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Filter and Edit Enum in Grid


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If I'm filtering a column containing enum values I expect a dropdown of available values to choose from. I also expect the same dropdown in the editor.


For versions prior to 2.15.0, you could use a custom editor template and put a dropdown bound to the enum in it. Filtering, however, was based on the numerical values of the enum.

As of 2.15.0, the grid provides enum filtering and editing through dropdowns out-of-the-box without any additional code.

To control how each enum value will show in the filtering DropDownList, decorate it with the Display attribute and set the Name property. The Grid will use the Name value also for the default column editor. If you do not use a [Display(Name = "...")] attribute, the Grid will take the string representation of the enum value.

At the time of writing, enum DisplayName attributes are ignored in view mode of the Grid. Follow the item to get notified about the fix.

Filter and Edit an enum in the Blazor Grid - 2.15.0 and later

@* You can filter and edit enums without any custom code *@

@using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;

<TelerikGrid Data=@MyData EditMode="@GridEditMode.Inline" Pageable="true" Height="500px"
             OnUpdate="@UpdateHandler" FilterMode="@GridFilterMode.FilterRow">
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.ID) Editable="false" Title="ID" />
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.Name) Title="Name" />
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(SampleData.Role) Title="Position" />
            <GridCommandButton Command="Save" Icon="@SvgIcon.Save" ShowInEdit="true">Update</GridCommandButton>
            <GridCommandButton Command="Edit" Icon="@SvgIcon.Pencil">Edit</GridCommandButton>

@code {
    public class SampleData
        public int ID { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public Role Role { get; set; }

    public enum Role
        [Display(Name = "Team Manager")]

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

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

        //update the view-model
        var index = MyData.FindIndex(i => i.ID == item.ID);
        if (index != -1)
            MyData[index] = item;

        //perform actual data source operations here

    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 = (Role)(i % 3) // just some sample to populate initial values for the enum
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