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Getting an error when loading a varbinary(MAX) column into a DataGridView

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BlakeMcKennaFlag for United States of America asked on
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I'm reading a Database Table and loading it directly into a DataGridView. I have a column in the DB Table defined as a VarBinary(MAX). It holds a PDF File.

The DGV will load successfully, however, my problem occurs when I scroll the dgv horizontally to view all the columns. Just before the column in question comes into view...it throws an error. See attachment for the error message.

Obviously this kind of field is huge and can't be loaded into a DGV. What is an alternative that will allow the record to be loaded into the DGV but even though the column has data in it?

Thanks,
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