Grid Performance at its Best

Fast, Powerful Data Grid ... with DirectX.

DevExpress WinForms Grid control is built for speed – designed to address your toughest business requirements regardless of dataset size and information complexity. Whether using it in bound, unbound or master-detail mode, our Data Grid will help you deliver big data solutions that are always fast and always remain responsive. Its first-class performance options include:

  • Optimized Data Loading for Extremely Large Datasets
  • High-speed Data Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering
  • Instant Feedback UI & Server Mode
  • Lightning Fast & Infinite Scrolling for Big Data
  • Asynchronous Image Loading
  • Real-Time Data Display

The WinForms Grid is powered by our ultra-fast DirectX rendering engine. By moving to DirectX and saying goodbye to GDI+, we've achieved a major increase in overall performance and HighDPI rendering quality.

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Flexible WinForms Grid Views

Deliver Outlook and Windows inspired layouts.

Our WinForms Grid control ships with a flexible View-based architecture. This simply means that you are no longer limited to a tabular layout when using a datagrid control inside your Windows Form app. With multiple UI options and integrated tools, the grid control will allow you to create intuitive and compelling user experiences that always meet and exceed expectations. DevExpress grid control ships with the following data views:

  • Standard Table View (GridView)
  • Banded Column Views
  • Windows Tile View
  • Kanban Board (Watch Video Overview)
  • Card Layout View
  • Windows Explorer View
  • Carousel / Card View

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Data Views - WinForms Data Grid | DevExpress

Grid UI/UX Customization

Easy-to-use and highly customizable grid.

With our grid control, you'll deliver runtime experiences that empower end-users. The datagrid offers a nearly endless array of UI customization features - so you can build fully customizable and personalized interfaces that will adapt to the ever-changing needs of the enterprise. Here are just a few of the UI/UX customization options available to you and your users:

  • Auto-Row Height & Cell-Merging
  • Cell & Row Selection / Web Style Row Selection
  • Customizable Previews
  • Unbound Columns
  • Pinned Bands & Columns
  • Scrollbar Annotations
  • Limitless Column Customization (move, show, hide, resize, etc.)
  • Comprehensive Custom Draw API / Paint any UI element manually
  • Save/Restore Layouts, and many many more...

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WinForms Data. Your Way.

All major data sources are fully supported.

From ADO.NET and Entity Framework to JSON and Cloud data sources (and everything in between) the DevExpress WinForms Data Grid can consume data from any source, via its support for Visual Studio .NET data objects and its ability to bind to XML data or any data object implementing the IList, IBindingList, and ITypedList interfaces.

With our integrated Data Source Configuration Wizard you'll bind your grid in the blink of an eye, without a single line of code.

See all supported technologies and data sources

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I just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU to everyone at DevExpress. I've been using your tools since 2008 and my productivity and output has increased significantly due to your tools. Robert Fahey / Adacel Systems Inc.
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Shape and Manipulate Data

A broad range of data shaping options inside.

Unleash the power of information and intuitively present it to your end-users. Our WinForms Data Grid ships with dozens of data shaping and data analysis options, including:

  • High-speed Multi-Column Sorting & Grouping
  • Merged Column Grouping
  • Outlook-inspired Grouping
  • Inline/Partial Grouping
  • Master-Detail Grouping
  • Summaries & Data Aggregates

With our comprehensive Data Grid API, you are always in control. Yes, you can implement custom algorithms to sort, group, filter, and aggregate data as needed - in the blink-of-an-eye.

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Instant Search & Data Filtering

Locate information with multiple search tools.

Once you leverage the capabilities of our WinForms Grid, your end-users will be able to find data with absolute ease. The DevExpress WinForms Grid includes comprehensive set of filtering and custom query options. From our Microsoft Word inspired Instant Search to our Excel inspired Auto-Filter Row, we've got filtering covered from A to Z. Filtering and search options include:

  • Instant Search & Incremental Search
  • Query Builder / Filter Criteria Editor
  • Excel Inspired Filtering
  • Auto Filter Row & Custom Filter UI
  • Filter Panel & Most Recently Used (MRU) Filters
  • Group Filters
  • Comprehensive API / Create Custom Filters

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Data Filtering - WinForms Data Grid | DevExpress

WinForms Themes and Application Skins

Over 50 Custom Themes Designed to Amaze

You can specify a theme when you ship your app or allow end-user to modify the look and feel of your WinForms application on the fly. And yes, you can even customize our pre-built application skins/themes with the free DevExpress WinForms Skin‑Theme Editor. The following are a few of the skins/themes included in our distribution.

Basic Vector Skin - Pine Light Palette | DevExpress

Basic Vector

Pine Light Palette

Office 2019 Colorful Skin - Default Palette | DevExpress

Office 2019 Colorful

Default Palette

WXI - Calmness Palette | DevExpress


Calmness Palette

Office 2019 Black Skin - Forest Palette | DevExpress

Office 2019 Black

Forest Palette

Master-Detail Visualization

Easy-to-configure master-detail support.

When it comes to data presentation, our WinForms Grid control is second to none. Its comprehensive data presentation feature-set includes easy-to-configure master-detail support so you can display master-detail relationships quickly, without wasting precious time.

You can create Master-Detail layouts of any complexity - with any number of nesting levels and any number of details at each level. The DevExpress WinForms Data Grid does not place any artificial limits on how you present information for detail records - detail rows can display any type of information.

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After 25 Years of professional Windows development I have never seen a library like DevExpress. This great Grid control is the best I've ever seen! Ingolf Mönch
Master-Detail Data Presentation - WinForms Data Grid | DevExpress

WinForms Data Editing

CRUD operations made easy.

From revolutionary WinForms TextBox controls (yes, seriously, our text box controls are revolutionary) and Date Pickers to our Rich Text Editor and powerful Data Lookups, incorporate 20+ individual data editors within grid cells with absolute ease. Leverage the power of our Data Editors to display and manipulate data on-screen and apply data validation and cell value formatting rules to maintain data consistency in your enterprise.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Our WinForms Data Grid includes countless data editing and value formatting options. Its advanced data editing features include:

  • New Item Row / Add New Records
  • Inline Data Editing
  • Edit Form / Edit Data in a Separate Form
  • Custom Edit Forms
  • Edit Masks / HTML Formatting
  • Input Validation & Error Indication

Learn more about DevExpress Data Editors & Input Controls

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Excel-inspired Conditional Formatting

Deliver an experience familiar to everyone.

With our WinForms Conditional Formatting engine, your app can easily highlight cells or rows based on specified criteria without writing a single line of code. Cells and rows can be highlighted using animated data bars, icons, and predefined color scales. Users can easily apply/customize style conditions via the grid's popup menu.

And of course, you can take advantage of predefined format rules or create custom rules as needed. The Grid ships with both a design-time and runtime Conditional Formatting Rule Editor - so you and your users can create, edit, and delete format rules as and when needed.

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I tried DevExpress controls and I haven't looked back since. The features available are mind-boggling. Alphonse Giambrone / ADH Data Solutions, LLC
Conditional Formatting - WinForms Data Grid | DevExpress

Grid Customization at its Finest

Built-in HTML & CSS markup support.

With built-in support for HTML & CSS markup, you can quickly define data-aware templates for WinForms Grid UI elements and create web-inspired user interfaces for your next WinForms-powered project. Yes, with DevExpress WinForms UI components, you can leverage the power of HTML & CSS markup to deliver intuitive/next gen user-experiences with absolute ease. As you might imagine, this feature allows you to eliminate the use of property-based UI customizations and CustomDraw events (in favor of web-inspired markup).

Of course, if you prefer the traditional design approach, our WinForms Subscription ships with a collection of 50+ highly polished application themes/skins. These themes/skins were designed to amaze. Use them without modification or alter them at your discretion with our free Skin Editor.

Read our blog post about CSS & HTML markup support


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Apperance Customization - WinForms Data Grid | DevExpress

Charting & Information Analysis

Incorporate data visualization that amaze.

The flexibility of the DevExpress WinForms Grid cannot be overstated. Full support for charts, sparklines, and gauge indicators means you can deliver apps that effectively visualize data within the Grid’s container.

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Preview. Print. Export.

Reporting made easy. Export to Excel, Word, PDF.

With only a few lines of code, you can invoke the DevExpress WinForms Report Designer from the Grid control and create reports based on its data.

You can also render WinForms Data Grid content to paper just like a traditional WYSIWYG report or export data to numerous file formats. With its API, you can save your data as PDF, XLS, XLSX, MHT, CSV, HTML, RTF, DOCX, TXT or as an Image file.

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A truly professional, fully-featured set of controls from people focused on continual development. As developers, we can't ask for anything more. Keep up the awesome work. Nigel Bogle / CEO - Software Engineer
Print and Data Export - WinForms Data Grid | DevExpress

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DevExpress is honored to have been voted best in class 20 times in this year's Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Awards.

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WinForms UI Templates (EAP)

Jump start the form development process via polished and ready-to-use 'templates'. The motivation behind our WinForms UI Templates is to create ready-to-use UI solutions for real-life line-of-business (LOB) apps and eliminate the need for routine UI customizations. Read about UI Templates

Touch Enabled User Experience

Deliver elegant, touch-enabled WinForms applications using the platform you know and love. The WinForms Subscription helps you leverage your current investments and address customer needs via a comprehensive range of WinForms controls that support touch on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Sec 508 and Accessibility

The DevExpress WinForms Subscription makes it easy to create WinForms applications that meet government regulations regarding accessibility. Sec 508 and Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 support is available for key DevExpress WinForms controls. Download VPAT

Straightforward Localization

All DevExpress WinForms controls can be localized using satellite resource assemblies. DevExpress delivers satellite assemblies for a large variety of languages and cultures. To help you get started, resource files for four cultures are included in our installation: German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. If you need to modify our shipping resources or create satellite assemblies for a different language, simply use our Online Localization Service, a free tool for our active WinForms subscribers. Online Localization Service

Testing Support

The DevExpress Universal Subscription includes built-in support for Microsoft's CodedUI. Unlike many vendors claiming support for Coded UI through the simple use of MSAA, DevExpress controls go the extra mile to make certain that individual controls fully comply with Microsoft's testing framework. We don't simply support Coded UI; we support it to the maximum extent possible. Note: CodedUI support requires purchase of the DevExpress Universal Subscription. Learn more about Coded UI

MVVM Framework

The DevExpress MVVM Framework ships with features that are absent in WinForms, but essential to MVVM development. These missing features include bindings, commands, UI triggers, behaviors etc. Our Framework includes all of these along with a straightforward API to make WinForms app development more efficient. Learn more about MVVM Framework

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.NET Framework 4.5.2+
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.NET Framework 4.5
.NET Framework 4.0
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Visual Studio 2022
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
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Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
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Visual Studio 2017
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