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I have loaded a subset of a SQL table into a Datagridview in Visual Basic.  I want to allow the user to enter text to find in the data in the Datagridview.  I can set up a button or a menu command, but I don't know the command to tell the program to search through the Datgridview for the text.  Could someone give me the command?  
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If you're searching for that text in a specific column then you could use something like

Dim iTtempSearchRow as integer
Dim iSearchRow as integer

iTempSearchRow = iSearchRow
           
If txtSearch <> "" Then 'the text you are searching for    
    With fgdGrid
        For i = iSearchRow + 1 To .Rows - 1
            If InStr(.TextMatrix(i, {id for your search column}), txtSearch) Then
                .row = i
                .RowSel = i
                .col = 0
                .ColSel = {id for your search column}
                .TopRow = i
                .Highlight = flexHighlightAlways
                iSearchRow = i
                Exit For
            End If
        Next i
    End With
End If

If searchRow = tempSearchRow Then
    If tempSearchRow = 0 Then
         MsgBox "No Records were found with a matching PO number."
    End if
End If

If you want to search the whole grid you'de need to Iterate the columns within the for loop iterating the rows

Good luck
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by:rmunsonusadrug
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Thanks.  I'm assuming that is VB 6 since I couldn't get it to work exactly in .NET.  Of course, I didn't specify that I was using .NET.  This gave me enough help that I could get my code written.
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Yes that was VB6.0....Your question was in the VB TA.....not the .NET TA.

Glad I could help
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