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Does anyone have a working experience with Farpoint Spread control? How do
you like/dislike it? Any other recommendation would be appreciated.

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Shahriar
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Does anyone have a working experience with Farpoint Spread control? How do you like/dislike it? Any other recommendation would be appreciated.

Thanks
Shahriar


My personal favorite for use in VB is the VSFlexgrid. Their .Net version
looks very close and, since it's free right now, you might want to grab it
even if you eventually decide to use the Farpoint grid.

ComponentOne FlexGridT for .NET
http://www.componentone.com/products...1&ProductID=17

You'll want to grab this... it includes the licensing details (it's truly
free and unrestricted as long as you register through MS). A huge collection
of controls, samples, etc come with this kit.

The Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/vbrkit/default.aspx

My experience with the ActiveX version of Farpoint Spread (don't know about
the .Net version) is that it seems to be geared more towards C programmers.
The usage syntax (imo) was a bit cumbersome with sets and gets everywhere
and, of all things, I couldn't get the row/col properties to behave the way
I thought they should..... coming from a VB/MSFlexgrid background, the
ComponentOne grids just feels more natural to me... The VSFlexgrid's syntax
(afaik) is exactly the same as its MS counterpart until you get to the bells
and whistles (the MS control has none <g>). The Farpoint grid is a fine
control and works as advertised... it's the usage syntax that bugged me.
fwiw, I wrote one app with the Farpoint grid and ended up converting it over
to the VSFlexgrid. The conversion was fairly straight forward so all hope's
not lost if you initially choose the wrong one.

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Ken Halter - MS-MVP-VB - http://www.vbsight.com
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