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MonthCalendar CellValue is DateTime or String?

I have one cell of my essential grid set to display a DateTime with a cell type of "MonthCalendar". In one of my event handlers, the first time I went through the following line of code the CellValue returned a DateTime so this worked: object dtobj = gridPeriods[r,c].CellValue; dttm = (DateTime) dtobj; but the second time through, it was throwing an InvalidCastException, so on further inspection I found (to my surprise) that althrough the CellType was still MonthCalendar, the CellValue was now returning a string object. Am I doing something wrong here, or do I need to handle it like this? if ( dtobj is DateTime ) { dttm = (DateTime) dtobj; } else { dttm = DateTime.Parse ( (string) dtobj; ) }

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AD Administrator Syncfusion Team April 19, 2004 03:36 PM

Hi Steve, Try setting the CellValueType to DateTime to see if that helps. GridStyleInfo style = this.gridControl1[1,2]; style.CellType = "MonthCalendar"; style.CellValueType = typeof(DateTime); style.Format = "dd/MM/yy HH.mm.ss"; Regards, Jay N.

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