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Local Binding

When configured for local binding, the Grid for ASP.NET Core will serialize the data as part of its data source and will perform all data operations, such as paging, sorting, filtering, grouping, and aggregating, on the client.

For a runnable example, refer to the demo on local binding of the Grid.

To configure the Grid for ASP.NET Core to do local binding:

  1. Define a model class or use an existing one from your application.

    public class OrderViewModel
        public int OrderID
        public string ShipCountry
  2. Open the HomeController.cs and return an IEnumerable of the model type with the View. This is the View() which holds the Grid definition.

    public IActionResult Index()
        // Returns a collection of OrderViewModels.
        var model = orderService.Read();
         /* For a quick test, you can mock the data, and copy and paste this snippet.
        var model = Enumerable.Range(1, 20).Select(i => new OrderViewModel
            OrderID = i,
            ShipCountry = i % 2 == 0 ? "ShipCountry 1" : "ShipCountry 2"
        return View(model);
  3. In the Index.cshtml view, configure the Grid to accept the model in its constructor and set ServerOperations(false).

        @model IEnumerable<AspNetCoreGrid.Models.OrderViewModel>
            .DataSource(dataSource => dataSource
            .ToolBar(tools =>
                tools.Pdf().Text("Custom PDF button text");
                tools.Excel().Text("Custom Excel button text");
            .Columns(columns =>
                columns.Bound(f => f.OrderID);
                columns.Bound(f => f.ShipCountry);
        @addTagHelper *, Kendo.Mvc
        @model IEnumerable<AspNetCoreGrid.Models.OrderViewModel>
        <kendo-grid name="grid">
            <datasource type="DataSourceTagHelperType.Ajax" page-size="2" server-operation="false" data="@Model">
                <toolbar-button name="pdf" text="Custom PDF button text"></toolbar-button>
                <toolbar-button name="excel" text="Custom Excel button text"></toolbar-button>
            <pageable enabled="true">
            <sortable enabled="true" />
            <groupable enabled="true" />
                <column field="OrderID">
                <column field="ShipCountry">
  4. Build and run the application.

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