accessing active document grid in RadDock

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  1. Jonathan Hylton
    Jonathan Hylton avatar
    20 posts
    Member since:
    Sep 2009

    Posted 12 Jan 2011 Link to this post


    I was wondering how I can go about interacting with the a radgridview on an active documentwindow. Here is my scenario:

    1. Using a RadRibon form
    2. Using RadDock with Autodetect MDI form
    3 toolwindow with TreeView.
    4. TreeView is filled from a dataset / datatable which is filled from SQL database

    each node of the tree view has a unique SQL statement associated with it. This is my code when doubleclicking the node:

    Private Sub TV_Reports_MouseDoubleClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles TV_Reports.MouseDoubleClick
        Dim filter As String = "ID='" & TV_Reports.SelectedNode.Tag.ToString & "'"
        For Each row As DataRow In ds.Tables("TreeView_Reports").Select(filter)
            If row("Menu_Type").ToString = "Report" Then
                Me.SqlReportStr = row("Sql_Query")
                Me.Parent_StatusStripLabel.Text = "Running report: " & row("Name")
                Dim frm As New Form_Report
                frm.Text = "Report: " & row("Name")
                frm.MdiParent = Me
                frm.FormBorderStyle = Windows.Forms.FormBorderStyle.Sizable
                frm.Dock = DockStyle.Fill
                frm.WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized
            End If
    Catch ex As Exception
    End Try
    End Sub

    the public variable SqlreportStr is set so the Report form can read it and run the query

    Public Class Form_Report
        Dim ds As New DataSet
        Dim DT_Report_Results As New DataTable("ReportResults")
        Dim SqlReportStr As String = Nothing
        Dim jobcount As Integer = 0
        Private Sub Form_Report_FormClosed(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.FormClosedEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosed
            Me.Cursor = Cursors.Default
        End Sub
        Private Sub Form_Report_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
            SqlReportStr = Form_Parent.SqlReportStr
            Me.Cursor = Cursors.WaitCursor
            Dim Search_Worker As New BackgroundWorker
            jobcount += 1
            AddHandler Search_Worker.DoWork, New DoWorkEventHandler(AddressOf StartReportFill)
            AddHandler Search_Worker.RunWorkerCompleted, _
            New RunWorkerCompletedEventHandler(AddressOf Search_worker_RunWorkerCompleted)
        End Sub
        Private Sub StartReportFill(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.ComponentModel.DoWorkEventArgs)
            FillSqlDs("ReportResults", SqlReportStr)
        End Sub
        Private Sub Search_worker_RunWorkerCompleted(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RunWorkerCompletedEventArgs)
            jobcount -= 1
            Me.Cursor = Cursors.Default
        End Sub
        Private Sub GridLayout()
                GV_Reports.DataSource = ds
                GV_Reports.DataMember = "ReportResults"
            Catch ex As Exception
            End Try
            GV_Reports.Columns("Sys_ID").IsVisible = False
            Form_Parent.Parent_StatusStripLabel.Text = "Ready!"
        End Sub
        Private Sub FillSqlDs(ByVal tbl As String, ByVal qry As String)
            If Form_Parent.MyConnection.State = ConnectionState.Closed Then
            End If
            'Using Form_Parent.MyConnection
            Dim Dadapter As New SqlDataAdapter
            Using Dadapter
                    Dadapter.SelectCommand = New SqlCommand(qry, Form_Parent.MyConnection)
                    Dadapter.Fill(ds, tbl)
                Catch ex As Exception
                End Try
            End Using
        End Sub
    End Class

    The problem that I have is that this form could be open several times at once displaying different data as the SQL queries are differnet. Also looking at the name of the form it comes accorss as Form_Report1, Form_report2 etc depending on what instance of the form that it is.

    I am looking to be able to do the following with the girds:
    1. export to excel
    2. process each row of the grids in order to make other database changes.

    if some one could point me to how I could exactly about interacting with the gridview i would greatly appreciate it.


  2. Martin Vasilev
    Martin Vasilev avatar
    1061 posts

    Posted 17 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Jonathan Hylton,

    Thank you for writing.

    I am not sure what exactly your issue is. In general, you can access all grid properties and methods through the grid instance. You can export it by using ExportToExcelML methods or access its rows through the Rows collection.

    However, I noticed in your code that you are using BackgroundWorker. If the case is that you want to update the RadGridView through a process running in a separate thread, you have to use the Invoke to do that. You may also find useful the following MSDN blog post

    If you still experience any difficulties with that, please send me a small sample project, which demonstrates your case. This will help me to investigate your case further and provide you with accurate assistance.

    Best wishes,
    Martin Vasilev
    the Telerik team
    Q3’10 SP1 of RadControls for WinForms is available for download; also available is the Q1'11 Roadmap for Telerik Windows Forms controls.
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