Xceed’s WPF team has added capabilities to Xceed DataGrid for WPF that greatly enhance the product’s support of the MVVM architectural pattern. This means that designers and developers of WPF and Silverlight applications can more easily concentrate on what they do best, concurrently. This translates to better apps, faster.
The ability to sort based on the results of statistical functions has also been added. Furthermore, improvements have been made to how the datagrid interacts with its items source, and styling cell content alignment for specific columns has been simplified.
Because the MVVM pattern can be somewhat open to interpretation, we would love to have feedback from our customers concerning their needs for this architectural pattern.
Version 1.1. of Xceed DataGrid for Silverlight is slated to launch before the end of 2010. This release will bring several powerful new features to the product, including group headers and footers, Excel and CVS export with xmlss, and sticky/fixed columns.
Xceed DataGrid for Silverlight is like no other Silverlight datagrid, providing a lightning-fast experience, even with remote data. Typically, Silverlight datagrids have to use a “paging” mechanism when presenting multiple pages of remote data, for example, a Next/Previous button. As a result, the UI becomes unresponsive while waiting for the next batch of data, sometimes for several seconds. This has a major impact on how end-users perceive and therefore judge an app. But Xceed’s Silverlight grid control delivers the fastest, slickest scrollbar experience available, and is always snappy and responsive.
The product comes with complete documentation that fully integrates into Visual Studio for quick access. It also provides C# and VB.NET sample applications that make getting started with it easy. Full C# and XAML source code is available in the Blueprint Edition.
See it live now, online, with a no-install Silverlight demo app!