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Hello,

I want to use a grid in VB6 that is capable of being bound to an ADO data source, and also is capable of hosting comboxes and other controls in the grid columns. Do the native Datagrid and Hierarchical FlexGrid in VB6 do this? As far as I can see, all the grids that come with VB are incapable of "hosting" other controls. Any comments or recommendations?

Thanks,
Trimtrom
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Datagrid has a built in "button", which can be defined for each cell. If you want a combobox effect you need to place a listbox below the cell. As per the FlexGrid. It does not have built in controls. However, what we do is, again, place textboxes or combobox on the given cell.

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This would be an example how to place a combobox over  MSFlexGrid:

Locate MSFlexGrid & a combobox on your form, and copy this code:

'=============on form level
Private Sub Form_Load()
MSFlexGrid1.ScrollBars = flexScrollBarVertical
Combo1.Visible = False
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Resize()
MSFlexGrid1.Width = Me.ScaleWidth
MSFlexGrid1.Rows = 8
MSFlexGrid1.Height = Combo1.Height * 8
MSFlexGrid1.Left = 240
MSFlexGrid1.Top = 240
MSFlexGrid1.RowHeightMin = Combo1.Height
MSFlexGrid1.Cols = 5
Dim c
For c = 0 To 4
    MSFlexGrid1.ColWidth(c) = (Me.ScaleWidth - 240) / 5
Next c
End Sub

Private Sub MSFlexGrid1_LostFocus()
Combo1.Visible = False
End Sub

Private Sub MSFlexGrid1_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, x As Single, y As Single)
Combo1.Visible = False
        Combo1.Left = MSFlexGrid1.Left + MSFlexGrid1.CellLeft
        Combo1.Top = MSFlexGrid1.Top + MSFlexGrid1.CellTop
        Combo1.Width = MSFlexGrid1.CellWidth
        Combo1.Visible = True
End Sub

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by:trimtrom
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Hi,

That is certainly very interesting code you've got there.  I never thought this was possible.  I'll have to experiment!

Thanks,
Trimtrom
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