iGrid is a grid control for the ActiveX and .NET Framework WinForms platforms:
- Powerful and super-fast replacement for the ActiveX/.NET DataGrid and DataGridView grid controls shipped with the classic Visual Basic (VB6) and Windows Forms .NET.
- Editable replacement for ListView and VB6 MSFlexGrid, with better functionality and optimized flicker-free drawing.
- iGrid ActiveX works perfectly in Microsoft Word and Excel as a VBA grid control on UserForms. It is also a versatile Microsoft Access grid control.
- iGrid.NET is an advanced DataGridView alternative for VB.NET/C#.
- The object model is very simple so you can start to use it in minutes.
- This component is the ideal choice if you need an unbound grid control for ActiveX/.NET development.
10Tec HelpViewer for iGrid.NET help packages
Today we are proud to present our new tool to work with the iGrid.NET electronic documentation. This utility called 10Tec HelpViewer is a tool to browse iGrid.NET mshc help files in the modern Microsoft Help Viewer format (MSHelp3):
The main benefit provided by this tool is the ability to work with the iGrid.NET help files without installing the Microsoft Help Viewer app supplied with Visual Studio. Moreover, 10Tec HelpViewer can be used even if you do not have Visual Studio installed on your pc.
The tool is deployed by the updated demo installer for iGrid.NET X. You can optionally assign it as the F1 key handler in Visual Studio code editor to display context-sensitive help for iGrid members.
10Tec HelpViewer is a lightweight portable app. It is also included into all zip packages with mshc help files for iGrid.NET 3.0 – X you can find on this website. Now you can start using the full iGrid.NET help files immediately after downloading or copy them to any pc. No installation procedure is required!
Help packages for iGrid.NET X and iGrid.NET 6 updated
With the release of 10Tec HelpViewer we also amended the full electronic documentation for the latest iGrid.NET and its previous major version. The updated help packages contain fixes for all revealed problems, including missing hyperlinks to the external Microsoft documentation. You can download these mshc help packages to update them in Microsoft Help Viewer or browse them with the new 10Tec HelpViewer app included into the zip archives.
iGrid.NET Demo: new design and compatibility with .NET 5
Today we release a significant update of our iGrid.NET demo. The first important point in this update is full compatibility with .NET 5 and the binaries of iGrid.NET DLLs included into the setup package. The second significant change is a redesigned layout of all sample forms with a new common toolbar at the top of every form:
You can discover other numerous changes in the samples when you launch the new demo (portable versions for .NET Framework and .NET 5 are available as well). Read the What's New document for the demo and visit the Download page to download the updated iGrid.NET demo.
iGrid ActiveX 7.5 SP1 (build 0004) available
The first service pack for iGrid ActiveX 7.5 fixes 3 bugs revealed since the release. One of the serious issues addressed in this build is disappearing of iGrid rows from the viewport after grouping. Another critical bug fixed in this update is iGrid crash while the user is doing drag select. We strongly recommend that you update iGrid ActiveX to this latest version to avoid any problems in your apps.
Enhancements in AutoFilterManager add-on for iGrid.NET (v10.0.24)
Meet an update for the autofilter functionality for 10Tec WinForms grid control. The first enhancement is the lightweight filter buttons which are no longer drawn with button borders if the mouse pointer is not over them. This corresponds to the concept of the lightweight UI introduced in iGrid.NET X:
The second important change in this release is the enhanced support for the Windows Forms designer providing better automatic resource cleaning to avoid memory leaks. Please, read carefully the What's New to find out more about this:
iGrid.NET demo and help file updated
The demo of our WinForms grid product was updated. Some samples were significantly changed to demonstrate features introduced in the latest releases of iGrid.NET. One of these samples is the full-featured My Customers sample, which now outputs group row totals in normal cells in corresponding columns and uses the footer section as grand total. Another greatly redesigned sample named Right-to-Left Mode shows how to localize the grid UI and how to force left-to-right layout for individual cells while the whole grid works in right-to-left mode. You will find functionality improvements and modern 32-bit icons in other samples.
The latest update of Visual Studio, version 16.8.4, brings a problem that causes delays up to 10 seconds while opening pages from the local iGrid.NET help system. The updated help package for iGrid.NET no longer suffers from this problem. It is included into the updated demo installation or can be downloaded separately from the Download section.
iGrid.NET X SP1 (v10.0.20) available and compatible with .NET 5
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.
iGrid ActiveX 7.5 released
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.