Exporting client-side binding RadGrid to PDF from Javascript not possible?

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  1. Jerry T.
    Jerry T. avatar
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    Jul 2012

    Posted 05 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Is it not possible to export a RadGrid to PDF if it's bound client-side?

    If not, why not?

    If so, how can it be achieved? 
  2. Answer
    Richard avatar
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    Member since:
    Nov 2011

    Posted 05 Jan 2012 Link to this post


    See the Overview documentation page which states the following:

    Export with client-side binding

    RadGrid doesn't support exporting with client-side binding. To be able to export in such scenario, you should bind RadGrid on the server.

    Telerik further adds:

    Unsupported features / scenarios

    Although we are striving to constantly improve our products, there are some limitations in the current implementation of our PDF engine

    • Image transparency
    • Right-to-left fonts
    • Nested DIV elements with absolute position
    • Nested DIV elements with specified width or height
    • Automatic text clipping
    • Client-side binding
    • Medium trust

  3. Jerry T.
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    Jul 2012

    Posted 09 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Are there plans to enable exporting to PDF from a RadGrid that's been bound client-side thru Javascript and Web Services?
  4. Veli
    Veli avatar
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    Posted 10 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Jerry,

    We do not currently have any such plans. RadGrid requires its data to be available on the server, so that the export engine can take up the rendered grid markup and export it. When using client-side databinding, no data is available on the server and the export doesn't work.

    I have created a PITS item for this feature request, where you and other community members can vote to influence its priority when planning future releases.

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