Exercise: DataGridView linked to DetailsView

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Category ==> Visual Basic 2010  (42 exercises)
Topic ==> Advanced DataGridViews  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> WinForms using VB
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Create a data source for the Films database in the above folder (this contains tables for categories of film, certificates and the films themselves).

Create a form called frmList to look and work like this:

Visual Basic 2010 exercise - Advanced DataGridViews (image 1)

When you choose a category and certificate, you see all the corresponding films

Now create another form called frmDetails to show a single film at a time:

Visual Basic 2010 exercise - Advanced DataGridViews (image 2)

Saving changes should return you to the previous (updated) list form

Make sure that:

  • when you double-click on a film in the list (or click on the Edit button) the film automatically appears in the separate single-record form
  • when you make any changes they are automatically written to the underlying database

If you get all of this working, you have cracked Windows Forms applications!

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