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gridgroupingcontrol and realtime data

I am showing financial securities data in a gridgroupingcontrol. I would like to add a column of realtime data (prices coming in from an outside feed). I may want to check for updates every 5 seconds, and update those values that have changed. Can you recommmend an approach for this? Should I directly update the cells that have changed, or update the underlying datatable? I may be showing up to 10,000 rows and 40 columns, with 3 levels of grouping. I would like to make the updates transparent to the users. Thanks, Brian

4 Replies

Administrator March 3, 2005 06:58 PM UTC

You should probably update the underlying DataTable. The grouping grid will automatically respond to these changes and update any groups/summaries that are affected by the changes. You could cache the changes in a 2nd dataset and then do a dataset.Merge to move the changes into teh grid''s datasource every so often.

Administrator March 3, 2005 08:06 PM UTC

Thanks for the info. Should I wrap the changes to the table in a BeginUpdate/(update table)/EndUpdate/Refresh code block? Or just update the table and let the grid handle the rest? Thanks, Brian

Administrator March 3, 2005 09:45 PM UTC

I have also noticed that the groupings do not update (they remain how they were originally grouped, even if that underlying column changes. Thanks.

Administrator March 4, 2005 12:07 AM UTC

If the data being updated is randomly distributed, I would just let the grid handle it. If the updated data is in large contiguous blocks, you might be able to get a little better performance using BeginUpdate/EndUpdate.
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