View a csv file using a datagridview error

Posted on 2008-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have this code and every time I run this code I get a error at this line of Code:

 Error: No row can be added to a DataGridView control that does not have columns. Columns must be added first.

I have attached the csv file I'm trying to view in a datagridview

Dim fName As String = ""
        OpenFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = "c:\temp\"
        OpenFileDialog1.Filter = "CSV files (*.csv)|*.CSV"
        OpenFileDialog1.FilterIndex = 2
        OpenFileDialog1.RestoreDirectory = True
        If (OpenFileDialog1.ShowDialog() = Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK) Then
            fName = OpenFileDialog1.FileName
        End If
        Dim TextLine As String = ""
        Dim SplitLine() As String
        If System.IO.File.Exists(fName) = True Then
            Dim objReader As New System.IO.StreamReader(fName)
            Do While objReader.Peek() <> -1
                TextLine = objReader.ReadLine()
                SplitLine = Split(TextLine, ",")
            MsgBox("File Does Not Exist")
        End If

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Question by:daruffin
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ladarling earned 250 total points
ID: 22687908
The datagridview requires columns, it cant infer generic columns from arrays. Instead of trying to directly add the array to the dgv, add it to a datatable first (which can infer columns). Something like:

Dim dt As New DataTable("myTable") 'declare this in classwide scope

dt.Rows.Add(SplitLine) 'Loop over this

DataGridView1.DataSource = dt.AsDataView 'Finish up with this

Author Comment

ID: 22688297
Error Input array is longer than the number of columns in this table

If System.IO.File.Exists(fName) = True Then

            Dim dt As New DataTable("Time")


            Dim objReader As New System.IO.StreamReader(fName)


            Do While objReader.Peek() <> -1


                TextLine = objReader.ReadLine()


                SplitLine = Split(TextLine, ",")


                Me.DataGridView1.DataSource = dt.DefaultView






            MsgBox("File Does Not Exist")


        End If


Author Closing Comment

ID: 31505037
I got it to work and readlly thank you for your help

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