How to fill empty datagridview cells (bound) with a text vb.net RRS feed

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  • Hello, I have a specific column in a bound datagridview that I need to check if there are blank cells and if there are, these blank cells will be filled with the text "EMPTY". Any ideas?
    Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:54 AM

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  • If you mean null values, then consider the DataGridViewCellStyle.NullValue property.

    Or handle the DataGridView.CellFormatting event, analyse the argument, detect the column by name or index, check the value of e.Value, set the new value and e.FormattingApplied. Check the sample ShortFormDateFormat function: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.windows.forms.datagridview.cellformatting.

    • Edited by Viorel_MVP Sunday, August 16, 2020 8:44 AM
    Sunday, August 16, 2020 8:41 AM
  • Can a single column have multiple data types? This column is a "Value" column. It can either have numbers or a text saying EMPTY
    Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:00 AM
  • You can "NullValue" for the column

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    Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:52 PM
  • Hi Ash.22,

    You can refer to the following code to check the empty datagridview cell and set it's Text to "EMPTY".

            For Each rw As DataGridViewRow In Me.dataGridView1.Rows
                For i As Integer = 0 To rw.Cells.Count - 1
                    If rw.Cells(i).Value Is Nothing OrElse rw.Cells(i).Value = DBNull.Value OrElse String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(rw.Cells(i).Value.ToString()) Then
                        rw.Cells(i).Value = "EMPTY"
                    End If

    Hope it could be helpful.

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    Xingyu Zhao

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    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:16 AM