Update Winforms Datagridviews vertical scrollbar thumb(tab) position and size

How to repaint the entire datagridview region (I need to update the datagridviews vertical scrollbar thumb(tab) position and size as datagridview data source is added.)
I am updating datatable (which is datagridview datasource on a separate thread) and after adding the new row to datatable, i am calling the invalidate method of the datagridview. Even after invalidating the entire region of datagridview, the vertical scrollbar thumb(tab) position and size as datagridview are not updated.
Could anyone please suggest/comment on this?
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Threading;

namespace GridViewScrollBar
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        static int counter;
        //Datatable to which datarows are added on seperate thread
        DataTable dataTable;

        // Declaring delegate
        public delegate void DeleRefreshDataGridView();

        //Declaring event
        DeleRefreshDataGridView deleRefreshDataGridView;         

        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            dataTable = new DataTable();
            dataTable.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Name"));
            dataTable.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("City"));

            //Delegate to refresh the datagridview upon row addion.
            deleRefreshDataGridView = new DeleRefreshDataGridView(RefreshDataGridView);

            dataTable.TableNewRow += new DataTableNewRowEventHandler(dataTable_TableNewRow);

            dataGridView1.DataSource = dataTable;

        }


        void dataTable_TableNewRow(object sender, DataTableNewRowEventArgs e)
        {
            dataGridView1.Invoke(deleRefreshDataGridView);            
        }
       
        public void AddData()
        {            
            for (int i = 0; i < 100000; i++)
            {
                DataRow dataRow = dataTable.NewRow();
                dataRow["Name"] = "Name " + i;
                dataRow["City"] = "City " + i;

                dataTable.Rows.Add(dataRow);                 
            }
        }
        private void RefreshDataGridView()
        {
          dataGridView1.Refresh();
          dataGridView1.PerformLayout();
          counter++;

	  //Uncomment the below line to see the datagridview scrollbar updating but the rows position is changed. That should not happen.
          // dataGridView1.FirstDisplayedScrollingRowIndex = dataGridView1.Rows.Count-1;
         
          
        }

        private void button1_Click_1(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Thread thread = new Thread(new ThreadStart(AddData));
            thread.Start();
        }
    }
}

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mkarthik415Asked:
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kris_perCommented:


VScrollBar is a child control of dataGridView and you can get it from dataGridView1.Controls collection and setting the Maximum and Value properties of VScrollBar control will move the scroll bars...see if you can do something with this...
mkarthik415Author Commented:
Hi Kris per

Thank you for the quick response. I tried to loop thru all the child controls of datagridview and repaint them like this.

            for (int i = 0; i < dataGridView1.Controls.Count; i++)
            {
                if (dataGridView1.Controls.GetType().ToString() == "VScrollBar")
                {
                    verticalScrollBar = (VScrollBar)dataGridView1.Controls[i];
                    verticalScrollBar.PerformLayout();
                    break;
                }
            }


But even this didnt work?

Thank You
Vikram Singh SainiSoftware Engineer cum AD DeveloperCommented:
Hi,

Check code.

Regards,
V.S.Saini

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Threading;

namespace GridViewScrollBar
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        static int counter;
        //Datatable to which datarows are added on seperate thread
        DataTable dataTable;

        // Declaring delegate
        public delegate void DeleRefreshDataGridView();

        //Declaring event
        DeleRefreshDataGridView deleRefreshDataGridView;         

        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            dataTable = new DataTable();
            dataTable.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Name"));
            dataTable.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("City"));

            //Delegate to refresh the datagridview upon row addion.
            deleRefreshDataGridView = new DeleRefreshDataGridView(RefreshDataGridView);

            dataTable.TableNewRow += new DataTableNewRowEventHandler(dataTable_TableNewRow);

            dataGridView1.DataSource = dataTable;

        }


        void dataTable_TableNewRow(object sender, DataTableNewRowEventArgs e)
        {
            dataGridView1.Invoke(deleRefreshDataGridView);            
        }
       
        public void AddData()
        {            
            for (int i = 0; i < 100000; i++)
            {
                DataRow dataRow = dataTable.NewRow();
                dataRow["Name"] = "Name " + i;
                dataRow["City"] = "City " + i;

                dataTable.Rows.Add(dataRow);                 
            }
        }
        private void RefreshDataGridView()
        {
          dataGridView1.Refresh();
          dataGridView1.PerformLayout();
          
           // Set dataGridView FirstRow index          
            //dataGridView1.FirstDisplayedScrollingRowIndex = dataGridView1.Rows.Count - 1;          

            foreach (Control control in this.dataGridView1.Controls)
            {
                if (control is VScrollBar)
                {
                    VScrollBar vscroll = (VScrollBar)control;
                    if (vscroll.Visible)
                        vscroll.Value = vscroll.Maximum;
                }
            }
          
        }

        private void button1_Click_1(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Thread thread = new Thread(new ThreadStart(AddData));
            thread.Start();
        }
    }
}

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systanCommented:
You can update the position with that code.
dataGridView1.CurrentCell = dataGridView1.Rows[dataGridView1.Rows.GetLastRow(0)].Cells[0];

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Vikram Singh SainiSoftware Engineer cum AD DeveloperCommented:
Hello @systan,

I tried your code earlier in RefreshDataGridView(). And it returns back as

Operation  is not valid because it results in a reentrant call to the  SetCurrentCellAddressCore function.

Thanks  and Regards,
VSS
systanCommented:
Why do you have to  RefreshDataGridView when if position to the one you like.
 RefreshDataGridView refreshes the grid, so that's why it returns to the top position.
mkarthik415Author Commented:
Hi systan

I am looking to update the Scrollbar thumb(tab) size along with its position. When new records are added, its size should be reduced and position should updated.

Thank You
Vikram Singh SainiSoftware Engineer cum AD DeveloperCommented:
Hello mkarthik415,

Do the answer I provided is not matching with your problem requirements.

Regards,
VSS
mkarthik415Author Commented:
Hi vs00saini

I really appreciate your work and interest toward my question. Sorry for delay in assigning the points.
Coming to the requirement, scrollbar's tab size and position should be updated. But in the above code, only the size is updated and the position is not updated. Scrollbar thumb is either at the top or bottom.
Once again, thank you very much vs00saini.

Regards
Vikram Singh SainiSoftware Engineer cum AD DeveloperCommented:
kris_perCommented:

To move the scroll thumbs position VScrollBar control can be used by setting its Value property.

To actually scroll the rows in the grid, I just tried simulating click message on scroll bar's thumb and it seems to be working...

Code is below and hope this helps...

private void RefreshDataGridView()
        {
            dataGridView1.Refresh();
            dataGridView1.PerformLayout();
            counter++;

            if (counter == 2)
            {
                // just to show that the position/current cell remains 
                // the same when the scrolling happens
                dataGridView1.CurrentCell = dataGridView1[0, 0];
            }

            foreach (Control control in this.dataGridView1.Controls)
            {
                if (control is VScrollBar)
                {
                    VScrollBar vscroll = (VScrollBar)control;
                    if (vscroll.Visible)
                    {
                        // set scroll bar's thumb at the bottom which means we can see the last row...
                        vscroll.Value = vscroll.Maximum;
                             
                        // now send mouse down/up messages on scroll bar's thumb                   
                        Point p = new Point(10, vscroll.ClientSize.Height - 19);
                        int pos = MakeLParam(p.X, p.Y);
                        p = vscroll.PointToScreen(p);

                        SendMessage(vscroll.Handle, (int)WindowsMessages.WM_LBUTTONDOWN, 0, pos);
                        SendMessage(vscroll.Handle, (int)WindowsMessages.WM_LBUTTONUP, 0, pos);                                              
                    }
                }
            }

            //Uncomment the below line to see the datagridview scrollbar updating but the rows position is changed. That should not happen.
            // dataGridView1.FirstDisplayedScrollingRowIndex = dataGridView1.Rows.Count-1;  
        }

        [DllImport("user32.dll", CharSet = CharSet.Auto, SetLastError = false)]
        static extern IntPtr SendMessage(IntPtr hWnd, int Msg, int wParam, int lParam);

        public int MakeLParam(int LoWord, int HiWord)
        {
            return ((HiWord << 16) | (LoWord & 0xffff));
        }

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kris_perCommented:
Plus the below code as well:
public enum WindowsMessages : int
        {
            WM_LBUTTONDOWN = 0x0201,
            WM_LBUTTONUP = 0x0202,
        }

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