Exercise: Linked DataGridView and DetailsView

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Category ==> Visual C Sharp 2010  (65 exercises)
Topic ==> Complex DataGridViews  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> WinForms using Visual C#
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The folder above contains an Access database called Films.  Create a data source for this (there are 3 main tables: categories of film, certificates and the films themselves).

Create a form called frmList to contain a combobox and DataGridView.  When you choose a category and certificate at the top of the form, the DataGridView should show only the films for this combination of criteria:

Visual C Sharp 2010 exercise - Complex DataGridViews (image 1)

There are two films in the ACTION category with certificate 12

Create another form showing a single film at a time:

Visual C Sharp 2010 exercise - Complex DataGridViews (image 2)

When you save your changes, the previous list form should reappear, to reflect any changes made

If you haven't already done so, add the necessary code so 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've got any spare time, you could always add menus, toolbars and short-cut keys allowing a user to your forms ...

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