WPF Data Grid - Performance & UI Enhancements (Coming soon in v15.1)

Thinking Out Loud
15 May 2015

Our upcoming release (v15.1) will include numerous new features across our WPF product line. In this post, I'll cover a few of the enhancements we've planned for our WPF Data Grid Control.

Binding Performance

Performance matters and in our continuing effort to improve the DevExpress WPF Grid Control, we've taken steps to radically improve data binding speed.

When our Grid control is bound to data via the GridColumn.Binding property, our new binding mechanism allows you to group, sort and filter data nearly 20 times faster than in previous releases. We'll have more metrics to share with you as we get closer to release...

Card View Scrolling

Our WPF Card View now supports per-pixel scrolling. Pixel based scrolling is far more fluid than our current implementation and will be especially useful when displaying large cards within the Grid. 

Another nice by-product of per-pixel scrolling is improved scrolling performance. Cards scroll smoothly and end-user will not experience lags even with the most complex card layout. 

New Master-Detail Capabilities

For those of you who rely on master-detail views within our Grid, we've got some new features that you'll hopefully find valuable - features that have been available in the standard grid layout for some time - they are:

  • Multi-row selection
  • Bands
  • Outlook-style New Item Row

WPF Data Grid Master-Detail View

Data Navigator

If you've used our WinForms Grid, you're probably aware of the integrated Data Navigator within the control. With this update, our WPF Grid Control can now display a Data Navigator within its container by enabling a single option.

WPF Data Grid - Data Navigator

As you can see in the screenshot above, the WPF Data Navigator offers a simple and intuitive interface for a broad range of usage scenarios.

Beta 1 of v15.1 is right around the corner so feel free to share your thoughts about these new features here. We'll be happy to follow-up. Thank you!

5 comment(s)
gabriel caro
gabriel caro

Great news!.. I can't wait to see it.

Regarding reports, any improvement for full support of WPF and MVVM? There are already several years that are lagging behind in this area. As an additional comment, is very useful to us as developers get an idea of the improvements or inclusions in a new version of the components, helps us equally to future projections with our customers, we would know what to offer or what to expect.

15 May, 2015
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

@Gabriel -you bet, we've got a WPF Report Designer in the works. We shared a preview of it on our Facebook page yesterday.

15 May, 2015
gabriel caro
gabriel caro

Thank you for the info Ray, I have review it!.. really this is a great news.. long time waiting for this.  :)

15 May, 2015
Jim Foye
Jim Foye

Excellent, thanks.

16 May, 2015
Hamad Aslam
Hamad Aslam

can anyone tell me how can i use expression in 15.1 and multiply 2 column values

22 September, 2015

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