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Special characters in GridDataBoundGrid using ALT+### keyboard sequence

We're building a scientific application and our users should be able to type in charachters like °, σ, µ, ... in a grid.
They use ALT codes (press ALT and a sequence of digits) since these characters are not present on most keyboards:
- ° ALT+248
- σ ALT+229
- µ ALT+230
(more: http://usefulshortcuts.com/alt-codes/maths-alt-codes.php)

All standard Windows Forms controls can handle these alt-codes, just like Excel, Word, Notepad ...
It doesn't work in the Syncfusion GridDataBoundGrid that we are using.

We're currently using version 11.3040.0.30, can you provide us a fix?

2 Replies

AG Anish George Syncfusion Team March 18, 2014 04:56 AM UTC

Hi Bert,


Thank you for using Syncfusion products.


We would like to let you know that  in our current architecture we don’t have support for use of Alt codes in our Grid. We suggest you to create an incident regarding this so that our support team engineers will assist you with proper details regarding this feature.


You can create the DT incident from the following link.



Please let us know if you need any further assistance.




AG Anish George Syncfusion Team March 19, 2014 04:29 AM UTC

Hi Vagner,


Sorry for the inconvenience.


We would like to let you know that the ALT codes will work only if the CellType is textbox. If you use CellType like ‘Currency’ or any other CellType then these Alt Codes won’t work. We suggest you to assign the CellType as TextBox to use the Alt Codes effectively. Please refer the below screenshot and Dashboard sample.





Sample Location:

<Installed_Location>\Syncfusion\EssentialStudio\\Windows\GridDataBound.Windows\Samples\Data Binding\DataTable Demo\


Please let us know if you need any further assistance.




Attachment: Screenshot_6c1c7510.zip

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