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Update Grid with selected value in Dropdownlist within EditTemplate of a GridColumn


I'm trying to make a selectable dropdown list as a column, but when I do so it does not appear to update the grid value column. 

I'm also open to different implementations of this. I've tried to get this to work as a GridForeignColumn using a DataManager, but was unable to find the proper syntax.

Below is a copy of my attempt to work with this from an example found on the Syncfusion website. This includes the Microsoft.AspNetCore.Blazor.HttpClient package to make the Http.GetAsync() to work.

@page "/"
@using Syncfusion.EJ2.Blazor.DropDowns;
@using Syncfusion.EJ2.Blazor.Data;
@using Syncfusion.EJ2.Blazor.Grids
@using System.Net.Http
@using System.Xml.Linq
@using System
@inject HttpClient Http

<EjsGrid DataSource="@Orders" Height="250" Toolbar="@(new List<string>() { "Add", "Edit", "Delete", "Cancel", "Update" })">
    <GridEditSettings AllowAdding="true" AllowEditing="true" AllowDeleting="true" Mode="EditMode.Normal"></GridEditSettings>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(Order.OrderID) IsPrimaryKey="true" HeaderText="Order ID" TextAlign="TextAlign.Right" Width="120"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(Order.EmployeeID) HeaderText="Employee Name" ForeignKeyValue="FirstName" ForeignKeyField="EmployeeID" Width="150" DataSource="Employees">
                <EjsDropDownList TValue="int?" TItem="EmployeeData" DataSource="Employees">
                    <DropDownListFieldSettings Text="FirstName" Value="EmployeeID"></DropDownListFieldSettings>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(Order.OrderDate) HeaderText="Order Date" Format="d" Type="ColumnType.Date" TextAlign="TextAlign.Right" Width="130"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(Order.Freight) HeaderText="Freight" Format="C2" TextAlign="TextAlign.Right" Width="120"></GridColumn>

    public List<Order> Orders { get; set; }
    public List<EmployeeData> Employees { get; set; }

    protected override void OnInitialized()
        Orders = Enumerable.Range(1, 75).Select(x => new Order()
            OrderID = 1000 + x,
            EmployeeID = x,
            Freight = 2.1 * x,
            OrderDate = DateTime.Now.AddDays(-x),

        var response = Http.GetAsync("https://js.syncfusion.com/demos/ejServices/Wcf/Northwind.svc/Employees").Result;
        var xml = StripNameSpaces(XElement.Parse(response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result));

        Employees = xml.Descendants("properties")
            .Select(employee => new EmployeeData
                EmployeeID = Convert.ToInt32(employee.Element("EmployeeID").Value),
                FirstName = employee.Element("FirstName").Value

    public class Order
        public int? OrderID { get; set; }
        public int? EmployeeID { get; set; }
        public DateTime? OrderDate { get; set; }
        public double? Freight { get; set; }

    public class EmployeeData
        public int? EmployeeID { get; set; }
        public string FirstName { get; set; }

    private XElement StripNameSpaces(XElement xml)
        return new XElement(
        xml.HasElements ?
            xml.Elements().Select(element => StripNameSpaces(element)) :

1 Reply

RS Renjith Singh Rajendran Syncfusion Team January 29, 2020 10:34 AM UTC

Hi Ricky, 

Thanks for contacting Syncfusion support. 

We suggest you to ensure to provide the “ID” property for the DropDownList based on the column’s Field name to overcome the problem you are facing. Please use the code below, 

        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(Order.EmployeeID) HeaderText="Employee Name" ForeignKeyValue="FirstName" ForeignKeyField="EmployeeID" Width="150" DataSource="Employees"> 
                <EjsDropDownList ID="EmployeeID" TValue="int?" TItem="EmployeeData" DataSource="Employees"> 
                    <DropDownListFieldSettings Text="FirstName" Value="EmployeeID"></DropDownListFieldSettings> 

Please get back to us if you need further assistance. 

Renjith Singh Rajendran. 

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