Set readonly property on cell level in a datagridview

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Building Controls' started by Patrik, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Patrik

    Patrik Guest


    I have a datagridview column that will contain both editable and
    non-editable values. I have set the columns readonly property to true. I
    then use the AddRows event to check the value of an hidden column and if
    that is false i set a specific cells readonly property in the column to

    My problems is that this do not open a specific cell for editing but seems
    to open all cells in the column. Is it not possible to have some cells in a
    column to override the columns readonly property?
    Patrik, Feb 15, 2007
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  2. Hello Patrik,

    As for the "DataGridView" control, do you mean the DataGrid or GridView
    control? I'd like to confirm that you're using either of the two ASP.NET
    template databound controls.

    According to your description, you want to make a certain column(multiple
    rows) in the GridView control have different editable status for each row
    of that column, correct? If so, here are some of my understanding and some
    questions which need your confirm:

    ** For the Readonly property of GridViews' columns, when you set it, it
    will be applied to all the rows of that column, therefore, this property
    can not be used to adjust individual cell(of a certain column)'s visibility
    or edit mode.

    ** Since you want some rows of the column to be editable, how do you add
    the edit UI/tempalte? Do you define two templates(ItemTemplate and
    EditTemplate) or simply define only one template(ItemTemplate) and put
    different control according to whether that row is editable?

    ** Is the "AddRows" event the "RowCreated" event of GridView? If so
    what's your current code logic in it?

    I would be helpful if you can provide us some code fragment to demonstrate
    your current implement so that we can perform research on this.

    Please feel free to post here if there is anything I missed.


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  3. Patrik

    Patrik Guest

    I am sorry, I just realized that I have posted this in the wrong newsgroup.
    I am working with the windows forms datagridview using C#.

    Patrik, Feb 15, 2007
  4. Thanks for your reply Patrik,

    If so, you can post the question in the following newsgroups which would be
    helpful for you to get the quick and proper response:


    Also, if you meet any ASP.NET issues, welcome to post here :)


    Steven Cheng

    Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Steven Cheng[MSFT], Feb 16, 2007
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