Json model binder for DataSourceRequest

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  1. Henry
    Henry avatar
    14 posts
    Member since:
    Feb 2014

    Posted 24 May Link to this post

    Hi,

    I'm trying to pass in DataSourceRequest instance to a web api method (POST), and can't find the model binder for it.

    Here's my scenario in short:

    1) Kendo Grid uses MVC controller action to get the data, and DataSourceRequest is binded ok.

    2) In turn, the MVC action needs to call a web api url (using post), and include the DataSourceRequest as content (json format)

     

    I checked this article: http://docs.telerik.com/kendo-ui/controls/data-management/grid/how-to/web-api-server-operations

    But it only discusses the GET request, and when grid is directly calling web api.

     

    Is there a json model binder for DataSourceRequest, for web api?

  2. Henry
    Henry avatar
    14 posts
    Member since:
    Feb 2014

    Posted 25 May Link to this post

    FYI, I was able to do this with a custom model binder (using Json.net serialize / deserialize).

    Still, would be nice to know if there's an 'official' way to do it?

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  4. Vladimir Iliev
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    Vladimir Iliev avatar
    2172 posts

    Posted 26 May Link to this post

    Hello Henry,

    There is no build-in way to do this and you should use custom code to achieve the desired behavior (as you already did).

    Regards,
    Vladimir Iliev
    Telerik
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