Hey everyone, good news for Aurelia-Slickgrid users, the latest major version v7.1.0+ now officially support Aurelia 2 (as for Aurelia 1 users, they can still use previous v6.x). I have to give a big thanks to @MaximBalaganskiy who made this possible, Maxim was instrumental and very patient with me to make it all work. Thank you Max!
Though, I have to say that creating an external plugin for Aurelia 2 is not easy, neither documented (there are documentation for internal plugin but no documentation on how to create external plugin).
If you don’t already know, Aurelia-Slickgrid is a wrapper of SlickGrid which is a performant datagrid library, nearly the same as Ag-Grid (in fact Ag-Grid was inspired by SlickGrid). SlickGrid is extremely fast because it uses virtual scrolling which makes it super performant and it can easily deal with even a million rows, it is easily customizable and packs a ton of features (VirtualScroll, Grouping, Pagination, BackendServices OData/GraphQL, built-in Editors/Filters, RowSelections, ColumnFreeze, TreeData, and many more …). The closest library in similarity is Ag-Grid but the biggest difference that sets SlickGrid apart is that it’s all free (but Ko-Fi donations would be welcome ) and fully Open Source, on the other hand Ag-Grid best features are, for the most part, requiring paid licenses (and it’s quite expensive). I have been supporting this library for a few years already and I have 4 different SlickGrid projects (different ports are available for Angular, React, vanilla JS).
The biggest change with this latest version is obviously the Aurelia 2 support, but the other big change was also to internally dropped the external
6pac/slickgrid dependency. Also note that most of the library code is in the Slickgrid-Universal monorepo which I created a while ago, its goal was to remove duplicate code that existed in all the ports that I support and it also gave me the chance to make a few services optional by taking advantage of the monorepo structure, some of these package are now optional (like Excel-Export, OData, GraphQL) making the build smaller (you’ll never use all features at once). With this new release, the SlickGrid core files are now merged directly into Slickgrid-Universal which makes it easier to troubleshoot, remove duplicate code and possibly add extra features in the future.
Below is a summary of all previous versions (and as you can see, it’s been supported for a few years already and it was a long journey to get where it is today).
|Aurelia 2 support, removed SlickGrid external dep & merged into Slickgrid-Universal
|drop jQuery requirement
|drop jQueryUI requirement
|Slickgrid-Universal official 1.0 release
|moved 90% of the code to a new Slickgrid-Universal monorepo
Aurelia-Slickgrid has a new Documentation website powered by GitBook, you may have guessed that it was heavily inspired by Aurelia’s own documentation
Take a look at the Live Demo website that includes 30+ examples demoing all features of the library.
And if you like my work, you can always buy me a Ko-Fi
This new release is a big personal achievement on my end, since for a long time I wanted to modernize and drop jQuery from the original SlickGrid library and I eventually wanted Slickgrid-Universal to be standalone and it’s all been achieved with this new release. Supporting Aurelia 2 is just the cherry on top, it was on my list of TODOs but I didn’t know when that would come… I have to say again a huge thanks to @MaximBalaganskiy for making this possible.
Happy Holidays with an early