Figure - Custom Data Grid with all fields from product table
Figure - Field chooser dialog
Figure - Custom Data Grid without ProductId field
Figure - Product Name back Color changed
This custom data grid allows the user to select the columns to be displayed,
change the columns order as needed at runtime. This grid will display a Field
Chooser context menu when you click on the column header row which when selected
will display a Field Chooser dialog box where the user can choose, exclude and
re-arrange the grid columns. User may also wish to change the back color of a
I had to develop a custom data grid for a project where the user should have
an option to choose the columns to be displayed and change the order of the
columns as needed (just like outlook, although it was done using a list view).
So, I thought it would be a good idea to extend the basic data grid and add some
functionality to it.
I am sure that there would be a better way to implement this feature and
would like any comments or suggestions on this.
Using the code
In this example, the
CustomGrid displays the Product Table
contents from the Northwind database. I used
DataTable as a
DataSource to the grid. You may wish to use any other source such as
DataView but you need to make changes to
the grid control code.