How to display the cursor in a datagridview

How do i display the cursor in a datagridview when initialy load a form.  I have set the cursor to a selected cell has follows,
datagridview1.currentcell=datagridview1.item(0,0)
However, the cursor does not display until I click on the datagridview.  I have also set the row as selected with the following,
DataGridView1.Rows(0).Selected = True
This also does not display the cursor.
Any thoughts?
Thanks.
StoneCutter3Asked:
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gamarrojgqCommented:
Hi,

Probably your Datagridview1 is not the first control in the Tab Order, so, use sendkeys to send TABs to get to your Datagridview.

Assuming that your datagridview1 is Second in the Forms Tab Order you can put this code in you FORM_ACTIVATE event

        Static blnSecondTime As Boolean
        If Not blnSecondTime Then
            SendKeys.Send("{TAB}")
            DataGridView1.CurrentCell = DataGridView1.Item(2, 0)
            SendKeys.Send("{F2}")
            SendKeys.Send("{HOME}")
            blnSecondTime = True
        End If

This will show you the cursor in the cell, the blnSecondTime variable will prevent the code to run again every time your form is focused.

Since you are using F2 with sendkeys, you do not have to change your EditMode DataGridViewEditMode.EditProgrammatically
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nepaluzCommented:
use sendkeys to send F2 or call beginedit()
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StoneCutter3Author Commented:

I tried with no luck.

DataGridView1.CurrentCell = DataGridView1.Item(2, 0)
DataGridView1.BeginEdit(True)

Do you have an example?
Thanks.
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nepaluzCommented:
try setting the edit mode before begining edit, eg

DataGridView1.CurrentCell = DataGridView1.Item(2, 0)
Me.DataGridView1.EditMode = DataGridViewEditMode.EditProgrammatically
DataGridView1.BeginEdit(True)

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NOTE: You probably will have to set it back to

DataGridViewEditMode.EditOnKeystrokeOrF2

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or whatever your default setting is
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StoneCutter3Author Commented:
No luck.
Any other thoughts?
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barrislbCommented:
Hi StoneCutter3,

Try putting your code into the form's 'Shown' event. Something like this:
Private Sub Form1_Shown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Shown
   DataGridView1.CurrentCell = DataGridView1.Item(0, 0)
   DataGridView1.EditMode = Windows.Forms.DataGridViewEditMode.EditOnKeystrokeOrF2
   DataGridView1.BeginEdit(True)
End Sub

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I hope this help you a little. :-)
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