Feature Tour

100% C#, Windows.Forms, CLSCompliant Control

  • FlyGrid.Net is a WinForms control writtent in a 100% C# and is CLS compliant.

Speed, Flexibility, and Performance

  • Small size - about 400Kb
  • Compatible with .Net 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and 4.0 versions.
  • Wide range of C# and VB.Net and Delphi.Net samples available.
  • Works in unbound, bound and virtual modes and mixes of these modes.
  • Fast adding and clearing of nodes
  • Connecting to data sources or adding nodes directly to rows
  • 100,000 nodes added per 0.2 sec

Development Environments and Languages support

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2003
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Borland Developer Studio
  • Includes C#, VB.Net and Delphi.Net samples collections.

Section 508 Compliance Fully Supported

  • You can use the FlyGrid.Net to build applications that conform to Section 508 requirements. This allows you design applications that bring new opportunities to people with disabilities.

Design Time/Serialization

  • Full design-time support.
  • Full CodeDom serialization support.
  • Flexible runtime/design-time Nodes editor for NodeCollection (TreeCollection.Items, FlyGrid.Rows.Items)
  • Flexible format designer for NumberColumn and DateTime columns.


  • Works in bound,unbound, virtual and mixed modes
  • Connects to several types of data sources - TreeCollection provides work with non DB-bound data, and IList and IListSource implementors.
  • Allows IBindingList, ITypedList, ICustomTypeDescriptor as data source.
  • Nested data open automatically in the nested grids.


  • Generates PrintDocument
  • Flexible printing options, header, footer, pages numbering.
  • FitToPage, FitToPageWidth modes available
  • Printing in single line of code

Split Views and Fixed Columns

  • Provides splitting into several horizontal and vertical views, supports removal and addition of split views at runtime.
  • Supports fixed columns on the left and right sides of control.


  • Cell block Selection
  • Extended selection: Shift/Ctrl allowed


  • Selection - cell blocks/rows/columns.
  • Several formats can be gragged.
  • UI support


  • Wide range of column types.
  • Editable column headers.
  • Column Summaries types - Count, Max, Min, Average, Sum.
  • Column Filters can be customized at runtime.
  • Various column sizing modes - Exact, ToCaption, ToText, SmartFit, Sping
  • Maximally customizable - you can develop your own column or extend functionality of existing column.
  • EditMask support.
  • Special column types - HierarchyColumn and TreeViewColumn to display outline/checkboxes associated with nodes.
  • Resizable columns.
  • Movable with UI support.
  • Clickable
  • Support SortOrder, show sort order markers.
  • Automatic change of sorting order by clicking on the column header
  • Support images in headers.
  • Caption alignment, Text alignment
  • Support pixel scrolling on horz.scroll
  • Four built-in style editors: simple, dropdown, dialog, spin
  • Custom dropdowns - any control can be a dropdown.
  • Custom drawing of column elements.
  • AutoDetectDataTypeColumn - dynamically autodetects data type, editor style, and uses standard value editors like PropertyGrid. The best solution for organizing vertical grids.
  • Context menu for each column, that can be prepared in the on before pop-up.


  • Nested grids: each row of FlyGrid can contain several levels of nested grids.
  • Sorting by several columns.
  • Group/Ungroup by several columns.
  • Display linear and hierachical data.
  • Display data as vertical grids (see the Demo).
  • Expand/collapse nodes.
  • Support checkbox and radi
  • button nodes.
  • Nodes can be hidden
  • Row header display
  • Row indicator display
  • Implementing some special interfaces allows additional functionality (IStyledNode, INodeWithImage, ISeparatorNode ...)

Look and feel

  • Full support of XP Themes: OfficeXP emulation, XP - full support
  • Six styles of appearance NoBorders (UltraFlat), Flat, Lite, Standard, OfficeXP, XP (supports themes, if app is not themed - emulates), Vista (provides look&feel of MSOffice2007 and MS Vista OS applications)
  • Hot tracking.
  • Fully customizable: via Stylist you can control drawing of any FlyGrid.Net element (Example: see GradientStylist.cs in the SDK)

ToolTips support.

  • In cells.
  • In column headers


  • Full RightToLeft support
  • Unicode
  • Unlimited string length in cells supported
  • Localizeable properties.

Built-in Editors.

  • Four built-in style editors: simple, dropdown, dialog, spin.
  • Custom dropdowns - any control can be a dropdown.


Feature matrix (Difference between license types):

Product Name Source DataBinding Nested Grids Additional columns Extras, additional samples Express support / Updates
FlyGrid.Net Light - x - - - 60days
FlyGrid.Net Std - x - x - 60days
FlyGrid.Net Pro - x x x x 60days
FlyGrid.Net Annual Subscription x x x x x One year