iGrid is our flagship grid control for the ActiveX and .NET 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.
iGrid.NET 11.1 released
Meet the latest update of our WinForms grid control. The most important improvements in this release are:
- The AutoFilterManager filter box opens without lags even for huge grids with 500’000+ rows.
- Great performance improvement for the search function in the filterbox pick list.
- Detecting printing in custom drawing and dynamic formatting events for special effects.
- Smarter Tab key behavior in drop-down lists that saves time while editing huge grids.
- New simple PrintManager setting for centering iGrid on paper.
- The search-as-type tools now better support European languages with digraphs.
As always, all changes are described in the accompanying What's New document. The help system and manual have also been supplemented with descriptions of the latest additions, as well as new examples of how to use existing members.
DocMounter 3.0 Update 2 (v3.0.20) out
This update of our .NET documentation tool implements significant enhancements in the process of importing XML comments: loading in a separate thread without blocking the UI, more detailed output log with totals, better processing of XML comment tags. Three minor bugs were also fixed in this update.
iGrid.NET 11.0 Update 1 (v11.0.18) out
The first big update of iGrid.NET 11.0 is available. It fixes all bugs revealed since the release and implements some enhancements in the printing infrastructure. Among the enhancements are better resource usage, faster printing and improvements in drawing of grid lines when the plain look of the grid on the paper is used.
It has become a good tradition to improve the product documentation with every product update, and this time is no exception. The updated manual and help file for our WinForms grid contain new topics describing iGrid's resizable UI, support for high DPI and tablets. Many existing topics were amended to better describe iGrid concepts and coding techniques, including adding of new accompanying code samples.
DocMounter 3.0 Update 1 (v3.0.12) out
The first update for DocMounter 3.0 was published. It fixes several issues revealed since the release and implements some enhancements that make working with the product more comfortable.
iGrid.NET 11 released
We are proud to present a major update to our flagship WinForms grid control. This update is mainly focused on implementing customer suggestions that make programming with iGrid.NET easier or add new features to it. Among them dynamic formatting of footer cells, new options for the FillWithData method, customizable cell tooltip display time, methods to select/deselect ranges of cells and rows, new features in the events related to cell text editing.
The updated AutoFilterManager add-on also implements one of the most popular requests of our customers - the ability to construct arbitrary filter criteria from code. Besides of that, AutoFilterManager 11 solves two problems of the previous versions: inability to restore filters from autofilter files saved in previous versions of AutoFilterManager and .NET 6/7 security issues related to the deprecated BinaryFormatter class.
The row visibility system of iGrid was enhanced to provide the ability to use AutoFilterManager and the built-in search-as-type functionality in grids containing rows made invisible by the developer.
The documentation for the product was significantly improved. First, it describes the new features of iGrid.NET 11. Second, many existing topics were amended to provide more samples and detailed description of existing functionality. Read the updated product manual together with the 15-page What's New file for the version 11 to find out more about the new product features:
iGrid ActiveX 7.5.25: stability improvement update
This update of iGrid brings some stability improvements. They eliminate crashes in situations when a collision while processing selected cells from two places happens. One of the cases when this happened earlier was changing of the current cell in an event handler of the AfterCommitEdit event raised when the DELETE key was pressed. More info is in the updated What's New:
DocMounter 3.0 + Help Viewer 2.1: excellent tandem
Today we present two new releases of our tools related to help systems.
DocMounter, our tool to build documentation for .NET assemblies, was updated to the version 3.0. This major version update brings new features and great enhancements. The most notable of them is the ability to generate help files directly in the MSHC format. Among other enhancements are support for high-resolution screens and ability to create help files without .NET assemblies.
Updated 10Tec Help Viewer also brings several important improvements. First, it provides the ability to use any folder on the hard drive as the help library folder. Second, it remembers the last viewed topic in every help file and restores it automatically when you open a help file again. Third, it was supplemented with new heuristics allowing you to browse help files built with Sandcastle.
The updated Help Viewer perfectly complements the new major version of DocMounter and is used as the viewer of MSHC help files built with our .NET documentation tool.
iGrid.NET 10.1 Update 2 with revamped AutoFilterManager UI out
We have published a big servicing update for the latest iGrid.NET and AutoFilterManager today. This update with the full version number 10.1.22 brings great improvements in the AutoFilterManager UI. Among them - support for high-resolution screens, refreshed icons in UI elements, and overall cleaner look that fits better with modern flat interfaces and Windows 10/11. Below is a screenshot from a 4K display with the pixel density of 192ppi:
As always, all bugs revealed by the moment of update have been fixed in the new build. Some of them are related to the infrastructure of drop-down elements AutoFilterManager and the built-in drop-down lists of iGrid are based on. To find out more about them and all enhancements in this release, read the updated What's New document: