Bruno Sonnino is a Microsoft MVP from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He develops various utilities for PC Magazine that will be seen and downloaded by thousands around the world. When he needed a capable and powerful grid to use for Delphi, he chose ExpressQuantumGrid.
Some of the utilities that Bruno has developed for PCMag.com using the ExpressQuantumGrid:
- RenaMusic – renames music files based on their tags.
- Dupeless – searches duplicate files in the disk.
- WMatch3 – compares directories side by side.
- StreamRevealer – manages hidden streams in your disk.
Bruno found the ExpressQuantumGrid was powerful and flexible enough to be used for all of the utilities listed above.
For the WMatch application, Bruno needed a grid with:
- Two sections (the source and destination folders) with columns showing the filename, size, modification date on both sides.
- The grid should also be flexible enough to allow owner drawing, as the differences were highlighted in bold or italic and the middle column had glyphs to indicate differences.
- The columns should be in sync: when you resized a column in the left, you should resize the same column in the right pane. He didn't want to use two grids, but only one.
The Solution - Developer Express Grid for the VCL - the ExpressQuantumGrid
"ExpressQuantumGrid gave me the tools to make both panes work as I'd like. On Dupeless, StreamRevealer and RenaMusic, I use extensively the grouping and filtering available."
Learning and Support
"Although the learning curve for it is rather steep, it worths learning it - it's a very nice and powerful grid.
Support has always been very good. All my questions have been answered in a timely manner with solution for bugs, workarounds or even doubt solutions."
About Bruno Sonnino, Revolution Software
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