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How to make Dropdownlist enabled for Adding and disabled for Editing in grid?

Platform: jQuery |
Control: ejGrid
Tags: editing, ejgrid, grid



We can select items from dropdownList while on Adding and make readonly on Editing using actionComplete event of the Grid. In the actionComplete event we have disable the dropdownList using disable method.


The following code example demonstrates how to select items from dropdownList while on Adding and make read only on Editing.


1. Render the Grid with actionComplete event.



<div id="Grid"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function () {// Document is ready.
            dataSource: window.gridData,
            allowPaging: true,
            editSettings: { allowEditing: true, allowAdding: true, allowDeleting: true},
        toolbarSettings: { showToolbar: true, toolbarItems: [ej.Grid.ToolBarItems.Add, ej.Grid.ToolBarItems.Edit, ej.Grid.ToolBarItems.Delete, ej.Grid.ToolBarItems.Update, ej.Grid.ToolBarItems.Cancel] },
            columns: [
                      { field: "OrderID", headerText: "Order ID", isPrimaryKey: true, width: 100},
                      { field: "CustomerID", headerText: "Customer ID", editType: ej.Grid.EditingType.Dropdown, width: 100 },
                      { field: "Freight", headerText: "Freight", width: 100, format: "{0:C}" },
                      { field: "ShipCountry", headerText: "Ship Country", width: 100,  }




         .AllowPaging()    /*Paging Enabled*/
         .EditSettings(edit => { edit.AllowAdding().AllowDeleting().AllowEditing(); })
         .ToolbarSettings(toolbar =>
                    toolbar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>{
         .ClientSideEvents(eve => eve.ActionComplete("complete"))         
         .Columns(col =>{
            col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").IsPrimaryKey(true).TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(100).Add();
            col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer ID") .EditType(EditingType.Dropdown).Width(100).Add();
            col.Field("ShipCountry").HeaderText("Ship Country").Width(100).Add();
namespace EJGrid.Controllers
    public class HomeController : Controller
        public ActionResult Index()
            var DataSource = OrderRepository.GetAllRecords();
            ViewBag.data = DataSource;
            return View();




<ej:Grid ID="Grid" runat="server" AllowPaging="True">
  <EditSettings AllowEditing="True" AllowAdding="True" AllowDeleting="True"></EditSettings>
    <ToolbarSettings ShowToolbar="True" ToolbarItems="add,edit,delete,update,cancel"></ToolbarSettings>
    <ClientSideEvents ActionComplete="complete"/>
               <ej:Column Field="OrderID" HeaderText="Order ID" IsPrimaryKey="True"  Width="100" />                
                <ej:Column Field="CustomerID" HeaderText="Customer ID" EditType="Dropdown"  Width="100"/>
                <ej:Column Field="Freight" HeaderText="Freight" Format="{0:C}" Width="100"/> 
                <ej:Column Field="ShipCountry" HeaderText="Ship Country" Width="100"/>                
       public partial class _Default : Page
            protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                this.OrdersGrid.DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().Orders;



<ej-grid id="FlatGrid" allow-paging="true" datasource="ViewBag.DataSource" action-complete="complete">
     <e-toolbar-settings show-toolbar="true" toolbar-items='@new List<string> {"add","edit","update","cancel"}' />
      <e-edit-settings allow-adding="true" allow-editing="true" allow-deleting="true"></e-edit-settings>
        <e-column field="OrderID" is-primary-key="true" header-text="Order ID" width="100"></e-column>
        <e-column field="CustomerID" header-text="Customer ID" width="100"></e-column>
        <e-column field="Freight" header-text="Freight" width="100" format="{0:C}"></e-column>
         <e-column field="ShipCountry" header-text="Ship Country" width="100"></e-column>



<ej-grid #grid [dataSource]="gridData" allowPaging="true" (actionComplete)="onactioncomplete($event)" [toolbarSettings]="toolbarItems" [editSettings]="editSettings">
        <e-column field="OrderID" [isPrimaryKey]="true" headerText="Order ID" width="100"></e-column>
        <e-column field="CustomerID" headerText="Customer ID" width="100"></e-column>
        <e-column field="Freight" headerText="Freight" format="{0:C}" width="100"></e-column>
       <e-column field="ShipCountry" headerText="Ship Country" width="100"></e-column>
[ts file]
@ViewChild('grid') GridModel: EJComponents<any, any>;
    export class GridComponent {
   onActionComplete(e: any){ 


2. In the actionComplete event of the Grid, while args.requestType as “beginEdit” we have set the disable method of DropdownList to make readonly and select items from dropdownList while adding the records.

  <script type="text/javascript">
    function complete(args) {
        if (args.requestType == "beginedit") {


Output Screenshot:

While adding the records

Img1:  While adding the records

While Editing the Records

Img2:  While Editing the Records

Sample Link:-  https://jsplayground.syncfusion.com/wvyvg2zs




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