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.
We recently pushed an update to our WijMarket sample, implementing an example of implementing Master and Detail grids in Wijmo. You can check out the sample here. Also, I recommend doing a View Source on the page to see what’s going on overall. This demo comes apart of the Studio for MVC Wijmo download.
One of the major features of Wijmo is that it’s built on top of the jQuery plugin model. The benefit of this is that the Wijmo team took great care into making sure that you got the benefits of working with jQueryUI widgets. The major benefit being ThemeRoller support.
Wijmo 1.3.0 introduced a very cool feature called Series Transitions. What this feature allow you to do is define a chart (pie/line/bar), and have it fluently update based on new data. Before this feature, the chart would have to redraw itself every time.
Grids are one of the most commonly sought after plugins for web sites. There are a huge variety of them out there, and they all work a little bit differently. Grids and visualizations have been something ComponentOne has been doing for a long time, and we pride ourselves in our ability to give you easy solutions that will impress.