Convert to tag-helper syntax

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DoomerDGR8 asked on 04 Aug 2022, 05:32 AM

I have decided to switch to tag helper as I have just realized how natural it looks and format in a sizeable cshtml file. I converted all essential elements to tag-helper equivalents. I need the following converted that I'll use for the remaining advanced controls:

A complex grid:

@(Html.Kendo().Grid(Model)
		.Name("gridLetters")
		.Columns(columns =>
		{
			columns.Bound(p => p.Identifier).Title("RL #").Filterable(false).Sortable(false).Width(160)
			       .HeaderHtmlAttributes(new { style = "k-text-center !k-justify-content-center" })
			       .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "k-text-center !k-justify-content-center" })
			       .ClientTemplate("<a href='" + Url.Action("View", "Letter", new { letterId = "#:Id#" }) + "'>#=Id#</i></a>");
			columns.Bound(p => p.Subject);
			columns.Bound(p => p.CompanyName).Title("Company");
			columns.Bound(p => p.BrandName).Title("Brand");
			columns.Bound(p => p.Location.Name).Title("Location");
			columns.Bound(p => p.LetterTypeId).Title("RL Type").Width(150)
			       .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "text-align:center" })
			       .HeaderHtmlAttributes(new { style = "text-align: center; justify-content: center" })
				   .ClientTemplate("<span class='#=LetterType.BadgeInfo#' title='#=LetterType.Name#'>#=LetterType.Nickname#</span>");
			columns.Bound(p => p.Status.Nickname).Title("Status").Width(150)
			       .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "text-align:center" })
							.HeaderHtmlAttributes(new { style = "text-align: center; justify-content: center" })
				   .ClientTemplate("<span class='#=Status.BadgeInfo#' title='#=Status.Name#'>#=Status.Nickname#</span>");
			columns.Bound(p => p.Id).Title("Act").Width(90).Filterable(false)
			       .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "text-align:center" })
			       .HeaderHtmlAttributes(new { style = "text-align: center; justify-content: center" })
		           .ClientTemplate(
				        "#if(StatusId == 1){#" +
				        "	<a href='" + Url.Action("Create", "Letter", new { letterId = "#=Id#" }) + " ' title='Edit the RL'><i class='fa-duotone fa-pen-to-square'></i></a>" +
						"	&nbsp;&nbsp;<i class='fa-duotone fa-pipe'></i>&nbsp;&nbsp;" +
				        "	<a href='" + Url.Action("ActionQuick", "Letter", new { letterId = "#=Id#" }) + " ' title='Start the RL Approval flow'><i class='fa-duotone fa-play'></i></a>" +
				        "#} else {#" + "" + "# } #"
					);
		})
		.ToolBar(toolbar =>
		{
			toolbar.Excel();
			toolbar.Search();
		})
		.Excel(excel => excel
				.FileName($"DA CRL - My List Export - {DateTime.Now:yyyy-MM-dd}.xlsx")
				.Filterable(true)
				.ProxyURL(Url.Action("GridExcelExportSave", "Helper"))
		)
		.Scrollable(s => s.Height("auto"))
		.Reorderable(r => r.Columns(false))
		.Resizable(r => r.Columns(true))
		.Pageable(pageable => pageable
			          .Refresh(true)
			          .PageSizes(true)
			          .ButtonCount(5))
		.Filterable()
		.Sortable()
		.ColumnMenu()
		.Events(e => e.DataBound("onDataBound"))
		.ClientDetailTemplateId("detailTemplate")
		.DataSource(dataSource => dataSource
						.Ajax()
						.Sort(x => x.Add("Id").Descending())
						.PageSize(20)
						.ServerOperation(false)
		)
)

@section Scripts {
	<script id="detailTemplate" type="text/kendo-tmpl">
	    @(Html.Kendo().TabStrip()
	          .Name("tabStrip_#=Id#")
	          .SelectedIndex(0)
	          .Animation(animation => animation.Open(open => open.Fade(FadeDirection.In)))
	          .Items(items =>
	          {
					items.Add().SpriteCssClasses("fa-duotone fa-clock-rotate-left").Text("&nbsp;History").LoadContentFrom("GetLetterHistory", "Letter", new { masterGridId = "#=Id#" });
					items.Add().SpriteCssClasses("fa-duotone fa-thumbs-up").Text("&nbsp;Approvers").LoadContentFrom("GetLetterApprovers", "Letter");
					items.Add().SpriteCssClasses("fa-duotone fa-magnifying-glass").Text("&nbsp;Details").Content("");
		          items.Add().SpriteCssClasses("fa-duotone fa-link").Text("Attachments").Content("");
	          })
	          .ToClientTemplate()
		)
	</script>

	<script>
		var gridLetters = $("#gridLetters");

        $(window).resize(function () {
            resizeGrid();
        });

        function onDataBound(e) {
            resizeGrid();
        }

        function resizeGrid() {
	        try {
		        if (gridLetters.options.scrollable !== true) {
			        gridLetters.setOptions({ scrollable: true });
		        }
	        } catch (e) {

	        }
	        $(".k-grid-content").css("height", $(window).height() - 310);
        }
    </script>
}

A form with Anti-Forgery Token, validation summary, DisplayFor, and Hidden field w/ jQuery changing values:


	@Html.ValidationSummary()

	@using (Html.BeginForm("Action", "Letter", FormMethod.Post))
	{
		@Html.AntiForgeryToken()
		@Html.HiddenFor(m=>m.LetterId)
		@Html.HiddenFor(m=>m.ActionId)

		<div class="row">
			<div class="btn-group d-flex">
				<button id="btnActionApprove" type="button" class="btn btn-lg btn-success">
					<i class="fa-duotone fa-thumbs-up fa-3x me-3 text-black"></i>
					<span>
						<span class="d-block"><b>Approve RL</b></span>
						<span class="d-block fs-12px opacity-7">RL will proceed</span>
					</span>
				</button>
				<button id="btnActionInfo" type="button" class="btn btn-lg btn-warning">
					<i class="fa-duotone fa-messages-question fa-3x me-3 text-black"></i>
					<span>
						<span class="d-block"><b>More Info</b></span>
						<span class="d-block fs-12px opacity-7">Info required</span>
					</span>
				</button>
				<button id="btnActionReject" type="button" class="btn btn-lg btn-danger">
					<i class="fa-duotone fa-thumbs-down fa-3x me-3 text-black"></i>
					<span>
						<span class="d-block"><b>Reject RL</b></span>
						<span class="d-block fs-12px opacity-7">Cancel this RL</span>
					</span>
				</button>
			</div>
		</div>
		<div class="row mt-5px">
			<div class="col-12">
				@(Html.Kendo().TextAreaFor(m => m.Comments)
				      .Size(ComponentSize.Large)
				      .Rounded(Rounded.Medium)
				      .FillMode(FillMode.Solid)
				      .Overflow(TextAreaOverflow.Auto)
				      .Resize(TextAreaResize.Vertical)
				      .Rows(6)
				      .Label(l => l.Content("Action Comments").Floating(true))
				      .HtmlAttributes(new { required = "required", validationmessage = "Please enter comments" })
					)
			</div>
		</div>
		<div class="row mt-5px">
			<div class="col-2">
				<button type="submit" class="btn btn-lg btn-success">Take Action</button>
			</div>
		</div>
	}

	@Html.DisplayFor(m=>m.Letter, "LetterView")

	@section Scripts {
		<script type="text/javascript">
			$(function () {
				$("#btnActionApprove").click(function () {
					$("#ActionId").val("1");
				});
				$("#btnActionInfo").click(function () {
					$("#ActionId").val("3");
				});
				$("#btnActionReject").click(function () {
					$("#ActionId").val("2");
				});
			});
		</script>
	}

Cascading Combos:


<div class="row mt-3">
	<div class="col-lg-4">
		@(Html.Kendo().DropDownListFor(m => m.CategoryHeadId)
			.Size(ComponentSize.Medium)
			.Rounded(Rounded.Medium)
			.FillMode(FillMode.Solid)
			.OptionLabel("Select head category...")
			.HtmlAttributes(new { style = "width: 100%" })
			.DataTextField("Name")
			.DataValueField("Id")
			.DataSource(source =>
			{
				source.Read(read =>
				{
					read.Action("GetLookupCategoriesHead", "Api");
				});
			})
			)
	</div>
	<div class="col-lg-4">
		@(Html.Kendo().DropDownListFor(m => m.CategoryMainId)
			.Size(ComponentSize.Medium)
			.Rounded(Rounded.Medium)
			.FillMode(FillMode.Solid)
			.OptionLabel("Select main category...")
			.HtmlAttributes(new { style = "width: 100%" })
			.DataTextField("Name")
			.DataValueField("Id")
			.DataSource(source =>
			{
				source.Read(read =>
				{
					read.Action("GetLookupCategoriesMain", "Api")
				.Data("filterMainCategories");
				})
				.ServerFiltering(true);
			})
			.Enable(false)
			.AutoBind(false)
			.CascadeFrom(templatePrefixSolver + "CategoryHeadId")
			)
	</div>
	<div class="col-lg-4">
		@(Html.Kendo().DropDownListFor(m => m.CategorySubId)
			.Size(ComponentSize.Medium)
			.Rounded(Rounded.Medium)
			.FillMode(FillMode.Solid)
			.OptionLabel("Select sub-category...")
			.HtmlAttributes(new { style = "width: 100%" })
			.DataTextField("Name")
			.DataValueField("Id")
			.DataSource(source =>
			{
				source.Read(read =>
				{
					read.Action("GetLookupCategoriesSub", "Api")
					    .Data("filterSubCategories");
				})
				.ServerFiltering(true);
			})
			.Enable(false)
			.AutoBind(false)
			.CascadeFrom(templatePrefixSolver + "CategoryMainId")
		)
	</div>
</div>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" deffer>
	function filterMainCategories() {
		return {
			headId: $("#@(templatePrefixSolver)CategoryHeadId").val()
		};
	}

	function filterSubCategories() {
		return {
			headId: $("#@(templatePrefixSolver)CategoryHeadId").val(),
			mainId: $("#@(templatePrefixSolver)CategoryMainId").val()
		};
	}
</script>

This will cover 100 of the web application as other controls are simpler than these three cases,

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Alexander
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answered on 08 Aug 2022, 02:41 PM

Hi Hassan,

Thank you for reaching out.

In general, if you experience any difficulties in the integration of a tag helper snippet, I would recommend reviewing our dedicated online demos and components that need to be converted that can be used as an anchor point. There, you can notice for each of the HTML Helper components there is an equivalent TagHelper version as well:

Here is an example:

Demos:

 

Documentation:

For your scenarios specifically, I would recommend reviewing the following resources:

I hope this helps. Please, let me know if you continue to experience any difficulties during the implementation and I will be glad to help.

Kind Regards,
Alexander
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