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Advanced Banded Grid View

Like the Banded Grid View, data in the Advanced Banded Grid View is displayed in a table while organizing columns in bands. Unlike the Banded Grid View, however, columns can be arranged one under another and can have different heights. This topic describes basic features of the Advanced Banded Grid View.

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The Advanced Banded Grid View (AdvBandedGridView) combines columns into bands (GridBand objects). A band can own one or more columns, or one or more other bands (thus making it possible to build a hierarchy of bands). The Advanced Banded Grid View differs from the Banded Grid View in that columns can be arranged in multiple rows, and column headers and cells can occupy more than one row.

The following image shows an Advanced Banded Grid View that contains three bands (Main, Performance Attributes and Picture). You can see that the columns are arranged in multiple rows and the Icon column occupies three rows.

In banded Views, columns are represented by BandedGridColumn objects. You can access all available columns from the BandedGridView.Columns collection. Note that the presence of a column in the BandedGridView.Columns collection does not automatically make this column visible. For the column to be displayed, it needs to be added to a specific band, as described in the BandedGridColumn topic. To learn about column arrangement within bands in the Advanced Banded Grid View, see the Advanced Banded Grid Views - Column Layouts topic.

To access all bands, use the BandedGridView.Bands inherited property. As mentioned above, you can organize bands in a hierarchical structure. In this case, you can use the GridBand.Children property to access a band's child bands.

As in other grid Views, individual cells in the Advanced Banded Grid View can be identified by their columns and row handles. The Column and Card Field Overview and Rows and Cards Overview topics provide detailed information about columns and rows, respectively.

Expanded Band Customization Features

  • Customizing the Band Layout

    Similar to the Grid View, each column within a Banded Grid View can be moved, resized or fixed at a specific position, but columns can still be moved between bands. Bands can also be moved, resized or fixed at a particular position. For more information, see the Customizing the Band Layout topic.

  • Hiding Unused Bands and Columns

    This feature is inherited from the Grid View and adds the ability to hide columns and bands by dragging them to the Customization Form. The column or band reappears when its header is dragged back from the Customization Form to the View.

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