Is it possible to define the grid attributes/properties in the MVC controller rather than the view to simplify the view at all? I am currently evaluating Kendo before deciding whether or not to migrate from Infragistics IgniteUI.
Infragistics IgniteUI igGrid allows you to define a GridModel (their object type) instance in your controller and pass it to the View which allows a much simpler bit of syntax in the view similar to:
Public Function IGGridModel() As Infragistics.Web.Mvc.GridModel
Dim grdModel As GridModel = New Infragistics.Web.Mvc.GridModel.GridModel()
. ID = ....
<div .... whatever>