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How do I put a cell in overstrike mode so that the characters get replaced instead of inserted as you type?

Description

Enabling overstrike means to replace the existing characters with a new characters as you type in a cell. The idea of doing this is to select one character when a key is pressed and also ignoring the backspace key.

Solution

This can be achieved by using the TextBox.SelectionLength property of the GridTextBoxCellRenderer in the CurrentCellKeyPress event. The Backspace key can optionally be translated to the Left Arrow key in the CurrentCellKeyDown event when you want the Backspace to move to the left without deleting characters.

C#

VB

Sample Links

OverStrikeTextBoxCell-CS.zip

OverStrikeTextBoxCell-VB.zip

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
590 04/30/2011 04/20/2015 Windows Forms GridControl
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