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Programmatically setting the focus on a cell in a datagridview

Posted on 2007-03-26
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I have a datagridview that users will enterdata into.  When the form loads the first cell in the NEWROW of the datagrid should have focus and be ready for data entry (blinking cursor).  I am using the following code below to do this but it is not working.

datagridview1.focus
datagridview1.currentcell = datagridview1.Rows(0).Cells(0)
datagridview1.beginedit(true)

Using this I don't get a blinking cursor and I can't just start typing.  I have also tried inserting a row with dumby data in the first cell to see if that helps and it does not.  I also tried removing the datagridview1.focus line but that does not help either.
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by:jtaylor8181
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Try this:

datagridview1.currentcell = datagridview1.Item(0, 0)

and make sure that the selection mode is cellselect.
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by:EXTRHMAN
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jtaylor8181 - Thanks for responding

I tried your suggestion and got the same results.  I had not thought of changing the selection method.


If I hit the enter key I can then start typing.  If that helps at all.
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by:EXTRHMAN
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I found a solution that works for this project, but would still like to here anyone elses ideas.

I used sendkeys.send(vbcrlf) on the form_load event

I will leave this question open for a bit longer before I ask for a refund of points.  If someone can give me a better solution then I will reward the points to them.
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