exontrol Grid component

Posted on 2015-02-20
Last Modified: 2015-03-02
Is there someone who tried the exontrol Grid component in any of desktop application?
I just want to know how this control is appreciated (rated), before I pick  it as my grid replacement in dbase Plus.
Question by:Omer-Pitou
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ID: 40625655
I have used Exontrol Grid together with Delphi years ago and was very pleased with it.
As far as I remember, you can even use the grid as a tree.

But why not testing it yourself?
It is free of charge if you don't use it commercially and therefore you can try it out as long as you want...
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Expert Comment

ID: 40625667
Have a look at this bundle of Visual FoxPro samples to get a quick start with Exontrol...
exgrid - how to questions in VFP9
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Expert Comment

ID: 40625677
Also this may help you with choosing the right grid...
Looking for a combined grid / treeview control
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Author Comment

ID: 40632463
Please, Tommy.
If you're using MySQL along with exontrol grid, can you tell me if you faced bookmark error message.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40632506
My database is Oracle and I didn't use bookmarks together with exontrol.
But maybe I can help you, if you could tell me the complete error message?

Author Comment

ID: 40632548
That's sounds great
This is the error message
Error:  OLE Dispatch Exception:  Current Recordset does not support bookmarks. This may be a limitation of the provider or of the selected cursortype.

This is my code
local oGrid, rs
            cStmt="Select * from compte"
            cString = "Provider=MSDASQL.1; Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.3 Driver}; User=root;Password=finger4;Data Source=FingerFinanceA10; Database=fingerfinance; option=3"
            rs = new oleautoclient("ador.recordset")
  , cString,2,1)
            rs.bookmark = true
            oGrid = form.activex1.nativeObject
            oGrid.ColumnAutoResize = false
            oGrid.ContinueColumnScroll = false
            oGrid.datasource = rs

Author Comment

ID: 40632551
I tried this one too, cString, 3, 3) without success
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Expert Comment

ID: 40632748
It's not an exontrol Problem.

Problem depends on your provider and/or your used cursortype.
CursorTypes, LockTypes, and CursorLocations

Which cursortype are you using?

Author Comment

ID: 40636443
I used the openStatic one (#3).
What can't be the right combination here.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40638992
Try cursor type adOpenDynamic (#2).

A dynamic cursor allows all types of movements in your recordset.
Bookmarks are also allowed, but only if the provider supports them.

So, if adOpenDynamic doesn't work, you should think of using a different provider...

Author Comment

ID: 40640369
Hi Thommy,
I tried number of combinations without success. I wonder which one is the right provider.
The driver I am using is the recent one MySQL ODBC 5.3.4 Ansi Driver. It is mentioned that it supports bookmarks.

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