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Sneak peek: WinForms grid – the best keeps getting better with multi-summary footers (coming in v2011.1)

Today is my fifth anniversary of working at DevExpress (I started on the 15th March, 2006), and just like that very first day, I’m travelling. This time, it’s chez Microsoft where we’re learning about the New Stuff coming up in the near future.

This coming year though, more than of all those five, it seems we’ll be announcing much more functionality than ever before across all our supported platforms. Today I have a quick sneak peek for our WinForms XtraGrid control.

The grid will be gaining multi-summary footers per column in the next major release, v2011 vol.1. As usual pictures are worth a thousand words, so I’ll show you what it all means. First here’s a grid with a simple single summary row, like what you get now.

Grid with one summary rows

(Click to enlarge, as with all these images.)

Next, here’s an image showing multiple summaries in that summary row:

Displaying multiple rows

Finally, here’s an image showing how your end-user would add or remove summary fields from the summary row.

Add/remove summary fields

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks: we’re getting closer and closer to code freeze for v2011.1.

Published Mar 15 2011, 08:15 AM by
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Nate Laff


Will this functionality work with XAF? Perhaps just separating with a Semicolon in the GroupSummary property?

March 15, 2011 12:17 PM

Michael Thuma

Looks interesting!

March 15, 2011 12:43 PM

Luke Grews

ASPxGrid Team, are you watching this as well?

Can't wait... :-)

March 15, 2011 1:04 PM

Robert Fuchs

Nate: +1

March 15, 2011 1:34 PM


Looks great!  Sure would be nice if those context menus could be skinned without requiring a barmanager on a form :)

March 15, 2011 1:54 PM


How will this affect the current workaround for displaying multiple summaries? (A1101)

March 15, 2011 2:34 PM

Mike Falcon (DevExpress)


It's always better to use native solution :).

You will have printing and exporting support.

As for kb article - workaround should work too.

March 15, 2011 3:11 PM

Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


The ASPxGridView already support multiple summaries:


And the ASPxGridView has had this feature since it was first created. :)

March 15, 2011 3:16 PM

Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Mehul: Do I detect a whiff of "nee nah nee nah nee nah" there? :)

Cheers, Julian

March 15, 2011 3:36 PM

Fırat Esmer

Hell Yeah!

March 15, 2011 3:47 PM

Mehul Harry (DevExpress)



Ok, well, just a little. :)

March 15, 2011 4:11 PM

James Zhong

Exciting feature!

March 15, 2011 9:28 PM

Hideaki Kusaka


March 16, 2011 12:27 AM

Robert Fuchs

Again: Will this be available in XAF???

March 17, 2011 9:59 AM

Dennis (DevExpress Support)



March 17, 2011 10:35 AM

Robert Fuchs


Guess what, I already knew that.

I must have read this somewhere.


March 17, 2011 11:08 AM

Mike Falcon (DevExpress)


hmm? ;-)

March 17, 2011 3:05 PM

Dennis (DevExpress Support)


March 17, 2011 3:06 PM

Mark Chimes

Any chance the summaries will now be subject to whatever filter is set?

March 25, 2011 7:27 PM

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