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Checking if a cell is selected

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79464 Feb 10,2009 04:39 PM Feb 13,2009 09:13 AM Windows Forms 4
Tags: GridControl
Julie Levy
Asked On February 10, 2009 04:39 PM

When someone clicks on a cell, i need to check whether the cell is selected (in the CellClick event). How can i do this.

Julie Levy
Replied On February 10, 2009 05:41 PM

Actually it seems like CellClick is too late since clicking on an unselected cell automatically selects it. I need to write code to unselect it if selected. By the time CellClick fires there's no way to tell if the user clicked on a selected cell, or if the cell was unselected and automatically selected.

I tried using the SelectionChanging event to set a flag, but it doesn't seem to be firing reliably, or able to tell reliably whether the cell is selected before the user clicks on it with ctrl+left mouse.

What is the best way to know the selected state of the cell when the user clicks on it (Ctrl+Mouse).


Jisha Joy [Syncfusion]
Replied On February 11, 2009 03:42 AM

Hi Julie,

In both GridControl and GridDataBoundGrid classes, there is a member Selections which you can use to access exactly what cells are selected in the grid. This Selections class has a GetSelectedRows method that returns an array of ranges that are selected row ranges. You can then use the Contains method on the the array to see if a particular row range is in the array. Below are code snippets that test whether row 2 is selected.

if (this.gridDataBoundGrid1.Selections.GetSelectedRows(true, false).Contains(GridRangeInfo.Row(2)))
Console.WriteLine("Row 2 is selected");

Please let me know if this helps.


Julie Levy
Replied On February 11, 2009 01:18 PM

Thanks for your response. What is the best event to use to check this? CellClick seems too late.

I think i got it working in the SelectionChanging event using the following to set a flag which i check in the CellClick event.
if (this.Model.Selections.Ranges.AnyRangeContains(e.Range))
{ this.m_bRemoveRange = true;
Do you see anything wrong with this approach?


Nisha Arockiya A [Syncfusion]
Replied On February 13, 2009 09:13 AM

Hi Julie,

Thanks for the Update.

Yes. You can also use SelectionChanging event. Let us know if you find any difficulties.



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