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High performance

Instant loading

Data grid has the ability to load millions of records instantly.

Fast data processing

Data processing operations like sorting, filtering, grouping, summaries, refresh, and real-time updates are handled efficiently using PLINQ.

Data grid is optimized for quickly printing and exporting to Excel/PDF file formats.

Data binding

Data binding works out-of-the-box with all popular data sources like SQL server, Oracle, IEnumerable, and data providers like LINQ to SQL, ADO.NET, Entity Framework, WCF Data Service.

Seamless editing experience

  • Support for built-in column types.
  • Embed controls such as progress bar and rating to view or edit the data.
  • Built-in support to commit or rollback changes when the data object implements IEditableObject.
  • Built-in support to add new records dynamically.

Data error indication and validation

There is built-in support for validating cells and displaying error information based on IDataErrorInfo, INotifyDataErrorInfo, and Data Annotations. Data grid also provides support for custom validations.

Data shaping and manipulation


There is support for sorting data against one or more columns with multiple customization operations. There is also an option to sort by caption summary values when the grid is grouped.


Data grid has support for grouping data by one or more columns either programmatically or through mouse and touch interactivity.


Data grid has a built-in, Excel-inspired filter UI with advanced filtering options to easily filter and view data as required. It is also possible to filter programmatically.


There is built-in support to calculate and display sum, min, max, average, count, and custom aggregates in additional rows in a table or group.

Real time updates

Data grid handles high frequency updates even under the most demanding scenarios where the data is sorted and grouped in real-time. The summaries are calculated in an optimized way and the updated summary is displayed in real-time scenarios.

Data grid provides support for highlighting the search results and also filtering records based on search text.

Conditional formatting

Data grid has the ability to customize cell and row appearance conditionally based on data.

Row and column customization

Individual row heights

Change the height of the rows based on the content of any column or certain columns to enhance the readability of content.

Cell merging

Data grid has the ability to dynamically merge data in adjacent cells and present that data in a single cell.

Freeze panes

Freeze the rows and columns at top, bottom, left and right positions similar to Excel.

Unbound rows

Data grid has the ability to display rows at the top and bottom of the grid with data that is not bound to the ItemsSource.

Stacked headers

There is built-in support for displaying stacked headers, which are unbound header rows that can span across multiple rows and columns.

Unbound columns

Data grid provides support to display additional columns that are not bound to data. It also supports expression, which is used to calculate values among columns.

Master Details View

Hierarchical table view

A master-detail relationship is represented through nested grids that can be expanded and collapsed as required. Data grid also supports functionalities like editing, sorting, filtering, etc. Its flexibility allows unlimited levels of nesting.

Record template view

Display additional information of a row using a template that can be expanded and collapsed as required. It can be defined in datagrid using the TemplateViewDefinition.

Data virtualization

Data virtualization

Data grid has the ability to create records on demand by automatically enabling data virtualization.

Incremental Loading

Data grid has the ability to load data while scrolling, if the data source is derived from ISupportIncrementalLoading interface.


There is interactive support for manipulating data using SfDataPager control. It also supports on-demand loading.


Built-in themes

There is support for built-in visual styles like Blend, Office 2010 & 2013 styles, Metro, and Visual Studio.

Easy styling

Fully customizable using Microsoft Expression Blend and Visual Studio. It is possible to completely customize the cell and row appearance.

Theme studio

Easily customize all aspects of appearance using the Theme Studio utility.

Interactive features

Row drag-and-drop

Built-in support to drag and drop rows. Also supports drag-and-drop between controls.

Column chooser

Column chooser UI can be selectively enabled to let end-users interactively choose the visible columns. The default UI can also be customized as required.

Context menu

Improve the end-user experience by adding custom context menu entries.


Built-in support for row and cell-based selection similar to Excel with extensive support for all keyboard navigations.

Printing and exporting

  • Rich set of options for exporting data to Microsoft Excel file formats, PDF, CSV, and printing.
  • Several customization options are also provided to customize the exporting and printing operations.


Settings in the grid can be serialized to XML format and loaded back through the built-in serialization options.


Every static text in the data grid can be localized to any desired language.

UI Automation

Data grid is compatible with Coded UI and UFT (formerly QTP) automation tools.

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