WPF Data Grid - Scrollbar Annotations (Coming soon in v16.1)

Thinking Out Loud
18 May 2016

Inspired by Visual Studio, our WPF Grid Control now offers a annotation support within its vertical scrollbar. Though this new feature may not be something you'll use across all your WPF apps, I think you'll find there are situations where it can be extremely useful - especially when you must efficiently (maximize use of screen real-estate) communicate extended information with end-users when your grid contains thousands of rows. 

Scrollbar Annotations can be used in a variety of ways, and as you can see in the screenshot below, they can display:

  • Validation Errors
  • Focus/Selection ranges
  • Search matches
  • Custom data/information

WPF Data Grid - Scrollbar Annotations

For example, note the dark blue annotation used for Selected Rows - when the user scrolls past the selected record range, the scrollbar communicates the position of the selected rows so they can return to the appropriate position quickly.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this new WPF Grid feature and whether it's something you are likely to use in your next WPF project.


6 comment(s)
Steven Rasmussen
Steven Rasmussen

This looks great!  When will it be coming to windows  forms?  :)

18 May, 2016
Steven Rasmussen
Steven Rasmussen

Oh... and also when will it be coming to the treelist (both winforms and WPF)?

18 May, 2016
Joe Goodall
Joe Goodall

I hope this will also be released with winforms. Being able to see validation errors will be very helpful!

18 May, 2016
Neal
Neal

Yes, I would def use this and I'm looking forward to more attention on WPF as it's time to make the transition for me personally. I love Windows Forms but have to make this transition.

As to this feature I hope it can be extended so I can not just use it for your checkbox type items but I can use it along with conditional formatting per se.  Maybe I want a marker for orders > $100.00 for example.  

18 May, 2016
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

@Steve @Joe - Definitely something we'll look at for WinForms - bookmarks via the scrollbar is something we'll also consider...

18 May, 2016
tony hasselbacher
tony hasselbacher

hopefully it will come to winforms.

19 May, 2016

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