp event handler, put this code:


Private Sub DataGrid1_MouseUp(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles DataGrid1.MouseUp
        If DataGrid1.CurrentRowIndex <> -1 Then
        End If
    End Sub 
Again, use the name of your DataGrid.

Next, put an edit button and put this in the code of that button:


Dim dr As DataRow

    dr = cm.Current

    Dim fEdit as New frmEdit

    fEdit.DataToEdit = dr


    If fEdit.CancelEdit Then
        If DataTable.HasChanges() Then
            'code to save changes

Now put 2 more buttons on the edit form. Name them "btnSave" and "btnCancel"

In the code for btnSave put this:

Me.Cancel = False

in the code for btnCancel put this:

Me.Cancel = True

That's pretty much it.

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RE: Datagrid to New Form Text boxes

Thank you, this is a good kick off point for me.

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