Xceed Free WPF DataGrid Updated (v3.1) – Now with support for XML data sources, Excel export, and data virtualization
“Good news! Xceed has just released the most significant upgrade yet to the free Xceed DataGrid for WPF Express Edition. Version 3.1, with new features and enhanced performance, strengthens its position as the most mature and feature-rich datagrid control, second only to Xceed’s own Professional Edition. Compare it with the competition to find out why it is the most adopted WPF control available.
What’s new in v3.1 Express Edition:
Faster scrolling and ability to handle very large datasets Column / horizontal scrolling virtualization to handle large numbers of columns Column auto sizing, last column fill, starrable widths IDataErrorInfo support Support for XML data sources Clipboard / copy support Support for XML data sources Fixed columns, programmatically Alternating row styles Delete selected rows
The Professional Edition has also been updated to v3.1,…”
“MONTREAL, QC - January 26, 2009 — Xceed today launched version 3.1 of Xceed DataGrid for WPF Professional Edition. New features including asynchronous data virtualization and Excel export have been added to this grid control, designed specifically for Windows Presentation Foundation. A fully functional trial version is available now for download from Xceed’s website.
Version 3.1 of Xceed DataGrid for WPF Professional Edition marks the debut of five features that users of Xceed’s WPF grid control have most requested.
Asynchronous data virtualization has been implemented, which can greatly improve performance and reduce memory usage, particularly when working with large data sources. Furthermore, because the data virtualization is asynchronous, the UI is decoupled from the data source, which ensures that the application remains responsive as data is being retrieved from the data source. Programmers have complete control over the number of records in memory and the size of data blocks through the API.
Excel export lets the datagrid export its content using either the XMLSS or the CSV format. Groups, detail content, and statistical functions (formulas and values) can all be exported using this new feature.
- The Express Edition features performance increases, column virtualization, programmatic fixed columns, column auto sizing, IDataErrorInfo support, XML data source support, the ability to insert records into non-IBindingList sources.
- Other features have been added to both the Professional Edition and the Express Edition. First, clipboard copy support allows content from the grid to be copied to any other supported application, such as Excel, Word, or Notepad. Content can be sent to the clipboard as HTML or CSV. Second, each theme now provides an alternating row style that can be activated through the TableView class. Third, a delete selected rows command has been added, which can remove rows in master grid, in details, or both. Various other minor fixes have also been applied to both editions.
Always a good day when we get a free WPF DataGrid update… ;)
Related Past Post XRef:
Xceed WPF DataGrid v2.0 Released (and the "Express" edition is still free)
Databinding the Entity Framework to the Free Xceed WPF DataGrid
Xceed DataGrid for WPF 1.1 Released
Free Xceed DataGrid for WPF Now Available for Download
Free WPF DataGrid from XCEED (Coming Soon)