AutoComplete doen't work when datagridview created dinamicly

Hello.
1. I has created a datagridview with some textbox cells dinamicly
2. I'm trying to add autocomplete text to cell (it doen't work when datagridview created dinamicly)

private void dataGridView1_EditingControlShowing(object sender, DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs e)
        {
            (e.Control as DataGridViewTextBoxEditingControl).TextChanged -= cell_TextChanged;
            (e.Control as DataGridViewTextBoxEditingControl).TextChanged += cell_TextChanged;
        }

        void cell_TextChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            AutoCompleteStringCollection acCollection = new AutoCompleteStringCollection();
            acCollection.Add("1122");
            acCollection.Add("1133");
            acCollection.Add("1144");
            acCollection.Add("1222");
            acCollection.Add("1333");
            acCollection.Add("1444");

            TextBox tb = sender as TextBox;
            tb.AutoCompleteSource = AutoCompleteSource.CustomSource;
            tb.AutoCompleteCustomSource = acCollection;
            tb.AutoCompleteMode = AutoCompleteMode.Suggest;   
        }

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Why autocomplete list does not showing?
I'm sorry for my bad english....
Dmitriy GalankinDeveloperAsked:
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it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
Works for me:

Form1.cs -
using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Linq;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace EE_Q29086059
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void OnLoad(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            dataGridView1.DataSource = (from i in Enumerable.Range(0, 20) select new { ID = i, Name = $"Name{i}", Birthdate = DateTime.Now.AddDays(-(9 * i)), IsWorking = i % 2 == 0 }).ToList();
        }

        private void OnEditingControlShowing(object sender, DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs e)
        {
            if (sender is DataGridView)
            {
                var grid = sender as DataGridView;
                if (grid.Rows.Count > 0)
                {
                    var column = grid.Columns[grid.CurrentCell.ColumnIndex] as DataGridViewColumn;
                    if (column != null && column.DataPropertyName.Equals("Name"))
                    {
                        var tb = e.Control as TextBox;
                        if (tb != null)
                        {
                            var collection = new AutoCompleteStringCollection();
                            collection.AddRange((from row in grid.Rows.Cast<DataGridViewRow>()
                                                 select row.Cells[column.Index].Value.ToString()).ToArray());
                            tb.AutoCompleteMode = AutoCompleteMode.SuggestAppend;
                            tb.AutoCompleteCustomSource = collection;
                            tb.AutoCompleteSource = AutoCompleteSource.CustomSource;
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }

        private void OnCellClick(object sender, DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
        {
            if (sender is DataGridView)
            {
                var grid = sender as DataGridView;
                grid.CurrentCell.ReadOnly = false;
            }
        }
    }
}

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Form1.Designer.cs -
namespace EE_Q29086059
{
    partial class Form1
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Required designer variable.
        /// </summary>
        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;

        /// <summary>
        /// Clean up any resources being used.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>
        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
            if (disposing && (components != null))
            {
                components.Dispose();
            }
            base.Dispose(disposing);
        }

        #region Windows Form Designer generated code

        /// <summary>
        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.
        /// </summary>
        private void InitializeComponent()
        {
            this.dataGridView1 = new System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView();
            ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.dataGridView1)).BeginInit();
            this.SuspendLayout();
            // 
            // dataGridView1
            // 
            this.dataGridView1.AutoSizeColumnsMode = System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewAutoSizeColumnsMode.Fill;
            this.dataGridView1.AutoSizeRowsMode = System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewAutoSizeRowsMode.AllCells;
            this.dataGridView1.ColumnHeadersHeightSizeMode = System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewColumnHeadersHeightSizeMode.AutoSize;
            this.dataGridView1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
            this.dataGridView1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
            this.dataGridView1.Name = "dataGridView1";
            this.dataGridView1.RowHeadersVisible = false;
            this.dataGridView1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(584, 261);
            this.dataGridView1.TabIndex = 0;
            this.dataGridView1.CellClick += new System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellEventHandler(this.OnCellClick);
            this.dataGridView1.EditingControlShowing += new System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventHandler(this.OnEditingControlShowing);
            // 
            // Form1
            // 
            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);
            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(584, 261);
            this.Controls.Add(this.dataGridView1);
            this.Name = "Form1";
            this.Text = "Form1";
            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.OnLoad);
            ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.dataGridView1)).EndInit();
            this.ResumeLayout(false);

        }

        #endregion

        private System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView dataGridView1;
    }
}

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Which produces the following output -Capture.PNG
-saige-
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Dmitriy GalankinDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Dear Saige, Thank you.

Your collection is formed in OnEditingControlShowing event.
My collection will consist from Russian postal address data (it's very big data)

I need to form a collection in cell_TextChanged event.

So i can form this data and my autoCompleteStringCollection isn't empty, but panel with autocomplete list doesn't show...
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Dmitriy GalankinDeveloperAuthor Commented:
I has found solution!

The WrapMode propertie of cell must be DataGridViewTriState.False
Then AutoCompleteList will showing.
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Dmitriy GalankinDeveloperAuthor Commented:
The problem was solved
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