The .NET Newbie's Guide to Customizing the DataGridView Control

Monday Jun 8th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

If you're a .NET newbie coming from Access or SQL Server, let .NET do the hard work of creating a connection to foreign data. Then customize the resulting control to add functionality.

[From DevX]

When creating a connection to foreign data, the .NET configuration wizard is a great place to start. Not only will it create a point-and-click connection for you, but it also can quickly and easily produce a control for users to retrieve, display, and manipulate the data. However, the wizard seldom will produce a control that provides the exact functionality your users need. You can expect to tweak the wizard's control offerings a bit—sometimes quite a bit—to add the required functionality.

This article walks the .NET novice coming from Access or SQL Server through building a basic connection and then customizing the resulting control. Using the Visual Basic Express (VB Express) configuration wizard, the article demonstrates how to populate a DataGridView control and then enhance it

The article continues at http://www.devx.com/dbzone/Article/41994

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