Rabeea qabaha Rabeea qabaha - 2 months ago 35
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DataGridView DateTimePicker Column - add Long Format support (Date and the Time)

I'm trying to make gridview Datetimepicker column and i succeeded,
but i have a little problem that when the user edit the date in the gridview
the date appear in short "11/9/16" but what i want is the date and the time together"11/9/16 2:34:45 AM"

this is the code i use:

CLASS CalendarColumn :

Imports System
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public Class CalendarColumn
Inherits DataGridViewColumn

Public Sub New()
MyBase.New(New CalendarCell())
End Sub

Public Overrides Property CellTemplate() As DataGridViewCell
Get
Return MyBase.CellTemplate
End Get
Set(ByVal value As DataGridViewCell)

' Ensure that the cell used for the template is a CalendarCell.
If (value IsNot Nothing) AndAlso _
Not value.GetType().IsAssignableFrom(GetType(CalendarCell)) _
Then
Throw New InvalidCastException("Must be a CalendarCell")
End If
MyBase.CellTemplate = value

End Set
End Property

End Class


CLASS CalendarCell:

Public Class CalendarCell
Inherits DataGridViewTextBoxCell

Public Sub New()
' Use the short date format.
'Me.Style.Format = "d"
End Sub

Public Overrides Sub InitializeEditingControl(ByVal rowIndex As Integer, _
ByVal initialFormattedValue As Object, _
ByVal dataGridViewCellStyle As DataGridViewCellStyle)

' Set the value of the editing control to the current cell value.
MyBase.InitializeEditingControl(rowIndex, initialFormattedValue, _
dataGridViewCellStyle)

Dim ctl As CalendarEditingControl = _
CType(DataGridView.EditingControl, CalendarEditingControl)

' Use the default row value when Value property is null.
If (Me.Value Is Nothing) Then
ctl.Value = CType(Me.DefaultNewRowValue, DateTime)
Else
ctl.Value = CType(Me.Value, DateTime)
End If
End Sub

Public Overrides ReadOnly Property EditType() As Type
Get
' Return the type of the editing control that CalendarCell uses.
Return GetType(CalendarEditingControl)
End Get
End Property

Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ValueType() As Type
Get
' Return the type of the value that CalendarCell contains.
Return GetType(DateTime)
End Get
End Property

Public Overrides ReadOnly Property DefaultNewRowValue() As Object
Get
' Use the current date and time as the default value.
Return DateTime.Now
End Get
End Property

End Class


CLASS CalendarEditingControl:

Class CalendarEditingControl
Inherits DateTimePicker
Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl

Private dataGridViewControl As DataGridView
Private valueIsChanged As Boolean = False
Private rowIndexNum As Integer

Public Sub New()
Me.Format = DateTimePickerFormat.Long
'Me.CustomFormat = "'Today is:' hh:mm:ss dddd MMMM dd, yyyy"
End Sub

Public Property EditingControlFormattedValue() As Object _
Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.EditingControlFormattedValue

Get
Return Me.Value.ToShortDateString()
End Get

Set(ByVal value As Object)
Try
' This will throw an exception of the string is
' null, empty, or not in the format of a date.
Me.Value = DateTime.Parse(CStr(value))
Catch
' In the case of an exception, just use the default
' value so we're not left with a null value.
Me.Value = DateTime.Now
End Try
End Set

End Property

Public Function GetEditingControlFormattedValue(ByVal context _
As DataGridViewDataErrorContexts) As Object _
Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.GetEditingControlFormattedValue

Return Me.Value.ToShortDateString()

End Function

Public Sub ApplyCellStyleToEditingControl(ByVal dataGridViewCellStyle As _
DataGridViewCellStyle) _
Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.ApplyCellStyleToEditingControl

Me.Font = dataGridViewCellStyle.Font
Me.CalendarForeColor = dataGridViewCellStyle.ForeColor
Me.CalendarMonthBackground = dataGridViewCellStyle.BackColor

End Sub


and this code for fill column :

Dim col As New CalendarColumn() With {.HeaderText = "Date time"}
DataGridView1.Columns.Insert(5, col)


source Code

how can i make it long with the time

Answer

To show a date and time in custom format, you should assign format to Format property of DefaultCellStyle. The CustomFormat property of DateTimePicker is useful for editing format but for displaying data in cell you should use column.DefaultCellStyle.Format.

For example to show date and time like 2016/09/15 10:31:04 PM you should use yyyy/MM/dd h:mm:ss tt as format.

Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    Dim dt = New DataTable()
    dt.Columns.Add("Date", GetType(DateTime))
    dt.Rows.Add(DateTime.Now)
    dt.Rows.Add(DateTime.Now)
    Dim column = New DataGridViewTextBoxColumn()
    column.DefaultCellStyle.Format = "yyyy/MM/dd h:mm:ss tt"
    column.DataPropertyName = "Date"
    Me.DataGridView1.Columns.Add(column)
    Me.DataGridView1.DataSource = dt
End Sub

For more information about custom date formats see:


Here is the full source code of CalendarColumn with some fixes. The source has been taken from MSDN and I just made some small changes and a small fix. The changes has been made to support Time and long format. Also the fix has been done to prevent exception when the cell value is DBNull.Value:

Imports System
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public Class CalendarColumn
    Inherits DataGridViewColumn

    Public Sub New()
        MyBase.New(New CalendarCell())
    End Sub

    Public Overrides Property CellTemplate() As DataGridViewCell
        Get
            Return MyBase.CellTemplate
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As DataGridViewCell)

            ' Ensure that the cell used for the template is a CalendarCell.
            If (value IsNot Nothing) AndAlso _
                Not value.GetType().IsAssignableFrom(GetType(CalendarCell)) _
                Then
                Throw New InvalidCastException("Must be a CalendarCell")
            End If
            MyBase.CellTemplate = value

        End Set
    End Property

End Class

Public Class CalendarCell
    Inherits DataGridViewTextBoxCell

    Public Sub New()
        ' Use the short date format.
        Me.Style.Format = "yyyy/MM/dd h:mm:ss tt"
    End Sub

    Public Overrides Sub InitializeEditingControl(ByVal rowIndex As Integer, _
        ByVal initialFormattedValue As Object, _
        ByVal dataGridViewCellStyle As DataGridViewCellStyle)

        ' Set the value of the editing control to the current cell value.
        MyBase.InitializeEditingControl(rowIndex, initialFormattedValue, _
            dataGridViewCellStyle)

        Dim ctl As CalendarEditingControl = _
            CType(DataGridView.EditingControl, CalendarEditingControl)

        ' Use the default row value when Value property is null.
        If (Me.Value Is Nothing OrElse IsDBNull(Me.Value)) Then
            ctl.Value = CType(Me.DefaultNewRowValue, DateTime)
        Else
            ctl.Value = CType(Me.Value, DateTime)
        End If
    End Sub

    Public Overrides ReadOnly Property EditType() As Type
        Get
            ' Return the type of the editing control that CalendarCell uses.
            Return GetType(CalendarEditingControl)
        End Get
    End Property

    Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ValueType() As Type
        Get
            ' Return the type of the value that CalendarCell contains.
            Return GetType(DateTime)
        End Get
    End Property

    Public Overrides ReadOnly Property DefaultNewRowValue() As Object
        Get
            ' Use the current date and time as the default value.
            Return DateTime.Now
        End Get
    End Property

End Class

Class CalendarEditingControl
    Inherits DateTimePicker
    Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl

    Private dataGridViewControl As DataGridView
    Private valueIsChanged As Boolean = False
    Private rowIndexNum As Integer

    Public Sub New()
        Me.Format = DateTimePickerFormat.Custom
        Me.CustomFormat = "yyyy/MM/dd h:mm:ss tt"
    End Sub

    Public Property EditingControlFormattedValue() As Object _
        Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.EditingControlFormattedValue

        Get
            Return Me.Value.ToString("yyyy/MM/dd h:mm:ss tt")
        End Get

        Set(ByVal value As Object)
            Try
                ' This will throw an exception of the string is 
                ' null, empty, or not in the format of a date.
                Me.Value = DateTime.Parse(CStr(value))
            Catch
                ' In the case of an exception, just use the default
                ' value so we're not left with a null value.
                Me.Value = DateTime.Now
            End Try
        End Set

    End Property

    Public Function GetEditingControlFormattedValue(ByVal context _
        As DataGridViewDataErrorContexts) As Object _
        Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.GetEditingControlFormattedValue

        Return Me.Value.ToString("yyyy/MM/dd h:mm:ss tt")

    End Function

    Public Sub ApplyCellStyleToEditingControl(ByVal dataGridViewCellStyle As  _
        DataGridViewCellStyle) _
        Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.ApplyCellStyleToEditingControl

        Me.Font = dataGridViewCellStyle.Font
        Me.CalendarForeColor = dataGridViewCellStyle.ForeColor
        Me.CalendarMonthBackground = dataGridViewCellStyle.BackColor

    End Sub

    Public Property EditingControlRowIndex() As Integer _
        Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.EditingControlRowIndex

        Get
            Return rowIndexNum
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            rowIndexNum = value
        End Set

    End Property

    Public Function EditingControlWantsInputKey(ByVal key As Keys, _
        ByVal dataGridViewWantsInputKey As Boolean) As Boolean _
        Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.EditingControlWantsInputKey

        ' Let the DateTimePicker handle the keys listed.
        Select Case key And Keys.KeyCode
            Case Keys.Left, Keys.Up, Keys.Down, Keys.Right, _
                Keys.Home, Keys.End, Keys.PageDown, Keys.PageUp

                Return True

            Case Else
                Return Not dataGridViewWantsInputKey
        End Select

    End Function

    Public Sub PrepareEditingControlForEdit(ByVal selectAll As Boolean) _
        Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.PrepareEditingControlForEdit

        ' No preparation needs to be done.

    End Sub

    Public ReadOnly Property RepositionEditingControlOnValueChange() _
        As Boolean Implements _
        IDataGridViewEditingControl.RepositionEditingControlOnValueChange

        Get
            Return False
        End Get

    End Property

    Public Property EditingControlDataGridView() As DataGridView _
        Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.EditingControlDataGridView

        Get
            Return dataGridViewControl
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As DataGridView)
            dataGridViewControl = value
        End Set

    End Property

    Public Property EditingControlValueChanged() As Boolean _
        Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.EditingControlValueChanged

        Get
            Return valueIsChanged
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Boolean)
            valueIsChanged = value
        End Set

    End Property

    Public ReadOnly Property EditingControlCursor() As Cursor _
        Implements IDataGridViewEditingControl.EditingPanelCursor

        Get
            Return MyBase.Cursor
        End Get

    End Property

    Protected Overrides Sub OnValueChanged(ByVal eventargs As EventArgs)

        ' Notify the DataGridView that the contents of the cell have changed.
        valueIsChanged = True
        Me.EditingControlDataGridView.NotifyCurrentCellDirty(True)
        MyBase.OnValueChanged(eventargs)

    End Sub

End Class

And here is the test code:

Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    Dim dt = New DataTable()
    dt.Columns.Add("Date", GetType(DateTime))
    dt.Rows.Add(DateTime.Now)
    dt.Rows.Add(DateTime.Now)
    Dim column = New CalendarColumn()
    column.DataPropertyName = "Date"
    Me.DataGridView1.Columns.Add(column)
    Me.DataGridView1.DataSource = dt
End Sub