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How to create custom HtmlHelper for the ASP.NET MVC Grid?

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You can create custom helper to the Grid by using GridPropertiesBuilder. The following code example illustrates how to create MyGrid custom helper for the ASP.NET MVC Grid.


    public static class Extension
        static Extension()
            EssentialJavaScript.MetadataProvider = new MvcModelMetadataProvider();
        // To create helper using extension method
        public static GridPropertiesBuilder<object> MyGrid(this System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper hepl, string id)
            var model = new GridProperties();  //To get the grid properties 
            var grid = new Grid<object>(id, model);
            return new GridPropertiesBuilder<object>(grid); //return grid properties builder 
  public class GridController : Controller
        public ActionResult GridFeatures()
            var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
            ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;
            return View();
            .Columns(col =>
                col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").IsPrimaryKey(true).TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Add();
                col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer ID").Width(80).Add();
                col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Add();      col.Field("Freight").HeaderText("Freight").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Format("{0:C}").Add();
                col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(80).Format("{0:MM/dd/yyyy}").Add();
                col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Width(110).Add();

The following screenshot displays the Grid with custom helper.

Grid with custom helper


I hope you enjoyed learning about how to create custom HtmlHelper for the ASP.NET MVC Grid.

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