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Posted 30 Nov 2011

WinForm DataGridView Loading from objectcollection

, 30 Nov 2011
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WinForm DataGridView loading from ObjectCollection.

Th following tip/trick will help you create/load the datasource of a DataGridView with very little effort to create Rows/Columns using Reflection. It is a reusuable piece of code across multiple Forms and/or DataGridView controls. But think of requiring custom names for the columns before using this tip, since this creates column header(s) with just property name(s).

//Create and Add columns to the DataTable.
foreach (FieldInfo field in ((object)myObject).GetType().GetFields())
       myTable.Columns.Add(new DataColumn(field.Name));
//Load DataTable
DataRow dr;
foreach (Class item in ObjectCollection)
   //Create a new Row for each item in the collection.
   dr = myTable.NewRow();
   foreach (FieldInfo field in ((object)item).GetType().GetFields())
       //Set Column value
       dr[field.Name] = field.GetValue(item);
//Set the Data Source of the Grid.
gridView.DataSource = myTable;


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Mohan Ayyavu,
Senior Engineer - Application Development,
Computer Sciences Corporation,
Chennai, IND.

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