“Bounds cannot be changed while locked” on GridView update

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  1. Tim
    Tim avatar
    10 posts
    Member since:
    Apr 2012

    Posted 30 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    I have a List called “myResults”. When the list contains at least one item, I’m trying to populate a GridView w/ info for the list; the GridView is called “gvMyResults”. However, sometimes, during this update of the DataSource, I get an exception saying, “Bounds cannot be changed while locked”, and a red X is displayed across my GridView. I added this Dispatcher wrapper around my update, but I’m still seeing the same error. It’s difficult to troubleshoot, because it does not happen every time. Does anyone know how to stop this “bounds cannot be changed while locked” error?

    I have tried to fix this two ways, but both still give the error. 

    First attempt:

    Dispatcher.CurrentDispatcher.Invoke(DispatcherPriority.Normal, (Action)delegate()
    {
        this.gvMyResults.DataSource = myResults;
    });

    Second attempt:

    _Context.Send(x =>
    {
        this.gvMyResults.DataSource = myResults;
    }, null);
  2. Peter
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    Peter avatar
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    Posted 02 Aug 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Tim,

    Thank you for writing.

    This error indicates that the grid is not in valid state. I noticed in the code snippet that you update the datasource asynchronously and I would like to clarify that all UI controls are not thread safe controls in the whole Windows Forms UI platform. Here is an article on MSDN describing how to make thread-safe Winforms UI application. This means that RadGridView is not thread safe as well and cannot be used outside the main UI thread. You should use an Invoke to update the controls in cross threading scenario. For example:

    if (gvMyResults.InvokeRequired)
    {
        gvMyResults.Invoke(new MethodInvoker(() => { this.gvMyResults.DataSource = myResults; }));
    }
    else
       this.gvMyResults.DataSource = myResults;
    }

    I hope this helps.

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  3. Tim
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    Member since:
    Apr 2012

    Posted 08 Aug 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks Peter!
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