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How to choose the best grid in WinForms GridControl, GridGroupingControl and GridDataBoundGrid?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridGroupingControl |
Published Date: April 21, 2015 |
Last Revised Date: February 11, 2020

Choose the best grid

Essential Grid includes a trio of grid controls as well as many other controls that are used in conjunction with these three grids. Essential Grid works similar to Microsoft Excel and allows extremely detailed customization down to the cell level. Multi-level Undo / Redo, Shared Scrollbar support, Data / View separation, floating cells, more than 15 cell types, and unmatched extensibility are features that are unique to Essential Grid.

GridGroupingControl - a high performance grouping grid that offers very flexible support for grouping your flat datasources and your hierarchical datasources. This grouping grid supports expressions fields, filters, multi-column sorting, grouping, nested tables/hierarchies, and custom summaries. It can use any IList datasource including ADO.NET DataSet/DataTables and IBindingList objects.

GridDataBoundGrid - a column-oriented grid best suited for use with ADO.NET DataSet/DataTables datasources. If you do not need the flexible grouping or hierarchical support provided by GridGroupingGrid, but need to bind to an ADO.NET datasource, then GridDataBoundGrid is the grid you should use.

GridControl - a cell-oriented grid that can contain its own data and does not need to be bound to a datasource. It has the facility to easily be customized down to the cell level. You can also use this grid in a virtual manner such that you can bind it to any type of data source.

Reference link: https://help.syncfusion.com/windowsforms/grid-control/getting-started

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