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DataGridView and ComboBox inside

I am trying to create an order form and on my DataGridView I want a column for product and a column for price. The DataGridView is not bound to anything, and neither is the combobox in the datagrid for products. I have the combobox get loaded at runtime. I am looking for a way that I can read when the user has selected an item in the combobox and then be able to insert the appropriate price into the price column. All I need to know is the selectedIndex of the combobox, not even the value because the selected index would correspond to the row in the dataset for the price.

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Bob LearnedCommented:
Have you seen the DataGridViewComboBoxColumn?

DataGridViewComboBoxColumn.Items Property

nyk52687Author Commented:
I know that part. I am looking mainly for:
A) How to detect when a product is selected from the combobox
B) How to retrieve the zero-based index of the selection in the combobox (like the SelectedIndex of a regular combobox).

If the user selected the first item in the list, I want to see that something was selected and return that it was the item in index 0.

Bob LearnedCommented:
The DataGridViewComboBoxColumn only has 1 event (Disposed), so I don't think that you can detect when the value is changed.

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nyk52687Author Commented:
What would you suggest would allow me to accomplish this? Would a regular DataGrid work better or maybe a 3rd party tool?


    Private Sub dataGridView1_EditingControlShowing(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs) _
    Handles DataGridView1.EditingControlShowing

        Dim cbox As ComboBox = e.Control


    End Sub
I also had this same question..

hatem72, seems like this is on the right track...Anyone to designate a certain ComboBox? It looks to be grabbing the text from any ComboBox in the entire DataGridView.

Maybe I just need explained what that code is actually doing.

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