DataGridView display gibberish for all characters RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using Visual Studio 2012 Visual Basic.  Creating an complex application and just added a form to manage my Access DataBase (2007 version).  I am using a workstation with Windows 10.  Accessing the database and getting the data into a DataSet works just fine.  I have programatically accessed the DataSet to verify the correctness of the data.  When assigned to DataGridView.DataSource the correct number of rows and columns are displayed; however, all of the data is presented as single-character rectangles and other single-character graphic-characters.  The gibberish characters appear to be the correct width.  It almost appears as if there is a character mapping issue.

    If I attempt to programatically add some rows of string data to the DataSet, they are also displayed as gibberish.

    Any suggestions?


    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:29 PM

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  • Any suggestions?



    Yes! Maybe posting some code would help.

    Regards Les, Livingston, Scotland

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:41 PM
  • Hello,

    Is the ms-access database using a different language set from the location is resides as ms-access uses the culture to where it physically resides.

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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:28 PM