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CheckBox cell throwing (handled) exceptions

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15145 Jun 11,2004 01:48 PM UTC Jun 11,2004 03:39 PM UTC WinForms 3
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Lee Perkins
Asked On June 11, 2004 01:48 PM UTC

I have an custom IncomeCollection collection class bound to a GDBG. IncomeCollection holds Income objects. The Income class has a public PrimaryFlag property of type Boolean. A column in the GDBG is bound to the PrimaryFlag property, and it''s GridBoundColumn.StyleInfo.CellType is set to "CheckBox". When I check/uncheck a checkbox in the PrimaryFlag column, there are 3 ''System.ArgumentException'' exceptions thrown with additional information of ''Cannot widen from target type to primitive type.''. The first 2 are in system.dll, the last one is in syncfusion.grid.dll. They are handled inside the grid control, (I just get the first-chance exceptions), but is this normal, or am I doing something wrong? ----- Lee Perkins

Lee Perkins
Replied On June 11, 2004 02:02 PM UTC

Update to my previous post: If I ignore First-Chance exceptions, there is a runtime effect to these exceptions. Once I check one of the checkboxes in the PrimaryFlag column, if I try to click off the checkbox cell to cell in another row, I get a msgbox that says "Cannot widen from target type to primitive type." and it won''t let me off the cell. If I try to click off the checkbox cell to another cell in the same row, it lets me. If I then try to click on any cell in another row, I get a msgbox that says "Object type cannot be converted to target type." These msgboxes aren''t exceptions, they seem to be coming from the grid control. If I use the keyboard and hit the SpaceBar while in the checkbox cell, I actually get the "Cannot widen from target type to primitive type." exception bubbled up to me, unhandled. ----- Lee Perkins

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Replied On June 11, 2004 02:42 PM UTC

Also try setting the GridBoundColumn.StyleInfo.CellValueType to GetType(Boolean). Also set GridBoundColumn1.StyleInfo.CheckBoxOptions = CheckBoxOptions = New GridCheckBoxCellInfo(Boolean.TrueString, Boolean.FalseString, "", False)

Lee Perkins
Replied On June 11, 2004 03:39 PM UTC

Thanks for the suggestion. I think I found the problem though. The PrimaryFlag property was (for some UNKNOWN and UNNOTICED reason!) was Integer, not Boolean. Haven''t had a chance to test it again since I changed it to Boolean, but will test it Monday morning. :) ----- Lee Perkins

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