I tried the free datagrid from Xceed on a 20-column, 2500-row datatable and found it sluggish in performance--slow to navigate up and down the grid. I've read that others are experiencing the same thing. By comparison, a wrapped Windows Forms DataGrid
using the WPF WindowsFormsHost was snappy.
Maybe all the extra stuff that comes with the Xceed control slows it down. It's unfortunate because it really has some nice features.
At the moment, it's unusable for my purposes. Microsoft will have to step up to the plate.
>> What may be more useful is to interview an expert that has interviewed hundreds of women in technology ...
A few months ago I was involved in a major project for an entertainment company in Los Angeles with 30-or-so programmers. Only two were women. From my 20+ years experience in the computer industry, this is typical. A woman programmer is a rare breed.
Like Charles, I often wonder why this is so. The money is good. The job opportunities are there. What gives?
Charles' comment about women needing to see the bigger picture, made a lot of sense to me. I will add that to the list of possibilities.