: >My favorite is Spread/VBX from FarPoint Technologies.
: >TrueGrid is another that comes to mind, from APEX.
: Hi Kyle,
: Why do you prefer Spread/VBX over TrueGrid? I've trying to decide which
: to go with for a new project.
I have no ties with APEX other than being a *VERY* satisfied customer. I
had to call their customer support a couple of times when things didn't
work quite the way I expected and have gotten excellent service on each
call. This is even more amazing when you consider that there are only *2*
people working tech support. If they are busy, you get an answering machine
and they *WILL* return your call. They also answer e-mail promptly.
They get an A+ as far as I am concerned for customer service.
TrueGrid solved a lot of problems in my application and I am going to be
using it again and again in the future. It is extremely flexible and
handles editing and validation smoothly. You can make it as simple or
fancy as you want. VSVBX also came with my copy of TrueGrid. I use the
tab controls all the time. I think the software is a great value. APEX
gets another "A" here.
Documentation... hmm, well I think they can improve here a bit. You
are left pretty much on your own with a lot of sample code. There is a
paper manual that covers some of the major features and gives you a
properties and events reference. I think they could add a little more
detail to it. The online help is good. I rate the Docs a "B".
Good luck selecting your grid control.