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Value list in GridListControl

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20575 Oct 21,2004 03:53 AM Oct 21,2004 06:59 AM Windows Forms 2
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Raul Rosenthal
Asked On October 21, 2004 03:53 AM

I have a grid with a cell that has CellType set to "GridListControl". I have a DataTable with two columns as DataSource for the combo. I set the DropDownStyle to AutoComplete and the ExclusiveChoiceList = false, so that you can type values that are not in the dropdown list. I''d like to let the user know that the value typed in the combo is not in the list (e.g., by displaying it in a distinctive color). I resorted to looking up the value in the DisplayMember column of the DataTable. Still, I wonder if the Grid offers a simpler way, given that it should have some internal method to perform exactly this function. Is there such a method? Thanks, Raul Rosenthal SDB SpA

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On October 21, 2004 05:14 AM

The lookup functionality is down in the cellrenderer.ListBoxPart object. Here is a snippet showing how you might use it in CurrentCellChanged.
private void gridControl1_CurrentCellChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
	GridDropDownGridListControlCellRenderer cr = this.gridControl1.CurrentCell.Renderer as GridDropDownGridListControlCellRenderer;
	if(cr != null)
	{
		string val = cr.ControlText;
		if(cr.ListControlPart.FindItem(val, false, 0, true) == -1)
		{
			Console.WriteLine("Not found");
		}
	}
}

Raul Rosenthal
Replied On October 21, 2004 06:59 AM

Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks

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