Introduction

Hello everyone!

As you may have read in the latest issue of the Telerik Newsletter, we are proud to announce a brand new XAMLFlix episode on RadPivotGrid. In case you haven’t heard, XAMLFlix is a video series devoted to getting you up to speed quickly with our Telerik controls for WPF and Silverlight. In this episode, we will take a look at what RadPivotGrid Beta for WPF has to offer, with three short videos. So grab some coffee and let’s get started!

What Is RadPivotGrid?

RadPivotGrid is a control used to aggregate millions of records in a concise tabular format. The data can be easily grouped, filtered, sorted and manipulated to create different types of reports. The three videos available for viewing right now show you just how to accomplish that.

  • Getting Started with RadPivotGrid – In this video, we will see how easy it is to setup a LocalDataProvider and bind RadPivotGrid to data inside of a predefined class. We will also discuss how easy it is to setup Row/Column/AggregiateGroupDescriptions which will allow us to customize the data displayed inside the RadPivotGrid. Download Project
  • Using RadPivotFieldList with RadPivotGrid – In this video, you will quickly learn how RadPivotFieldList is an integral part of RadPivotGrid. It allows the end-user to modify RadPivotGrid and generate many different reports with the current data. Download Project
  • Customizing RadPivotGrid with Group Filtering – So far, we have seen how easy it is to use RadPivotGrid and RadPivotFieldList. In this video we will show you how easy it is to let your user customize their RadPivotGrid output with group filtering. Group filtering allows you to find items matching a criteria and adjust the data automatically. You can apply filters based upon Grand Total or the Names of the group. This gives your users the ultimate in flexibility with very little effort on your part. Download Project

Wrap-Up & Share Your Thoughts

Telerik XAMLflix for WPF controlsIn these three videos, we learned a lot about what RadPivotGrid is capable of, but that is not all of the features we are planning to add. We are currently in BETA, with an official version coming Q1 2013. We are working hard to add new features such as XMLA and ADOMD for taking advantage of OLAP data operations and much more!

As always, we are always open for feedback on how we can improve this control or any control currently available, so feel free to leave a comment below or send me a tweet on Twitter at @mbcrump.

I’d also encourage you to go ahead and download your own copy of the Telerik WPF or Silverlight control suite right now where you can explore this control and others.

Thanks for reading and happy coding!


MichaelCrump
About the Author

Michael Crump

is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile.  You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his various blogs by visiting his Telerik Blog or his Personal Blog.

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