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C# grid control

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A C# grid control.

Sample Image - grid_control.jpg


This is a simple C# grid control. The control provides a way to display and edit string’s collection. When your program wants to get input from user, generally, you can put EditBox control on your form. But when you need to get a set of dates, the EditBox control is not the best choice. Do we have another choice? Try this, maybe it is appropriate for you.

The control features

  • In-place edit
  • Insert rows and columns
  • Cell copy and paste
  • Line copy and paste
  • Multi-line copy and paste
  • Mark a line
  • Display multi-line in a cell
  • Changing column width with mouse at runtime
  • VS.NET IDE integration

How to use?

Simply add the control to you VS.NET Toolbox, then you can drop it to your form. That’s all, no other. Once you create an instance of this control in your form, you can add columns in IDE environment or dynamically add columns at run-time.


Type Name Description
Cell ActivateCell Return or specify current active cell
ColumnCollection Columns Columns collection
Font Font  
Font HeaderFont The header font
RowCollection Rows Rows collection
Bool HasGridLine Whether display table lines
Bool ReadOnly  


Return Type Name Parameter Description
Void AppendRow   Append a black row
Void AppendRow String[] val Append a row with specified value
Void InsertRow Int index Insert a row at the position that is specified by index parameter
Void InsertRow

Int index

String[] val

Insert a row at the position that is specified by index parameter and fill the cell value with val parameter
Void ClearAll   Empty all cell content
Void Refresh   Force grid control repaint
Void RemoveRow Int index Remove the row that is specified by index parameter
Void SetCell

Int row

Int col

String val

Set the value of the cell which is specified by row and col parameter to val
Void SetCell

Int row

Int col

String[] val

Set the value of the cell which is specified by row and col parameter to val
String GetCell

Int row

Int col

Get the value of the cell which is specified by row and col parameters
Void MarkRow Int index Draw an arrow at the left of the row specified by index


Name Description
RowSelected When a row is selected it throws this event
ActiveCellChanged When the ActiveCell changes, it throws this event


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