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How to show combobox dropdown on entering textin WinForms Grid?

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Combobox customization

To show the ComboBox dropdown on entering the text in cell, TableControlCurrentCellKeyPress event can be used and CurrentCell.ShowDropDown property can be used in that event. The Autocomplete option can be enabled by using AutoCompleteInEditMode property.


//Assigning the column cell types as GridListControl
this.gridGroupingControl1.TableDescriptor.Columns["Description"].Appearance.AnyRecordFieldCell.CellType = GridCellTypeName.GridListControl;
//Enables Autocomplete
this.gridGroupingControl1.TableDescriptor.Columns["Description"].Appearance.AnyRecordFieldCell.AutoCompleteInEditMode = GridComboSelectionOptions.AutoSuggest;
//Triggering Event
this.gridGroupingControl1.TableControlCurrentCellKeyPress += gridGroupingControl1_TableControlCurrentCellKeyPress;
//Handling Event
void gridGroupingControl1_TableControlCurrentCellKeyPress(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.Grouping.GridTableControlKeyPressEventArgs e)
   if (!e.TableControl.CurrentCell.IsDroppedDown)



'Assigning the column cell types as GridListControl.          
Private Me.gridGroupingControl1.TableDescriptor.Columns("Description").Appearance.AnyRecordFieldCell.CellType = GridCellTypeName.GridListControl
'Enables Autocomplete           
Private Me.gridGroupingControl1.TableDescriptor.Columns("Description").Appearance.AnyRecordFieldCell.AutoCompleteInEditMode = GridComboSelectionOptions.AutoSuggest
'Triggering Event
Private Me.gridGroupingControl1.TableControlCurrentCellKeyPress += AddressOf gridGroupingControl1_TableControlCurrentCellKeyPress
'Handling Event
Private Sub gridGroupingControl1_TableControlCurrentCellKeyPress(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.Grouping.GridTableControlKeyPressEventArgs)
   If Not e.TableControl.CurrentCell.IsDroppedDown Then
   End If
End Sub



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