josecortesp josecortesp - 14 days ago 5x
C# Question

Datagridview: How to set a cell in editing mode?

I need to programmatically set a cell in editing mode. I know that setting that cell as CurrentCell and then call the method BeginEdit(bool), it should happen, but in my case, it doesn't.

I really want that, with my DGV with several columns, the user can ONLY select and also edit the first two. The other columns are already read-only, but the user can select them, and that is what I don't want.

So I was thinking, tell the user to TAB everytime it has finished writing on the cell, then select the second cell, then tab again and it select and begin edit the next row's first cell...

How can I do this?


Setting the CurrentCell and then calling BeginEdit(true) works well for me.

The following code shows an eventHandler for the KeyDown event that sets a cell to be editable.

My example only implements one of the required key press overrides but in theory the others should work the same. (and I'm always setting the [0][0] cell to be editable but any other cell should work)

    private void dataGridView1_KeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
        if (e.KeyCode == Keys.Tab && dataGridView1.CurrentCell.ColumnIndex == 1)
            e.Handled = true;
            DataGridViewCell cell = dataGridView1.Rows[0].Cells[0];
            dataGridView1.CurrentCell = cell;

If you haven't found it previously, the DataGridView FAQ is a great resource, written by the program manager for the DataGridView control, which covers most of what you could want to do with the control.