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Basic Custom Data Grid Component for Xcelsius/SCDD

Basic Data Grid

Recently, a person new to the SDK asked how to create a custom read-only data grid component for Xcelsius.  Luckily, this is fairly easy to achieve with one read-only property integration with the SDK. This basic example could be extended to include style and selector functionality and can hopefully serve as a base for anyone interested in developing a custom grid. This isn’t performance optimized and is meant to be very simplistic, so if you do decide to run with it, you’ll need to do some basic housekeeping to get your component up to snuff.

Why would someone want this?

Most likely due to performance enhancement opportunities, word-wrapping and dynamic formatting and/or dynamic selection capabilities, which are all common features desired by many who use the list view and grid-type components. If you’d like to see some of these features implemented in a subsequent blog post, leave a comment on which one(s) you’d like.

You can download the source files for the data grid here.


Evan DeLodder is CTO at Centigon Solutions, an SAP Partner focused on the development of cutting edge mapping technologies in the Business Intelligence space. To learn more about him, please visit our Gurus page.

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      Author's profile photo Rich Heilman
      Rich Heilman
      We had a similar requirement a couple years back where we needed a proper data grid for Xcelsius.  We ended up simply building our own using the SDK and shipping it with a "How-To" guide.  Here is a blog related to that project.


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      Former Member
      Thanks.  This is good stuff. I am also interested in how to apply word wrap and dynamic formatting when using list view.