I wanted to know if there was a way to display a dropdown list that provided more details then what is selected.
Example: The database field is a single char(1). The choices might be full string descriptions, I would like the dropdown to list the text but the bound column can only accept the char.
So: A - Apples, O - Oranges in the dropdown but the bound column only stores A or O.
In addition to setting the CellType of the column to "ComboBox", you can also set the DataSource, DisplayMember and ValueMember of the column (or cell). So, if you have a datatable that has a column named ID and a column named Description, you can set the DataSource to the datatable, the DisplayMember to "Description" and the ValueMember to "ID". Then the combobox will display the descriptions, but will use the id as the value.
Take a look at the GDBGcombos sample.