ListView HtmlHelper Overview

The ListView HtmlHelper extension is a server-side wrapper for the Kendo UI ListView widget.

It enables you to display a custom layout of data-bound items. It does not provide a default rendering of data-bound items. Instead, it relies on templates to define the way a list of items is displayed, including alternating items and items that are in the process of editing.

For more information on the HtmlHelper, refer to the article on the ListView HtmlHelper for ASP.NET MVC.

Basic Usage

The following example demonstrates how to define the ListView by using the ListView HtmlHelper.

    <script type="text/x-kendo-tmpl" id="template">
        <div class="product">
                <dd>#=kendo.toString(UnitPrice, "c")#</dd>
    @(Html.Kendo().ListView(Model) //The ListView will be initially bound to the Model which is the Products table.
        .Name("productListView") //The name of the ListView is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the widget.
        .TagName("div") //The tag name of the ListView is mandatory. It specifies the element which wraps all ListView items.
        .ClientTemplateId("template") //This template will be used for rendering the ListView items.
        .DataSource(dataSource => {
                dataSource.Read(read => read.Action("Products_Read", "ListView"));
        }) //DataSource configuration. It will be used on paging.
        .Pageable() //Enable paging.


The following example demonstrates the basic configuration for the ListView with editing.

    <script type="text/x-kendo-tmpl" id="template">
        <div class="product-view k-widget">
                <dt>Product Name</dt>
                <dt>Unit Price</dt>
                <dd>#:kendo.toString(UnitPrice, "c")#</dd>
                <dt>Units In Stock</dt>
            <div class="edit-buttons">
                <a class="k-button k-edit-button" href="\\#"><span class="k-icon k-i-edit"></span></a>
                <a class="k-button k-delete-button" href="\\#"><span class="k-icon k-i-delete"></span></a>
        .DataSource(dataSource => dataSource
            .Model(model => model.Id("ProductID"))
            .Read(read => read.Action("Editing_Read", "ListView"))
            .Update(update => update.Action("Editing_Update", "ListView"))
            .Destroy(destroy => destroy.Action("Editing_Destroy", "ListView"))

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