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How to show enum text values in grid columns?

Platform: ASP.NET MVC |
Control: Grid |
Published Date: September 11, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: September 11, 2018

This Knowledge base explains how to show enum text values in the Grid column.


By default, the JavaScriptSerializer is used to serialize the DataSource in Grid. It serializes the enums to numeric values and not their string representation. So, if you want to serialize the enum as its name instead of numeric value, it can be achieved using the custom serializer in DataManager and referring the custom serializer in the View page.

The following code example demonstrates how to show enum text values in Grid column.

1.Render the Grid control.



2.In the server side we have serialized the datasource using the Newtonsoft.Json serializer. The enum values are converted into string by using the Newtonsoft StringEnumConverter.













Figure 1 Showing enum text values in grid column


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