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DataGridViewDataErrorEventArgs Class

Provides data for the DataError event.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public class DataGridViewDataErrorEventArgs : DataGridViewCellCancelEventArgs

Handling the DataError event lets you handle exceptions thrown by code outside your control (for example, by an external data source). Use the Context property to determine the state of the DataGridView at the time of the exception. Use the Exception property to retrieve the exception data. If you want to handle the exception by additional event handlers, set the ThrowException property to true.

The ColumnIndex and RowIndex properties normally indicate the cell in which the data error occurred. When the error occurs in an external data source, however, the data source may not provide the column in which the error occurred. In this case, the ColumnIndex property typically indicates the column of the current cell at the time of the error.

The following code example demonstrates how to respond to information provided by the DataGridViewDataErrorEventArgs class. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridViewComboBoxColumn class overview topic.

private void DataGridView1_DataError(object sender, DataGridViewDataErrorEventArgs anError)
{

    MessageBox.Show("Error happened " + anError.Context.ToString());

    if (anError.Context == DataGridViewDataErrorContexts.Commit)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("Commit error");
    }
    if (anError.Context == DataGridViewDataErrorContexts.CurrentCellChange)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("Cell change");
    }
    if (anError.Context == DataGridViewDataErrorContexts.Parsing)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("parsing error");
    }
    if (anError.Context == DataGridViewDataErrorContexts.LeaveControl)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("leave control error");
    }

    if ((anError.Exception) is ConstraintException)
    {
        DataGridView view = (DataGridView)sender;
        view.Rows[anError.RowIndex].ErrorText = "an error";
        view.Rows[anError.RowIndex].Cells[anError.ColumnIndex].ErrorText = "an error";

        anError.ThrowException = false;
    }
}

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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