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CharacterCasing DataGridView VB.NET

I hope that someone can help with this issue.

I have a simple grid with three columns. I want only Column 2 (index 1) to be uppercase.

In the EditingControlShowing Event I have the following code which effectively sets the text when typing to uppercase although when clicking in Column 1 (index 0) or Column 3 (index 2) the text is capitalized before starting editing. In these columns the text that is entered when typing is lowercase once you have entered the cell although the text that was capitalized on initial entry is still capitalized. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

If TypeOf e.Control Is TextBox And UlfDataGridView.Columns(UlfDataGridView.CurrentCell.ColumnIndex).Name = "DbloginnameDataGridViewTextBoxColumn" Then
      DirectCast(e.Control, TextBox).CharacterCasing = CharacterCasing.Upper
Else
      DirectCast(e.Control, TextBox).CharacterCasing = CharacterCasing.Normal
End If
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Thomas Swaney

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thomas Swaney

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I realize that I could use the KeyDown event to do this but I was hoping to find an answer for doing this with charactercasing. I would assume there has to be a way.

Is there a way to set the TextBox control's charactercasing back to normal when the cell gets focus or leaving the cell (cellendedit)? I can't seem to figure out how this would be done. I am new to VB.NET programming.

The problem that I am having there is that I can't seem to reference the textbox. In other words if I tried to use the following code it will not work because e is set to  ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellEventArgs instead of ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs and I don't know how to find the control.

DirectCast(e.Control, TextBox).CharacterCasing = CharacterCasing.Normal
Thomas Swaney

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Note: When I tab to any column the casing works as it should but if I click into the cell is when I have the problem shown above.
Thomas Swaney

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Points Increase for anyone that has an answer to this using CharacterCasing.
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You don't really have a reference outside of the EditorControlShowing, so you would need create a module-level reference to the TextBox control that is used with that column.  Then, you might be able to change CharacterCasing in the Enter event handler.
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Can you please show me an example of how to do this as I am new to programming in VB.NET?
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My ideal approach would have been to be able to set the CharacterCasing back to lower. From comments here, reading and research it appears that this is not possible until after the user enters the control. In this case the controls/columns that I would not want in uppercase would be converted to uppercase before the user entered the text box they were editing.
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