Virtual Scrolling In ASP.NET GridView

18 May 2009

imageVirtual scrolling was just released for the DevExpress ASP.NET controls and it's a great way to browse grid data without using page buttons.

By default, ASPxGridView will display the pager control for browsing grid data. The pager control is the set of buttons and links that let the user jump to the first page of data, the last page of data or a few select pages in between. The pager control works fine but if you're like me, you miss the ease and power of using a scrollbar to browse your data. Unfortunately, a standard scrollbar doesn't work well with a standard web application. 

Lucky for both of us, DevExpress ASP.NET controls now have a feature that combines intelligent algorithms with Ajax techniques to provide the ease of use of a scrollbar with desktop-like high performance, the virtual scrollbar.

Virtual scrolling is fast, easy and useful and I'll show you how to add it to your ASPxGridView in just 4 minutes. Click to watch now

After you watch the screencast, add virtual scrolling to your site's datagrid and drop me a comment here on how you and your users love it.

[Here is the LINQ video I mentioned in the screencast. Expect a longer and better version of this video soon.]

9 comment(s)
Jose Rolando Guay Paz

Hi Mehul.

Just watched the two videos and liked the idea. Just one question, can I use the LinqServerModeDataSource object with Entity Framework classes?

20 May, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Thanks Jose,

You can however, there is an issue that Microsoft is working on:

20 May, 2009
Old Hu

thank, i'll test My XAF application using Virtual Scrolling.

20 May, 2009
Joie Tagum

I've been using this feature and it's awesome !!!. Btw, nice presentation.

21 May, 2009

Does this feature also work with .NET 2.0 version of this ASPX GridView?

22 May, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Amy,

Yes! The ASPxGridView works with .Net frameworks 2.0+

22 May, 2009 programming

Ya really nice feature. I will try this in my application. Thanks for sharing.

6 July, 2009

Cool presentation. Thx.

I need implement virtual vertical scrolling. Is there any abilities to do it easy?

28 August, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Vsa,

Thanks, and yes please check out the video link above.

28 August, 2009

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