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How do I validate a value in a databound DataViewGrid in vb.net?

Posted on 2008-10-07
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I am trying to trap entry errors in a databound DataGridView.  I am trying to stop the user from entering non-numeric values in a numeric field.  I'm able to trap the error in the CellValidating event.  But, it still generates a DataGridView error for a System.Format exception.  How do a trap the error and make sure it doesn't get to the CellValueChanged event?  I just want a simple solution.  I seem to be running around in circles.
Private Sub DataGridView1_CellValidating(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellValidatingEventArgs) Handles DataGridView1.CellValidating
        Dim sUnitOld As String
        Dim sUnitNew As String
 
        'UNIT
        If (DataGridView1.Columns(e.ColumnIndex).Name = "UNIT") Then
            sUnitOld = DataGridView1.Item(e.ColumnIndex, e.RowIndex).Value.ToString
            sUnitNew = e.FormattedValue.ToString
            bUnitVerified = True
            If Not IsNumeric(sUnitNew) Then
                bUnitVerified = False
                MsgBox("Unit value '" & sUnitNew & "' is not numeric. Please correct before saving.", , "Invalid Unit")
                DataGridView1.Item(e.ColumnIndex, e.RowIndex).Value = sUnitOld
                Exit Sub
            End If
 
        End If
 
   End Sub

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jpaulino earned 1000 total points
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You can use the DataError event.
Example:

    Private Sub DataGridView1_DataError(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewDataErrorEventArgs) Handles DataGridView1.DataError
        If e.ColumnIndex = 0 Then
            MessageBox.Show(e.Exception.Message)
            e.Cancel = True ' Disables the system error message
        End If
    End Sub

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by:tjlemahieu
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That worked great!  Thanks.
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