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Scrolling to the Selected Item

If you have an initially selected item (row) in a scrollable grid, you may want to bring the focus to this item when the page first loads. The following steps describe how to accomplish this:

  1. Set one of the items in the control as selected. (The following example selects a row in the same function that moves to the selected row. However, after that, it shows how to move to the selected row even if it were selected in some other way).
  2. Provide a handler for the client-side GridCreated event.
    1. In the event handler, locate the selected row using the GridTableView object's get_selectedItems() method.
    2. Use the RadGrid object's GridDataDiv property to access the DOM element for the scrollable region of the grid.
    3. Use the DOM element for the row to check if it is visible in the scrollable region. If it is not, set the scrollTop property of the scrollable region to scroll the grid so that the selected row is showing. You may also need to execute the code with a small timeout.

The following example demonstrates this technique:

<script type="text/javascript">
    function GridCreated(sender, eventArgs) {
    //gets the main table scrollArea HTLM element  
    var scrollArea = document.getElementById(sender.get_element().id + "_GridData");
    var row = sender.get_masterTableView().get_selectedItems()[0];
    //if the position of the selected row is below the viewable grid area  
    if (row) {
        if ((row.get_element().offsetTop - scrollArea.scrollTop) + row.get_element().offsetHeight + 20 > scrollArea.offsetHeight) {
        //scroll down to selected row
        setTimeout(function () {
            scrollArea.scrollTop = scrollArea.scrollTop + ((row.get_element().offsetTop - scrollArea.scrollTop) +
            row.get_element().offsetHeight - scrollArea.offsetHeight) + row.get_element().offsetHeight;
        }, 1000);
        //if the position of the the selected row is above the viewable grid area  
        else if ((row.get_element().offsetTop - scrollArea.scrollTop) < 0) {
        //scroll the selected row to the top  
        scrollArea.scrollTop = row.get_element().offsetTop;
<telerik:RadGrid RenderMode="Lightweight" ClientSettings-Scrolling-SaveScrollPosition="true" OnPreRender="RadGrid1_PreRender" ID="RadGrid1" runat="server" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" AllowPaging="true"
    PageSize="25" Skin="Web20" Width="95%">
    <mastertableview width="100%" />
  <Scrolling AllowScroll="true" UseStaticHeaders="true" SaveScrollPosition="true" />
  <ClientEvents OnGridCreated="GridCreated" />
  <Selecting AllowRowSelect="true" />
    <pagerstyle mode="NumericPages" />
<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthwindConnectionString %>"
    SelectCommand="SELECT CustomerID, CompanyName, ContactName, ContactTitle, Address, PostalCode FROM [Customers]">
protected void RadGrid1_PreRender(object sender, EventArgs e)
     RadGrid1.MasterTableView.Items[7].Selected = true;
Protected Sub RadGrid1_PreRender(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    RadGrid1.MasterTableView.Items(7).Selected = True
End Sub
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