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How to use shortcut Ctrl+A for select all cells in WinForms GridGroupingControl?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridGroupingControl
Tags: selection, keys

Shortcut key for selectall

By default, GridGroupingControl does not have the support for selecting the whole table while pressing Ctrl + A key. It can be achieved by overriding the ProcessCmdKey method of form and Selections property of the GridGroupingControl


protected override bool ProcessCmdKey(ref Message msg, Keys keyData)
     if (keyData == (Keys.Control | Keys.A))
          //Sets the AllowSelection property to None
          this.gridGroupingControl1.TableOptions.AllowSelection = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridSelectionFlags.None | Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridSelectionFlags.AlphaBlend;
          return true;
      return base.ProcessCmdKey(ref msg, keyData);



Protected Overrides Function ProcessCmdKey(ByRef msg As Message, ByVal keyData As Keys) As Boolean
    If keyData = (Keys.Control Or Keys.A) Then
        'Sets the AllowSelection property to None
        Me.gridGroupingControl1.TableOptions.AllowSelection = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridSelectionFlags.None Or Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridSelectionFlags.AlphaBlend
        Return True
    End If
    Return MyBase.ProcessCmdKey(msg, keyData)
End Function



selected all cells in GridGroupingContorl

Samples: Select All Cells


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