Say you chose bootgrid, then decided to change to
knockoutgrid or check out jqueryUi grid or angulargrid...
You have to read all the documentation and painstakingly
create the layout and code.
But all the grids basically have the same settings and most
do exactly the same thing: show, sort,
filter, search, allow
selection on columns and rows, and may allow editing etc.
(When there are differences it could be part of the
documentation and grayed out with a message: "available in
PHPGrid only" etc. )
It could be created from existing data, or by defining
the fields. It would give mock data if not connected yet to a
service, and would supply what the service http call would
expected to look like.
If server side code is involved (like in phpgrid) it could give
basic sample code (in the selected programming language, if
that is an option).
A Balsamiq type of heading definition could also be
and it would create mockup data on the fly, accordingly,
the usual options for common types of data, hidden fields
is data that don't show in columns), calculated fields and
Common types of data are data with the letters ID or Id at
beginning or end, SSN, email, dates, credit card numbers
(showing only a few digits), firstname-lastname, zip, city,
password, etc. etc. )
The choices of how to create the code for this grid will be
suggested once you finished your definitions. It will then
checking if they are already defined, and if there is some
doubt asking the user).
It will also create code to populate contents (such as another
grid, list, form or a set of readonly label+textbox pairs, with
the information from the client selected
It will support theming and i18n with the click of a button.
It will have a basic and advanced mode, along with several
templates for common types of grids (master-details or data-
input etc.) .
This greasmonkey plugin, or open source piece of code will
incorporated in all the JSFiddle, Bootply and Plunqit type