As part of Telerik UI for WinForms by Progress, RadVirtualGrid is the first virtual grid component on the market with support for hierarchy. It enables you to display unlimited rows and columns in your applications rapidly, by triggering an event every time a cell needs a value. Additionally, you can query a data source or a server and provide values for cells.
Built to deliver high performance with any number of data and fast row/column resize operations, the control leverages UI virtualization, in which only displayed cells are created. They are then reused to display different data. Additionally, instead of storing information for data rows, it requests a cell value when it needs the information.
No other Grid control on the market offers a hierarchy feature. In response to the flood of user requests, we now offer the very first virtual grid component on the market with support for hierarchy.
Filtering and Sorting is achieved using the FilterChanged and SortChanged events, which get triggered when such an operation occurs via UI or programmatically. Once notified for the operation, you can use the filtering and/or sorting expressions to fetch the correct data.
Paging functionality enables you to navigate through pages with the built-in paging panel.
RadVirtualGrid features nine types of editors out of the box that can be used for editing the most common data types and handling the most common scenarios. The desired editor will be specified when the event is provided. Predefined editors include:
The control supports all Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) operations, and triggers notifications for each operation, so the changes can be pushed to your data source.
The CellValidating and RowValidating events enable cell/row contents validation. Error indicators display in the indent cell to notify you of any validation errors.
RadVirtualGrid also supports pinned rows and columns to display most important information at a glance.
The control supports a variety of built-in selection modes, such as single or multiple, which can be applied at the row or cell level.
Built-in waiting indicators, both at the control and row level, notify users of the pending operation when querying data.
Built-in context menus for rows, column headers and cells expose contextual commands. Of course, all context menus are fully customizable so you can add new commands or remove existing ones.
In addition, the control features easy-to-use tooltips functionality: you can define tooltips for different types of cells, to provide additional information to your end users.
With the serialization API, you can serialize and de-serialize the control's content to a file/stream. This makes it possible to preserve user settings and restore them afterward. In addition, the API enables fine-grain customization on what should be serialized, so you can remove default items and add your own.
The data in different cells/rows may vary in size and order to ensure its visibility. RadVirtualGrid offers some useful features to help with the process:
Using UI virtualization, the control creates and reuses elements when needed; as such, they are not accessible at design time. To enable customizations, the control exposes CellFormatting and RowFormatting events, where the visual elements are passed and can be further customized in terms of color, text, font and so on. The control also offers built-in alternating rows functionality.
Business globalization requires multi-lingual applications. RadVirtualGrid supports all RTL layout, as well as full localization of its strings. See Localization and RTL Support for the full list of controls supporting RTL and localization.
RadVirtualGrid provides rich design time support functionality making customizations and configurations very easy. Key capabilities include:
The control ships with a rich set of themes that enable you to easily build slick interfaces with the look and feel of Windows Vista, Office 2007, Outlook and so on. Themes can be switched easily using a single property.
In addition, our framework features support for custom themes that can be built from scratch to fit your exact visual demands, using the Visual Style Builder productivity tool.