In a previous post, we discussed how to add a whole bunch of awesome features to a standard HTML table and transform it into a “grid”. What I’d like to do today is show you how to move a lot of this functionality over to the server. By harnessing the server to do a lot of the “heavy lifting”, we can give our users a smooth experience. What heavy lifting would need to be done? Assume you have a data set of 1 million rows. That’s a lot of data to send to the client, and then sort/page/filter. If we ask the server to sort/page/filter the data before sending it to the client, we can quickly reduce the overhead of the client. I’m going to be using the example from my webcast, which you can access here. The Server For data, I’m using the Chinook database. It’s quick and easy to set up, and gives me good data to use in my examples. I’m using ASP.NET MVC 3 for my examples, and we’ll only be implementing sorting and filtering. public JsonResult GetAlbumList()
Wijmo v2 is here! Yay! For today’s Wijmo Wednesday, let’s take a look at a new Wijmo v2 feature: Linear Gauges. Getting Started To get started, we need to create a new DIV for the gauge to live in. <div id="gauge"></div>
Last week, I did a webcast on building Grids with Wijmo and ASP.NET MVC. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, the video should be available soon. However, this blog post is designed to tell you everything you need to know about using Wijmo Grids in your applications.
Ladies and Gentlemen, sit down and sit back. I’m about to show you something that will astound and amaze you. If you look over here in the center ring, you will see an ordinary table.