Last post Jan 18, 2011 06:03 AM by sameerchachad
Jan 13, 2011 06:33 PM|S. Valmont|LINK
I'm considering going at this myself because my requirements are particular and highly customized:
The grid is bound to a collection of complicated objects, each of which may contain child and grandchild objects. Depending on data and context, the template'd cells vary from TextBoxes to ComboBoxes to Calendars to a combination of controls.
TextBox cells have Google-style auto-complete functionality. Also each TextBox cell can expand into a small TreeView pane that allows hierarchy-navigating selection of a value should auto-complete be insufficient.
Values from other controls can be drag-and-dropped into cells.
Columns are re-sizable and re-orderable. Clicking their headers sorts data.
All of the above is AJAX / client-side / Web 2.0 of course.
Has anyone built anything similar from scratch? Or used an effective tool to accomplish this goal? How well would Telerik meet my specs? Is it right to have the hunch that something this specific is best done by taking a Microsoft GridView and extending it
Thanks for your two cents.
Jan 14, 2011 06:22 AM|joy_live|LINK
You need to build GridView from scratch, I have done something similar in Winforms, but in ASP.NET it is entirely a different game.
You need to customize the datacolumn and for the functionalities that you want.
From the looks of it I think its going to be a while before you can have the complete grid. But looking the bright side you can sell a grid so useful :D
Jan 14, 2011 01:02 PM|S. Valmont|LINK
Thanks for the bad and good news.
Jan 18, 2011 06:03 AM|sameerchachad|LINK
We have used Teleriks in one of our application which had a complex grid UI similar to yours and Teleriks proved to be a good bet.
They gave excellent support to our queries and also supported multiple browsers for complex grids such as Mozilla, Safari apart from IE 6 and 7.