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Default Getting value of filtered datagrid row

I have a datagrid that contains a large list of names and numbers. I have given the user a search box above the datagrid that filters the datagrid as such:

    Private Sub txtSearch_TextChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles txtSearch.TextChanged

        Dim aFilter As String
        Dim aRows As Integer

        If txtSearch.Text.Trim = "" Then
        aFilter = ""
        Else
            aFilter = "SortName Like '" & txtSearch.Text & "*'"
        End If

        dsSCSOEmployees.Tables("Personnel").DefaultView.Ro wFilter = aFilter
    End Sub

This works fine...the problem comes when I try to get the value of the row that the datagrid has been filtered down to. For instance, let's say in my dataset the first record is Abner and I filter down to Duke. I try to retrieve the value like this:

selectedName = frm.dataset.Tables(0).Rows(frm.datagrid.CurrentRow Index).Item("SortName")

The problem is that selectedName will be Abner because it's still trying to get the value of row one which IS Abner, but I want the value of the row I've filtered down to, which is Duke.

I know I'm not saying this as clearly as I could, but it's driving me crazy and I'm desperate to find an answer.

Thanks in advance for any help.

--Ashley

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Once again, I've finally resolved the problem myself through trial and error. In case someone else is having similar trouble in the future, this is what I did:

selectedName = frm.dataview(frm.datagrid.CurrentRowIndex).Item("C olumnName")

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