GridViews and ASP

Posted on 2010-09-20
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I am trying to implement an ASP .NET MVC 2.0 web app.  I am learning as I go, as usaul.  It is my understanding that I can create a strongly typed View that will contain 2 gridviews.  The appropriate View would then display my strongly typed class containing my two gridviews.  However, I  cannot figure out how to write the code in the View page to display the gridviews that have been passed in.  Am I missing something really easy?  Or am I completely on the wrong path.  Some code I have:

//Controller method that gets the data and creates a ViewModel object:
        public ActionResult Index()
            var approvedRequests = repository.FindApprovedRequests();
            var inProgressRequests = repository.FindInProgressRequests();
            GridView approvedGV = new GridView();
            approvedGV.DataSource = approvedRequests;
            approvedGV.AllowPaging = true;
            approvedGV.AllowSorting = true;

            GridView inProgressGV = new GridView();
            inProgressGV.DataSource = inProgressRequests;
            inProgressGV.AllowPaging = true;
            inProgressGV.AllowSorting = true;

            var requestsIndex = new RequestsIndexViewModel(inProgressGV, approvedGV);
            return View(requestsIndex);

//ViewModel object class:
    public class RequestsIndexViewModel
        public GridView InProgressGV { get; private set; }
        public GridView ApprovedGV { get; private set; }

        public RequestsIndexViewModel(GridView inProgressGV, GridView approvedGV)

            InProgressGV = inProgressGV;
            ApprovedGV = approvedGV;
            InProgressGV.Caption = "Requests In Progress";
            ApprovedGV.Caption = "Approved Requests";


//The View
--This is what I am missing--
I do not see how to place the Gridviews created from above onto the view page.  I know it can easily be done with the VS designer.  However, then I have a DataStore in my View code.  This to me doesn't follow MVC conventions/intentions.  That is why I want to create the Gridviews in the model and just pass the final result to the View.

Thanks in advance!

Question by:jmeek01
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Accepted Solution

Swapnil Piparia earned 2000 total points
ID: 33768659
Hi Jason,

     There are several ways to show data in gridview format however using "ASP.Net GridView" control with MVC would not feasible. The alternate ways are as belows

      1. Using MVCContrib
      2. Creating reusable user control which generates table format like gridview
      3. with using jqGrid (using jQuery)


Author Closing Comment

ID: 33788958
Using jqGrid was the best choice for my application.  I struggled to get all the libraries included and properly referenced, but that was more of my inexperience than anything.  I have it up and running pretty much exactly how I want it to work.

Thanks much!


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