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    Adding ComboBox to a bound DataGridView

    I have a bound datagridview control. One of the columns has an integer value that correlates to an enum. For example, the column is Order_Status, which can have a value correlating to an OrderStatus enum (Completed = 1, Shipped = 2, In_Process = 3, etc.). In my grid I want to have the Order Status column be presented to the user as drop down list box. I don't want to fill the list values from a database. I want to fill them in code with my enum values, with the textual representation being what the user sees in the list. I want to control what the user sees in the list. This used to be so extremely easy with VB6 and the videosoft grid. I'm amazed at the complexity in doing this in .Net. So, to summarize:

    - I have a DataGridView control bound to a Order table
    - I have a Order_Status column that correlates to an enum
    - I want to present the Order_Status column to the user as a combobox

    Has anyone here done this? Am I making this harder than it really is? Please, I'd appreciate any help on this.

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    Thanks Phil, but I've already gone down that road. That's why I'm here. Unless there is a link I missed that shows how to do it. There's a lot of links but none of them are showing what I need. Unfortunately I really need something more than a "search the internet" answer. I'm not trying to be a smart alec. I actually reached the end of the internet yesterday searching for this.

    Thanks.

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