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DataGridView: all control properties readonly in child form.

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I have a windows form "BaseForm" that contains a DataGridView that is
not bound to any datasources and a button. Both of these controls
have a modifier of "Protected Internal" and none of the controls are
locked on this form.

I have another windows form call "ChildForm" that inherits
"BaseForm". When I open"BaseForm: in VS2005 I can see both the
DataGridView and the button and I can view all of the properties of
these controls. However I can not change any of the properties of the
DataGridView. So I can not add an event listener to the datagridview
in "ChildForm". I can however change any of the properties in the
Button that was inheritied from "BaseForm".

Can anyone tell me if this behavior is expected or is it just odd?

I really want to be able to change the properties of the DataGridView
in "ChildForm" and would appreciate any pointers as to how this might
be done.


Jul 28 '08 #1
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Well, it wouldn't hugely surprise me if the IDE didn't like editing
these on the sub-form, but if the grid is protected (rather than
private) you should be able to do it programatically - for example in
the constructor:

public Form2() {
someGrid.Dock = Dock.Right; // etc
someGrid.SomeEvent += ....

Jul 29 '08 #2

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