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Custom Commands

You can implement custom commands for handling the records of the Grid.

To include a command column which will render a button for triggering the command in the column cells:

  1. Add a custom command column by using the column definition.

    .Columns(columns => {
        columns.Command(command => command.Custom("ViewDetails").Click("showDetails"));
  2. Wire the click event of the button to a JavaScript function which will receive the corresponding Grid data item as an argument. In the function definition, handle the command.

    <script type="text/javascript">
        function showDetails(e) {
            var dataItem = this.dataItem($(e.currentTarget).closest("tr"));

For a runnable example, refer to the demo on implementing custom commands in the Grid.


The custom command button offers the following features:

  • HtmlAttributes - set custom HTML attributes to the underlying HTML of the button
  • IconClass - set an icon of your choice by providing the icon's name
  • Template and TemplateId - customize the appearance of the button via a template
  • Text - set the text of the button
  • Visible - conditionally determine whether the button should be visible via JavaScript (pass the name of the JavaScript function to this option)

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