We are excited to announce that our new Windows
Forms data grid has been released in its final version in 2018 Volume 2. The
following features are included:
- Master-Details view
- Cell merging
- Font orientation
- Busy indicator support for long operation
- Combo box column type
- Blazing fast Excel filter
- Combo box editor in filter row
- Multi selection combo box editor in filter row
- Built-in Office 2016 theme support
The master-details view allows you to represent
hierarchical data in the form of nested tables. The number of tables that
can be nested with relationships is unlimited. This view can be exported to
Excel and PDF.
Cell merging allows you to merge a range
of adjacent cells. We have provided event support to define the cell range to
be merged at run time. The merged cells can be exported to Excel and PDF.
You can set an orientation for fonts in grid cells. Any
rotation angle can be specified, and the text in the cells will be rotated
based on the angle.
Busy indicator support for long operation
You can display a busy indicator for long data operations in
the grid, such as data loading, sorting, grouping, and filtering.
Blazing-fast Excel filter
We have improved the loading performance of the Excel-like
filter so that it will no longer appear unresponsive for large data.
Combo box column type
The combo box column type displays a list of values in a
drop-down list. The value member or display member can be set to the column. You
can decide whether data operations such as sorting, grouping, and filtering will
be performed based on the display member or value member.
Combo box editor in filter row
We have provided a combo box editor in the filter row. The
list of unique values in the column will be displayed in the combo box
drop-down. You can choose any value from the drop-down for filtering.
Multiselection combo box editor in filter row
We have provided a multiselection combo box editor in the
filter row. The list of unique values in the column will be displayed in the combo
box editor in the filter row. You can choose multiple values from the drop-down
Built-in Office 2016 theme support
The new data grid supports built-in Office 2016-inspired
themes. These include the following:
- Dark Gray
In addition to these features, we have included
other minor improvements and bug fixes that is published in our release notes. Please
post your comments below if you have any questions or feedback. We are happy to
offer any help we can.