Check of entered text in TStringGrid

Posted on 2000-02-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
Hi, following:

have a TStringGrid with

If the user set the focus from the actual cell to
somewhere else (to a different cell or eaven to a different control)
I need to check the users input at the cell he leaves this moment.
I try "OnSetEditText", but this event occurs immediately if the user
enters the first Char to the cell. (Ex.: the cells contain date-information,
and I want to check whether the entered date is a correct date...)

It exists a "private" procedure

procedure FocusCell(ACol, ARow: Longint; MoveAnchor: Boolean);

in TCustomGrid, if this whould be only "protected" and "virtual", it would
solve the problm, but unfortunately it isnt.

OK I could start to change VCL-Source for my needs, but first I would ask
if there is a solution without such an "operation".

Question by:nmm
1 Comment

Accepted Solution

ZifNab earned 100 total points
ID: 2556144
Hi nmm,

you could do it like this :

* use the OnExit Event (leaving stringgrid)
* OnSelectCell Event (moving to another Cell)

unit Unit1;


  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
  StdCtrls, ExtCtrls, TeeProcs, TeEngine, Chart, Buttons, Grids;

  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    StringGrid1: TStringGrid;
    procedure StringGrid1Exit(Sender: TObject);
    procedure StringGrid1SelectCell(Sender: TObject; ACol, ARow: Integer;
      var CanSelect: Boolean);
    { Private declarations }
    { Public declarations }

  Form1: TForm1;

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TForm1.StringGrid1Exit(Sender: TObject);
// Event when focus goes to another component
  with (Sender as TStringGrid) do
    if Cells[Col,Row] = 'Correct' then ;

procedure TForm1.StringGrid1SelectCell(Sender: TObject; ACol,
  ARow: Integer; var CanSelect: Boolean);
// Event when changing cell
  with (Sender as TStringGrid) do
    // Col and Row contain the Old position
    // ACol and ARow are the new positions
    if Cells[Col,Row] = 'Correct' then ;


Regards, Zif

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