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looping through datagrid rows and updating columns

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i have a system.windows.forms.datagrid in which i want to loop through the rows.  while looping i need to get the value of two columns and update a third column.  

the datagrid datasource is a dataTable set at startup.

not to sure how to do this, can anyone get me started or point me in the right direction, thanks
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by:msdixon
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do it after you call the .DataBind() method on your grid.

the Items property of the grid correlates to the rows, and the Cells property of the item correlates to the cells in the row.

datagrid.Item[0].Cells[3] is the first row, forth cell.
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i'm building a windows application using system.windows.forms.datagrid
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by:msdixon
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oh, sorry. i haven't used the data grid much. we used a 3rd party grid. i'll see if i can find some time to help you figure this out.
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ok...i found if i set my DataTable as a class member(rather than a local function var) i can loop through the DataTable rows, update and then reset the DataSource of my datagrid.

while this does do what i need it to do, it seems horribly inefficent, and i would prefer to do each row individually so the end user can see at any giving time which row is currently being processed.
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here's something to get you started. apparently the grid has an indexer myGrid[colOrdinal, cellOrdinal]

i also saw two properties VisibleRowCount, and VisibleCellCount.

you could try something like this:

         for (int r = 0; r < grid.VisibleRowCount; r++)
         {
            for (int c = 0; c < grid.VisibleColumnCount; c++)
            {
               // manipulate the cells
               grid[r, c] += "abc";
            }
         }

i haven't tested this, but it SHOULD work...  ;-)

taken from:
http://www.syncfusion.com/FAQ/WinForms/FAQ_c44c.asp#q898q


5.63 How do I iterate through all the rows and columns in my datagrid?
      

You use the row index and column index as indexers on the DataGrid object.
[C#]
     private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
     {
          CurrencyManager cm = (CurrencyManager)this.BindingContext[this.dataGrid1.DataSource];

          int rowCount = cm.Count;
          //assumes datasource is a datatable...
          int colCount = ((DataTable)this.dataGrid1.DataSource).Columns.Count;

          for(int row = 0; row < rowCount; row++)
          {
               for(int col = 0; col < colCount; col++)
               {
                    object cellValue = this.dataGrid1[row, col];
                    Console.Write(cellValue.ToString() + " ");
               }
               Console.WriteLine("");
          }
     }

[VB.NET]
     Private Sub button1_Click(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs)
          Dim cm As CurrencyManager = CType(Me.BindingContext(Me.dataGrid1.DataSource), CurrencyManager)

          Dim rowCount As Integer = cm.Count
          'assumes datasource is a datatable...
           Dim colCount As Integer = CType(Me.dataGrid1.DataSource, DataTable).Columns.Count

          Dim row As Integer
          For row = 0 To rowCount - 1
               Dim col As Integer
               For col = 0 To colCount - 1
                    Dim cellValue As Object = Me.dataGrid1(row, col)
                    Console.Write((cellValue.ToString() + " "))
               Next col
               Console.WriteLine("")
          Next row
     End Sub 'button1_Click
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by:meyerc74
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excellent...thank you. the visibleRowCount worked.  probably should have seen that myself, but we live and learn :)

thanks again

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by:msdixon
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no problem.

it wasn't very intuitive, and it brings up a question: if i have hidden columns or rows, would that throw things off? or are the hidden ones inaccessible?

glad i could help.
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