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Difference between GridControl, GridDataControl and SfDataGrid

Hi all,

Q1: What's the difference between GridControl, GridDataControl and SfDataGrid for Silverlight? I couldn't seem to find any documentation for them?

Q2: Which of these are the easiest to create a CRUD app in conjunction with WCF Ria Services?

Q3: May I have a sample demoing how insertion is done with any of the Syncfusion Grids?

7 Replies

SM Saravanan M Syncfusion Team December 10, 2013 12:31 PM UTC

Hi Chui,

Sorry about the delay causes,

 Regarding comparison:

We have prepared a comparison document for Griddatacontrol ,SFdatagrid and Gridcontrol. Please find the document from the below location:

Document Location: Comparison_GridDataControl_And_SfDataGrid.zip


Regarding CRUD & Insertion:


We have prepared a sample based on your requirement and please download it from the below location:

Sample Location: DataContextDemo_updated.zip


Please let us know if you require further assistance,




CT Chui Tey December 19, 2013 02:37 AM UTC

Thank you very much. And by the way the December release of the Silverlight SfDataGrid with AddNewRows feature is very helpful, thanks.

JG Jai Ganesh S Syncfusion Team December 19, 2013 05:01 AM UTC

Hi Chui,


Thanks for your update.


Please let us know if you need further assistance.


Thank you,

Jai Ganesh S

JA James May 1, 2014 05:10 PM UTC


I would like to know the difference between these 3 grid controls too. The link to the document that you've provided doesn't seem to be working anymore. Can you please post a new link?


SM Saravanan M Syncfusion Team May 2, 2014 05:58 AM UTC

Hi James,

We are sorry about the inconvenience caused,

Due to network problem we have lost all our previous data. We have uploaded the comparison document for three controls again and you can download it from attachment.




Attachment: Comparison_GridDataControl_And_SfDataGrid_GridControl_2d453b46.zip

DR Deepak Raj Sundar Syncfusion Team October 16, 2014 03:04 PM UTC

Hi All,

Please find the comparison between the SfDataGrid and GridDataControl based on latest version in the following document .

 Attachment link : SfDataGrid_GDC.zip .​

Deepak raj Sundar.

JS Jayapradha S Syncfusion Team February 18, 2015 10:02 AM UTC

Hi James,


Please find the comparison document between SfDataGrid and GridDataControl based on the latest version in the following document,


Document Link: SfDG_GDC_12_4_comp.zip


Please let us know if you have any queries.




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