What’s New in 2018 Volume 2: Data Grid in Windows Forms

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

Master-details view

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

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.

Font orientation

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 for filtering.

Built-in Office 2016 theme support

The new data grid supports built-in Office 2016-inspired themes. These include the following:

  • Colorful
  • Black
  • Dark Gray
  • White

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.

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