The WinForms grid control is a cell-oriented control for displaying tabular data. It does not make any assumptions regarding the structure of the data. Users can customize it down to the cell level. It can be used in a virtual manner, in which the data is provided on-demand in real time, or it can be used in a manner in which the cell grid maintains the data within its own internal structures. Its rich feature set includes editing, cell styling, data formatting, covered cells, various cell editors, clipboard operations, formulas, Excel-like selection, frozen rows and columns, exporting, and more.
Load millions of rows and columns in less time. Supports on-demand data loading.
Provides a smooth scrolling experience even with millions of rows and columns.
On-demand data population in which the grid does not store cell styles in its internal storage. This means the grid can be loaded with millions of rows and columns instantly.
Users can populate the grid by storing the cell style in its internal storage. The cell style exposes various properties for storing cell appearance and data information.
Users can customize cell styles at any level and format data as required. Customize each cell’s appearance such as Font, Background, Borders and more. Cell styles can be applied to any range of cells, rows, columns, and tables.
Customize the appearance of cells, rows, or columns conditionally based on data.
The WinForms Grid control (.NET Grid) provides built-in themes support to adapt the control to the rest of your business application. Some of the different built-in themes include:
Users can customize the built-in themes or write their own custom themes.
Users can interact with the grid through a rich interaction experience similar to Excel. Provides the following rich, Excel-like features:
MFC applications are usually designed using the document-view pattern. Grid provides complete separation of its data and display details. This allows users to easily implement multiple views of the same data, similar to MFC document-view applications.
Display additional hints or information about cells through tooltips. Users can customize tooltip appearance.
View the grid content clearly by zooming in and out as required.
Built-in support for the Print and Print Preview dialogs with numerous customization options.
Serialize the WinForms grid control (.NET grid) settings to XML, SOAP, Binary format, and load back (deserialization) to grid.
Compatible with Coded UI and UFT (formerly QTP) automation tools.