• Enterprise-quality grid solution for next-generation web applications.

      Grid FX is perhaps the most exciting product release in Software FX's history. It combines all of our product and technology innovation to provide developers with a truly unique and highly integrated data visualization platform to display graphical and tabular data in enterprise applications.



    特征综述 About Feature



    Design-Time Experience

    • Drag and Drop Editing
      Move, split and stack columns by drag and drop within the Layout Editor on the Visual Studio 2005/2008 design surface.
    • Smart Tag Wizards
      Take advantage of full blown context sensitive wizards where most of the functionality is readily available in a graphical way rather than a simple list of properties.
    • In-Place Template Editing
      Format the display of content through the WYSIWYG template layout of a given area without hiding the grid from view.
    • Enhanced Property Grid
      Selecting an item or area of the grid highlights the relevant section of the Property Grid and vice-versa.
    • Integration with Visual Studio 2005/2008
      Grid FX takes advantage of the Visual Studio 2005/2008 extensibility model to offer a design-time experience that significantly decreases development time and the learning curve over traditional grid controls.

    End-User Experience

    • FloatingBar
      The FloatingBar provides end-users with per item features such as data copying, grouping, sorting & filtering, hide or show columns, plus font selection, size, style & color.
    • Toolbar
      The Toolbar provides options for the grid as a whole such as palette selection, adding a new item or data, on/off of highlighting or copying the data.
    • Data Copy
      End-users may copy data from the entire grid, a specific item or column through the Toolbar and FloatingBar.

    AJAX Data Organization

    • Grouping
      Combine items by unique, distinct and/or ranges of values - whether dates (including Outlook-style), numeric or alphabetical.
    • Sorting
      End users can order data in columns or in a hierarchical order of columns by ascending or descending alphabetical or numerical values.
    • Filtering
      From the FloatingBar, conveniently find additional, relevant data to a specific item.
    • Paging
      Grid FX provides linear pagination of data with first, last, next, previous or specific page navigation.
    • Data Editing
      End users may insert, update or delete data within the grid through an in-place edit bar or a floating, modal record form - full security and validation supported. Initiated via the Toolbar (insert) or the FloatingBar (update and delete) or simply double-click (update) on an item and executed smoothly via AJAX.

    Integrated Chart FX Technology

      Grid FX includes Chart FX capabilities right in-the-box, offering immediate charts, digital panels and gauges. You can add these graphical elements in and around every area of the grid. These elements can feed off of the grid's data or a completely separate data source in your Visual Studio project. In addition, these elements respond to contextual information such as clicks, drilldowns and master-detail. When it comes to visuals, the Chart FX objects are automatically configured based on grid settings which translates to faster integration and less effort synchronizing charts and other graphical elements with the grid's visuals.

    • Charts
    • Gauges
    • Digital Panels

      Enterprise-Quality Components
      For 14 years, Chart FX products have been designed for ease-of-use, innovative features, strong performance and a satisfying end-user experience.

    Elegant Aesthetics

    • Palettes
      Artistically designed color schemes for the grid's backgrounds, icons, borders and fonts.
    • Motifs
      Combinations of aesthetically matched custom icons, pagers, font sizes and styles, and borders for your grid.
    • Image Borders
      Grid FX provides dynamic area borders to highlight your data presentation.
    • Smooth Menu Transitions
      Fades and transitions were implemented for a more enjoyable experience with the grid and its features.
    • Title Bar
      The Title Bar can explain the grids content and complements the motifs and palettes including font style and size. Add a relevant icon from those included or upload you own image or logo.

    Innovative Functionality

    • Data Formatting
      Improving on the "format string", intuitive wizards and APIs were designed for type specific data formatting.
    • Sidebars
      A new area of content added to the edge of your grid AJAX-enabled to display either master details of a selected item or other information relevant to the entire data set.
    • Card Layout
      Create and customize alternate layouts to your columnar grid including template layout editing and tiling.
    • Master Detail
      Display additional information for an item through AJAX-enabled expandable areas including collapsible rows and Sidebars.
    • Multi-Cell Columns
      Drag and drop in the Layout Editor for improved alignment of stacked columns.
    • AJAX Core Functionality
      AJAX is utilized in every possible facet of Grid FX to minimize server calls and redraw while creating a better experience for the end-user.
    • Image Support (Data or URL)
      Grid FX supports the inclusion of images stored in binary format within databases or remotely with a URL pointer. The images can then be utilized in a thumbnail/full-size relationship or manipulated through other sizing parameters for a specific layout.


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