How to Access Corresponding Parent Table’s Row from the Child

3 Jan 2020 / 2 minutes to read

Get the table’s current element. Then cast this element to GridNestedTable. You can now access the parent table for the current element. This is a recursive process.

Element el = this.gridGroupingControl1.TableControl.Table.CurrentElement;
if(el != null)
{
    if(el is GridRecord)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("no parent row...");
    }

//Checks for a child table.
    else if(el is GridNestedTable)
    {
        GridNestedTable gridNestedTable = el as GridNestedTable;
        GridNestedTable gridNestedTable1 = gridNestedTable;
        while(gridNestedTable1 != null && gridNestedTable1.ChildTable != null)
        {
             gridNestedTable = gridNestedTable1;

//Gets the handle for parent table.
             gridNestedTable1 = gridNestedTable.ChildTable.ParentTable.CurrentElement as GridNestedTable;
        }

//Retrieves the corresponding parent table's record.
        DataRowView drv = gridNestedTable.ParentRecord.GetData() as DataRowView;

//Shows column 2.
    Console.WriteLine(drv[1].ToString()); 
    }
}
Dim el As Element = Me.GridGroupingControl1.TableControl.Table.CurrentElement
If Not (el Is Nothing) Then
If TypeOf el Is GridRecord Then
Console.WriteLine("no parent row...")
Else

'Checks for a child table.
If TypeOf el Is GridNestedTable Then
Dim gridNestedTable As GridNestedTable = el
Dim gridNestedTable1 As GridNestedTable
If TypeOf gridNestedTable Is GridNestedTable Then
gridNestedTable1 = gridNestedTable
Else
gridNestedTable1 = Nothing
End If
While Not (gridNestedTable1 Is Nothing) AndAlso Not (gridNestedTable1.ChildTable Is Nothing)
gridNestedTable = gridNestedTable1
If TypeOf gridNestedTable.ChildTable.ParentTable.CurrentElement Is GridNestedTable Then

'Gets the handle for parent table.
gridNestedTable1 = gridNestedTable.ChildTable.ParentTable.CurrentElement
Else
gridNestedTable1 = Nothing
End If
End While

'Retrieves the corresponding parent table's record.
Dim drv As DataRowView = gridNestedTable.ParentRecord.GetData()

'Shows column 2.
Console.WriteLine(drv(1).ToString()) 
End If
End If
End If