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Context Menu for several selected records


I understand the context menu is by default operating on the selectedRecord.

When I right click on a row, even if before I had selected several of them, only that records gets selected and the context menu appears.

Is there a way so that when I right click to open the context menu, my selection does not change to that single row and it keeps all previous rows selected? This way I would be able to apply context menu "actions" to several rows at a time.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Kind regards,

3 Replies

MS Madhu Sudhanan P Syncfusion Team October 24, 2016 01:48 PM UTC

Hi Carlos, 

Currently the Grid will clear the selection when context menu is opened.  But we can achieve your requirement with the below code example. 

       var cached; //Local variable to store selected indexes 
            dataSource: window.gridData, 
            selectionType: 'multiple', 
            contextMenuSettings: { enableContextMenu: true }, 
            . . .  . .  
            contextOpen: function () { 
                if (cache) 
                    this.selectRows(cache); //Select after context menu open 
            rowSelecting: function (args) { 
                //Store the selected indexes which can be selected after context opened. 
                if (this.selectedRowsIndexes.length > 1) { 
                    cache = this.selectedRowsIndexes.slice(0); 
                else { 
                    cache = null; 

In the above code example we have stored the selected indexes in the rowSelecting event and re-selected them after context menu opened in the contextOpen event. 

Madhu Sudhanan P 

CR Carlos Rodríguez García October 25, 2016 01:05 PM UTC

Thank you very much, this worked perfect.

MS Madhu Sudhanan P Syncfusion Team October 26, 2016 05:27 AM UTC

We are happy that your requirement is achieved. 
Please get back to us if you require further assistance. 
Thanks & regards, 
Madhu Sudhanan P 

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