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How to show onscreen keyboard in tablet device while editing a cell in WinForms DataGrid (SfDataGrid)?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: SfDataGrid |
Published Date: November 29, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: January 10, 2020
Tags: editing, touch

Show onscreen keyboard

Programmatically launch the on-screen keyboard to open it through SfDataGrid.CurrentCellBeginEdit event when you begin editing in a cell.


this.sfDataGrid.CurrentCellBeginEdit += sfDataGrid1_CurrentCellBeginEdit;
this.sfDataGrid.CurrentCellEndEdit += sfDataGrid1_CurrentCellEndEdit;
System.Diagnostics.Process process;
void sfDataGrid1_CurrentCellBeginEdit(object sender, CurrentCellBeginEditEventArgs e)
    process = System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("Osk.exe");
void sfDataGrid1_CurrentCellEndEdit(object sender, CurrentCellEndEditEventArgs e)
    if (!process.HasExited)


AddHandler Me.sfDataGrid.CurrentCellBeginEdit, AddressOf sfDataGrid1_CurrentCellBeginEdit
AddHandler Me.sfDataGrid.CurrentCellEndEdit, AddressOf sfDataGrid1_CurrentCellEndEdit
Private process As System.Diagnostics.Process
Private Sub sfDataGrid1_CurrentCellBeginEdit(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As CurrentCellBeginEditEventArgs)
    process = System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("Osk.exe")
End Sub
Private Sub sfDataGrid1_CurrentCellEndEdit(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As CurrentCellEndEditEventArgs)
    If Not process.HasExited Then
    End If
End Sub

Sample: https://github.com/SyncfusionExamples/how-to-show-onscreen-keyboard-while-editing-a-cell-in-winforms-datagrid

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