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This is a simple C# program that illustrate the usage of DataGrid with DataSet

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This is a simple C# Program that illustrate the usage of DataGrid with DataSet.

Create Database and Table accordingly.

 * Simple C# example to illustrate the usage of Dataset with DataGrid 
 * Need to change the url and query accordingly 
using System; 
using System.Data; 
using System.Data.SqlClient; 
using System.Drawing; 
using System.Windows.Forms; 

public class DataGridSample:Form{ 
        DataGrid myGrid; 
        SqlConnection con; 
        SqlDataAdapter adapter; 
        DataSet ds; 
    Button ok, cancel; 
        SqlParameter workParam = null; 
        // apply to the columns in the table 
        string query = "select CardNo,CardType,CardAmount, CardHolderName from CardTest"; 
        // change the Server ,uid, pwd and database accordingly 
        string url = "server=TR4;uid=sa;pwd= ;database=RBSGTest"; 

        static void Main(){ 
        Application.Run(new DataGridSample()); 

        public DataGridSample(){ 

        public void InitializeComponent(){ 
        this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(550, 450); 
        myGrid = new DataGrid(); 
        myGrid.Location = new Point (10,10); 
        myGrid.Size = new Size(500, 350); 
        this.Text = "C# DataGrid with DataSet - Example"; 
                ok = new Button(); 
                ok.Location = new Point(10, 375); 
        ok.Size = new Size(70, 30); 
                ok.TabIndex = 1; 
                ok.Text = "OK"; 
                ok.Click += new System.EventHandler(button_Click); 

                cancel = new Button(); 
                cancel.Location = new Point(95, 375); 
            cancel.Size = new Size(70, 30); 
                cancel.TabIndex = 1; 
                cancel.Text = "Cancel"; 
                cancel.Click += new System.EventHandler(button_Click); 

        ConnectToData(); // establish database connection and create DataSet 
        myGrid.SetDataBinding(ds, "CardTest"); 
        DataTable t = ds.Tables["CardTest"]; 
        t.RowChanged += new DataRowChangeEventHandler(Row_Changed); 
        public void ConnectToData(){ 
                ds = new DataSet(); 
            con = new SqlConnection(url); 
            adapter = new SqlDataAdapter(); 
            adapter.SelectCommand = new SqlCommand(query, con); 
            adapter.Fill(ds, "CardTest"); 
                public void updateCommand() 
                string query = "Update CardTest Set CardHolderName = @CardHolderName, CardType = @CardType, CardAmount = @CardAmount WHERE CardNo = @CardNo";

                adapter.UpdateCommand = new SqlCommand(query, con); 
            workParam = adapter.UpdateCommand.Parameters.Add("@CardNo", SqlDbType.NChar); 
            workParam.SourceColumn = "CardNo"; 
            workParam.SourceVersion = DataRowVersion.Original; 
            workParam = adapter.UpdateCommand.Parameters.Add("@CardType", SqlDbType.NChar, 50); 
            workParam.SourceVersion = DataRowVersion.Current; 
            workParam.SourceColumn = "CardType"; 

            workParam = adapter.UpdateCommand.Parameters.Add("@CardAmount", SqlDbType.Int); 
            workParam.SourceColumn = "CardAmount"; 
            workParam.SourceVersion = DataRowVersion.Current; 

            workParam = adapter.UpdateCommand.Parameters.Add("@CardHolderName", SqlDbType.NChar, 50); 
            workParam.SourceColumn = "CardHolderName"; 
            workParam.SourceVersion = DataRowVersion.Current; 

          public void button_Click(object sender, EventArgs evArgs) 
                if (sender==ok){ 
                        UpdateValue(); // update the database once everything done. 
                if (sender==cancel) { 

        private void Row_Changed(object ob, DataRowChangeEventArgs e) 
                DataTable t = (DataTable)  ob; 
                Console.WriteLine("RowChanged " + e.Action.ToString() + "\t" + e.Row.ItemArray[0]); 
                public void insertCommand() 
                string insertQuery = "Insert into CardTest VALUES (@CardNo, @CardType, @CardAmount, @CardHolderName)"; 
                adapter.InsertCommand = new SqlCommand(insertQuery, con); 
            workParam = adapter.InsertCommand.Parameters.Add("@CardNo", SqlDbType.NChar); 
            workParam.SourceColumn = "CardNo"; 
            workParam.SourceVersion = DataRowVersion.Current; 
            workParam = adapter.InsertCommand.Parameters.Add("@CardType", SqlDbType.NChar, 50); 
            workParam.SourceVersion = DataRowVersion.Current; 
            workParam.SourceColumn = "CardType"; 

            workParam = adapter.InsertCommand.Parameters.Add("@CardAmount", SqlDbType.Int); 
            workParam.SourceColumn = "CardAmount"; 
            workParam.SourceVersion = DataRowVersion.Current; 
            workParam = adapter.InsertCommand.Parameters.Add("@CardHolderName", SqlDbType.NChar, 50); 
            workParam.SourceVersion = DataRowVersion.Current; 
            workParam.SourceColumn = "CardHolderName"; 
        public void UpdateValue() 
              adapter.Update(ds, "CardTest"); 
              Console.Write("Updating DataSet succeeded!"); 
            catch(Exception e) 


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QuestionTrying this in MySQL? Pinmemberbenjiwa1-Nov-06 18:53 
GeneralIn case this shall be an introductory article PinmemberVanarion12-Aug-04 0:44 
QuestionHow to respond to grid-row change? PinmemberPaul Ritchie11-Aug-04 16:11 

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