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Noob Question - Best Control for a TV Guide?

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Hello-

I am writing a program that loads a tv guide listing into a
control. I looked at the datagridview control but it doesn't seem to
have the ability to overlap columns. Basically, I would like a
control to list the tv channel on the left side, the time at each half
hour at the top of each column, and then of course all of the listing
in each of the cells. BUT, I need a control that I can overlap the
column cells. Can you with the datagridview? If not, any ideas? I
could do it entirely by hand but I am not THAT noob... hehe.. There
HAS to be a better way.

Thanks,

Josh
Feb 15 '06 #1
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CMM
We're talking WinForms here, right? You might want to check out the souped
up grids from Infragistics or ComponentOne. I don't think the built-in
DataGridView can do what you ask.

Also, have you considered rending the listing using HTML... somehow (like
building the output with a string builder)... and display it in an embedded
webbrowser control? I dunno. HTML tables with its mergeable columns
(colspan=x) seems like a perfect thing for "TV Listings". Just a thought.

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Hello-

I am writing a program that loads a tv guide listing into a
control. I looked at the datagridview control but it doesn't seem to
have the ability to overlap columns. Basically, I would like a
control to list the tv channel on the left side, the time at each half
hour at the top of each column, and then of course all of the listing
in each of the cells. BUT, I need a control that I can overlap the
column cells. Can you with the datagridview? If not, any ideas? I
could do it entirely by hand but I am not THAT noob... hehe.. There
HAS to be a better way.

Thanks,

Josh

Feb 15 '06 #2

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THANK YOU!!! Yes, an html form would be perfect. I could parse the
xml data, output it to a formated html, and load the file into the
form. That would work great! Thank you.

On Wed, 15 Feb 2006 02:09:29 -0500, "CMM" <cm*@nospam.com> wrote:
We're talking WinForms here, right? You might want to check out the souped
up grids from Infragistics or ComponentOne. I don't think the built-in
DataGridView can do what you ask.

Also, have you considered rending the listing using HTML... somehow (like
building the output with a string builder)... and display it in an embedded
webbrowser control? I dunno. HTML tables with its mergeable columns
(colspan=x) seems like a perfect thing for "TV Listings". Just a thought.


Feb 15 '06 #3

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