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Grid FX

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Grid FX combines all of our product and technology innovation to provide developers with a truly unique and highly integrated data visualisation platform to display graphical and tabular data in enterprise applications.
Grid FX is the only grid component that offers in place WYSIWYG template editing and context-sensitive Smart Tag Wizards that expose common functionality. Grid FX introduces new features never before seen in a grid control, or any other Visual Studio control for that matter. Grid FX also ships Chart FX products in-the-box, offering immediate charts, digital panels, and gauges.

Product Variants

Grid FX


Design-Time Experience

Drag and Drop Editing
Move, split and stack columns by drag and drop within the Layout Editor on the Visual Studio 2005/2008 design surface.
Smart Tag Wizards
Take advantage of full blown context sensitive wizards where most of the functionality is readily available in a graphical way rather than a simple list of properties.
In-Place Template Editing
Format the display of content through the WYSIWYG template layout of a given area without hiding the grid from view.
Enhanced Property Grid
Selecting an item or area of the grid highlights the relevant section of the Property Grid and vice-versa.
Integration with Visual Studio 2005/2008
Grid FX takes advantage of the Visual Studio 2005/2008 extensibility model to offer a design-time experience that significantly decreases development time and the learning curve over traditional grid controls.

End-User Experience

The FloatingBar provides end-users with per item features such as data copying, grouping, sorting & filtering, hide or show columns, plus font selection, size, style & color.
The Toolbar provides options for the grid as a whole such as palette selection, adding a new item or data, on/off of highlighting or copying the data.
Data Copy
End-users may copy data from the entire grid, a specific item or column through the Toolbar and FloatingBar.

AJAX Data Organization

Combine items by unique, distinct and/or ranges of values - whether dates (including Outlook-style), numeric or alphabetical.
End users can order data in columns or in a hierarchical order of columns by ascending or descending alphabetical or numerical values.
From the FloatingBar, conveniently find additional, relevant data to a specific item.
Grid FX provides linear pagination of data with first, last, next, previous or specific page navigation.
Data Editing
End users may insert, update or delete data within the grid through an in-place edit bar or a floating, modal record form - full security and validation supported. Initiated via the Toolbar (insert) or the FloatingBar (update and delete) or simply double-click (update) on an item and executed smoothly via AJAX.

Integrated Chart FX Technology

Grid FX includes Chart FX capabilities right in-the-box, offering immediate charts, digital panels and gauges. You can add these graphical elements in and around every area of the grid. These elements can feed off of the grid's data or a completely separate data source in your Visual Studio project. In addition, these elements respond to contextual information such as clicks, drilldowns and master-detail. When it comes to visuals, the Chart FX objects are automatically configured based on grid settings which translates to faster integration and less effort synchronizing charts and other graphical elements with the grid's visuals.

  • Charts
  • Gauges
  • Digital Panels

Enterprise-Quality Components

For 14 years, Chart FX products have been designed for ease-of-use, innovative features, strong performance and a satisfying end-user experience.

Elegant Aesthetics

Artistically designed color schemes for the grid's backgrounds, icons, borders and fonts.
Combinations of aesthetically matched custom icons, pagers, font sizes and styles, and borders for your grid.
Image Borders
Grid FX provides dynamic area borders to highlight your data presentation.
Smooth Menu Transitions
Fades and transitions were implemented for a more enjoyable experience with the grid and its features.
Title Bar
The Title Bar can explain the grids content and complements the motifs and palettes including font style and size. Add a relevant icon from those included or upload you own image or logo.

Innovative Functionality

Data Formatting
Improving on the 'format string', intuitive wizards and APIs were designed for type specific data formatting.
A new area of content added to the edge of your grid AJAX-enabled to display either master details of a selected item or other information relevant to the entire data set.
Card Layout
Create and customize alternate layouts to your columnar grid including template layout editing and tiling.
Master Detail
Display additional information for an item through AJAX-enabled expandable areas including collapsible rows and Sidebars.
Multi-Cell Columns
Drag and drop in the Layout Editor for improved alignment of stacked columns.
AJAX Core Functionality
AJAX is utilized in every possible facet of Grid FX to minimize server calls and redraw while creating a better experience for the end-user.
Image Support (Data or URL)
Grid FX supports the inclusion of images stored in binary format within databases or remotely with a URL pointer. The images can then be utilized in a thumbnail/full-size relationship or manipulated through other sizing parameters for a specific layout.



Grid FX ASP.NET design-time components are licensed on a per-developer basis. The license agreement permits you to use one (1) copy of these components on a single computer. If you need to install these design-time components in more than one computer, you need to obtain an Additional Development Seat License per each additional computer.


When used in a ASP.NET application, Grid FX is licensed on a per-server basis for deployment, regardless the number of processors (CPU's) in that server. The basic package includes one (1) License for deployment on a Production Server. If you need to deploy Grid FX in more than one production server, you need to obtain an Additional Production Server License per each additional production server.