SourceGrid 2.2

Simple .NET grid. No databinding, design-time, grouping or master/detail
2.2 (See all)

SourceGrid is a light grid control written in C# that will allow programmers to add basic grid capabilities to their .NET Windows Forms applications. Apps using the control can display and edit unbound data. The author feels that the DataGrid class of Microsoft?s .NET Framework relies too much on the DataSet class: the control always has to be bound to a dataset or other source for its data. Others consider that the DataSet class is too slanted towards working with XML documents. The SourceGrid control allows simple data to be displayed, without relying on XML to do it. However, while the SourceGrid control is potentially useful for simple applications, it lacks more advanced features offered by other grid controls. For example, SourceGrid lacks databinding. Databinding is the ability to automatically update data from a source that is ?bound? to an object, which can mean virtually real-time data access. Without the ability to display bound data, developers must code the data updating themselves, which is costly in time and money. SourceGrid of course provides for unbound data. Any .NET control can be contained in CellControl. The grid control lacks an IDE designer and other advanced WYSIWYG features. It provides no printer support, and lacks grouping and master/detail capabilities.

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