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SlickGrid - A lightning fast JavaScript grid/spreadsheet

Welcome to SlickGrid

Find documentation and examples in the original wiki and this clone's wiki. This is a fork of SlickGrid maintained by Ger Hobbelt / Visyond Inc. The new features that have been added / mixed in:

This Fork's Features

  • Cells spanning arbitrary numbers of rows and/or columns (colspan / rowspan)
  • A footer row that mimics the behavior of the header row, with similar options and controls.
  • Enhanced info feed to/from Formatters and Editors
  • Formatters can now change/augment the cell's CSS classes (no more need for SPAN or DIV in cell plus fixup CSS to apply styling to entire cell)
  • Indirect data addressing via DataView
  • Formatters and Editors adapted for the above
  • Internal and external Copy/Cut/Paste through the usual keyboard shortcuts
  • Mouse & Touch support
  • grid.updateColumnWidths() API: very significant performance improvement; pull request with notes here
  • grid.getId() lets you get the uid of the grid instance
  • Triggers existing event onColumnsResized when you change the column widths
  • Triggers a new event onColumnsChanged when you set the columns
  • Exposes the existing method grid.setupColumnResize(), which allows you to re-enable column resizing if you're manually screwing around with the headers.
  • Some new options on setColumns and resizeCanvas let you prevent some of the expensive calculations, useful if you're doing them yourself externally.

This fork adds the following method:


Using this method improves the performance of changing the width of one or more grid columns by a lot. The existing API only allows for a whole grid redraw, which can be very slow. Pull request with notes here. Use cases for fast column size adjustment may be: auto-sizing columns to fit content, responsive sizing cells to fill the screen, and similar.

Also exposes the existing method grid.setupColumnResize, which allows you to re-enable column resizing if you're manually screwing around with the headers.

Message by Michael Leibman (@mleibman)

UPDATE: March 5th, 2014 - I have too many things going on in my life right now to really give SlickGrid support and development the time and attention it deserves. I am not stopping it, but I will most likely be unresponsive for some time. Sorry.

SlickGrid is an advanced JavaScript grid/spreadsheet component

Some highlights:

  • Adaptive virtual scrolling (handle hundreds of thousands of rows with extreme responsiveness)
  • Extremely fast rendering speed
  • Supports jQuery UI Themes
  • Background post-rendering for richer cells
  • Configurable & customizable
  • Full keyboard navigation
  • Column resize/reorder/show/hide
  • Column autosizing & force-fit
  • Pluggable cell formatters & editors
  • Support for editing and creating new rows.
  • Grouping, filtering, custom aggregators, and more!
  • Advanced detached & multi-field editors with undo/redo support.
  • “GlobalEditorLock” to manage concurrent edits in cases where multiple Views on a page can edit the same data.
  • Support for millions of rows


  • extend the set of unit tests for DataView to help test grouping behaviour (which currently has bugs) and indirect access
  • extend set of examples, including external keyboard driver (e.g. keymaster.js)
  • 'pace' the new delayed render activity, etc. using an external 'clock': now everything is running on individual setTimeout()s and userland code needs more control over when these fire exactly.
  • enable Copy/Cut/Paste via externally triggered event or API call (so you can execute those commands from external controls)
  • integrate the fixed-row/column work by JLynch7; that merge branch is currently botched -- EDIT: do not do this; see mleibman#1033 (#1033)
  • unify Formatters and Editors' API in terms of info passed
  • using jsperf and tests/*.html performance measurements to check current performance and possibly improve it -- EDIT: already did a lot in the render code
  • update wiki with API changes re Formatters and Editors
  • run script / tool to extract/update contributor/author list


A lightning fast JavaScript grid/spreadsheet







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