I love new software and new features. It is like the best birthday present. Many of you have used our ASP.NET Pivot Grid-Table know that the ASPxPivotGrid control is highly composable at design time and runtime. You as well as your end users can move field data around and and change the way the data appears; rows can be move to columns, columns to rows, fields to filter and data areas, and by doing so the ASPxPivotGrid will display your data in ways that is meaningful to your end users.
Now the DevExpress ASP.NET Pivot Grid—in 10.2—can be paired with the ASPxPivotCustomizationControl—see Figure 1—and the user can manage column, data, row, filter, and hidden fields from a central control. Check Defer Layout Update and the user can make several changes and apply the updates when all desired changes have been made.
To use use the ASPxPivotCustomizationControl place it and an ASPxPivotGrid control on a web form. Set the ASPxPivotCustomizationControl’s MasterControlID to point at the ASPxPivotGrid and you are off to the races.
In the next few days I will post some sample applications that demonstrate how to use the ASPxPivotCustomizationControl and some of the other new features of 10.2.
Figure 1: The ASPxPivotCustomizationControl let’s you manage the ASPxPivotGrid from a central location, sort of like a control panel for the ASPxPivotGrid.