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Changing Font in DataGridView

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Hi, I'm using VB 2005, WinForms. I have a DataGridView that contains a list of users. Some users are "active" users and some are "inactive." I use a BindingSource Filter to show each type. -- All that works great.

However, for the sake of clarity, I'd like to change the Font of the "inactive" users to a font with a "strike-through" line. Hence, showing that the user has been crossed out or removed from the list in some graphic manner.

How can I change my DataGridView's Font to "strike-through"?

I tried >>   dgvMyUsers.Font.Strikeout = True , but that doesn't work. It gets a squiggly blue line under it. What's missing?

Thanks for your help,
Fulano
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Bob Hoffman earned 500 total points
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there is one event named "DataGridView1_RowsAdded" you can add your code to change font color in that event. The event fire when the datasource is bound to your grid.


Private Sub DataGridView1_RowsAdded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowsAddedEventArgs) Handles DataGridView1.RowsAdded 
For Each r1 As DataGridViewRow In DataGridView1.Rows 
For Each cell As DataGridViewCell In r1.Cells 
cell.Style.BackColor = Color.DarkRed 
cell.Style.Font = New Font("Tahoma", 8, FontStyle.Bold) 
Next 
Next 
End Sub

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by:Mr_Fulano
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HI HBHoffman, I don't want to change all my rows. I just want to change the row Font of specific rows that contain certain filtered data. I was hoping to add a single line of code that would change a row's Font style when something happens in a logic statement or a filter request. Your code seems to want to change all the rows.  

There has to be something in my code below that intelli-sense doesn't like or that is missing.

dgvMyUsers.Font.Strikeout = True

Thanks for your help,
Fulano
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by:Mr_Fulano
ID: 24751466
Hi HBHoffman,

I figured it out...its:

dgvMyUsers.Font = New Font(dgvMyUsers.Font, FontStyle.Strikeout)

I'll award you the points for trying to help...thanks anyways!

Fulano
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by:Mr_Fulano
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The solution is not what worked for me. Please see my post below for a solution to my question that I worked out myself. -- Thanks for trying!!!
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by:Mr_Fulano
ID: 24751567
NOTE: Here is a version of HBHoffman's code that will change only the "Inactive" records.

In my code an empty string is equal to an active user.

HBHoffman's code was good, but I needed to play with it to make it work for my needs. However, HBHoffman did a great job in trying to help me an in producing code that helped me get to where I needed to get to.

Thanks again,
Fulano
Private Sub DataGridView1_RowsAdded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowsAddedEventArgs) Handles DataGridView1.RowsAdded 
For Each r1 As DataGridViewRow In DataGridView1.Rows 
For Each cell As DataGridViewCell In r1.Cells 
If r1.Cells("CurrentStatus").Value.ToString Is String.Empty Then
                    cell.Style.Font = New Font("Microsoft San Serif", 8, FontStyle.Regular)
                Else
                    cell.Style.Font = New Font("Microsoft San Serif", 8, FontStyle.Strikeout)
                End If
Next 
Next 
End Sub

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by:Bob Hoffman
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Yea, I wasn't sure what condition constituted an "inactive" user. I probably should have included the code that demonstrates how to test cell values. Glad you got it fugured out.
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by:Mr_Fulano
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I was able to figure it out only with your help HBHoffman. Thank you for your assistance as it was very valuable.

Fulano
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