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How to serialize schema settings while using custom engine in WinForms GridGroupingControl?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridGroupingControl |
Published Date: September 26, 2016 |
Last Revised Date: December 24, 2019


In order to serialize the grid when the grid is defined with the custom engine, override the CreateFormXml and WriteXml method in CustomEngine. The XMLSerializer can be defined with the CustomEngine that you created for grid.


public class CustomEngine: GridEngine 
    public override ChildTable CreateChildTable(Element parent) 
        return new GroupingChildTable (parent); 
   /// <summary>
   /// Creates a valid stream for custom engine
   /// </summary>
    public override GridEngine CreateFromXml(XmlReader xr) 
        XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(CustomEngine)); 
        object obj = serializer.Deserialize(xr); 
        return obj as CustomEngine; 
    /// <summary>
    /// Saves the engine changes to an XML stream.
    /// </summary>
    public override void WriteXml(XmlWriter xw) 
        XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(CustomEngine)); 
        serializer.Serialize(xw, this); 



Public Class CustomEngine
        Inherits GridEngine
        Public Overrides Function CreateChildTable(ByVal parent As Element) As ChildTable
                Return New GroupingChildTable(parent)
        End Function
        ''' <summary>
        ''' Creates a valid stream for custom engine
        ''' </summary>
        Public Overrides Function CreateFromXml(ByVal xr As XmlReader) As GridEngine
                Dim serializer As New XmlSerializer(GetType(CustomEngine))
                Dim obj As Object = serializer.Deserialize(xr)
                Return TryCast(obj, CustomEngine)
        End Function
        ''' <summary>
        ''' Saves the engine changes to an XML stream.
        ''' </summary>
        Public Overrides Sub WriteXml(ByVal xw As XmlWriter)
                Dim serializer As New XmlSerializer(GetType(CustomEngine))
                serializer.Serialize(xw, Me)
        End Sub
End Class


C#: Custom_Engine_Serialization

VB: Custom_Engine_Serialization

Reference link: https://help.syncfusion.com/windowsforms/classic/gridgroupingcontrol/serialization

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