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How to Save Searches in Grids

November 29, 2023
Use Isomorphic Software's SmartClient to save search preferences, instead of repeating the same process time after time.

SmartClient is a comprehensive JavaScript component suite compatible with React, Vue, Angular, and more, that empowers you to craft large-scale, high-productivity Enterprise web applications. Its modern class system fosters clean encapsulation of application modules and screens, resulting in a more maintainable and comprehensible codebase.

In this blog post, Alex Fashakin demonstrates how to use SmartClient's built-in feature to save search preferences on grids. Steps include:

  • Creating the DataSource
  • Building the UI for the Saved Search feature
  • How to save searches on grids
  • Adding visible UI for storing search preferences

Read the complete blog to learn how to boost productivity with the SmartClient saved search feature.

For more information visit our SmartClient product page.

Keep Important Columns Visible in React Grids

November 27, 2023
Implement column freezing functionality to ensure visibility even when users scroll horizontally through large grids.

Locked column functionality (also known as frozen or pinned column) allows users to keep one or more columns static while scrolling horizontally through a grid. This is an essential feature for comparing data across a wide grid, ensuring that key information, such as a row identifier column, remains in view.

Several React grid components offer column freezing functionality including:

  • DevExtreme HTML5 JavaScript Data Grid (part of DevExtreme Complete by DevExpress) can pin key columns for easy reference while scrolling through wide datasets.
  • Wijmo FlexGrid (part of Wijmo by MESCIUS) freezes columns to maintain the visibility of essential data during horizontal scrolling.
  • Ignite UI React Grid (part of Infragistics Ignite UI) keeps critical columns in view while scrolling horizontally through extensive data.
  • KendoReact Data Grid (part of KendoReact by Telerik) locks columns for persistent visibility when scrolling extensively across data.
  • Syncfusion Grid control for JavaScript (part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise) freezes columns for continuous access to important data during horizontal scrolling.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of React Grid components.

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Validating Data in Angular Grids

November 21, 2023
Validation helps to ensure that data entered into the grid is accurate, reducing the risk of errors and inconsistencies.

Data Validation ensures that input data meets certain criteria before it is accepted. This feature is crucial for maintaining data integrity and preventing user errors. For example, a grid might only allow date formats in a specific cell or prevent duplicate entries in a column, thereby enforcing data consistency.

Several Angular grid controls offer data validation support including:

  • Handsontable: Enforce data type restrictions, limit text input length, and set custom validation rules.
  • Jspreadsheet Pro Data Grid: Validate data against regular expressions, define custom validation callbacks, and utilize cell-level validation.
  • DataViewsJS: Implement data validation using custom data binding expressions, conditional formatting, and error messages.
  • Xceed DataGrid for JavaScript: Leverage client-side and server-side validation mechanisms, including data type checks, range limitations, and custom rules.

Alternatively, many Angular grid controls are available as part of multi-function suites:

  • DevExtreme HTML5 JavaScript Data Grid: Employ built-in data validation rules, enforce data type constraints, and handle custom validation scenarios.
  • Kendo UI for Angular Grid: Define validation rules using directives, apply data type restrictions, and utilize asynchronous validation.
  • Ignite UI Angular Grid: Implement data validation using custom editors, leverage built-in validation rules, and handle error messages.
  • SmartClient Grid: Utilize comprehensive data validation features, including data type checks, custom validation rules, and error handling.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of Angular grids.

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Display Grid Data in Your React Apps

November 2, 2023
Ignite UI for React 23.1 (18.3.0) adds a new Data Grid that offers powerful data visualization capabilities and high performance on any device.

Infragistics Ignite UI for React is a comprehensive suite of React components for building data-rich and responsive web applications. It provides a wide range of controls, including data grids, charts, graphs, gauges, and other UI components.

Version 23.1 (18.3.0) adds a new React Data Grid which shares its design and capabilities with the Infragistics Angular, Blazor and Web Components grids. It lets you efficiently bind and display your data with minimal coding and configuration required. Features include data editing, selection, filtering, sorting, grouping, pinning, paging, templating, column moving, exporting, and more. It offers Excel-like keyboard navigation, so users can quickly and easily navigate the grid using familiar shortcuts. The Ignite UI for React data grid allows you to export data to a variety of formats, including CSV, Excel, and PDF.

To see a full list of what's new in version 23.1 (18.3.0), see our release notes.

Infragistics Ignite UI for React is available to buy in the following products:

Applying Filters to .NET 7 Blazor Grids

October 25, 2023
Enhance data exploration and simplify analysis with powerful filtering functionality.

Grid filters allow users to narrow down data displayed in a tabular format based on specific criteria. They enhance data exploration, simplify data analysis, and improve user experience by presenting only relevant information. Users can apply filters to columns, enabling them to find information more efficiently, making it a valuable feature for building interactive, data-driven Web applications.

Several .NET 7 Blazor grid controls offer filtering support including:

  • Blazorise DataGrid includes powerful built-in filtering features, making it easy to implement filtering in Blazor apps.
  • NOV Grid for .NET offers filtering capabilities within its advanced grid components, providing seamless data filtering in Blazor applications.

Alternatively, many grid controls are available as part of multi-function suites:

  • Telerik UI for Blazor Grid (Part of Telerik UI for Blazor) provides feature-rich filtering options for efficient data search and analysis.
  • DevExpress Blazor Grid (Part of DevExpress ASP.NET and Blazor) supports both simple and complex filtering scenarios, enabling powerful data filtering.
  • Infragistics Blazor Data Grid (Part of Infragistics Ignite UI) offers flexible filtering options, including advanced filter expressions, and provides robust data exploration capabilities.
  • FlexGrid for Blazor (Part of ComponentOne Studio Blazor Edition) provides filtering functionality, allowing users to easily search and filter data in Blazor applications.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of .NET 7 Blazor grids.

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