ASP.NET Grid - Cell Bands, Cell Merging, and Cell Focus - (Coming soon in v16.1)

ASP.NET Team Blog
02 June 2016

In the v16.1 release, we've added powerful Data Cell features to the DevExpress ASP.NET Grid View control:

1. Cell Bands

The DevExpress ASP.NET Grid View now provides you with a capability to organize grid columns into logical groups (bands). It allows columns to be arranged in multiple rows, and column headers and cells to occupy more than one row.

Bands provide both display and usability benefits. Header bands can be dragged by end-users to reorder columns. This is extremely useful if you need to provide a quick way to rearrange columns while preserving their logical grouping. Note that columns (and bands) are only allowed to move within their parent bands - you cannot move a child column from one parent band to another. This prevents end-users from breaking column grouping logic.

And the Grid View allows you to export grid data with bands to various formats.

2. Cell Merging

The DevExpress ASP.NET Grid View (ASPxGridView) can automatically merge adjacent cells with the same values. By default the cell merging is disabled. Set the SettingsBehavior.AllowCellMerge property to true to allow the grid merging cells; or control the cell merging availability for a particular column by using the GridViewDataColumnSettings.AllowCellMerge property.

3. Cell Focus

The DevExpress ASP.NET GridView's Batch Edit feature is great. And with the v16.1 release, we've made it easier to figure out which cell you're currently focused on:

DevExpress ASP.NET GridView

WebForms & MVC

And I'm happy to announce that the new data cell grid control features will be available for both ASP.NET WebForms and MVC platforms in the v16.1 release.

Keep an eye on this blog as there are more DevExpress ASP.NET GridView features in the v16.1 release.


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