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DataGrid component, not for mobile?

I'm adding a DataGrid to one of the views in my app, and when looking up the documentation here: spark.component.DataGrid it claims the following:


"Adobe recommends that you not use this component in an application that uses the mobileDevice profile."


Anyone know of any reason why, or any alternative?  They say they recommend not using it, but they don't offer a suggestion of what to use instead.  Any ideas?

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Registered: ‎11-20-2009
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Re: DataGrid component, not for mobile?

Very simple, because this component is slow and bulky, using it in mobile environment will cause application to grow large and work slow.
from my own experience with DataGrid it can be slow even on desktop Smiley Happy

Alternative is use list with fancy cell rendered which will looks like several cell stitched together.

Again you may try to use DataGrid, if you have few rows/columns it may work OKish.......