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VB 2008  - DatagridView RowLeave event error

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Each row of DataGridView has a field, uProjectID that in which Visible = False.  I want to assign a Value to this field during the RowLeave event.  However, the field uProjectID "cannot be found".  This is shown in the error pictured below.

Should the word "Item" in the assignment statement be changed to reflect "column name"?

Why does this error occur and how is this error overcome?

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by:JackOfPH
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Change it to:


EvalItemDatagridView.Item(uProjectID.index, EvalItemsDatagridView.CurrnetRow.index).Value = uItemID

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by:ljcor
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The design-time compiler does not like:
  EvalItemDatagridView.Item(uProjectID.index,
It says uProjectID is not declared.   It is a field name in the row.
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by:JackOfPH
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Is it the columname in the datagridRow?

uProjectID should be the name of the column...
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by:ljcor
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It is the name of the column just as it is spelled here: uProjectID.  It is not visible but that should not matter, I believe.  It is still in the row/s.
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by:ljcor
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There were a couple of small typo's in your statement but I modified them as I entered the statement.

EvalItemsDataGridView.Item(uProjectID.index, EvalItemsDataGridView.CurrentRow.Index).Value = uItemID
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Is it working now?
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by:ljcor
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No.  I had made the corrections as I put the statement in initially.  Did not change it since.
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by:JackOfPH
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Is the uProjectID is the first column in the grid?
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by:ljcor
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No, it is the last column.  The last visible column does require data entry by the user.
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by:JackOfPH
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what would be the output if you do this?

msgbox(uProjectID.index)
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by:ljcor
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Just so you know, if I change the reference to uProjectID to the name of one of the interior (visible) fields, the same error shows up.
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by:JackOfPH
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is it binded?
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by:ljcor
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When I put in that Msgbox statement I still get the same error - not declared.

The fields are all bound.

And Jack, I am not feeling well and have to go to bed now.  If you come up with another thought just feel free to post it.  If I wake up later (or even tomorrow) I will get back to it.  It can wait until tomorrow if necessary.  I can work around it until then.
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ok...
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by:JackOfPH
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This function will show you all the columns you have in the gridview, from there select the column name that you think is the name of uProjectID, then replace uProjectID in your code to the one you select.


Put this line of code in the last line of your form load event...

RetrieveColumnamesInTheGrid


 
Private Sub RetrieveColumnamesInTheGrid 
 
For ctr As Integer = 0 To DataGridView1.Columns.Count - 1
 
            MsgBox("Column name: " & DataGridView1.Columns(ctr).Name & " ColumnIndex: " & DataGridView1.Columns(ctr).Index)
 
        Next
 
End Sub

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by:ljcor
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Here is the list generated by your test procedure:

Column Name: DataGridTextBoxColumn2 ColumnIndex: 0
Column Name: DataGridTextBoxColumn3 ColumnIndex: 1
Column Name: DataGridTextBoxColumn4 ColumnIndex: 2
Column Name: DataGridTextBoxColumn5 ColumnIndex: 3
Column Name: DataGridTextBoxColumn6 ColumnIndex: 4
Column Name: DataGridTextBoxColumn7 ColumnIndex: 5
Column Name: DataGridTextBoxColumn8 ColumnIndex: 6
Column Name: DataGridTextBoxColumn9 ColumnIndex: 7
Column Name: DataGridTextBoxColumn1 ColumnIndex: 8

Also is an attached screenshot of the "Edit Columns" properties showing uProjectID


                         
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by:JackOfPH
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In your screen shot the uProjectID is not the name of the column it is the text of the column the one that you see in the header.

Name of the column is the one below:

use that value in your code...


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by:ljcor
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The (Name) is: DataGridViewTextBoxColumn2.  That is a copy of that line.  I didn't type it.
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by:JackOfPH
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the code should be like this:
EvalItemsDataGridView.Item(DataGridViewTextBoxColumn2.index, EvalItemsDataGridView.CurrentRow.Index).Value = uItemID
 
 
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EvalItemsDataGridView.Item("DataGridViewTextBoxColumn2", EvalItemsDataGridView.CurrentRow.Index).Value = uItemID

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by:ljcor
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I put it in as you show in line1 above. When I ran it I received an error Dialog window saying that uProjectID does not accept nulls.

So I ran it again with a messagbox showing the uItemID.  It is not null.  It shows a value of 100051, just as it should.
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by:ljcor
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Here is the line as it is being executed:
        EvalItemsDataGridView.Item(DataGridViewTextBoxColumn2.Index, EvalItemsDataGridView.CurrentRow.Index).Value = uItemID
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by:JackOfPH
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Did you call any save, before executing your code?

This happens because in your database you set the property of the field AcceptNull to false.
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by:ljcor
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I don't know what you mean by "call any save."

It is true that I set AcceptNull to false.  Isn't that what it should be?  uProjectID is the unique Key to the record and should never be null, I believe.  Am I thinking wrong here?
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JackOfPH earned 500 total points
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If this is an Access Database at is the Primary key use the Autonumber datafield instead.

And if it SQL Server Set the Identity Seed to yes.


By Doing this you will automatically incrementing the value and no need for the additional code...

Jack
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by:JackOfPH
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It is late in the afternoon here...

I need to go... I will check out this thread tomorrow...

Take care friend...

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by:ljcor
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This is a Compact SqlServer DB.  I did not want to have the automatic increment at the time I set it up but I don't recall why now.  Probably just a bit of faulty thinking.  

But should that matter to the problem going on here?
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by:ljcor
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Thanks Jack.  We can take it up then.
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by:ljcor
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Jack - I did set the Identity seed and made that automatic.  Then it worked just fine without any code at all.  As I am sure you knew.  I thank you for all of your help on this.  I am still left with one similar problem we haven't approached yet but that can be worked on another time.  And where are you located, Singapore?  Hong Kong? or similar?
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I am from the Philippines, Remember?
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Oh yes! The Philippines.  My memory is not always in working order.
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