Editable FlexGrid/Grid Control in VB4/5/6

Editable FlexGrid/Grid Control in VB4/5/6


This code shows how to use a TextBox control with a Grid.OCX (VB4) or a MSFlexGrid.OCX (VB5/6) control to make an editable grid control. It also demonstrates how to copy the selected Cells to the ClipBoard.

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The code works by having a hidden textbox (text1) on the same form as the Grid Control and positioning it over the relevant cell when editing is to occur. The code should work with the standard GRID.OCX control that came with VB4 as well as the MSFlexGrid control supplied with VB5/6. The code has comments to show where FlexGrid only code could be applied.

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    • abdusaid

      Posted by abdusaid on 09/23/2009 08:14am

      good for source

  • good

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  • The fast and sloppy way

    Posted by Legacy on 07/15/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: onkl

    Thanks a lot, this is indeed a more decent way than the one discovered earlier by me.
    In return, if this solution is to big for anyone needing a small edit solution, try adding this to your code:

    Private Sub MSFlexGrid1_KeyPress(KeyAscii As Integer)
    Me.MSFlexGrid1.Text = Me.MSFlexGrid1.Text & Chr(KeyAscii)
    End Sub

    Do note however that the solution presented in the main article is, though longer, bettter usable. This one is maybe nice for the "quick-fix" style solution

  • My Request

    Posted by Legacy on 06/30/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: R. Krishnan


    Pl. let me know how to write code for MSFlex Grid in editable mode.

    If possible can u help me in designing a small program with Flex Grid control with add, mod, del and view buttons.


  • author email has changed..!

    Posted by Legacy on 05/06/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: devrim pakkan

    Thanks for your comments.
    I will try to come with new ideas to make this control more robust.
    new email : devrim.pakkan@superonline.com

    I need a grid control that can handle progress bar inside cells. Any idea.

  • Adding a ComboBox to a FlexGrid

    Posted by Legacy on 04/25/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: smallo

    Anybody can tell me how can I insert a comboBox into a particular flexGrid's cell.

  • how to multiple selection can do

    Posted by Legacy on 04/19/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: ganesh

    i have one proble in msflexigrid that is my client wants select at a time number of rows and copy it to another msflexgrid.is it possible to do like that.if possible than give me solution.

  • Its Emphatic

    Posted by Legacy on 04/03/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Alok

    Its really a great approach. However, there is only drawback that needs modification. A user double clicks on a field, changes it.. and now as per this approach, he is bound to press 'return/enter' key to make his change permanent, if possible can't we do it also be some other keys say on pressing 'Tab'. So that the user can make changes to multiple grids. The 'Tab' can navigate the user to next field as well as make his changes permanent.

  • I love you

    Posted by Legacy on 04/01/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Panda Power

    I've been looking for this everywhere and now you've given me the key.

    Thanks a million!

  • pankaj

    Posted by Legacy on 02/02/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: pankajpandey

    How to add combo box for a particular cell in a msflexgrid control

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