SOURCE: Developer Express, Inc.

June 19, 2008 16:30 ET

Announcing Beta 1 of Silverlight Grid Control by DevExpress

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GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - DevExpress is proud to announce the first public beta of the AgDataGrid Suite for Silverlight. Not just a "preview" of what is possible with Silverlight, the AgDataGrid Suite was developed to fully exploit the power and flexibility of the platform and will ship with the following features:

Data Grouping against multiple columns
Data Sorting against multiple columns
Comprehensive Summary Computation support against multiple columns
Column Movement
Column Resizing
Column Auto-Width
Row Editing
Row Preview (with animation)
Template Support (for cell content, cell editing, row preview and headers)
Auto Height Support for cells, headers, and totals.
Virtual StackPanel Row Container (simply means we are able to handle an
unlimited number of rows)
Focused Row and Focused Cell
Multi-Row Selection
Cell Text Wrapping
Vertical/Horizontal Lines
Multiple column types/editors

"Silverlight represents an exciting new development option for software developers and DevExpress is committed to delivering feature-complete presentation components for this next generation platform," said Julian M Bucknall, CTO of Developer Express Inc. "Over the coming months, DevExpress will release numerous controls for Silverlight to help developers deliver compelling solutions and address business needs in an elegant and effective manner."

Beyond the features we've listed above, DevExpress Silverlight Grid Control will ship with the following capabilities:

Smart UI Element Management

AgDataGrid implements a smart loading and re-organization of the grid's inner UI elements to provide smaller control load times and faster data operations.

Designed for Future Performance Enhancements

Silverlight is all about client-side technology... But if client/server interaction will be implemented in future versions, our grid is ready to delegate data processing to the server side and thus boost application performance.

Higher-Level abstraction

With our unique measurement routines you don't have to think in terms of pixels -- which you do with the standard Silverlight grid. Just like other advanced controls for older platforms, you simply specify styles and fonts and all element sizes are automatically modified.

Full Animation Support

It's hard to imagine any Silverlight control without compelling animation effects. Though the standard Microsoft Silverlight grid control's architecture doesn't support them, AgDataGrid fully supports animations for group row expansion, preview row display and other operations.

The AgDataGrid Suite Beta is available for download from free of charge and includes full source code. To learn more, visit

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