Cell level data types

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  1. Scott Michetti
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    Feb 2010

    Posted 11 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hello, is it possible using MVVM to have different data types in a single column? I would want one cell to be string, another to be numeric, and another to be a dropdown etc. Or possibly use 1 datatype(String), but have different editors in each cell. Your new spreadsheet control may be a better solution, but it may be some time before it is done, and if this can work using the GridView, I'd use that.

  2. Ivan Ivanov
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    Posted 11 Mar 2013 Link to this post


    Unfortunately such a requirements goes far beyond RadGridView's core concepts. Basically, RadGridView is designed to process all of the column cells' values as instances of a same type. You can have strings, numerics etc simultaneously as they all derive from System.Object, but this will disable all of the data-shaping operations (sorting, grouping etc). You will also need some custom type-casting mechanism. I would personally try RadSpreadSheet instead.

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