Tutorial :Data templates in WinForms


I'm trying to have a grid that has items that have a custom layout/feel. If you have a look at the following http://mdavey.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/ldmain.jpg this is kinda what I am trying to do (see the aqua/red pods on the left and the graphs on the bottom right).

Under WPF/ASP.Net I would know how to do this but in WinForms I have no idea (I have never had to work on a WinForms app before). Like in WPF I would use Data Templates.

Hence I was wondering anyone knows of any good resources that goes through this or if anyone knows if its just as easy as creating a custom control, they having a grid that has one column and setting the type of that column to the custom control and then binding the data source to the grid???

Cheers Anthony


You may check Essential Grid - it seems to me it supports features you need.

There is an example for progress bar cell which you could use for the graphs on the right side: http://www.syncfusion.com/products/user-interface-edition/windows-forms/grid/progressbar-cell

And they have Push Button cell type which you could use for your pods on the left side: http://www.syncfusion.com/products/user-interface-edition/windows-forms/grid/push-button

You might also check DevExpress XtrGrid:

http://www.devexpress.com/products/net/controls/winforms/grid/dataediting.xml http://www.devexpress.com/products/net/controls/winforms/grid/appearance.xml

In any case, I would search for a component - it takes quite a lot of time to do such things from the scratch.

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