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Hi,

I am quite new to C# and need a bit of help :)

I need to create a control that simulates a grid  (it doesn't have to be a grid!) with 3 fields.
Field 1: Should hold a 'custom control', for which events can be fired. (I need the click event)
Field 2: Should hold a fixed value, that can't be changed.
Field 3: Should hold a text value, that can be changed. (Renamed)

I'm a bit stuck at this stage (don't really know where to start), and any help would be appreciated.

Thanx,
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Svetlin_Panayotov earned 500 total points
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CodeProject - http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscctrl/csharpgridcontrol.asp 
I found this really cool grid - and have been using it for some time.I'm not quiet sure if it'll help - the source is a bit complicated.
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by:april_angel
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Hi,

Apologies for not answering the question. I had a look at Svetlin comment, and it does not really solved my problem.
I have found the answer though:
All I had to do was create all my controls progammatically and place it into a container (panel). I didn't know that by creating the controls like this I would be able to enable the events, and the fact that control arrays are not available in C# didn't make it easier, either.   Below follows an excerpt of the code I've used. What the application code does it runs a loop that calls the procedure below and keeps adding the controls to the containing panel.

private void CreateGridEntry(int Index, string DisplayText)
{
      //Declare and Initialise
      Button btnLayerValueDisplayColor = new Button();
      Label lblLayerValueDisplayName = new Label();                  
      TextBox txtLayerValueEntry = new TextBox();      


      //Button
      btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Name = "btnValueDisplayName_" + Index.ToString();
      btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.ChangeSymbolEvent);
      btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Height = 24;
      btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Top = (btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Height + 6)* Index
      btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Left = 8 ;
      btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Width = 24;                  
      btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Tag =Index.ToString();
      btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Image = Image.FromFile(Application.StartupPath + @"\Images\Painter.bmp");
      pnlSymbolSet.Controls.Add(btnLayerValueDisplayColor);
      
      //Label
      lblLayerValueDisplayName.Name = "lblValueDisplayName_" + Index.ToString();
      lblLayerValueDisplayName.Top = btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Top;
      lblLayerValueDisplayName.Left = btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Left + btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Width;
      lblLayerValueDisplayName.Text =  DisplayText;
      lblLayerValueDisplayName.Width = 190;
      lblLayerValueDisplayName.Height = btnLayerValueDisplayColor.Height;
      lblLayerValueDisplayName.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.Fixed3D;
      pnlSymbolSet.Controls.Add(lblLayerValueDisplayName);
}

Again, I apologise for not replying sooner.

Thanx in any case,
AA
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