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hi I have datagrid view and in it datagridcombobox column. I want to bind data to that datagrid combo box column

Soft009 wrote:
I have datagrid view and in it datagridcombobox column.

i really didnt get this part

Soft009 wrote:
I want to bind data to that datagrid combo box column

but i did understand a bit here, u mean u wana bind data to the combobox right well then her's something for ya

explanation: what i have in this code is a combobox and gridview if i select a particular field from my combobox then all the data related to that particular field will be fetched up and will be shown in the datagrid

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Data.SqlClient; //use this namespace for data connectivity with sql

namespace Record_Holder
    public partial class InquiryDetails : Form
        public InquiryDetails()
//on page load data will be filled in the combobox
        private void InquiryDetails_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

            dataGridView1.Visible = false;
//create the object of sqlconnection class 
            SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection();
            conn.ConnectionString = "Data Source=.;Initial Catalog=RJIT;Integrated Security=True";
            string command = "select distinct time_of_inquiry from Inquiry_Table";
            SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(command, conn);
            SqlDataReader dr = cmd.ExecuteReader();
            while (dr.Read() == true)
//adding data to combobox
//close the connection 
//you have a selected index change event i have wrote the code in this event so that whenever any value is selected based upon that value i can filter up my records

        private void comboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
            int x=0;
            SqlConnection connect = new SqlConnection();
            connect.ConnectionString = "Data Source=.;Initial Catalog=RJIT;Integrated Security=True";
            string mycommand = "select * from Inquiry_Table where time_of_inquiry='" + comboBox1.Text + "'";
            SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(mycommand, connect);
            SqlDataAdapter adp = new SqlDataAdapter();
            adp.SelectCommand = cmd;
            DataSet ds = new DataSet();
            DataTable dt;
            dt = ds.Tables[0];
            SqlDataReader dr = cmd.ExecuteReader();
            while (dr.Read() == true)
                dataGridView1.Visible = true;
                dataGridView1.DataSource = dt;
                x = x + 1;              
//also i have shown a messagebox to display total record found
            MessageBox.Show("Total Inquiry found " + x.ToString(),"Information",MessageBoxButtons.OK,MessageBoxIcon.Information);



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Soft009 21-May-10 4:59am    
this is help full and thankx......but realy I want to bind data to datagridcomboboxcolumn..................combo box inside the it possible......please help me..
thank you
You can do that programatically and this[^] page on MSDN shows how to do that.

Or you can do it in the designer. Select your DataGridView and then the Smart tag (little arrow at top right) from the smart menu select 'Edit Columns'. When the dialog opens select your DataGridViewComboBoxColumn and you will find the DataSource, DisplayMemeber etc. in the property grid.
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Soft009 4-Jun-10 1:01am    
thnx a lot.........................

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