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Hi

What event should I be using in a datagridview when I want to put the current value of the datagridview value in a textbox.

When a user clicks in a cell or moves the arrow keys up/down to move to a cell, I would like to catch the new cell value and display that in a textbox.

Can someone give me an idea on how to go about this.

Thanks.
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by:james-ct16
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Howdy

You probably want to be looking at handling the cellendedit event, msdn article and examples are here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.datagridview.cellendedit.aspx

Hope that helps

James
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by:tikusbalap
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You can handle event on grid.CellContentClick or grid.CellValueChanged.
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anarki_jimbel earned 2000 total points
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I think CellEnter is the best for your case. See the snippet:
        private void dataGridView1_CellEnter(object sender, DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
        {
            this.textBox1.Text = dataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex].Cells[e.ColumnIndex].FormattedValue.ToString();
        }

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by:anarki_jimbel
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cellendedit event is not suitable - you are not editing anything!
CellContentClick  - also bad idea - what if I navigate using a keyboard?!
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by:james-ct16
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Howdy

My apologies I read the question to quickly and miss the point, I would be using the CellStateChanged event (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.datagridview.cellstatechanged.aspx) and looking for the state selected (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.datagridviewelementstates.aspx) then once the cell is selected set the value to the textbox.

This should account for mouse and keyboard selection, I also agfree with anarki jimbel that cell content click would be a bad idea.

James

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by:aymoon80
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yourTextBox.Text = yourDataGrid.CureentCell.FormattedValue.ToString();
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by:aymoon80
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the event is CellClick event
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by:aymoon80
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correction:

yourTextBox.Text = yourDataGrid.CureentCell.EditedFormattedValue.ToString();

Or (the same)

yourTextBox.Text = yourDataGrid[e.ColumnIndex, e.RowIndex]..EditedFormattedValue.ToString();
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to get the value not the displayed value in case of combo box use Value instead of EditedFormattedValue

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Ayman
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by:anarki_jimbel
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aymoon80, I believe "CureentCell" means "CurrentCell"? :)

I just wonder if anyone here tested his code?! I tested and it worked perfectly :) BTW, it took not more than 3- 4 minutes. "CureentCell" code wasn't tested definitely...
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