Visual C# | Introduction to DataGridViews exercise | Creating and formatting a DataGridView

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Software ==> Visual C#  (79 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of C#
Topic ==> Introduction to DataGridViews  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> C# training
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First make sure that you have created a data source to access the tables in the Mortgage database in the above folder, then create a form called frmMortgageTypes.

Add a DataGridView to your form to show mortgage type records from the MortgageType table, and format it to look interesting!

Visual C Sharp 2010 exercise - Introduction to DataGridViews (image 1)

Hopefully you'll display more taste than this

Remember to unset the form's EnableHeadersVisualStyle property to get the row and column header formats to display.

Make the following tweaks

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

When you're happy with how your DataGridView looks, close down the form.

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