• .NET Desktop

    Bringing User Experience to the next level in RadGridView for WinForms

    In the upcoming Q3 2010, we bring the extensibility of RadGridView to the next level. We will add the ability to create and replace the row type for all rows stored in the rows collection which will give our customers almost unlimited control over the customization and design of the control. The new feature gives developers the opportunity to extend the default behavior of all descends of the GridViewRowInfo class. Here is how it works: Let’s say that you want to create an expandable filter row which has extended user-friendly UI for filtering: In Q3 2010 this will be possible with a few simple...
    October 26, 2010
  • .NET Desktop

    New goodies in RadGridView for WinForms: Drag and drop with RadGridViewDragDropService

    One of the new goodies that came with RadGridView Q2 2010 is the brand new drag and drop API, which offers a very flexible way to create custom drag and drop scenarios with ease. Each instance of RadGridView is associated with RadGridViewDragDropService that handles user drag and drop operations. It gives you out-of-the-box reordering of columns and movement of items between the group panel and the columns header. The service is also responsible for rows reordering in unbound mode when grouping and sorting features are not applied. In many cases, developers need to implement complex custom scenarios that are not covered by our products by default....
  • .NET Desktop

    Evaluated (Calculated) Column for WPF/Silverlight RadGridView with IronPython

    The Dynamic Language Runtime (more info here) is a great way to spice up those boring old CLR applications. Not only has the DLR helped bring the dynamic keyword to C# 4, but it helps Python and Ruby live on top of .NET. Using the DLR and IronPython, it's relatively easy to craft a calculated column, giving you the power to execute IronPython expressions over your data objects. What's more, you can import Python modules such as math, datetime, etc. You can download the source code for this example here. The exact same code can be used for both Silverlight and WPF....
  • .NET Desktop

    Introducing Cell Copy & Paste in RadGridView for WPF+Silverlight

    Our upcoming 2010 Q2 version packs a lot of goodies. One of them is the totally revamped Clipboard support in RadGridView for WPF and Silverlight. Made possible by cell selection which will also be introduced in Q2, the new and improved Clipboard capability is both robust, easy to use and very extensible. By default, users can both copy and paste cells. However, the RadGridView has two additional properties - ClipboardCopyMode and ClipboardPasteMode, which provide thorough control over Clipboard operations. You will be able to choose whether users can copy cells, column headers and/or column footers, or control how pasting works - skip...
  • .NET

    Breadcrumb hierarchy navigation for RadGridView

    For my first blog post I’m going to present a little pet project inspired by requests from some of our customers. And so, without further ado: The Breadcrumb is a simple control that analyzes the type of the collection found in the RadGridView’s ItemsSource property and automatically resolves data hierarchies. Usage is pretty straight-forward. Place the control anywhere you like and then connect it to the RadGridView, all in XAML. Example: <bread:Breadcrumb Grid.Row="0" Margin="5" SourceGridView="{Binding ElementName=radGrid}"/> The logic behind the type analysis algorithm is simple: represent every collection as a generic IEnumerable<> and get the type of the generic argument. So if you have an array of...
    May 31, 2010