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.

19 comment(s)
Nate Laff

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

15 March, 2011
Michael Thuma

Looks interesting!

15 March, 2011
Luke Grews

ASPxGrid Team, are you watching this as well?

Can't wait... :-)

15 March, 2011
Robert Fuchs

Nate: +1

15 March, 2011
Neal

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

15 March, 2011
Crono

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

15 March, 2011
Mike Falcon (DevExpress)

Crono:

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

You will have printing and exporting support.

As for kb article - workaround should work too.

15 March, 2011
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Luke,

The ASPxGridView already support multiple summaries:

demos.devexpress.com/.../Total.aspx

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

15 March, 2011
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

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

Cheers, Julian

15 March, 2011
Fırat Esmer

Hell Yeah!

15 March, 2011
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Julian,

Nah.

Ok, well, just a little. :)

15 March, 2011
James Zhong

Exciting feature!

15 March, 2011
Hideaki Kusaka

Great!!!

16 March, 2011
Robert Fuchs

Again: Will this be available in XAF???

17 March, 2011
Dennis (DevExpress Support)

@Robert:

Yes.

17 March, 2011
Robert Fuchs

@Dennis:

Guess what, I already knew that.

I must have read this somewhere.

:-)

17 March, 2011
Mike Falcon (DevExpress)

Dennis:

hmm? ;-)

17 March, 2011
Dennis (DevExpress Support)

;-)

17 March, 2011
Mark Chimes

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

25 March, 2011

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