Uniface Grid Widget - no major enhancements on the roadmap
Author: email@example.com (Adrian Gosbell)
There was an enhancement request placed on the wish application which I responded to. We have some grid enhancements being worked on at this time with a plan to deliver them at the end of the year, in the Uniface 9.6.07 release. These enhancements are in the area of performance tweaks, and some general loose ends such as making the behavior of controls more consistent. We will also implement testing tool hooks based on MSAA, which is more for our ongoing project to replace the old Compuware TestPartner and QA Tools with an alternative, but we are going to make the 'hooks' public so customers can use for their own regression. At this time we are not planning on implementing any significant enhancements to the Grid Widget for a variety of reasons, including:
- customers have moved their applications to the web.
- customers have come up with their own alternatives.
- The HTML control approach offers richer functionality (which is mentioned elsewhere on the site, plus there is a sample available).
- Any investment into the grid is probably going to be costly because it's complex and that effort could be spent elsewhere and benefit more customers.
I'm sure there will be comments, which are welcome, but at this time, this is our thinking.