As will be obvious from the previous post, 2.6 sees the release of a new product, the Flexicious Spark DataGrid Extension. If you are interested in adding this product to your license, please read this. There has been some reorganization of the codebase to account for the requirements of the Spark DataGrid, some of these are interface changes documented below. However, there have been many enhancements, a brand new feature (Row Spans and Columns Spans), numerous bug fixes, and performance improvements for Ultimate, and quite a few for Classic as well. We have been hard at work, and are continuing at a feverish pace with new features, new products, performance improvements.

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Enhancement, Ultimate: Added rowSpanFunction and colSpanFunction. Added RowSpanExample and colSpanExample to demonsrate the new row and column span functionality.

New Example, Row Span and Col Span - Newly added example to demonstrate the row and column span abilities of Flexicious Ultimate

New Example, Remoting Backend - Ultimate working with a live backend, similar to the Classic Examples, with filterPageSortMode=server and one page of data loaded at any given time.

New Example, Trader View - Ultimate demonstrating how to quickly update the values of a specific cell, without causing a grid rebuild. This enables you to process high frequency updates from the backend.

New Example, Selection Options : Demonstration of the new Selection Exclusion mechanism (See blog post)

Enhancement, Ultimate: Added the getRowHeightFunction, which can be used to override the built in row height calculation functionality when variableRowHeight=true

Enhancement, Ultimate: Added enableSelectionexclusion

Enhancement, Ultimate: Added code so that if enableSelectionCascade, on lazy load setChildData call, automatically add to children next level selected objects

Enhancement, Ultimate: Added code so that if enableDynamicLevels=true, on lazy load setChildData call, automatically add next level if the current objects children have more children.

Enhancement, Classic and Ultimate: Added the properties filterCompareFunction and filterConverterFunction to convert data prior to filter comparision. See the XMLData example for details.

Enhancement, Classic and Ultimate: Added dateFormatString to DateComboBox to control the date format of the Custom date range popup. You can instantiate this on the column via: filterRenderer="{UIUtils.createRenderer(DateComboBox,{dateFormatString:'DD/MM/YYYY'})}"

Bug Fix, Classic : Fix for issue of preference persistence of grouped columns.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Scenarios where there are editable cells widely spaced apart, tabbing results in NPE.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Nested Data with level renderers and variable row height did not size correctly.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : When data is added dynamically to a previously drawn grid, some cells showed up empty even when there was text to show.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Refresh operations, like sorting, rebuilding, expand collapse caused some cells to loose formatting information, and icon state.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Footer Cells did not update on filter.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Cells with a custom cellTextColorFunction defined did not retain color post scrolling.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Under certain circumstances, vertical gridlines did not extend all the way down to the grid, or post resize, did not retract back into the grids viewport.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Expand Collapse operations that happened in conjunction with the scrollbar appearing or disappearing resulted in weird state.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Edit row highlight did not disappear until mouse over on another row.

Enhancement, Ultimate : variableRowHeight – for items where word wrap did not apply (text not long enough) we did not respect the rowHeight.

Enhancement, Ultimate : Item being edited, cell text showed through item editor. Cell text will now be hidden.

Enhancement, Ultimate Automation: Added support for automation of CheckBox Click Events

Enhancement, Ultimate Automation: Added support for Level Renderer Cell Automation

Bug Fix, Ultimate : RowDisabledFunction was being ignored, and such rows were participating in hover, selection and drag. This will now be prevented. Disabled Cells will not be editable, hoverable, selectable or draggable.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Clicking checkbox header sometimes caused the rows to collapse.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Re-position the no-data message on grid resize.

Bug Fix, Ultimate : Support for filterCompareFunction on Ultimate did not work.

Default Changed : The enableSelectionCascade now defaults to true.

Interface Changed : Changed IExtendedDataGrid to have get and setColumn method, and getDataProvider, renamed get dataProvider to getDataProvider. This was done because the Spark Datagrid has different return types for these properties and will not match the interface.

Method renamed : Renamed the selectAll method to selectAllCheckboxes, and clearSelection to clearCheckboxSelection. This was done because the Spark DataGrid already assigns a different meaning to these methods.

Deprecated : Row Number Column. This has been deprecated, since it is not applicable for hierarchical data. Also, causing performance issues.

Deprecated : FlexDataGridColumnLevel.widthDistributionMode. This has been removed. It was never used, and its place was taken by columnWidthMode. This property is defined on the column itself.

Bug Fix, Ultimate: Print failed in certain scenarios with preferences stored. Also, fix for scenarios where the container pushes the grid body to a negative height post print, the rows were disappearing. A sanity check has been added for this.

Bug Fix, Classic: Issue with preferences not being persisted for ICustomMatchFilterControls resolved.

Added Boolean flag autoRegister to interface IFilterControl. Just add the following to your FilterInclude:


* Register with the container on creation complete


public function get autoRegister():Boolean


return filterControlInterface.autoRegister;




* @private


public function set autoRegister(value:Boolean):void


filterControlInterface.autoRegister = value;


Also, since the Spark datagrid assigns a different type to the columns and dataprovider property on the grid, the IExtendedDataGrid has been modified to have getColumns, setColumns, getDataProvider, and setDataProvider methods. So in MyDocExporter, you will see this error:

Access of possibly undefined property columns through a reference with static type com.flexicious.grids.dependencies:IExtendedDataGrid. /main/src/com/sample/examples/support/export line 31 Flex Problem

Just replace grid.columns with grid.getColumns()