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Show Command Buttons Conditionally

The command buttons in the Kendo UI Grid for ASP.NET MVC feature the Visible property that accepts a JavaScript function name.

By default, the current dataItem is passed to the JavaScript method as an argument. You can use this configuration to access the values from the Model.

To enable this functionality, follow the steps and refer to the examples below. They demonstrate how to show a command button depending on a value in the Model.

  1. Add the Visible property for a command and specify the name of the JavaScript method.

        .Columns(columns =>
            columns.Bound(p => p.ProductName);
            columns.Bound(p => p.UnitPrice).Width(120);
            columns.Bound(p => p.UnitsInStock).Width(120);
            columns.Bound(p => p.Discontinued).Width(120);
            columns.Command(command =>
        .DataSource(dataSource => dataSource
            .Model(model => model.Id(p => p.ProductID))
            // ...
        // settings omitted for brevity
  2. Add logic to the JavaScript function which will determine that the column is editable.

            function editVisible(dataItem) {
            // hide the Edit button for the item with ProductID=1
            return dataItem.ProductID != 1;

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