The AutoCreateColumns property does not apply to the designer. Moreover, when it is set to false, it does not means that only columns you want will be generated. It is a mean by which you can create the column yourself and set them up as you wish, instead of having the grid generate them for you. But you will still need to have all the columns that are present in the data source.
As for the WYSIWYG part, this is a design decision, and it is not going to change.
Imported from legacy forums. Posted by André (had 296 views)