How to Display Multiple Members in a MultiColumnComboBox

3 Sep 20204 minutes to read

This section deals with displaying multiple members in a MultiColumnComboBox. Follow the steps to achieve the same.

1.Initialization of the MultiColumnComboBox.

private Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.MultiColumnComboBox multiColumnComboBox1;
this.multiColumnComboBox1 = new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.MultiColumnComboBox();
this.Load += Form1_Load;
Private multiColumnComboBox1 As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.MultiColumnComboBox
Me.multiColumnComboBox1 = New Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.MultiColumnComboBox()

2.Populate the MultiColumnComboBox with data. Refer Data Binding topic.

3.In order to display the contents of the entire row in the MultiColumnComboBox instead of the using DisplayMember property, can achieve by handling the MultiColumnComboBox.SelectedIndexChanged and MultiColumnComboBox.DropDown events as shown below.

bool dropDownOpened = false;

string text = "";

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    this.multiColumnComboBox1.SelectedIndexChanged += multiColumnComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged;
    this.multiColumnComboBox1.DropDown += multiColumnComboBox1_DropDown;

private void multiColumnComboBox1_DropDown(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    this.dropDownOpened = true;

private void multiColumnComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    if (this.dropDownOpened == true)
        for (int i = 1; i <= this.multiColumnComboBox1.ListBox.Grid.ColCount; i++)
            text += this.multiColumnComboBox1.ListBox.Grid[this.multiColumnComboBox1.SelectedIndex + 1, i].Text + " ";
        this.dropDownOpened = false;
        this.multiColumnComboBox1.Text = text;
    text = "";
Private dropDownOpened As Boolean = False

Private text As String = ""

Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    AddHandler Me.multiColumnComboBox1.SelectedIndexChanged, AddressOf multiColumnComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged
    AddHandler Me.multiColumnComboBox1.DropDown, AddressOf multiColumnComboBox1_DropDown
End Sub

Private Sub multiColumnComboBox1_DropDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
    Me.dropDownOpened = True
End Sub

Private Sub multiColumnComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
    If Me.dropDownOpened = True Then
        For i As Integer = 1 To Me.multiColumnComboBox1.ListBox.Grid.ColCount
            text += Me.multiColumnComboBox1.ListBox.Grid(Me.multiColumnComboBox1.SelectedIndex + 1, i).Text & " "
        Me.dropDownOpened = False
        Me.multiColumnComboBox1.Text = text
    End If
    text = ""
End Sub

The output for the above code is shown below


View Sample in GitHub