Friday, January 26, 2007 1:31 PM
DataGrid or not?
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Are WPF developers really need DataGrid component (as like the awful one in VB, .NET 1.1 and 2). My opinion - no, but there are those who want it.
Generally, Microsoft is not "Component Provider". This place is saved for 3d parties like Infragistics, Xceed etc. They are doing great work by saving valuable time for companies.
From the other hand, GridView within ListView make you able to create datagrid you really want. However in last TechEd Infragistics presented their version of DataGrid and yesturday Xceed did it as well. There are some, who like old good DataGrid incorporated with WPF by using CrossBow. So the world rolling and very soon we'll see WPF datagrids of any kind everywhere, ... or not... Hense, with outstanding possibilities of DataBinding in WPF we do not really need something very smart to create data driven control.
So, DataGrid or not in WPF - the questing remains open...