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How to Load All Pages in Kendo UI Grid Footer Pagination Dropdown


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Product Progress® Kendo UI® Grid for ASP.NET MVC
Version 2022.2.621


I want to implement a custom pagination dropdown in the footer of a Kendo UI Grid for ASP.NET MVC that loads all pages by default.


To achieve this behavior, you need to implement a custom pagination dropdown in the footer of the Kendo UI Grid. Here are the steps:

  1. Hide the default pager.
  2. Implement a custom <div> element that will be used for the custom pager.
  3. In the "document.ready" scope, get the dataSource instance of the Kendo UI Grid.
  4. Use the totalPages method of the dataSource to get the page count of the Grid.
  5. Implement a DropDownList using the custom <div> element from step 2, with items from 1 to the page count obtained in step 4.
  6. Use the change event of the DropDownList.
  7. In the event handler, get the current value of the DropDownList and set it as the current page of the Grid using the page method of the dataSource.

Here is an example implementation:

<!-- Custom div element for the custom pager and hiding the default pager -->
<div id="customPager"></div>

    .k-grid-pager {
        display: none;

    $(document).ready(function() {
        var gridDs = $("#grid").data("kendoGrid").dataSource;
        var ddlData = [];

        setTimeout(function() {
            var pages = gridDs.totalPages();

            for (var i = 1; i <= pages; i++) {

                dataSource: ddlData,
                change: onChange

        }, 100)

    function onChange() {
        var ddl = this;
        var currPage = ddl.value();
        var gridDs = $("#grid").data("kendoGrid").dataSource;

Note: The #grid selector in the code represents the ID of your Kendo UI Grid element. Make sure to replace it with the actual ID of your Grid element.

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