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Control Array for vb.net Datagridview

Posted on 2011-09-07
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Does anyone know if possible to make a control array of datagridviews?  Currently I have 4 grids with four unique names, like:
   dgv1, dgv2, dgv3, dgv4

I would like one control  dgv(0), dgv(1), dgv(2), dgv(3)  so I can make all my click events etc easier to program, and also set properties.

If I weren't so old school I'd understand how to make a dgv class and then create the new grids inheriting all the properties from the class.  Also, I've heard that you can make a click event routine (or any routine) apply to multiple objects but not sure how.
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by:plusone3055
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Sure it is. For example:

Dim dgViews(4) As DataGridView

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Although, you might find it easier to work with a List of such:

Dim dgViews As New System.Collections.Generic.List(Of DataGridView)

dgViews.Add(new DataGridView())

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by:nepaluz
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Put the grids in a generic list (Of String) for the collection.
To have all the grids have asingle event handler, just add all the grid names to the event handles clause.
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by:strickdd
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If you add them to a generic list, an array of DataGridViews, or any other collection, you will still need to loop through those and set each property/event:

Dim myGrids As List(Of DataGridView) = new List(Of DataGridView)

myGrids.Add(dgv1)
myGrids.Add(dgv2)
.
.
.
myGrids.Add(dgvn)

foreach grid As DataGridView in myGrids
   AddHandler grid.Click, AddressOf MyClickFunction
   grid.Rows.Add(new Row)
   'etc.
loop
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by:x77
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Array only simplify any repetitive task:

  For each Dgv in new DataGridView(){Dgv1,Dgv2,Dgv3}
        dgv.property = xxx
        AddHandler Dgv.CellContentClick, addressof MyMethod
        .....
  next
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Thank you all for your comments!!!!!
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