I have developed an application along with the help of many of the experts on this site. One nuiscance in this application which is a Windows app connected to SQL Server 2000, is that the grids force the user to click on a link or plus sign to display the contents of the grid. I have tried to set up column mapping but it does not appear to make any difference. I would like to know if there is an easy way to make the grid open automaticlly maybe without mapping each column? I am mapping the grid to a dataset. I have an example using a dataview and filter but do not believe I need that. Can someone provide a sample code snippet?