Features & Limits
DataGridXL is an excellent editable data grid
DataGridXL excels at displaying large editable data sets. It implements keyboard, mouse and touch controls that are familiar to Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheet users.
DataGridXL outperforms similar components not in the amount of fancy features, but in performance & reliability.
DataGridXL is not a table component
DataGridXL does not support column or row spans. It also does not offer fancy markup options (like images, font colors and styles). DataGridXL does not have any built-in column sorting or pagination. Don't choose DataGridXL if you want to display a pretty table with sorting options built-in.
DataGridXL is not a spreadsheet component
DataGridXL does not offer common spreadsheet features like merged cells, formulas or pivot-tables. If you're trying to build a Microsoft Excel of Google Spreadsheets competitor (we wouldn't really recommend trying it), this is not the right tool for you.
Table of Features
|Performance & Usability|
|Smooth Scrolling||✔ YES|
|Familiar Keyboard and Mouse controls||✔ YES|
|Familiar Touch controls||✔ YES|
|Reorder Columns||✔ YES|
|Reorder Rows||✔ YES|
|Add/Remove Columns||✔ YES|
|Add/Remove Rows||✔ YES|
|Resize Columns||✔ YES|
|Non-contiguous cell selection||NO|
|Row Or Column Spanning||NO|
|Images or HTML markup in cells||NO|
Yes, that's quite a lot of things that our grid can or will not do. Ask yourself whether you need the fancy features. If you need a performant & reliable data grid with no fluff, we think there's no better choice than DataGridXL.
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