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troubleshooting Question

Datagridview Combobox

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I've created a datagridview of a table which has 3 fields. One of the fields is a boolean field. 1 - true, 0 - false. Instead of displaying 1 or 0 for the boolean field, I would like to display true or false in a combobox (in the datagridview). I've connected a combobox to a table before and linked it to the hidden ID in the datagridview. BUT, I can't figure out how to have a combobox where 1 is true and 0 is false. I'm also not using the GUI to do this. I'm doing this in code.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Here is a piece of the code. This table is a list of Machine Names (ID, Description, isActive.
  Private Sub frmMachinName_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    '    Dim machineName As New clsDbConn
    machineName = New clsDbConn

    Me.WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized

   'fill the dgv
    Me.BindingSource1.DataSource = machineName.GetMachineNames
    Me.dgvMachineNames.DataSource = Me.BindingSource1

    'isActive field - want to display true/false instead of 1/0 here ****
    Dim listCol As New DataGridViewComboBoxColumn
    listCol.HeaderText = "Active"
    listCol.Items.AddRange("true", "false")

    'xxx ?? how to connect the combo box to the isActive column in the dgv ???
    listCol.DisplayMember = "Description"
    listCol.ValueMember = "ID"
    Me.dgvMachineNames.Columns.Add(listCol) 'add combobox to dgv

    '3 columns in the datagridview
    Me.dgvMachineNames.Columns("MachineName_id").HeaderCell.Value = "ID" 'change the column header
    Me.dgvMachineNames.Columns("MachineName").HeaderCell.Value = "Machine Name"
    Me.dgvMachineNames.Columns("isActive").AutoSizeMode = DataGridViewAutoSizeColumnMode.Fill

  End Sub

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