ASP.NET GridView - Multi-Row Headers / Bands (available now in v2011.1)

ASP.NET Team Blog
10 March 2011

Update: Export, resizing, dragging, scrolling, and other existing grid functionality will work with the new bands feature!

Check out the new "Multiple Headers / Bands" feature of the DevExpress ASP.NET GridView, the ASPxGridView:


New Column Type

A new column type has been introduced to support Band columns called GridViewBandColumn.

Child and Nested Columns

The band column is a different kind of column. It's designed to contain child columns.

Therefore, it's possible to have nested bands, and also a column and a band at the same logical level.

Column Resize and Freeze

Features like column resizing and column freezing also work fine with bands, although it isn’t shown in the demo.

Drag-And-Drop Columns

You can drag-and-drop columns within their parent band. However, you cannot move a child column from one parent band to another. This limitation makes sense because of the parent-child relation of the band and its child columns.

Refactor Leads To Speed Improvement

We're always looking for ways to bring you enhancements and, while implementing this new feature, we found an opportunity to refactor some internal code.

The result is you'll get a slight speed increase with the ASPxGridView on both the client- and server-side!

Naturally we made sure the refactoring wasn't done in a vacuum. We increased test coverage to make sure you get an even more robust and tested ASP.NET GridView.

Requested By You

This feature was one of the most requested features for the ASPxGridView. So during our 2011 Roadmap planning, we made sure to find some time to add it our aggressive 2011 schedule.

Thanks for your feedback!


What do you think of the new "Multi-Row Header/Band" feature of the ASPxGridView? Download the latest DXperience version 2011.1 or greater and then drop me a line below with your thoughts. Thanks!


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