As it is well known, there are two ways to display database data.
The first way is to use a form. The other way is to use a grid. The advantage of forms
over grids is an ability to display and edit all the record's fields at a time. The
advantage of grids over forms is an ability to display and edit multiple records
simultaneously. Sometimes, however, when the number of fields is too great, not all the
fields are accessible.
When a user gets bored of not being able to see all desirable fields through common grid without endless scrolling horizontally, guess what he thinks about the program developer? Do you really love your end-user?
Did you ever wish of having a grid that lets you display and edit
data not as rows and columns, but as records? A grid that would allow you to build unique
user interface solutions?
We offer you a new approach to the data grid interface. We offer you DbAltGrid component.
DbAltGrid is fully compatible with Borland’s DBGrid. The TDbAltGrid class is TCustomDBGrid descendant, as TDBGrid is. By converting to DbAltGrid, you will not have any code impact or loss in grid functionality. DbAltGrid simply offers you more power to do what you want and what your end-user wants.
The DbAltGrid is the ideal grid for displaying and analyzing business information. The result is achieved by adding the following features to Borland’s DBGrid:
Take a look at screen shots of the DbAltGrid.
The DbAltGrid offers a new approach to the problem of controlling
data displayed and edited in a grid. The DbAltGrid uses the dagTemplate components to
define such a control. DbAltGrid comes with a standard template set for the most common
chores, including displaying and editing numeric, Boolean, date, memo and graphic fields.
There is also a unique template for displaying parent columns. It's fairly easy to descend
new templates from our base TdagTemplate class. This makes the DbAltGrid infinitely
customizable with templates of your own design!
The Template components that we designed for the DbAltGrid follow our strict guidelines on minimal resource usage. You need only one instance of template component of an appropriate kind in the application, irrespective of grids and fields number. When you do not need functionality of any template component, you do not add the extra footprint to your application.
The DbAltGrid Suite includes the following components with source code: TDbAltGrid, TdagCalendar, TdagNumPad, TdagCalculator, TdagBoolean, TdagGraphic, TdagMemo, and TdagParent . Versions for Delphi 4, Delphi 5, and C++ Builder 4 are available.
If you wish to download an evaluation copy of DbAltGrid Suite and demo program you can proceed directly to our download page. To learn more about DbAltGrid, including pricing and delivery information, please visit us online at http://www.dbaltgrid.com
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