Is this a Good Idea or not ?

By patrickwellink
February 22, 2005

I really don’t know if it is……(and I would Really like your Feedback about it)  I have been keeping myself busy with building a SmartGrid.

The Idea is to tell a datagrid where to get it’s data in the property section of the grid. Place the form on a grid and be done with it….. No coding needed.

I don’t know if this will fit a 3-tier architecture (or any architecture at all) and that’s where you guys come in. You can give me feedback about it. Would this be a usefull control or not ?

After placing the SmartGrid on a form you will have some extra properties below is a screenshot of this

if the autoload is set to true you the grid will load itself with data. After clicking on the “DataSetmethod” you will be able to select the DLL where to get the data from…

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Just compile and run and the grid will be filled with data.

I am really curious if this is a good idea ?

To download the project goto the  GotDotNet Workspace 

Comments: 1

  1. Patrick Wellink says:

    It’s not that the standard datagrid is hard to use.. I am not Saying that.

    But Don’t you get sick and tird of alwayd typing the same code…

    Doubleclick on the form to get to the Form.Load event

    Then Datagrid.datasource = somedatalayer.somemethod

    Datagrid1.datamember = something.

    and idem for comboboxes….

    This way you set the properties at design time and you’re done with it…..

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