In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to fill the data in the Datagridview based on Combobox using C# and SQL Server. The process of this method is very simple, wherein you can easily retrieve the list of records that you have saved in the database and be loaded into the list control of a Combobox in the Datagriview.
These are the following steps:
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Step 1. Open Microsoft Visual Studio and create a new windows form application in C#. Then, drag a DataGridview on the form.
Step 2. Go to the solution explorer, click the “code view” to display the code editor.
Step 3. Declare and initialize all classes that are needed.
//initializes new instance
SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection();
SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter();
SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();
DataTable dt = new DataTable();
Step 4. Create a method for filling data in a ComboBox.
private void LoadCombo()
//initialize a new instance of sqlcommand
cmd = new SqlCommand();
//set a connection used by this instance of sqlcommand
cmd.Connection = con;
//set the sql statement to execute at the data source
cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM tblsubject";
//initialize a new instance of sqlDataAdapter
da = new SqlDataAdapter();
//set the sql statement or stored procedure to execute at the data source
da.SelectCommand = cmd;
//initialize a new instance of DataTable
dt = new DataTable();
//add or resfresh rows in the certain range in the datatable to match those in the data source.
//initialize the combox column
DataGridViewComboBoxColumn cbo = new DataGridViewComboBoxColumn();
//add data in the combobox
foreach (DataRow r in dt.Rows)
//adding a list of records in the combobox
//name of combo box
cbo.Name = "Subject";
//adding combobox in the datagridview
catch (Exception ex)
//release all resources used by the component
Step 5. Go back to the design view, double-click the form and do the following codes for setting up the connection between SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and C#.Net. Then, call the “LoadCombo” method that you have created.
//set a connection between SQL server and Visual C#
con.ConnectionString = "Data Source=.\\SQLEXPRESS;Database=dbsubject;trusted_connection=true;";
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