recently i have a project which
requires a grid more powerful than the one comes with vfp. so i
begin to research on 3rd party activex com grid controls.
eventually i purchased a copy of farpoint spread 7
how i know of farpoint spread 7? a
while back while i was taking up the task of maintaining an existing
vb6 project, i found out the original programmer used an old version
of farpoint spread. my client doesn't have the source disk of the
farpoint spread any more, so i emailed farpoint technical support and
asked for it. they sent me the installation files right away! i am
impressed with their technical support because that is a really old
version of the control.
although it is not cheap, but to me it
certainly worth the price. i don't have any issue using it with vfp,
not a single crash. having said that, farpoint grid is not 100%
compatible with vfp. for example, any grid method with an out
parameter in its signature is not compatible with vfp. it is a known
fortunately there are workarounds so i don't see that as a
their online documentation is also very
good. although they have a trial version of the control, i found
that even if i don't download the trial, i can still evaluate the
control based on their online doc.
well, i guess all com control vendors
are moving to .net now. so i don't expect there will be a next
version of farpoint spread com control. but i still find this
control as of what it is now very useful to my present and future vfp
in short, i am a satisfied user of the
farpoint spread 7 control.