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DBGrids and getting cell information

Posted on 2001-08-30
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i have a grid that is derived from DBCustomGrid and all is ok.

i am trying to add 2 events that i had in my previous Grid that are OnCellColorEvent and a OnSelectedCellColorEvent.
now i did this by getting the Draw cell property overriding what i needed to, added in the events and every thing was fine. ( oh and after you draw the cell you have to redraw the text onto the grid too from the cells variable )

Now the problem i have is that the DBgrid has no cells property and navigating the cleint dataset i have build into my grid and trying to draw the cells is not exactly working out the way i planned...

so on the drawcell event in a dbgrid is there an easy equivelant to the cells property so i can occomplish my mission......?

from the grid rather that the ClientDataset preferably.

Cheers Kristian


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DBGrid have onDrawColumnCell and onDrawDataCell events.
one of them can be a trigger for your custom events
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i tried the onDrawColumnCell and that was useless.
it was ok for doing column coloring, but there is not information anobt the row's data what so ever, even in the columns fielddefs.

and the onDrawDataCell says :
'Do not write an OnDrawDataCell event handler. OnDrawDataCell is obsolete and included for backward compatibility. Instead, write an OnDrawColumnCell event handler.'.
Should i listen or ignore that ??
i listened ( probably stupidly ), but if it is ok to use ( i will try ) i suppose it is what i want..

i will try it but im not holding my breath..

Kris
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1. For application, that should be supported for long time prefer to listen the comments.

2. In onDrawColumnCell event you can use DBGrid.Fields[DataCol] expression to get a Field. So, you can check the cell data.
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ok will check that.

i wont get a chance until tommorrow now, so i will let you know how it goes then...

Kristian
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by:Kristian
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Hey Slavak,
just going through my questions, and realised i left this open !!!
i did sirt stuff out eventually, i got it all working well with a lot of faffing and ive learned a lot about how Fields / Columns datasets and Client Datasets work so all is well.

i did end up doing something close to what you sudgested so i must be forced to accept your answer

so cheers for helping,
Kristian.
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