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troubleshooting Question

DataGridView CurrentCell.EditType

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.NET ProgrammingVisual Basic.NET
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I want to know if the inline editor of my cell in a DataGridView is of the type DataGridViewTextBoxEditingControl.
I would like to know why I can't use this:

?CurrentCell.EditType Is DataGridViewTextBoxEditingControl
'DataGridViewTextBoxEditingControl' is a type and cannot be used as an expression.

The error message seems strange to me, because in an other piece of code I use something like this:

?TypeOf CurrentCell Is DataGridViewCell
True

As an alternative I have:

?CurrentCell.EditType Is (New DataGridViewTextBoxEditingControl).GetType
True

This probably will give me a lot of garabage collection.

I also could use this:

?CurrentCell.EditType.Name = "DataGridViewTextBoxEditingControl"
True

But I try to avoid this practice for obvious reasons (casing can change).


Why can I not use:

?CurrentCell.EditType Is DataGridViewTextBoxEditingControl

It seems like a good idea.

What should I use instead as best practice?