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I'm just starting to learn C# and have been playing around with a simple LocalDB and a datagridview showing my data. I have two text boxes and a button for add record, one for save changes to record.

I am struggling to add a row to my datagridview and also struggling to save my changes to the database (I can get them to show on the grid after I filled out my text boxes, but nothing saves to the SQL database.

My dataset is called databaseDataSet, my binding source is called contactsBindingSource and contactsTableAdapter is my table adapter.

What I have tried:

For a new row I have tried:

private void btnNew_Click_(object sender, EventArgs e)

However, This gives me the following error "Rows cannot be programmatically added to the DataGridView's rows collection when the control is data-bound." I see now I need to add the row to the table in the data source but how do I do this?

For saving my changes I have tired:

private void btnSave_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

This updates the information in my grid to that of the textbox, but doesn't save it to the SQL database? If I close the program it all resets. Can anyone explain what I should be using?

I also tried:


This appears to do nothing

Any help appreciated.

Updated 7-Mar-21 1:33am

1 solution

Add a row to a datagridview that is bound to my datasource

Short answer: you don't.
Your datagridview show records from a datasource, you don't add row to datagridview, you add record to the datasource.
To update a row to datagridview, you update record to the datasource.
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Dan Coates 7-Mar-21 7:10am    
Have you an example then please?

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