News Archive - 2019

New and updated extra samples for iGrid.NET
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:
Explorer-like column chooser in WinForms grid
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.
iGrid ActiveX portable demo
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.
iGrid ActiveX v7.0.15 (Service Pack 1) available
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.
iGrid.NET 6.0.25 (SP3) with enhancements out
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: