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Watermark text in filtering cell

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116967 Jul 11,2014 05:14 AM Jul 14,2014 11:32 AM ASP.NET MVC 1
Tags: Grid
Asked On July 11, 2014 05:14 AM

I'm testing trial version Syncfusion controls ( for ASP.NET MVC.
Is there a way to insert the watermark text ("Set filtering") to a filtering cell in grid?  

Ragavee U S [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 14, 2014 11:32 AM

Hi Pawel


Thanks for using Syncfusion Products.


We have analyzed your requirement to insert watermark text to the filtercell in grid. This can be achieved using the following workaround solution. Please refer the below code snippet.



    .water {

        opacity: 0.4;

        font-style: italic;





. . .




<script type="text/javascript"> 

    function create(args) {

        $(".e-filtertext").addClass('watermark').text('Set Filtering');

        $('.watermark').on('focus', function () {

            var $tb = $(this);

            if ($tb.val() == 'Set Filtering') {




        }).on('blur', function () {

            var $tb = $(this);

            if ($.trim($tb.val()) == '') {

                $tb.val('Set Filtering');







For your convenience, we have created a simple sample implementing your requirement. The sample can be downloaded from the attachment.


In the sample attached, we have added a css class to the filtercell in the create event of the grid.


Please let us know if you need any further assistance.



Ragavee U S

Attachment: SampleApp_ccbf8b0.zip


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