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How do I change the DataSource of one ComboBox cell depending upon the value selected in another ComboBox cell in a GridDataBoundGrid?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridDataBoundGrid(Classic) |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: July 10, 2014


The DataSource for a specific cell can be changed dynamically by handling the Model.QueryCellInfo event. Querying the style info of a cell using grid[rowindex, colindex].text in the QueryCellInfo will fire the event again and will lead to a recursive call. You should adopt a logic not to Querycellinfo inside this event.

One way of acheving this would be to set a flag in the ClosedCellDropDown when a particular value is selected and assign the datasource only when the flag is set. In the attached sample choose the value "One" in cell 2,2 to change the DataSource for a ComboBox in the Cell 3,3.


private void gridModel_QueryCellInfo(object sender, GridQueryCellInfoEventArgs e)


if(e.ColIndex == 3 && e.RowIndex == 3)


e.Style.CellType = "ComboBox";

e.Style.ChoiceList = null;


if(e.ColIndex == 3 && e.RowIndex == 3 && flag)


StringCollection items = new StringCollection();






e.Style.ChoiceList = items;



private bool flag = false;

private void gridDataBoundGrid1_CurrentCellCloseDropDown(object sender,

Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.PopupClosedEventArgs e)


GridCurrentCell cc = this.gridDataBoundGrid1.CurrentCell;

if(cc.ColIndex == 2 && cc.RowIndex == 2)


flag = false;

GridComboBoxCellRenderer cr = cc.Renderer as GridComboBoxCellRenderer;

if (cr.ControlText == "One")


flag = true;



flag = false;




Private Function GetTable() As DataTable

Dim dt As DataTable = New DataTable("MyTable")

Dim nCols As Integer = 4

Dim nRows As Integer = 10

Dim i As Integer = 0

Do While i < nCols

dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn(String.Format("Col{0}", i)))

i += 1


i = 0

Do While i < nRows

Dim dr As DataRow = dt.NewRow()

Dim j As Integer = 0

Do While j < nCols

dr(j) = String.Format("row{0} col{1}", i, j)

j += 1



i += 1


Return dt

End Function

Private flag As Boolean = False

Private Sub gridDataBoundGrid1_CurrentCellCloseDropDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As

Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.PopupClosedEventArgs) Handles gridDataBoundGrid1.CurrentCellCloseDropDown

Dim cc As GridCurrentCell = Me.gridDataBoundGrid1.CurrentCell

If cc.ColIndex = 2 AndAlso cc.RowIndex = 2 Then

flag = False

Dim cr As GridComboBoxCellRenderer = CType(IIf(TypeOf cc.Renderer Is GridComboBoxCellRenderer, cc.Renderer,

Nothing), GridComboBoxCellRenderer)

If cr.ControlText = "One" Then

flag = True


flag = False

End If

End If

End Sub

Here is the link with both CS and VB samples: http://help.syncfusion.com/support/samples/kb/grid.windows/GDBGCombo/Combo.zip

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