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RichTextBox in cell does not show text

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20453 Oct 19,2004 11:13 AM UTC Oct 19,2004 06:54 PM UTC Windows Forms 3
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Colin Marsh
Asked On October 19, 2004 11:13 AM UTC

When I place a RichtTextBox control in the grid, I can not see the text in the control unless I have that cell selected. Is there a way to ensure that the text is always visible. I do not have this problem with other controls. Thanks for the help.

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On October 19, 2004 02:29 PM UTC

Can you post a sample project showing the problem? I added this code below in a FormLoad event for a form holding a grid, and teh text showed up for me. this.gridControl1[1,1].CellType = "RichText"; this.gridControl1[1,1].Text = "asdsad"; I also tried setting a column of TichText cells in a GridDataBoundGrid, and that seemed to work as wewll. I am using 2.1.0.9.

Colin Marsh
Replied On October 19, 2004 05:50 PM UTC

You are using the RichText feature of the grid. I am using a custom control which uses a RichTextBox control. Therefore you have to use the .Control property of the cell. i.e. this.gridControl1[1,1].Control = new RichTextBox(); this.gridControl1[1,1].Style = "Control"

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On October 19, 2004 06:54 PM UTC

The Control CellType tries to draw the nonfocused cell by drawing the control off the display (maybe at -1000,-1000) to a bitmap, and then display the bitmap of the control in the cell. This technique is not working for an RichTextBox control. If you change the RichTextBox with a TextBox, then the problem goes away. If you want to embed a RichTextBox in a cell, you will probably have better luck using a derived cell type. Here is a KB article that has code. http://www.syncfusion.com/Support/article.aspx?id=10495

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