Easy Example to make DataGridView using c#

Posted on 2006-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

I am using C# and making Windows Application in .Net 2005

I want to fetch few records from different table and show it in the GridView

Can anyone give me short and easy example or Code which I can use it.

Question by:dinesh_bali
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Bellow is an example on how to fetch some records from a database access and show in datagridview.
Here is the database link,  download it and put in directory where is the executable file(In BIN\DEBUG)

Here is a tutorial on how to use datagridview.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Data.OleDb;


namespace DataGridView_Sample
    partial class Form1 : Form
        OleDbConnection dbConn = null;
        OleDbDataAdapter dbDA = null;
        DataSet ds1 = new DataSet();

        public Form1()
            if (dbConn.State != ConnectionState.Closed)

        protected virtual OleDbCommand getSelectCMD()
            OleDbCommand dbCommand = new OleDbCommand();
            dbCommand.Connection = dbConn;
            dbCommand.CommandText = "SELECT PersonID, PTitle, PName FROM People";
            return dbCommand;

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string strConn = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=DataGridViewDB.mdb";

                dbConn = new OleDbConnection(strConn);
            catch (Exception ex)


                dbDA = new OleDbDataAdapter(getSelectCMD());
                dbDA.Fill(ds1, "results");
            catch (Exception ex)
            this.dataGridView1.DataSource = ds1;
            this.dataGridView1.DataMember = "results";
            this.dataGridView1.Columns[0].Visible = false;

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