Editor Template

The column's EditTemplate defines the inline template or component that will be rendered when the user is editing the field. It is also used when inserting a new item.

You can data bind components in it to the current context, which is an instance of the model the grid is bound to. You will need a global variable that is also an instance of the model to store those changes. The model the template receives is a copy of the original model, so that changes can be cancelled (the Cancel command).

If you need to perform logic more complex than simple data binding, use the change event of the custom editor component to perform it. You can also consider using a custom edit form.

Sample editor template for a field

@* This example shows how to use a dropdownlist to edit strings. You can implement any desired logic instead.
If you have an enum, the grid can edit and filter it out-of-the-box without the need for an edit template *@

<TelerikGrid Data=@MyData EditMode="@GridEditMode.Inline" Pageable="true" Height="500px" OnUpdate="@UpdateHandler">
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.ID) Editable="false" Title="ID" />
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.Name) Title="Name" />
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.Role) Title="Position">
                    CurrentlyEditedEmployee = context as SampleData;
                    <TelerikDropDownList Data="@Roles" @bind-Value="CurrentlyEditedEmployee.Role" Width="120px" PopupHeight="auto"></TelerikDropDownList>
            <GridCommandButton Command="Save" Icon="save" ShowInEdit="true">Update</GridCommandButton>
            <GridCommandButton Command="Edit" Icon="edit">Edit</GridCommandButton>

@code {
    public SampleData CurrentlyEditedEmployee { get; set; }

    public void UpdateHandler(GridCommandEventArgs args)
        SampleData item = (SampleData)args.Item;

        //perform actual data source operations here
        //if you have a context added through an @inject statement, you could call its SaveChanges() method

        var index = MyData.FindIndex(i => i.ID == item.ID);
        if (index != -1)
            MyData[index] = item;

    protected override void OnInitialized()
        MyData = new List<SampleData>();

        for (int i = 0; i < 50; i++)
            MyData.Add(new SampleData()
                ID = i,
                Name = "name " + i,
                Role = Roles[i % Roles.Count]

    //in a real case, keep the models in dedicated locations, this is just an easy to copy and see example
    public class SampleData
        public int ID { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public string Role { get; set; }

    public List<SampleData> MyData { get; set; }

    public static List<string> Roles = new List<string> { "Manager", "Employee", "Contractor" };

The result from the code snippet above, after Edit was clicked on the first row and the user expanded the dropdown from the template

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