assigning array of objects to datasource of a datagridview (want object properties to become the columns)

hi !

I have code like:


dataGridView1.DataSource = FunctionWhichReturnsArrayOfCustomObject();



I want this array of objects to be displayed in the datagridview, with the public properties becoming the columns. However, it isnt working. Is there anything additional i need to do?


Thanks :)
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Anandavally_PCommented:
Try this sample code:

This is the Person class with public properties :

Person.cs
-----------
class Person
    {
        private String name;
        private int age;

        public String Name
        {
            get
            {
                return name;
            }
            set
            {
                name = value;
            }
        }

        public int Age
        {
            get
            {
                return age;
            }
            set
            {
                age = value;
            }
        }
    }
This is the form class with the datagrid component:

Form1.cs
----------
// Function to load the objects in the array
    private Array FunctionWhichReturnsArrayOfCustomObject()
        {
            Array PersonObj = new Person[2];

            Person p1 = new Person();
            Person p2 = new Person();

            p1.Name = "Michael";
            p1.Age = 62;

            p2.Name = "John";
            p2.Age = 58;

            PersonObj.SetValue(p1, 0);
            PersonObj.SetValue(p2, 1);

            return PersonObj;
   }  
// Function to display the objects in the datagrid
private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
   {
            try
            {
                Array GetPersons = FunctionWhichReturnsArrayOfCustomObject();
                dataGridView1.DataSource = GetPersons;
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Exception :" + ex.ToString());
            }
           
  }

I think this could help you

Thanks
Anandavally P


   
   
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muskad202Author Commented:
damn ... i realized my careless mistake ... i didnt have any public properties, just public fields !!!

thanks :)
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