All enhancements done in our .NET documentation tool during past year were published as a new minor version release today. Read the What's New file to find out more about the changes in the product.
Today we publish the first big update for iGrid.NET X and its PrintManager add-on since the release date. The most significant enhancements in today's release are related to PrintManager. Now it supports printing of the footer section, and its print preview window can be scrolled with the mouse wheel. You will find other useful changes in the What's New file, including full support of new concepts introduced in iGrid.NET X (such as the Z-Order for grid lines) and fixes for all revealed bugs.
The grid control itself was also improved. First, we made its text-to-value algorithm processing entered strings more sophisticated to help the user to work with formatted numeric values easier. Second, the grid line Z-Order system was enhanced even more to provide a nicer look of iGrid with custom grid lines. And last but not least, several minor bugs revealed in our WinForms grid were also fixed.
Microsoft released .NET 5 with WinForms support, and we tested the special build of iGrid for .NET 5 in this environment. Unfortunately, the support for third-party controls in .NET 5 projects is still limited and does not allow usage of such controls at design time, but our WinForms grid is .NET 5 compatible and can be added to forms and configured from code without any limitations.
As always, we are constantly working on improving the documentation for our product. The iGrid.NET manual and electronic documentation were supplemented with new topics and code samples, and some existing topics were rewritten for better understanding of iGrid concepts and to reflect the changes in the latest major version.
Despite the fact that the ActiveX platform is losing its popularity among developers nowadays, we are continuing to support and enhance our ActiveX grid based on requests of our customers. Today's release of iGrid adds a bunch of new features. One of the most significant of them is the ability to resize rows and columns by dragging grid lines. Notice the special H-Split cursor in the center of iGrid indicating that row resizing is possible:
Among other new features are a PopupMenu method allowing you to display iGrid's built-in context menus at any position on the screen, tools to change the mouse pointer (including the ability to use true standard OS cursors like the Hand cursor), and several properties for fine tuning of internal parameters.
The revamped focus rectangle drawing provides you with the ability to change the focus rectangle thickness and display it while editing. One serious problem related to incorrect drawing of the focus rectangle in all previous releases of iGrid was fixed in this release.
The help file for iGrid was also enhanced. It contains the help topics for all new members introduced in iGrid v7.5 and extended information about members implemented in the previous releases.
To find out more about the improvements in the latest release, read the comprehensive What's New document.
Our congratulations to all developers using our WinForms grid control for .NET! iGrid.NET X has been released today. It is a big revamp of the existing 10Tec WinForms grid control with a cleaner modern UI and support for high-resolution screens and tablets:
The X letter is a roman numeral equal to the 10th version number of the product. It reflects the huge amount of changes made in the product since the previous major release, v6.0. X is also a symbol depicting one of the new UI elements in the grid control - remove buttons in headers of grouped columns.
The work on this product was started in spring 2019 when we decided to release a product that suits the modern software and hardware environment. In addition to that, we wanted to enhance existing grid control based on customer requests gathered since the first versions. Many of these improvements could not be done in the original product and required rewriting of its basic infrastructure modules. Now this hard and long work is finished.
iGrid.NET X brings numerous improvements related to usual interface tasks. Among them are the aforementioned x-buttons in grouped column headers to easily remove columns from grouping and one row layout for the grouping panel. There are non-UI improvements related to optimized memory usage and new members providing up to 60% performance gain in operations with cell values. And sure, the new iGrid.NET supports .NET Core 3.0/3.1 and the forthcoming .NET 5.
The demo installation and its portable version include the new iGrid.NET X DPI-Aware sample. This sample is dedicated to demonstration of the new features of iGrid.NET X. The demo was built to support the native resolution of high-resolution screens and allows you to change the size of iGrid UI elements dynamically for comfortable use on tablets.
Download the demos to see iGrid.NET X in action and read the 30-page comprehensive What's New document to find out more about this release.
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iGrid is fantastic! It is incredibly feature rich, which to me is the most important factor when purchasing a development tool. Not only that, but it is very easy to implement in projects, and the pricetag is very reasonable, especially when compared to similar tools competitors offer. Add to this the responsiveness of the support team and you have a winner!
I originally found you from your google ads when searching on Google for something like "c# .net datagrid". There were several things I liked about your product, but I'll name the main selling points. First of all, I couldn't find any way to accidentally throw unhandled exceptions in design mode without even touching the code in the code editor (which I can't say of all such products). Second, the syntax for doing most tasks was straightforward and easy to learn. Last, your product had very excellent sample code.
We examined many .NET grid controls but didn't like the way most of them required Datasets, were memory inefficient and none of them were an easy replacement. After finding 10Tec's iGrid.NET control our decision was very easy. It is extremely easy to use, very well thought out and documented and the conversion went without a single problem. More time was spent removing the previous control than implementing this one!
We started with iGrid in 2002 after getting no response from the vbAccelerator SGrid developer about lacking features. 10Tec implemented suggested features from several users, including ourselves, and grew iGrid into a very worthwhile ListView/Datagrid replacement. It's been improved constantly since it branched off from SGrid and we look forward to many great future enhancements. iGrid is also well-supported and is at the core of all our products. Our software wouldn't be possible without iGrid.
We appreciate many properties of iGrid, sort, group. It's a great tool and we use it wherever possible - in every form. A lack of the grid would mean the collapse of our entire development. We completely rely on this grid.
Total review count for iGrid: 60
Average rating: 5 of 5 stars.
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