Control Choice - Do you use GridView over the CheckedListBox?
  v2.0 Posted at 24/02/2017 1:26 AM by Tiago Araujo
In Web we have:
In Windows Forms we have a CheckedListBox. With a CheckedListBox you cannot:
  • Sort data - always useful when there are more than about 20 rows
  • Contain much information - can only show one field
  • DataBind - always costs heaps of code
Figure: Bad Example - The CheckedListBox is limited
Figure: Good Example - The DataGrid can show much more information (and if you use a 3rd Party eg. Telerik, then it can be pretty too)
In Windows Forms, the code of DataGrid databinding is easier than that of CheckedListBox.

CheckedListBox1.DataSource = Me.ProductsDataSet1.Tables(0)
CheckedListBox1.ValueMember = "ProductID"
CheckedListBox1.DisplayMember = "ProductName"
For i As Integer = 0 To CheckedListBox1.Items.Count - 1
Dim checked As Boolean = CType(ProductsDataSet1.Tables(0).Rows(i)("Discontinued"), Boolean)
Next ​

Figure: 8 lines of code to fill a CheckedListBox


Figure: One line of code to fill a DataGrid
But the CheckedListBox is useful if only one field needs displaying.

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