The second service pack for iGrid OCX 7.0 fixes two problems found in the last six months since the previous update. One of the problems is related to working with combo cells in the user interface, the other problem is related to row removal from code. Read the What's New file for more info.
Recently we have implemented new samples and enhanced existing samples in the online library of extra samples for iGrid.NET. One of the new samples is Explorer-Like Column Chooser. It demonstrates how to implement the column chooser functionality similar to what we can find in the Windows Explorer. The column chooser for our WinForms grid has some benefits, such as the ability to filter the column list by a substring:
Another new sample is Export to Excel, Late Binding. It is a revamped version of the previous Export to Excel sample, which is now based on late binding to Microsoft Excel automation objects. The new approach is free from all problems related to using of the Microsoft Office interop assemblies in real life.
The old Smart Tree Creation sample was replaced with the new iGrid Tree Helper Methods sample. The new approach provides tools to simplify work with tree grids in the form of extension methods.
The Multi-Column Drop-Down List and Subtotal Manager samples were enhanced based on the requests of our customers.
To demonstrate how the Windows Side-by-Side Assemblies technology (also known as SxS) can be used to create portable versions of executable applications using our ActiveX grid control, we implemented a new portable demo of iGrid ActiveX. The importance of this approach is that neither administrator rights nor any access to the Windows registry are required to launch apps with iGrid ActiveX.
You will find the new portable demo on our Download page.
An update for our ActiveX grid control is available. It fixes all bugs revealed after publishing the new major release and brings some enhancements related to selection of cells and rows. The accompanying help file in the CHM format was also updated to reflect all changes in the latest build.
The latest build of our WinForms grid control fixes all bugs revealed by our customers since the last update. Some of the fixed problems were related to printing. The new version also brings several enhancements, and one of them is the revamped algorithm that calculates totals in footer cells faster.
The product manual in the PDF format and its counterpart in the electronic help system in the MSHelp 3 format were also improved.
As always, all changes are described in detail in the supplied What's New document:
Great news for all developers using our ActiveX grid - a new major update of iGrid ActiveX was released today! The new version of iGrid brings new features and significant performance improvements. In some scenarios, iGrid 7.0 may work up to 200 times faster compared to its previous versions. Traditional interactive operations like grouping were also optimized and show various performance gain depending on data.
The electronic help system for iGrid was improved as well. The revised iGrid CHM help file contains a description of all new features implemented in the v7.0, more detailed help topics for existing members and the reorganized Programmer's Guide section that helps to find required information faster.
This update for iGrid.NET mainly fixes several bugs revealed since the previous update in May. One of them is the problem of a double shadow for forms created after an iGrid drop-down list was displayed. The bug fix for this problem also brings a new implementation of the shadow effect for drop-down controls in our WinForms grid. The new build uses the corresponding feature from the modern Aero theme from the OS and provides a consistent look and feel that works best in Windows 10:
For more details, read the comprehensive What's New document for the product:
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Total review count for iGrid: 56
Average rating: 5 of 5 stars.
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