Subject Re: [IBO] Compatibility with DevExpress database components
Author Helen Borrie (TeamIBO)
At 02:25 PM 13-08-02 +0930, you wrote:
>What are the issues when using devexpress database components with
>IBObjects to
>add/edit/delete/browse/select Firebird data?

I've never heard of any "issues", per se. The DevXpress controls work with
the TIBO* data access components just as they do with the VCL
components. So far, they don't have any components that support
TIB_Datasource, but I understand that will change in future.

The issues, if any, are architectural, insofar as many of those albeit
excellent controls really don't implement a very suitable GUI for
client/server clients. You need to be very mean about the data you are
pulling and pushing back and forth across the wire; whereas many the
DevXpress controls are designed to make it simpler to present huge datasets
to users. You need to take great care not to have transactions open for
long periods; whereas the DevXpress controls are visually complex and use
a lot of resources when constant refreshing is required.

Helen Borrie (TeamIBO Support)

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