Frequently asked questions – Grid controls

Why are the Grid controls (StyleGrid and DataGrid) only for Real Studio and not the modern Xojo ?

The grid controls were 17 years old, based on MacOS 9 technology, and also suffered on Linux for not supporting Cairo. When MacOS added Retina support and Xojo started to enforce cairo on Linux then it became clear that complete re-write would be needed as old OS 9 API’s and way of thinking will not port well to Retina. Then Mac OS X 64 bit further presses this as none of the old OS 9 API’s will port there.

We might at some point work on new grid control, then probably making it new one neither StyleGrid nor DataGrid so we can make new base decisions as what seemed like good idea 17 years ago in the design might not be good idea today.

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