Is it just me, or is the .NET 2.0 gridview control for Winforms about the slowest grid-like control that has ever been released? I mean, the painting of it is so incredibly slow, it hurts the eye.
In SqlServer 2005's management studio, open a table in Object explorer so you get a grid of rows. Open a table which has enough rows for a full screen. Then open a query window, which is effectively a new tab. Switch between the two by just clicking the tab headers. On my Xeon 3GHz box I see the painting done top to bottom on the grid which is taking at least half a second.
I noticed the same thing in a simple .NET 2.0 app with a Gridview on it. Other people have the same thing?