Last post Nov 03, 2005 01:05 PM by tinky_lou
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Sep 19, 2005 05:23 PM|tinky_lou|LINK
Hi everyone, thanks so much for your inputs.
Based on the feedback here, I'm evaluating two grids: telerik, and DexExpress.com's grid. I'm doing a side-by-side development of a mini-app with just these requirements: about 2000 records, a few filters, sorting, grouping optional but nice, in-line editing
that includes databound dropdown (very large list, I'd actually have preferred a popup with "quick-search". Did something like that for asp years ago, and it was a headache I never want to relive ...). Performance, and speed of development are probably equally
important in this case ...
My gut feel is to love Telerik, for the speed, and its adherance to .net API. But after fiddling for a few hours, I have my basic grid up, with sorting and grouping (that sometimes bombs out, some more debugging to do). All filtering I'd have to do myself,
and then it won't be nicely integrated into a tidy interface. Their documentation is good, and from the forums it seems that their responses are very timely. It's a serious programmer's tool: they've put a lot of work into making it work well, but you'll have
to put in a fair amount of your own time also. One person on their forum says, "I love this grid, but the learning curve is killing me!"
For DevEx's product, I love the tidiness of the whole thing: the fixed headers, the ease with which you switch on the sorting and ordering (albeit not as flexible as Teleriks, more dependable if you're working quickly). Paging works much nicer - Telerik implements
the very basic paging, and invites you to overwrite with your own if you want more. I love the multi-row edit - users can never understand why web-based editing can't be as easy as spreadsheet editing and here it is. However, it is much slower. Bombed out
on a 2000 records; seems ok with about 150, so I'll probably need to force filtering if I use it. The documentation isn't great - I search the examples, search the new-ish knowledge base, email them, and with about a day-and-a-bit turnaround I get somewhat
of an answer ... till next time. I admit I'm spoilt: I'm used to working "my way" - a mixup between using the Dev interface and programmatic settings - with DevEx I have to do a lot more via the interface.
So it's still very much a toss-up right now - it's tough to decide. I thought I'd share my experience, in case any others are also evaluating currently.
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Sep 20, 2005 01:12 PM|rmprimo|LINK
I still believe AspXgrid is tops, Telerik editor is eons ahead of the rest. One feature telerik suite excels in is drag-n-drop. Menu, treeview, tabstrip and panelbar are a commodity today so support would
matter more. Their combobox is great too but the origianl one by intersoftpt is up there too.
This kind of blows the idea of one suite do it all.
I do like the idea of including the code. Some of these components are so heavily dependent on client code it is hard to inherit from them at all. Se peeking and tweaking or even learning from the code is a good idea.
Sep 21, 2005 05:59 PM|tinky_lou|LINK
Nov 03, 2005 01:05 PM|tinky_lou|LINK
The promised update: I stuck with Intersoft and have been quite pleased with it. There are some quirks and items they're still figuring out, but on the whole, the customer support (if you email them directly with good problem descriptions) is quite prompt
and very useful. I've had the first grid go into production and have had good feedback.
Performance is decent, also with in-grid editing that involve their webcombo with large datasets. I do find that if I have a combo with very few items, that takes unexpectedly long to download; which will annoy the repetitive-use users like/need, but we'll
see if there's a way to get around that. Large datasets are surprisingly fast. Once you're past the basic set-up documentation, it becomes a little tougher to find documentation that help with troubleshooting; you really have to dive into the API and just
On one page I have an image grid, and another grid with a childgrid (both edited in-grid), where items can be moved up and down, and it all works very nicely. Not instant, no miracles here, but nicely, and it was all done in a fraction of the time we'd have
gotten it done with the standard .NET grid or the other grids I evaluated.
I'm a little worried about memory leaks; their latest product patches all addressed memory leak items, and we've had a couple of "out of memory exceptions" - usually when there's some validation issue, etc., and we'll be keeping a watch on that.
And one other nice thing - I haven't tried it yet, but read in the last release update that their grid can be used in Dotnetnuke apps now.