SPRadGrid with document libraries

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  1. Larkin Young
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    Posted 09 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    In the help documentation for the SPRadGrid, there is a note that the grid control does not work well with document libraries. What are the limitations/problems when binding to a document library? This is a rather severe limitation, given that document libraries are a first-class feature of SharePoint.

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  2. Tsvetoslav
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    Posted 11 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Larkin,

    RadGrid, being a grid data-bound control, is not very well tailored for the purpose of a document library explorer - a much better alternative is the RadFileExplorer which can easily be integrated into SharePoint 2010. You can find more information on how to do so in the following blog post:

    http://blogs.telerik.com/blogs/posts/11-05-26/using-the-radfileexplorer-for-asp-net-ajax-in-sharepoint-2010-web-parts.aspx

    Hope it helps.

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    Tsvetoslav
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  3. Larkin Young
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    Posted 14 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Thanks for your response. Of course as a pure file explorer that makes complete sense. What I was asking is if there are any limitations to using it to view document libraries as a simple list view. I would assume that you would need to bind it to a view that has folders disabled, correct? Otherwise, the grid should function as normal when bound to a document library, right? After all, a document library  is still just a SharePoint list with attachments, at a basic level. I just wondered if there any any issues with paging, filtering, etc.

    Thanks,
    Larkin
  4. Maria Ilieva
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    Posted 18 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Larkin Young,

    The TelerikSPRadGrid Web Part features a structure-and-data designer that makes it possible to display and manipulate data coming from tables lying on SharePoint lists either in a flat or hierarchical form. (see Hierarchical Data for more information). So there should be no issues with binding RadGrid to SP list using the designer. All features  you mentioned will work properly.      

    Greetings,
    Maria Ilieva
    the Telerik team

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  5. Vincent
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    Posted 26 Feb 2015 in reply to Maria Ilieva Link to this post

    Can the SPRadGrid work with a multi-level hierarchy using a SharePoint list?
  6. Vincent
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    Posted 26 Feb 2015 in reply to Maria Ilieva Link to this post

    Can the SPRadGrid work with a multi-level hierarchy from a SharePoint list?
  7. Vincent
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    Posted 26 Feb 2015 in reply to Maria Ilieva Link to this post

    Can the SPRadGrid work with a multi-level hierarchy from a SharePoint list?
  8. Marin
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    Posted 04 Mar 2015 Link to this post

    Hi,

    The built-in SPRadGridWebPart that is installed as a part of the Telerik WebParts for Sharepoint can be easily integrated and databound to a hierarchy of sharepoint lists by using its designer. You can see a sample demo here:
    http://sharepoint.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/web-parts/Pages/Hierarchy.aspx

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    Marin
    Telerik
     
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