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

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridControl
Tags: selection


Need to make GridControl work like ListBox.


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.


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


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

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


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


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


C#: GridControl like ListBox CS

VB: GridControl like ListBox VB


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