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NOV Silverlight Grid

Advanced Data Grid Component for Silverlight


The NOV Grid for Silverlight is a high performance Data Grid component for displaying and editing tabular data within your Silverlight applications.

NOV Silverlight Grid includes a TableGrid and a TreeGrid (ListTreeView) with many advanced features for editing, navigation, seamless databinding and more.

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NOV Silverlight Grid
High performance Data Grid component for Silverlight

The NOV Silverlight Grid is a high performance Data Grid component for displaying and editing tabular data within your Silverlight desktop applications.

The NOV installation comes with Silverlight Example Solution including many Grid Control examples with source code. You can use the NOV Silverlight Grid to replace the standard DataGrid, or any Grid control for your business applications, whether you are working on a new or extending an existing Silverlight application.

The NOV Grid will not only help with your Silverlight application development, it will also allow you to start with your cross-platform .NET development and target multiple platforms and devices.

That is correct - when you start developing with NOV, you will be able to build cross-platform applications using single code base.

NOV Grid for Silverlight includes:
FilteringFiltering
GroupingGrouping
SortingSorting
Tree Grid ViewTree Grid View
Alternating RowsAlternating Rows
GridlinesGridlines
Master DetailsMaster Details
Row HeadersRow Headers
Frozen RowsFrozen Rows
Frozen ColumnsFrozen Columns
Null ValuesNull Values
Calculated ColumnsCalculated Columns
Data ColumnsData Columns
Format CellsColumn Editors
Format CellsColumn Formats
Column Conditional FormattingConditional Formatting
Column WidthColumn Width
ProtectionProtection
ScrollingScrolling
SelectionSelection
TooltipsTooltips
Widget HostingWidget Hosting

Silverlight Grid Data Binding - binding to diverse set of data sources

NOV Silverlight Grid provides support for binding to diverse set of data sources. The Grid displays data from a data source assigned by the DataSource property.

A data source is an attribute that aggregates a Data Table. Data Tables help you define data in-memory, or bind to different collections of objects. You can work with all types of data tables in a consistent and intuitive manner. The Data Table exposes various operations that help you add/remove fields and rows, get or set cell values as well as perform different queries.
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Silverlight Grid component optimized for high performance

With NOV Silverlight Grid you can load 1M+ records (million records) without compromising performance.

The Silverlight Grid allows end-users to perform smooth scrolling, Grouping, Sorting and Filtering on hundreds of thousands of records instantly, without lags or delays.
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Silverlight Grid Data Processing - Filtering, Grouping, Sorting

The NOV Silverlight Grid Data Processing allows to easily perform Filtering, Grouping, Sorting, or Self-Referencing operations on your data. Both the Table Grid and Tree Grid are performing the Filtering and Sorting processes, however the order of the data processing algorithm is different for each type of grid. Following is an overview of the data processing algorithm for each type of grid.
  • The Silverlight Table Grid allows Filtering, Grouping and Sorting
  • The Silverlight Tree Grid allows Filtering, Self-Referencing and Sorting

Silverlight Grid Filtering

Silverlight Grid Sorting

Silverlight Table Grid Grouping

Silverlight Tree Grid Self-Referencing

Silverlight Grid Master - Details

Master - Details is a feature of the Silverlight Table Grid that allows you to display additional information (details) for each record data row.

Master - Details allows you to display other tables data that is related to the master table rows - NTableGridDetail and NTreeGridDetail are master-details that can display a Table Grid or Tree Grid showing information from a slave data source.
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Silverlight Grid Calculated Columns

Unlike Data Columns, calculated columns do not show a specific data source field. Instead it is a user responsibility to define a value for each data source row. Typically this value is a product of other data source fields. For example the TOTAL column in many grids is derived by multiplying the PRICE * QUANTITY values. Calculated columns can also be used when you want to extract information about a specific data row from another data source. There are two types of calculated columns:
  • Formula Calculated Column - this is a calculated column that is defined as a formula. The value that this column assigns to each row is the result of a formula evaluation, where you can use other column values.
  • Custom Calculated Column - this is a calculated column that calls a user handled delegate to obtain a row value on-demand.
Filtering, Grouping and Sorting can be performed on the calculated columns.
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Silverlight Grid Column Conditional Formatting

Column Conditional Formatting helps you format certain data cell views, according to specific rules. NOV Silverlight Grid provides strong support for authoring complex cell conditions.

Besides static fill rules, NOV Silverlight Grid also supports gradient background and text fill declarations, that can be defined as a two color or three color gradient.
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Silverlight Grid Column Formats

The NOV Silverlight Grid Column Format allows the modification of the visualization of the data cell value.

Generally, the Column Formats are logically divided into two categories:
  • Default Column Formats - these are the standard column formats that the grid by default uses, for specific row values types.
  • Extended Column Formats - these are column formats that the grid does not use by default, but you can manually assign to certain columns.
NOV Silverlight Grid also provides support for Custom Column Formatting - this allows you to use any NOV widget to represent the row values e.g. Charts, Gauges, Barcodes, or other widgets.
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Silverlight Grid Column Reordering and Resizing

Resizing Silverlight Grid columns - the width of the column can be determined in several ways:
  • Auto
  • Fixed
  • Size To Cells
  • Size To Header
  • Percent
Additionally the user can also resize the columns or double-click the column separators to "best fit" the columns.

Reordering Silverlight Grid columns – allows the user to change the order of the columns by dragging them.
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Silverlight Grid Frozen Columns and Frozen Rows

NOV Silverlight Grid provides support for Frozen Columns and Frozen Rows.

Frozen Columns can be frozen to the left or right side of the grid window area.

Frozen Rows appear pinned to the column headers and they are controlled by the FrozenRows grid property. It specifies the count of rows from the top of the grid, that are non-scrollable.
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Silverlight Grid Protection and Column Protection

The Silverlight Grid protection refer to the set of properties that can help you restrict the user to perform certain actions with the grid in general.

For operations that apply to columns, there is also a respective Column Protection property that can restrict the same operation for a specific column only.
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Silverlight Grid Support for Null Values

NOV Silverlight Grid provides support for Null Values. The Grid also supports editing of null values.
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Silverlight Grid Selection

The Grid selection is organized to work around grid rows and to maintain the notion of a Current Row and Current Cell.

Selection can be configured to operate in two modes via its Mode property:
  • Single - only a single row can be selected;
  • Multiple - multiple rows can be selected;
The Grid selection is also responsible for performing a variety of navigation commands that can alter the current cell, select/deselect rows and also change the current cell. The selection also exposes properties that control the events that trigger the current cell editing.
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Silverlight Grid Alternating Rows

The Grid alternating rows are useful when you need to display grids with many columns, since the user can easily follow the values that belong to the same row. Thus alternating rows increase the readability of the grid.

NOV Silverlight Grid provides full control over the alternating rows appearance, interval and length.
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Silverlight Grid Gridlines

NOV Silverlight Grid features several types of gridlines that are displayed by the Grid cells, Columns and Row Headers.
  • Grid Gridlines - the gridlines that separate the rows and data cells;
  • Columns Gridlines - Top Gridline, Bottom Gridline and Vertical Columns Gridlines;
  • Row Headers Gridlines - Left Gridline, Right Gridline and Horizontal Row Headers Gridlines;
NOV Grid provides full control over the appearance of the gridlines stroke.
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Silverlight Grid Right-to-Left and Localization Support

NOV Silverlight Grid provides full localization support and right-to-left support.

The NOV Framework Localization support allows you to translate the entire user interface (UI) of your applications.

NOV Silverlight Grid Widget Hosting

The architecture of the NOV Framework allows you to host any NOV Widget into other NOV Widget.

This allows you to use NOV widgets to represent the Silverlight Grid row values, for example Charts, Gauges, Barcodes, or other widgets.
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