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The ASP.NET MVC Data Grid/data table is a feature-rich control for displaying data in a tabular format. Its wide range of functionalities includes data binding, editing, Excel-like filtering, custom sorting, aggregating rows, data-annotation, selection, and support for Excel, CSV, and PDF formats.

Why choose Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Grid?

ASP.NET MVC grid high performance.

High performance

Well thought out efforts, and focuses mainly on fast paced performance to load millions of records in just a second.

ASP.NET MVC grid seamless data binding.

Seamless data binding

Bind data seamlessly with various local and remote data sources such as JSON, OData, WCF, and RESTful web services with the help of data manager.

ASP.NET MVC grid adapts to any resolution.

Adapts to any resolution

DataGrid has a highly responsive layout and an optimized design for desktops, touch screens, and smart phones. It works well on all mobile phones that use iOS, Android, or Windows OS.

ASP.NET MVC grid flexible editing.

Flexible editing

The ASP.NET MVC Grid performs create, read, update, and delete operations (CRUD) easier with list of business objects or remote data service with the help of data manager.

ASP.NET MVC grid create your own template designs.

Create your own template designs

Allows users to create custom user experiences in the ASP.NET MVC Grid based on their application need using a wide range of template options.

ASP.NET MVC grid customizable themes.

Attractive customizable themes

Cutting edge design with 5+ built-in themes such as Fluent, Tailwind CSS, Bootstrap, Material, Fabric, and more. Utilize the online Theme Studio tool to customize themes easier.

ASP.NET MVC grid exporting and printing.

Easy export and printing

Export the Data Grid in various file formats, including Excel, PDF, and CSV. Print all of the rows, regardless of the number of pages, as well as the currently viewed page.

ASP.NET MVC grid globalization and localization.

Globalization and localization

Enables users from different locales to use them by formatting dates, currency, and numbering to suit preferences.

ASP.NET MVC DataGrid Code Example

Easily get started with the ASP.NET MVC DataGrid using a few simple lines of CSHTML and C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our ASP.NET MVC DataGrid Example that shows you how to render and configure a DataGrid in ASP.NET MVC.

@using Syncfusion.EJ2
    ViewBag.Title = "DefaultFunctionalities";

@section ControlsSection{
    <div class="control-section">
        @Html.EJS().Grid("DefaultFunctionalities").DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.dataSource).Columns(col=> {

       col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").TextAlign(Syncfusion.EJ2.Grids.TextAlign.Right).Width("120").Add();
       col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer Name").Width("150").Add();
       col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").TextAlign(Syncfusion.EJ2.Grids.TextAlign.Right).Width("130").Format("yMd").Add();
       col.Field("ShippedDate").HeaderText("Shipped Date").Width("140").Format("yMd").Add();
       col.Field("ShipCountry").HeaderText("Ship Country").Width("150").Add();

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using EJ2MVCSampleBrowser.Models;
using MVCSampleBrowser.Models;

namespace EJ2MVCSampleBrowser.Controllers.Grid
    public partial class GridController : Controller
        // GET: DefaultFunctionalities
        public ActionResult DefaultFunctionalities()
            var order = OrdersDetails.GetAllRecords();
            ViewBag.datasource = order;
            return View();

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Skeleton loading indicator

Skeleton loading indicator

The Data Grid helps improve visualization while loading data by showing the Shimmer effect as loading indicator in-between the time of fetching the data from server(service) and binding it to the grid during initial rendering or refreshing or after performing any grid action like sorting, filtering, grouping, and more. The Data Grid offers two types of loading indicator effect called Spinner and Shimmer.

Adaptive UI layout

The Data Grid user interface is customized and redesigned for great views and usability on small screens. Filter, sort, search, and edit dialogs adaptive to the screen size and also render row elements in a vertical direction.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Adaptive UI Layout

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Column.


Columns define the schema of data source in the Data Grid. It supports formatting, auto generating columns, column definitions, freezing rows and columns, column spanning, text wrapping, column chooser, column menu, and other features.


Paging is used to view a segment of data from the assigned data source. The ASP.NET MVC Data Grid offers built-in pager UI with options to customize its entire UI. It also has an on-demand paging mode for effective data retrieval from remote web services.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Paging

ASP.NET MVC Grid/Data Grid Sorting.


Sort rows either in the ascending or descending order against a column by simply clicking the header. Sort multiple columns’ data by holding Ctrl key + header click. In addition, define your own custom sorting logic based on the application needs.


Filtering helps view particular or related records in the Data Grid, which meet a given criteria. Data grid supports various filter types that include powerful Excel-like filter. Choose appropriate filter type, define your own custom filtering logic, and customize the filtering UI based on the application needs. Diacritic characters can also be filtered.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Filtering.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Selection.


Select rows or cells either by using checkbox or by simply clicking them. Select more than one row or cell by holding Ctrl or Shift or Command, or programmatically.


The ASP.NET MVC Data Grid supports create, read, update, and delete operations (CRUD). In addition to built-in editor controls to edit a particular column value, custom editor controls can be created according to the application needs using templates. Perform editing operations with ASP.NET MVC array collection or remote data service with the help of data manager.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Editing.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Grouping.


Group rows to display the data in an organized hierarchical structure either in the ascending or descending order to facilitate easier expansion and collapse of records. There is an option to group records of the desired column by simple drag and drop of that column in an interactive drop area.


Easily visualize the aggregates of the Data Grid column values using the summary option. Aggregates can be customized to show their value in individual summary rows, individual group summary rows, or in group caption rows.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Aggregation.

ASP.NET MVC DataGrid with Freeze rows and columns

Frozen rows and columns

Frozen rows and columns are visible at the top and left or right or both the sides of the grid and make the remaining grid content scrollable. It is mainly used to compare cell values in ASP.NET MVC DataGrid.

The ASP.NET MVC Data Grid header has to be in a fixed position when scrolling the document vertically to visualize the Data Grid content along with the column header.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid Sticky header.

ASP.NET MVC Grid row drag and drop

ASP.NET MVC Grid row drag and drop

The ASP.NET MVC Grid allows you to drag and drop rows to another DataGrid or custom component. You can drag and drop rows within the same DataGrid using the drag icon.

Transform to a master-detail Grid

ASP.NET MVC Master Detail Grid is a use case scenario, in which the detail of a record is viewed in a separate data grid by clicking a particular row.

ASP.NET MVC master detail grid.

Additional features

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid with row height

Row height

Row height is a major factor when displaying the number of records in the view port, and it is easily customizable based on the application’s UI requirement. It is also possible to set row height conditionally.

Copy to clipboard from Data Grid

Copy to Clipboard

The clipboard provides an option to copy selected rows or cells’ data into the clipboard. Use Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Shift+H key combinations to copy data with and without headers, respectively.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid with context menu

Context menu

Performs various actions in a Data Grid using the popup menu that appears when the cell, header, or pager is right clicked. In addition to built-in default menu items, custom context menu items can be added.

Width and height in ASP.NET MVC Data Grid.

Width and height

Change the size of the Data Grid by setting the width and height properties. Horizontal and vertical scrollbars will appear when the content overflows the Data Grid element. For the Data Grid to fill its parent container, simply set the height and width to 100%.

ASP.NET MVC Data Grid with Stacked headers

Stacked headers

Stacked headers allow grouping and visualizing column headers in a stacked manner. There is no limit to the number of columns that can be stacked. Perform all Data Grid actions even when the columns are stacked.


Keyboard navigation in ASP.NET MVC Data Grid.

Keyboard navigation

Data Grid ensures that every cell is accessible using the keyboard. Major features like sort, select, and edit can be performed using keyboard commands alone; no mouse interaction is required. This helps in creating highly accessible applications using this component.

Accessibility and screen reader support in ASP.NET MVC Data Grid.

Screen reader

The ASP.NET MVC Data Grid view has complete WAI-ARIA accessibility support. The Data Grid UI includes high-contrast visual elements that help visually impaired people to have the best viewing experience. Also, valid UI descriptions are easily accessible through assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Show right-to-left language in ASP.NET MVC Data Grid.

Right to left (RTL)

Right-to-left rendering allows displaying the text and layout of the Data Grid from right to left. This improves the user experience and accessibility for RTL languages.

Mobile optimized and touch friendly

The Data Grid component improves usability and provides an optimized and responsive design for desktops, touchscreens, and phones across all operating systems, including iOS, Android, and Windows.

Touch support in ASP.NET MVC Data Grid.

Touch support

User-friendly touch gestures and an interactive UI design provide the best user experience. All Data Grid features work on touch devices with zero configuration.

Responsive pager UI in ASP.NET MVC Data Grid.

Responsive pager

The Data Grid pager acts intelligently and changes its complete UI responsively based on the dimension. Its optimized design provides the best UI interaction in different devices.

Other supported frameworks

DataGrid component is also available in Blazor, React, Angular, JavaScript and Vue frameworks. Check out the different DataGrid platforms from the links below,

Supported browsers

The ASP.NET MVC Data Grid works well with all modern web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Opera.

Supported browsers


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Load millions of records in just a second.
  • Mobile-first design that adapts to any resolution.
  • Flexible data binding with support to use local and remote data sources such as JSON, RESTful services, OData services, and WCF services.
  • Flexible editing and intuitive record selection modes.
  • Out-of-the-box Excel-like filtering and grouping options.
  • Countless column customizations and data summaries.
  • Seamless data exporting options like PDF, CSV, and Excel.
  • One of the best ASP.NET MVC DataGrid in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Supports all modern browsers.
  • Expansive learning resources such as demos, and documentation to learn quickly and get started with ASP.NET MVC DataGrid.

You can find our ASP.NET MVC Grid demo, which demonstrates how to render and configure the Grid.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue and five or fewer developers.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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