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Display Multiple Columns Into ComboBox From Database Table in C#

Posted by Satya Prakash Articles | Windows Forms C# March 13, 2013
In this article I explain how to bind multiple column values into a combobox in C#.
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Introduction

In this article I explain how to bind multiple column values into a ComboBox. It is very simple but I have often bound a single column in a ComboBox so it was a bit of a curiosity for me.

Use the following procedure to bind to a combo box.

Step 1

Open a Windows Forms application and insert a ComboBox and a button control on the form from the toolbox.

Step 2

Now write the simple C# code to bind the ComboBox with multiple columns.

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.ComponentModel;

using System.Data;

using System.Drawing;

using System.Linq;

using System.Text;

using System.Windows.Forms;

using System.Data.SqlClient;

 

namespace insert_image_in_database

{

    public partial class Form5 : Form

    {

        public Form5()

        {

            InitializeComponent();

        }

        SqlCommand cmd;

        SqlConnection con;

        SqlDataAdapter da;

        DataSet ds;

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            con = new SqlConnection("Data Source=MCNDESKTOP03;Initial Catalog=pulkit;User ID=sa;Password=wintellect@123");

            cmd =new SqlCommand ("select * from emp", con);

            da = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);

            DataSet ds = new DataSet();

            da.Fill(ds);

            for (int i = 0; i < ds.Tables[0].Rows.Count; i++)

            {

                comboBox1.Items.Add(ds.Tables[0].Rows[i][0] + " " + ds.Tables[0].Rows[i][1] + " " + ds.Tables[0].Rows[i][2]);    

            }

 

        }

    }

}

 

 Step 3

Now run your application and  click on the button then see the ComboBox filled with multiple column values.

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