Exercise: DataGridView events - conditional formats

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Category ==> Visual Basic 2010  (42 exercises)
Topic ==> Reacting to DataGridView events  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
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 frmPerson, and add a DataGridView to it to show a list of mortgage applicants.

Customise this DataGridView so that:

  • Any loan amount of £100,000 or more shows up in pink (clue: use the CellFormatting event)
  • It is impossible to add any new records to the table (set the AllowUserToAddRows property)

Your final DataGridView should look like this:

Visual Basic 2010 exercise - Reacting to DataGridView events (image 1)

You can't add rows, and big loans appear in pink

Now amend your DataGridView so that it is possible to add new records, but that the default values for them are a mortgage with amount £0 and mortgage type 1:

Visual Basic 2010 exercise - Reacting to DataGridView events (image 2)

When you click in a new row, the default values appear

Use the DefaultValuesNeeded event.

Close down any forms that you have open.

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