MultiRow Windows Forms is a grid component that allows you to add custom tabular input and display screens to your Visual Studio applications. It gives you a lot of flexibility--you can place cells anywhere on the grid surface, and you can create elaborate tabular displays with a record in multiple rows with borders and formatting.
MultiRow offers a unique design model that is much more flexible than conventional grids and Excel sheets, where cells are confined to rows and columns. Using the MultiRow component, you can place cells in the header section or in repeating rows as easily as drawing controls on a Windows Form. It arms you with extensive power, allowing you to play around with the layout, specify any cell position or size--even overlap the cells.
Embed any image in the MultiRow designer to use it as an underlay for your grid. You can even use an image of the actual printed form or application screen as the background image to easily copy the design onto your grid. The rich assortment of style features, from rounded borders to varied background patterns, help you to replicate your form design onto the screen.
Since MultiRow designer runs in Visual Studio, you can design tabular screens in the same way that you design forms. Find MultiRow in the Visual Studio Toolbox and control its settings in the Properties window like any other control. You can also program MultiRow in the same way that you would any standard .NET Framework control, since it implements interfaces that are compatible with standard controls for cell editing and events.
You can maintain templates created in the designer as Visual Basic or C# source code, and easily manage and share templates for debugging and team development, just as you do with Windows Forms source code. You can create a user-defined cell by inheriting a built-in cell, and then reuse it in various projects. This provides flexibility and consistency, and makes long term maintenance a snap.
When you deploy an application created using MultiRow, there is no need for any special agreement or additional fees. You just include a few megabytes of redistributable runtime files. In addition, a bootstrapper is provided to make the deployment process simpler.