RadGrid Client Binding Documentation

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  1. Valery
    Valery avatar
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    Nov 2008

    Posted 21 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Hello there,

    After fighting a bit and reading a lot about client binding in RadGrid's I came to the conclusion that many features are missing. Unfortunately some of these restrictions are mentioned in different topics in this forum, on third-party websites and in some places in the documentation. What I miss a lot and what would save me a lot of time reading information all around the globe was documentation. A simple "pros & cons" section when using client binding. I would like to summarize some of the features when working with client binding of RadGrid's:

    • "When adding the DataBinding settings for a RadGrid on PreRender, you need to explicitly rebind it in order the grid to be populated.";
    • no hierarchy support;
    • no master/detail table view support;
    • no support for declarative sort expressions (it breaks header design);
    • no template column support (and anything that involves using the Eval() method);
    • missing or broken support for UseStaticHeaders="true" (it breaks the design of the grid);
    • ...

    They may be more but I am sure some of these features have alternatives and worth mentioning. Such a section in the documentation would significantly help developers when taking a decision of use server or client bound RadGrid.

    Best regards,
    Valery Dachev.
  2. Answer
    Yavor avatar
    11 posts

    Posted 26 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Valery,

    Thank you for your feedback on the documentation.
    Indeed, you make a good point here. The documentation can be enhanced further, to include additional information on the matter.
    I will make sure that the relevant resources are updated as needed.
    Thank you for bringing this discrepancy to our attention, and for your suggestion.

    All the best,
    the Telerik team

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