Updating row from datagridview RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    Can someone could give me an example how to update selected row in datagridview via textbox. I'm using access database. Thank you.

    • Edited by SimmersM Monday, May 7, 2018 4:44 PM
    Monday, May 7, 2018 4:43 PM

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  • If the DataGridView has it's DataSource set to say a DataTable then consider creating a BindingSource, set the BindingSource.DataSource to a DataTable. The BindingSource is then set to the DataSource of the DataGridView.

    To get the current DataRow represented by the current DataGridView row.

    Dim row As DataRow = CType(SomeBindingSource.Current,DataRowView).Row

    You now have access to the row. To get access to a field in the row.

    row.Field(Of String)("FirstName")

    Note the reason I recommend the above is you indicated "update" which leads me to think you are obtaining data from a ms-access table. If so you would need to primary key which when reading data into a DataTable you can a) assign columns in the DataGridView but not for the primary key yet can still get the key via the BindingSource idea.

    Again being the case you read from the database (and there are many ways) you simply write a UPDATE statement and execute ExecuteNonQuery on the command object or if using TableAdapters press the save button or whatever makes sense.

    I have a demo over on Microsoft's code site. The demo shows all I have written above and more.

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    Monday, May 7, 2018 5:28 PM
  • Hi Karen,

    Thank you for your help and link.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 5:36 PM
  • Hi SimmersM,

    You want to like this?

    Public Class FrmupdateDatagridview
        Dim table As New DataTable("Table")
        Dim index As Integer
        Private Sub FrmupdateDatagridview_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
            table.Columns.Add("Id", Type.GetType("System.Int32"))
            table.Columns.Add("First Name", Type.GetType("System.String"))
            table.Columns.Add("Last Name", Type.GetType("System.String"))
            table.Columns.Add("Age", Type.GetType("System.Int32"))
            ' Add rows to the datatable with some data
            table.Rows.Add(1, "XXXX", "YYYYY", 21)
            table.Rows.Add(2, "SSDD", "hGSQ", 33)
            table.Rows.Add(3, "fgfgd", "jgfdd", 53)
            table.Rows.Add(4, "cvfghyghj", "sdrgtyh", 19)
            table.Rows.Add(5, "hghfd", "ghjgdf", 36)
            table.Rows.Add(6, "cvvdfgh", "juyrfdvc", 63)
            DataGridView1.DataSource = table
        End Sub
        Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
            ' the new row
            Dim newDataRow As DataGridViewRow
            ' get data from textboxes to the row
            newDataRow = DataGridView1.Rows(index)
            newDataRow.Cells(0).Value = TextBox1.Text
            newDataRow.Cells(1).Value = TextBox2.Text
            newDataRow.Cells(2).Value = TextBox3.Text
            newDataRow.Cells(3).Value = TextBox4.Text
        End Sub
        Private Sub DataGridView1_CellClick(sender As Object, e As DataGridViewCellEventArgs) Handles DataGridView1.CellClick
            ' get the index of the selected datagridview row
            index = e.RowIndex
            Dim selectedRow As DataGridViewRow
            ' display data from datagridview selected row to textboxes
            selectedRow = DataGridView1.Rows(index)
            TextBox1.Text = selectedRow.Cells(0).Value.ToString()
            TextBox2.Text = selectedRow.Cells(1).Value.ToString()
            TextBox3.Text = selectedRow.Cells(2).Value.ToString()
            TextBox4.Text = selectedRow.Cells(3).Value.ToString()
        End Sub
    End Class

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    • Proposed as answer by Stanly Fan Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:31 AM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:39 AM