n the Balsamiq Learn area, the page Table and Data Grid Guidelines
there is a recommendation to “Consider fixing the left column” but I can’t find any instructions on how to tell the data grid control to do this.
Ideally, I would like to lock multiple left columns, but at least one.
I have a grid with MANY columns. If I fit the grid to the available horizontal space, it becomes unreadable.
I’m hoping that by locking one or more left columns, I can set the data grid width to fit within a container, have the columns auto-size for the content, and then use the horizontal scroll bar to show the remaining columns.
As such, the Data Grid control doesn’t give you the ability to implement a locked column - with that control we’re really just sending the message “there will be a table here and it’ll look something like this”.
That said, you can reproduce the look of the table in that doc using different controls placed adjacent to each other: