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How can I create a FolderBrowser CellType in the Grid?

Description

The cell model does not have the FolderBrowser CellType. To generate the FolderBowser cell, create a custom cell model/renderer that provides the FolderBrowser CellType. To create a custom cell model/renderer, refer to the following example.

Solution

As stated above, this can be achieved by having a custom cell. The CellModel and the CellRenderer are inherited from the GridTextBoxCellModel and the GridTextBoxCellRenderer Classes respectively. It makes use of the Tool's FolderBrowser control.

Creating CellModel

In the custom cell model, the custom cell renderer class object is invoked by the CreateRenderer() override method.

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VB

Creating CellRenderer

In the custom cell renderer constructor, the customization of the cell is achieved. The ComboBox button is added to the FolderBrowserCellRenderer.

 

C#

 

VB

Overrides in Custom Cell Renderer class

The following methods help override the FolderBrowserCellRenderer class.

C#

 

VB

Adding CellModel

In the Form_Load method, the custom cell type is added to the CellModel.

C#

 

VB

Assigning CellType

C#

 

VB

Figure 1: FolderBrowser Cell in Grid Control

 

Sample Links

C#: FolderBrowserCell

VB: FolderBrowserCell

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
689 04/30/2011 04/20/2015 WinForms GridControl
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