Grid Control

Creates a grid.


A grid is a container object that displays data in rows and columns, and is similar in appearance to a Browse window. A grid is also a container object that contains column objects. A column can contain a Header object and controls. Because a grid and its columns, headers, and controls each have their own set of properties, you have complete control over each element of the grid. You can create a grid interactively using the Grid Builder.

For additional information about creating grids, see Using Controls.

The following example places a Grid control on a form. The customer table is opened and its contents are displayed in the grid. The Caption property is used to specify a different header caption (Customer ID) for the CUST_ID field. A command button is placed on the form to close the form.

The SetAll method is used with the DynamicBackColor property to specify the background colors for the records. If the number of a record displayed in the grid is even, the record's DynamicBackColor is white, otherwise its DynamicBackColor is green.

CLOSE ALL  && Close tables and databases
OPEN DATABASE (HOME(2) + 'data\testdata')

USE customer  IN 0  && Opens Customer table

frmMyForm = CREATEOBJECT('Form')  && Create a Form
frmMyForm.Closable = .F.  && Disable the window pop-up menu

frmMyForm.AddObject('cmdCommand1','cmdMyCmdBtn')  && Add Command button
frmMyForm.AddObject('grdGrid1','Grid')  && Add Grid control

frmMyForm.grdGrid1.Left = 25  && Adjust Grid position

frmMyForm.grdGrid1.SetAll("DynamicBackColor", ;
   "IIF(MOD(RECNO( ), 2)=0, RGB(255,255,255) ;
   , RGB(0,255,0))", "Column")  && Alternate white and green records

frmMyForm.grdGrid1.Visible = .T.  && Grid control visible
frmMyForm.cmdCommand1.Visible =.T.  && "Quit" Command button visible
frmMyForm.grdGrid1.Column1.Header1.Caption = 'Customer ID'

frmMyForm.SHOW  && Display the form
READ EVENTS  && Start event processing

DEFINE CLASS cmdMyCmdBtn AS CommandButton  && Create Command button
   Caption = '\<Quit'  && Caption on the Command button
   Cancel = .T.  && Default Cancel Command button (Esc)
   Left = 125  && Command button column
   Top = 210  && Command button row
   Height = 25  && Command button height

      CLEAR EVENTS  && Stop event processing, close form
      CLOSE ALL  && Close table and database

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