Using Entities classes with DataGridView

Using Entities classes with DataGridView

Postby mpovidlov » Thu 12 Mar 2009 00:54

It is very easy to display and edit a database table represented by Entity class in DataGridView:

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var context = new Entities();
dataGridView1.DataSource = context.EMPLOYEE;

But when one of the columns is an FK to another table (like Department) the DataGrid would display the whole Entity Department in that column. As a result it does not show anything. I am interested in the FK value (DepartmentID) which is still a part of Employee table. Is it possible to tell the DataGrid to display the DepartmentID instead of the whole Department?
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Postby AndreyR » Thu 12 Mar 2009 15:43

First of all, I advise you to include Department objects like in the following example:
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dataGridView1.DataSource = context.emp.Include("dept");

This will load Department object associated with Employee.
As for your question about the good way to display the loaded objects, unfortunately, it exceeds the bounds of our support.
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