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I am trying to display a row of data from one excel form in separate boxes in a form. The way I see the solution is to place multiple datagridviews on one form and separate the rows to have 1 row of data per dgv.

Where the second dgv (dg2) displays row 4 from the datatable.

Any help would be appreciated.

What I have tried:

<pre lang="vb">Imports System.Data.OleDb

Public Class Form1
    Dim exceldata As New DataTable
    Public Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

        Dim conn As String = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=C:\Users\Ash\Dropbox\Sac U2\s1.xlsx;Extended Properties = ""Excel 12.0 Xml;HDR=YES"""
        Dim inserts As String = "SELECT [Name], [Date], [Description (basic)], [Location], [Size] FROM [sheet1$]"
        Dim adapter As New OleDbDataAdapter(inserts, conn)

        dg1.DataSource = exceldata
        adapter.Fill(exceldata)

        Dim row4 As DataRow = exceldata.Rows(4)
        dg2.DataSource = row1

        
    End Sub
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Updated 13-Oct-20 2:51am
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Richard MacCutchan 12-Oct-20 4:46am
   
Why would you want each row in a separate DataGridView? The whole reason for using such a control is to display all rows/columns in a way that makes it easy for the user.
Gerry Schmitz 12-Oct-20 13:40pm
   
If you go through life picking the "easiest" control for yourself (vs the user), you will get nowhere. If someone needs a "form", a grid doesn't cut it.

1 solution

You haven't actually told us what the problem is, which is in the following
VB
dg2.DataSource = row1
If you go to the documentation on DataGridView.DataSource[^] you will see
Quote:
The DataGridView class supports the standard Windows Forms data-binding model. This means the data source can be of any type that implements one of the following interfaces:

- The IList interface, including one-dimensional arrays.
- The IListSource interface, such as the DataTable and DataSet classes.
- The IBindingList interface, such as the BindingList<t> class.
- The IBindingListView interface, such as the BindingSource class.

If you go to the documentation for the DataRow Class[^] you will note that it does not implement any of those interfaces which means it cannot be used as a DataSource for your DataGridView. You probably want a DataTable [^] for that.

Something like this might work (untested!)
VB
Dim tempData As New DataTable
tempData.Rows.Add(row1)
dg2.DataSource = tempData
This doesn't get away from the fact that this is bad UI design - see the comments from @Richard-MacCutchan and @Gerry-Schmitz.
It is not difficult to design a pleasing and easy-to-use form consisting of the appropriate controls and to assign the individual values in the datarow columns to those controls. Your approach smacks of laziness
   
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Member 14961724 18-Oct-20 22:28pm
   
Thank you, It might be obvious but I fairly new to coding. The design was garbage because the project was for a small school task and was lacking time and the task had no marks or requests for a good design so I was just chucking controls everywhere.

Next year is when we do a proper project including a proper design so I will be sure to check out those @'s. Really appreciate the response.

I don't think I expressed the problem well. What I am trying to do is separate or call individual rows from one datatable and send them to multiple datagridviews (one row per grid view). Hoperfully that makes more sense

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