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Multi Selection of DataGrid Rows without Ctrl Click

Posted by suparba Panda Articles | Windows Forms C# July 31, 2005
This article shows how to select multiple rows in a DataGrid without using CRTL.
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The DataGrid have a default behavior of multi-selecting rows if you press the Ctrl key and select. You can change that to a single click and still select multiple rows.

 

For that you have to address three event handlers. The order of events in a .net Page is

  1. Mouse Down
  2. Current Cell Changed
  3. Click Mouse Up

This is what you write in the Event. And you create an array list to store the values of which row is selected. Because sometimes highlighted row may not be considered as the selected row or selected row may not be highlighted.

 

Source code:  

ArrayList selectedRow = new ArrayList();
private void dataGrid1_CurrentCellChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
int c = dataGrid1.CurrentRowIndex;
dataGrid1.Select(c);
Console.WriteLine("In Cell Changed");
dataGrid1_Click( sender, e);
}
private void dataGrid1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
int c = dataGrid1.CurrentRowIndex;
dataGrid1.Select(c);
Console.WriteLine("In Click");
}
private void dataGrid1_MouseUp(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
{
int c = dataGrid1.CurrentRowIndex;
if(selectedRow.Contains(c))
{
dataGrid1.UnSelect(c);
selectedRow.Remove(c);
}
else
{
dataGrid1.Select(c);
selectedRow.Add(c);
}
for (int i = 0; i < selectedRow.Count; i++)
{
dataGrid1.Select(
int.Parse(selectedRow[i].ToString()));
}
Console.WriteLine("In Mouse Up");
}

See the attached source code for more details.

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