ASP.NET Core Pager Overview

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The Telerik UI Pager TagHelper and HtmlHelper for ASP.NET Core are server-side wrappers for the Kendo UI Pager widget. To add the component to your ASP.NET Core app, you can use either.

The Pager enables you to split a set of data into pages with flexible and intuitive UI. The user interface of the Pager is useful for paging data-bound components that have a data source and do not have a built-in UI for paging such as the ListView or scenarios that require paging options—for example, Kendo Templates with a data source.

You can customize the page number templates or use an input for navigation to a specific page, toggle the visibility of previous and next buttons, include a pagesize dropdown and alter the information messages. The pager API also offers the ability to localize its messages.

Initializing the Pager

To use the Pager, you have to define a standalone data source and pass it by name to the Pager and to the data-bound control that will use it.

The following example demonstrates how to tie a pager to a data source and enable the PageSizes() functionality.

        .Ajax(t=>t.Read(read => read.Action("People_Read", "Pager")).PageSize(20))

    <kendo-datasource name="dataSource1" type="DataSourceTagHelperType.Ajax" server-operation="false">
            <read url="@Url.Action("TagHelper_Products_Read", "DataSource")" />

    <kendo-pager name="pager1" refresh="true" datasource-id="dataSource1" page-sizes="true">
    using Kendo.Mvc.Extensions;
    using Kendo.Mvc.UI;

    public class PagerController : BaseController
        public IActionResult People_Read([DataSourceRequest]DataSourceRequest request)
            var people = new List<SampleData>() {
                 new SampleData() { Name = "Jane Doe", Age = 25, IsOnLeave = false },
                 new SampleData() { Name = "John Doe", Age = 33, IsOnLeave = true },
                 new SampleData() { Name = "John Smith", Age = 37, IsOnLeave = true },
                 new SampleData() { Name = "Nathan Doe", Age = 42, IsOnLeave = false }
            return Json(people.ToDataSourceResult(request));

        public IActionResult Index()
            return View();
    public class SampleData
        public int Age { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public bool IsOnLeave { get; set; }

Functionality and Features

  • Pager Settings and Types—You can choose between the available settings and types.
  • Responsive Pager—The Pager supports responsive design by default.
  • Pager Templates—Customize the look and feel of the Pager with Kendo Templates.
  • Globalization and Messages—The globalization process combines the translation of component messages (localization) with adapting them to specific cultures (internationalization and right-to-left support).
  • Accessibility—The Pager is accessible by screen readers and provides WAI-ARIA, Section 508, WCAG 2.2, and keyboard support.

Next Steps

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