Explore the extended Visual WebGui ListView in a new Prize-winning Challenge
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Gizmox is announcing a ListView Challenge where developers can participate by creating and submitting their own implementations of the new extended ListView. The new extended ListView Control in Visual WebGui 6.4 allows new capabilities and possible usages as can be seen by the demo created by VWG community member (watch demo) who also said that "its quite amazing what you can do with it. It opens a lot of new ways to present data in a better and more userfriendly way."
The first enhancement is the introduction of a new column type Control which opens up the possibility for a ListView cell to contain controls like CheckBox, ComboBox, ListBox or even TabControl, Form or another ListView as the contents of that particular cell. This means that the ListView is no longer a display-only control, but has the full potential of being a full blown data entry control as well.
The second major enhancement is the introduction of ListViewPanelItem. The ListViewPanelItem behaves exactly the same as it‘s predecessor, the ListViewItem, and in additon it has a Panel Control attached to it, seperate panel for each row in the ListView. This new Panel can be either expanded (visible) or not (hidden) and when expanded, will fill the full width of the ListView, but has adjustable height.
This new Collapsible Panel enhancement, along with the Control column type, open up new possibilities for potential usages of the ListView control such as for data display, data entry and as the Collapsible Panel can contain whatever control you like, it can as well contain other ListView controls, thus making it possible to create Hierarchial ListView display of unlimited number of levels.
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