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Make a combobox non editable

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97186 Nov 4,2010 03:10 PM Nov 15,2010 12:35 AM Windows Forms 3
Tags: GridControl
David Mecteaux
Asked On November 4, 2010 03:10 PM

In certain circumstances I want to make a combobox not editable.

Currently I do something like:

GridTableCellStyleInfo csi = gtd.Columns[rf.FieldName].Appearance.AnyRecordFieldCell;

csi.ReadOnly = false;
csi.CellType = "ComboBox";
csi.DropDownStyle = GridDropDownStyle.Exclusive;

But the user can still click the drop down button and see the other selections (but can't select a new one). Is there a way to prevent the user from seeing the other selections?

Jisha Joy [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 8, 2010 12:33 AM

Hi David,

To cancel showing the dropdownlist for read-only cells, you can handle the TableControlCurrentCellShowingDropDown event as shown below:

// Event Handler
this.gridGroupingControl1.TableControlCurrentCellShowingDropDown += new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.Grouping.GridTableControlCurrentCellShowingDropDownEventHandler(gridGroupingControl1_TableControlCurrentCellShowingDropDown);

// Method Invoked
void gridGroupingControl1_TableControlCurrentCellShowingDropDown(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.Grouping.GridTableControlCurrentCellShowingDropDownEventArgs e)
GridCurrentCell cc = e.TableControl.CurrentCell;
GridTableCellStyleInfo style = e.TableControl.GetTableViewStyleInfo(e.TableControl.CurrentCell.RowIndex, e.TableControl.CurrentCell.ColIndex);
if (cc.Renderer is GridComboBoxCellRenderer && style.ReadOnly)
GridComboBoxCellRenderer rend = cc.Renderer as GridComboBoxCellRenderer;
rend.ListBoxPart = null;


David Mecteaux
Replied On November 12, 2010 10:55 AM

Thank you Jisha,

That worked quite nicely.

Jisha Joy [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 15, 2010 12:35 AM

Hi David,

Thank you for your update.



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