Exercise: Create a simple DataGridView

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Category ==> Visual Basic 2010  (42 exercises)
Topic ==> Basic DataGridViews  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> WinForms using VB
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Create a data source for the Mortgage database in the above folder, to include all tables.

Create a new form called frmMortgageTypes, then add a DataGridView to your new form to show mortgage type records from the MortgageType table.

Make this DataGridView look prettier:

Visual Basic 2010 exercise - Basic DataGridViews (image 1)

Your form emphatically does NOT have to look like this one!

You may need to unset the form's EnableHeadersVisualStyle property to get the row and column header formats to show up.

Change the following properties:

  • The DataGridView's Anchor property to make the DataGridView "stretchy"; and
  • The right-most column's AutoSizeMode property to make it fill the space at the right of the DataGridView .

Your final DataGridView should behave something like this:

Visual Basic 2010 exercise - Basic DataGridViews (image 2)

When you resize the DataGridView, the width of the last column changes accordingly

That's it!

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