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ASP.NET MVC Grid Remote Data Binding

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The Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Grid offers the following generic ways of data-binding:

  • Ajax binding—The Data Grid component performs server-side requests when doing paging, sorting, and filtering. In this mode, the Grid retrieves only the data representing the current page in JSON format. As a result, only the component is updated.
  • Client operations—You can perform all Data Grid data operations on the client or pass the model through the view by setting the ServerOperations(false) of the DataSource.

To implement the remote data-binding approach, you need to specify a remote endpoint or web service returning data in a JSON/JSONP, OData, or XML format, and utilize the DataSource as a mediator between the Data Grid and the underlying data.

This example demonstrates how the Grid fetches its data from an MVC controller that is assigned through the DataSource read configuration. In addition to the visualization, the Grid also provides built-in support for data operations such as sorting, filtering, and paging.

For more information about the data-binding options, refer to the official Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Data Grid product documentation on the available data-binding approaches.

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