We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to browse, then you agree to our privacy policy and cookie policy. (Last updated on: November 16, 2018).
Unfortunately, activation email could not send to your email. Please try again.
Syncfusion Feedback

How to make GridControl behave like ListBox, selecting whole rows and not showing a currentcell?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridControl |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: May 28, 2019
Tags: selection

Description

Need to make GridControl work like ListBox.

Solution

You need to do two things to make the GridControl work like ListBox. To achieve this requirement, you need to change the ListBoxSelectionMode and explicitly set the column index to 0 by using currentCellMoving and CurrentCellActivating events.

The following code examples are for changing ListBoxSelectionMode.

C#

// Changing the GridControlSelectionMode
this.gridControl1.ListBoxSelectionMode = SelectionMode.One;

VB

' Changing the GridControlSelectionMode
Me.gridControl1.ListBoxSelectionMode = SelectionMode.One

The following code example is for setting column index to 0.

C#

private void gridControl1_CurrentCellMoving(object sender, GridCurrentCellMovingEventArgs e)
{
  e.ColIndex = 0;
}
private void gridControl1_CurrentCellActivating(object sender, GridCurrentCellActivatingEventArgs e)
{
   e.ColIndex = 0;
}

VB

Private Sub gridControl1_CurrentCellMoving(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridCurrentCellMovingEventArgs)
   e.ColIndex = 0
End Sub
Private Sub gridControl1_CurrentCellActivating(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridCurrentCellActivatingEventArgs)
   e.ColIndex = 0
End Sub

The following screenshot is for GridControl without CurrentCell selection.

Selecting the row on clicking a cell without showing current cell

Figure 1: Selecting the row on clicking a cell without showing current cell

Sample:

C#: GridControl like ListBox CS

VB: GridControl like ListBox VB

 

2X faster development

The ultimate WinForms UI toolkit to boost your development speed.
ADD COMMENT
You must log in to leave a comment

Please sign in to access our KB

This page will automatically be redirected to the sign-in page in 10 seconds.

Up arrow icon

Warning Icon You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer that may not display all features of this and other websites. Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 or newer for a better experience.Close Icon