We are happy to introduce the availability of 3.6 beta version of jqGrid. This release has a lot of user contributions (Thank you Mark) and add more power to jqGrid. Here is the list of the most important features:
- New API – now we follow the concept of jQuery UI calling conventios
- RTL support
- Columns Reordering
- Rows Reordering (sortable rows)
- Drag and drop rows between two or more grids
- Custom Validation
- Custom creation of input elements in editing modules
- New Column Chooser with ability to resort columns
- Full control of all ajax requests
- Loading data while scrolling
- … and much more
All these new features can be seen here
The jqGrid 3.6RC again with the demo can be obtained from here
We working hard on documentation, so have a patience until we document all fixed bugs and new features.
We hope that this can be done at end of next week (where we expect to publish the final release)
There are some very exciting news and developments here at TriRand. Based on your feedback, we have decided that there are new ways to make development with jqGrid even easier if we use some of the power of different development platforms. We have started with ASP.NET WebForms and have created a component with programming model and APIs very similar to what ASP.NET developers are used to – asp:GridView, asp:DataGrid, etc. This makes binding the grid to different sources and manipulating data as easy as several lines of code. All communication and plumbing is handled by the component. This also means full Visual Studio .NET integration with all the sugar.
You can see the first Beta at our new ASP.NET specific site — http://www.trirand.net/demo.aspx. We hope that this will grow into a fully fledged product with commercial support and licenses in addition to our open sources ones. We are doing this solely based on customer feedback, where many people have asked us to introduce commerical licenses and support, since their organization either require that or expect commercial grade (guaranteed fast response, guaranteed bug fix) support. We also have plans to provide support for ASP.NET MVC and/or introduce new components based on jQuery and ThemeRoller.
This of course does not change anything about the status and licensing of the client-side jqGrid plugin — it will remain open source project using MIT or GPL licensing. In fact, we are
currently working on v3.6 which will bring new major features and fixes – RTL support for example. What we hope that this will change however is that we will have more time and resources to invest in the product development and ongoing support and even going full time on jqGrid and jQuery / Themeroller components in general. We believe this will be best for the community.
Please, let us know what you think — as usual your feedback is much appreciated and we are listening.