You can manually (programmatically) create a hierarchical display as shown in the example below. The parent is the higher level of the hierarchy and the child is the lower level.
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This example creates two custom SheetView objects: one as the parent and one as the child. In the Parent sheet, we override the ChildRelationCount property and GetChildView and FindChildView methods. The ChildRelationCount is how many relations between this object and children objects (for the most part this is one). The GetChildView is used to get the child sheet. It calls FindChildView to see if the sheet is already created. If it is, then use that one. If it is not, create a new child sheet. The SheetName property of the child SheetView determines which parent row it is assigned to. Then override the ParentRowIndex property in the child SheetView to return the row number that child is assigned to. The SheetName in creating this sheet determines this number.
... Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load FpSpread1.Sheets.Clear() FpSpread1.Sheets.Add(New customSheet) FpSpread1.Sheets(0).RowCount = 10 Dim i As Integer For i = 0 To 9 If i <> 1 Then FpSpread1.Sheets(0).SetRowExpandable(i, False) End If Next i End Sub End Class Public Class customSheet Inherits FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ChildRelationCount() As Integer Get Return 1 End Get End Property Public Overrides Function GetChildView(ByVal row As Integer, ByVal relationIndex As Integer) As FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView Dim child As customChild = CType(FindChildView(row, 0), customChild) If Not (child Is Nothing) Then Return child child = New customChild child.RowCount = 5 child.Parent = Me child.SheetName = row.ToString ChildViews.Add(child) Return child End Function Public Overrides Function FindChildView(ByVal row As Integer, ByVal relationIndex As Integer) As FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView Dim id As String = row.ToString Dim View As FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView For Each View In ChildViews If View.SheetName = id Then Return View Next Return Nothing End Function End Class Public Class customChild Inherits FarPoint.Win.Spread.SheetView Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ParentRowIndex() As Integer Get Return CInt(SheetName) End Get End Property End Class