To configure grid display options

  1. If you have not already done so, insert a grid into your display. How?

  2. Access the General tab on the Grid Configuration panel.

  3. Configure the following grid display options as required:

    • If you want columns to be sized according to the data they display, select the Autosize Column Widths check box.

    • If you want grid lines to be visible, select the Show Grid Lines check box. Grid lines are the lines between rows and columns.

    • If you want to display the grid's status bar, select the Show Status Bar check box. The status bar consists of the Refresh button (that, when clicked, re-retrieves the data from the server) and the total number of rows that were retrieved from the server.

    • If you want the size of the grid to be adjusted according to a set number of rows, select the Autosize To Fit Number of Rows check box and enter the number of rows. If you do not select this option, the rows will fill the current grid size and you can modify the grid's size as needed.

    • If you want the grid to display with scroll bars for the user to navigate through the records, select the Scrolling option button. If you select the Pagination option button, the grid will display with page controls.

    • To show the column headers and/or row headers on the grid, select the Display Column Header/Display Row Header check boxes respectively.

    • To change the color of the column/row header text or background, click the Text or Background color buttons and select a new color from the palette.

    • If you want the rows in the grid to have alternating colors, select the Enable Alternating Row Color check box.

      • To change the color of the alternating rows, click the color button beside the Enable Alternating Row Color check box and select a new color from the palette.

    • If you want to change the background color of the grid, click the Background button and select a new color from the palette.

    • To change the way data is filled in the grid, select either the Vertical or Horizontal option button in the Fill Direction area. The default is Vertical - selecting Horizontal will switch the columns and rows.

    NOTE: If the fill direction is changed to horizontal, the user will not be able to use the grid to write to a data source.