5.20203.748
5.20203.748

Configuring Columns in FlexGrid

By default, FlexGrid generates columns automatically based on the itemsSource.

You can define the columns using the options parameter in the FlexGrid's constructor, or by adding items to the grid's columns collection at any time.

Specifying the columns allows you to choose which columns to show, and in what order. This also gives you control over each column's width, heading, formatting, alignment, and other properties.

In this case, we use star sizing to set the width of the "Country" column. This tells the column to stretch to fill the available width of the grid so there is no empty space. On the "Revenue" column, we set the format property to "n0", which results in numbers with thousand separators and no decimal digits.

Defining Columns in Constructor

Here we define the columns in the options object when we initialize the FlexGrid.

import * as wjGrid from '@grapecity/wijmo.grid';

// initialize a grid using an 'options' object
new wjGrid.FlexGrid('#cdInitMethod', {
    autoGenerateColumns: false,
    columns: [
        { header: 'Country', binding: 'country', width: '*' },
        { header: 'Date', binding: 'date' },
        { header: 'Revenue', binding: 'amount', format: 'n0' },
        { header: 'Active', binding: 'active' },
    ],
    itemsSource: data.getData(100)
});

Adding Columns to Column Collection

Here we define the same columns, but in a different way. We initialize the columns one-by-one, set their properties, and add them to the columns collection.

// initialize a second grid by setting properties
var fgColsCollection = new wjGrid.FlexGrid('#cdColsCollection');
fgColsCollection.autoGenerateColumns = false;
fgColsCollection.itemsSource = data.getData(100);

// add columns one by one
var c = new wjGrid.Column();
c.binding = 'country';
c.header = 'Country';
c.width = '*';
fgColsCollection.columns.push(c);

c = new wjGrid.Column();
c.binding = 'date';
c.header = 'Date';
fgColsCollection.columns.push(c);

c = new wjGrid.Column();
c.binding = 'amount';
c.header = 'Revenue';
c.format = 'n0';
fgColsCollection.columns.push(c);

c = new wjGrid.Column();
c.binding = 'active';
c.header = 'Active';
fgColsCollection.columns.push(c);