July 2008

Do String Grid Components have a Place in a “Good” Application – Open Discussion

We had a spirited discussion of the merits and demerits of the TStringGrid and its many descendants. Brian, Andrea and Graham demonstrated their use of string grids and we looked at a couple of others based on screen shots and developer’s explanations.

While I think it is fair to say that the overwhelming majority expressed their view that string grids are a useful way of presenting data, Don was able to make some telling suggestions aimed towards improving some of the applications whose owners were prepared to stand up and be counted. I hope all who attended enjoyed a constructive discussion and a bit of fun while looking at what is being done in this area and debating views on the users perspective. Pity the users were not there to state their case.

Regardless of any string grid views I think all were impressed by aspects of the applications presented.