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Use DbGrid in DAO ?

Posted on 1998-04-20
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
How to use DbGrid control without Data control:

Set Mydb = OpenDatabase("c:\db\Mydb.mdb")
Set Myset = Mydb.OpenRecordset("Table1", vbOpenTable)
DbGrid1.DataSource = ????
Question by:username1
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Dalin earned 200 total points
ID: 1425530
I believe that You need a data control to use the dbGrid.
The dataSource property is not available at run time. It has to be set at design time.

For your case, you use the datacontrol for just use the dbgrid. (still use the DAO for other purpose).

    Set Mydb = OpenDatabase("c:\db\Mydb.mdb")
    Set Myset = Mydb.OpenRecordset("Table1", vbOpenTable)
    Set data1.RecordSet = Myset

Hope it helped


Author Comment

ID: 1425531
Hi Dalin,

Thank you.

Do you mean I can not use any bound control without Data control?
The Data control is not avalable in VB5 trial versiion which is what I am using :-)

Expert Comment

ID: 1425532
Sorry...That is what Microsoft say...I wish I had better answer for you.

Expert Comment

ID: 1425533
Not true you do not need a data control with your grid. And Microsoft does not say this. You just have to take control off the grid update yourself. Read up on unbound grids in the online books for vb 5.0. Read up on UnboundAddData, UnboundDeleteRow,UnboundReadData, UnboundWriteData. This takes a lot more work of course than a bound grid. But it can be done and gives you a lot more control and performance.

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