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Gianni Rossi Mar 3, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Hi All,

In my VS 2010 MFC application I need to implement a grid having the following features:

Looking at the Prof-UIS overview, it seems to have all these capabilities, however I’m a bit confused about what product to buy, since Prof-UIS includes many components.

Also, if Prof-UIS is what I need, could you please give me some tips on how to create the grid above?

Thanks in advance.


Alastair Watts Mar 31, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Hi Gianni

I can tell you from experience that all except the common headings are very easily implemented.  

Can I suggest that if you can do without headings that span multiple columns then this would make things easier.  If you really need them then grid cells can be merged to span multiple columns and frozen so they don’t scroll with rest of the grid.  As these would be inner cells and not headings you would have to consider this when addressing the cell data.

There may be an easier way to get spanned headings, but I’ve never done it ... perhaps someone else might suggest another way???

PS: You can email me at & I will send you the trial version.


All the best




Alastair Watts Mar 7, 2014 - 8:41 AM

Hi Gianni

Art, please correct me if I’m wrong!

I think Art means if you purchase a license for $445 USD (which includes 1 year support & upgrades) he will provide a sample app showing how to achieve what you want.  The license is permanent - support & upgrades are by annual subscription which is $175 USD.

The Prof-UIS grid & cell controls are great ... they are very well designed and I use them extensively.

CWnd based controls do not go in to the Prof-UIS grid controls, only CExtGridCell based controls, of which there are many.  It is easy to create you own custom cell controls derived from CExtGridCell, if for some reason the standard set don’t offer what you need.


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If you haven’t already downloaded the 47 compiled samples look here:;/p>




Gianni Rossi Mar 15, 2014 - 2:10 PM

Hi Alastair,

Thanks for the info.

Art wrote to me privately saying that he was trying to see how difficult it could be to build the grid I described, but he hasn’t come back to me yet.

I’m more than willing to purchase Prof-UIS grid but I really need to be sure that I can create that table.

Unfortunately, as I said, I downloaded and installed the trial version but I get the error “The server has returned a reference”. Can you help me on this?

Thanks again.


Gianni Rossi Mar 3, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Thanks for your reply.

What do you mean by “yearly license”, is the license time-limited and not permanent? If it is permanent, I’m willing to buy the product and probably also the support subscription. So please let me know.

Regarding the sample program, I’m not quite sure of what you mean by “how many modules and how many functions”. My program is a normal MFC application which obviously includes many functions. Now I just want to add a new dialog containing the grid I described.

I tried to download and install the trial version. Once installed the setup asked me if I wanted to run the Integration Wizard but confirming I get the error “The server has returned a reference”. What’s wrong?



Art Wilkes Mar 3, 2014 - 11:03 AM

It would take us some effort to code this. If you were willing to purchase a yearly license, $445US, I would provide a working program of this grid.
But there are some issues with installing Prof-UIS into existing programs.
So it would be nice to know how many modules are in your program and how many functions are in each module.
Timing would be about 2 weeks.
Prof-UIS Support.