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Equivalent control for DataWindows of Powerbuilder in C#

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Is there any equivalent control in .NET for the Power
builder DataWindow control?

I am explaining the Datawindow architecture to some extent.

Power Builder DataWindow Control has got different
presentation styles and different data sources.

Presentation styles like tabular format , graph format,
grid format, freeform format, Composite format(somthing
like report) group format etc.

Different styles give the different presentation styles
like tabular and grid is equivalent to datagrid control.

But other styles like group format

For example if we group by city the presentation style
would be in this way in the output ( THIS STYLE CAN
RETRIEVE COLUMN FROM ANY NUMBER OF TABLE OR ALSO CAN BE A
NON RELATIONAL DATABASE DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION)

PRESENTATION STYLE FOR GROUP FORMAT

STUDNAME COURSE

HYDERABAD SSSSSSS MCA
DDDDDDDD MBA
SGFASFA BCA

ADILABAD ASHDAJDFA BSC
FFKAGFAFAKF MSC
DSJHGSKKFJS PHD

PRESENTATION STYLE FOR FREE FORM FORMAT
STUID : 101

STUD NAME : SASDAAD

COURSE : BSC

CITY : ADILABAD

we have got the data dource option where we specify which
column shouls be retrieved form which table.

Data style option where we specify the format ie.,
presentation style for the datawindow.

All the columns names look like labels and columns value
look like textboxes of c#
And data gets binded form the database
Also we have got functions like rowinsert , rowdelete
which allows us to insert row or delete row in the
database and also they are many other functions 150
functions.

Is there any equivalent control in .NET or through which
control we can achieve this architecture?

Ie., through user controls , custom controls or through
datagrid only .
Or is there any tool which can convert PB Datawindow
control to .NET control.
Any suggestion are appreciated
Thank you

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Jul 21 '05 #1
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