What Grid it is better to use (that came with visual studio) ?

Posted on 2002-06-07
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Hi Experts.

What Grid it is better to use (that came with visual studio) ? and i don't meen to grid that came with

out supplier like "True DB grid".

i need to do work with the standard microsoft controls.


Question by:Alon10003
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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  There's two grids came, Data Grid, and MS Flex Grid

  both of them not allow you to edit the data, so i think if you could have another one, it's will be better
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What do you want to use the grid for?

There are a variety of grids with different properties:

DBGrid : Compatible with DAO and allows in-cell editing but not complex formatting of cells such as colours etc.
Datagrid: Similar to DBGrid but also supports ADO.
Flexgrid : Supports DAO and to some extent ADO but does allow complex formatting of cells but not in-cell editing though this can be successfully simulated
MSHFlexgrid : Similar to flexgrid but also supports hierarchical recordsets.

If you can summarise your requirements for the grid then I can recommend the appropriate one for your requirements and also help you work-around some of the limitations of the grid that is chosen.
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by:Roshan Davis
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Check these links

some interesting Custom Grid Controls.

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priya_pbk earned 250 total points
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I always think, the DataGrid is a better tool to use if one has to edit, update and delete the records and for just displaying the records, the MSHFlexgrid is a good one.

Both of these controls can be bound to Adodc control.

I would not prefer to choose the Msflexgird and the DBgrid coz both of them are more compatible with DAO and not ADO, which i think is used more often in Vb applications

Again, choose that which your application needs to run it effeciently.

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by:Éric Moreau
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You already asked this question on May 26 and had accepted the FlexGrid. What else do you want?

Anyway, have a look at
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