Thank you for writing.
By default, no data is displayed in the grid. You can control whether the no data message will be shown by using the ShowNoDataText
property. However, in order to show the grid lines, you should add dummy records to the RadGridView.Rows
I would recommend you to have a look at our Demo application >> GridView >> Spreadsheet example
which demonstrates a sample approach how to add empty rows and style to show the grid lines. The Demo application is usually located in the installation folder of the WinForms suite: C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\UI for WinForms Q1 2016\Examples\QuickStart\Bin
I hope this information helps. Should you have further questions I would be glad to help.
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