On a WinForms DataGridView, how do you refresh the DataSource?

datagridview entity-framework refresh winforms

Question

I populate the GridView.DataSource from a EntityFramework Model:

gwTimeLog.DataSource = _entities.TimeLogs;

When a new row is added to the _entities, I try to update the grid (tried using the same statement as above, setting it null, then back to _entities.TimeLogs, etc...), but the grid simply won't update. Even though _entities.TimeLogs actually does contain the new rows.

What am I missing?

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1/6/2010 7:20:13 PM

Accepted Answer

The answer is to have the gridview connected to the BindingList rather than the List.

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2/26/2010 11:25:37 PM

Popular Answer

OLD ANSWER: Did you try calling GridView.DataBind()?

Woops, I thought this was a WebForms DataGrid.

If you're on WinForms, you might want to look into the BindingSource class. Binding to that class instead of straight to your list will provide update notification, etc.

The following code works for me:

        List<Person> names = new List<Person>();
        names.Add(new Person(){
            FirstName = "Steve",
            LastName = "Jobs"
        });
        names.Add(new Person()
        {
            FirstName = "Bill",
            LastName = "Gates"
        });

        BindingSource source = new BindingSource();
        source.DataSource = names;
        dataGridView1.DataSource = source;

        names.Add(new Person()
        {
            FirstName = "Steve",
            LastName = "Balmer"
        });

        source.ResetBindings(false);


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