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Renato
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Renato asked on 08 Jan 2017, 03:06 PM

I am trying to implement a grid with a foreign key Column.

I am using your example

http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-core/grid/foreignkeycolumn

I am trying to understand the right way to implement the editor template, unfortunately you didn't provide a full working example.

this is the error:

An unhandled exception occurred while processing the request.
ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: items
.ctor

And this is the view

@(Html.Kendo().Grid<TraderMade.Models.Market>()
        .Name("grid")
        .Columns(columns =>
        {
            columns.Bound(c => c.Name).Width(200);
            columns.ForeignKey(p => p.CountryId, (System.Collections.IEnumerable)ViewData["countries"], "Id", "Name")
          .Title("Nazione").Width(150);
            columns.Bound(c => c.City).Title("Città").Width(150);
            columns.Bound(c => c.MIC).Title("Codice").Width(80);
            columns.Bound(c => c.WebSiteUrl).Title("Web site").Width(250);
            columns.Command(command => command.Destroy()).Width(110);
        })
        .Filterable(ftb => ftb.Mode(GridFilterMode.Menu))
        .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "height: 380px;" })
        .ToolBar(toolbar =>
        {


            toolbar.Create();
            toolbar.Save();
        })
        .Editable(editable => editable.Mode(GridEditMode.InCell))
        .Scrollable()
        .Groupable()
        .Sortable()


        .DataSource(dataSource => dataSource
            .Ajax()
            .Batch(true)
            .ServerOperation(false)
            .Events(events => events.Error("error_handler"))
        .Model(model => model.Id(p => p.Id))
        .Create("Countries_Create", "Home")
        .Read("Countries_Read", "Home")
        .Update("Countries_Update", "Home")
        .Destroy("Countries_Delete", "Home")
        ).Deferred()
)

this is the relevant part of the controller

 private void PopulateCountries()
        {
            var countries = _context.Countries.ToList();
            ViewData["countries"] = countries;
            ViewData["defaultCountry"] = countries.First();
        }


        public IActionResult Index()
        {
            PopulateCountries();
            return View();
        }

 

 public ActionResult Countries_Read([DataSourceRequest] DataSourceRequest request)
        {
            var markets = _context.Markets;
            DataSourceResult result = markets.ToDataSourceResult(request);


            return Json(result);



        }

I have read somewhere that I need to create a folder in views\shared\EditorTemplates, in this folder I have created

GridForeignKey.cshtml

@model object

@(
 Html.Kendo().DropDownListFor(m => m)
        .BindTo((SelectList)ViewData[ViewData.TemplateInfo.GetFullHtmlFieldName("") + "_Data"])
        .ValuePrimitive(true)
)

 

here the model:

  public class Country
    {
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }

        public string CodeAlpha2 { get; set; }

        public string CodeAlpha3 { get; set; }
        public int CodeNumeric { get; set; }


        public ICollection<Market> Markets { get; set; }
    }

 public class Market
    {
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string MIC { get; set; }
        public string Code { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public string City { get; set; }
        public string WebSiteUrl { get; set; }
        public string Notes { get; set; }
        public bool IsEnabled { get; set; }
        public int CountryId { get; set; }
        [ForeignKey("CountryId")]
        public Country Country { get; set; }


    }

I have tried to use ViewModel instead of model, but no matter what i write in  columns.ForeignKey  I have always the same error.

thank you for the support

 

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Konstantin Dikov
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answered on 11 Jan 2017, 03:03 PM
Hello Renato,

The configuration seems correct and it is the same that is used in our online demo. You can also test the following example (which shows how to use a custom editor, but you can remove the EditorTemplateName and it should be the same as the demo):
On a side note, can you please elaborate if the error occurs when you try to open the cell for editing?

Looking forward to your reply.


Regards,
Konstantin Dikov
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Renato
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answered on 11 Jan 2017, 09:06 PM

Hello Konstantin,

I have tried, but I have the same error when I load the view

System.ArgumentNullException occurred
  HResult=-2147467261
  Message=Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: items
  Source=Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.ViewFeatures
  ParamName=items
  StackTrace:
       at Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.Rendering.MultiSelectList..ctor(IEnumerable items, String dataValueField, String dataTextField, IEnumerable selectedValues, String dataGroupField)
       at Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.Rendering.MultiSelectList..ctor(IEnumerable items, String dataValueField, String dataTextField, IEnumerable selectedValues)
       at Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.Rendering.SelectList..ctor(IEnumerable items, String dataValueField, String dataTextField, Object selectedValue)
       at Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.Rendering.SelectList..ctor(IEnumerable items, String dataValueField, String dataTextField)
       at Kendo.Mvc.UI.Fluent.GridColumnFactory`1.ForeignKey[TValue](Expression`1 expression, IEnumerable data, String dataFieldValue, String dataFieldText)
       at AspNetCore._Views_Home_About_cshtml.<ExecuteAsync>b__21_0(GridColumnFactory`1 columns) in /Views/Home/About.cshtml:line 13
  InnerException: 

I have followed your advice, but something strange happens with

 ViewData["countries"] = countries.Select(e => new {
                CountryId = e.Id,
                Name = e.Name
            });

If I look with the debug in the ViewData I have an exception

Results View = The type '<>f__AnonymousType0<CountryId,Name>' exists in both 'TraderMade.exe' and 'Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting.dll'

maybe my project.json have something wrong?

{
  "dependencies": {
    "Microsoft.AspNetCore.Diagnostics": "1.0.0",
    "Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc": "1.0.1",
    "Microsoft.AspNetCore.Razor.Tools": {
      "version": "1.0.0-preview2-final",
      "type": "build"
    },
    "Microsoft.AspNetCore.Routing": "1.0.1",
    "Microsoft.AspNetCore.Server.IISIntegration": "1.0.0",
    "Microsoft.AspNetCore.Server.Kestrel": "1.0.1",
    "Microsoft.AspNetCore.StaticFiles": "1.0.0",
    "Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore": "1.0.1",
    "Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer": "1.0.1",
    "Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.EnvironmentVariables": "1.0.0",
    "Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.Json": "1.0.0",
    "Microsoft.Extensions.Logging": "1.0.0",
    "Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.Console": "1.0.0",
    "Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.Debug": "1.0.0",
    "Microsoft.Extensions.Options.ConfigurationExtensions": "1.0.0",
    "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.BrowserLink.Loader": "14.0.0",
    "Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Tools": {
      "version": "1.0.0-preview2-final",
      "type": "build"
    },
    "Telerik.UI.for.AspNet.Core": "2016.3.1118"
  },


  "tools": {
    "Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Tools": {
      "version": "1.0.0-preview2-final",
      "imports": [
        "portable-net45+win8+dnxcore50",
        "portable-net45+win8"
      ]
    },
    "BundlerMinifier.Core": "2.0.238",
    "Microsoft.AspNetCore.Razor.Tools": "1.0.0-preview2-final",
    "Microsoft.AspNetCore.Server.IISIntegration.Tools": "1.0.0-preview2-final"


  },


  "frameworks": {
    "net461": {

    }
  },


  "buildOptions": {
    "emitEntryPoint": true,
    "preserveCompilationContext": true
  },


  "publishOptions": {
    "include": [
      "wwwroot",
      "**/*.cshtml",
      "appsettings.json",
      "web.config"
    ]
  },


  "scripts": {
    "prepublish": [ "bower install", "dotnet bundle" ],
    "postpublish": [ "dotnet publish-iis --publish-folder %publish:OutputPath% --framework %publish:FullTargetFramework%" ]
  }
}

 

thank you 

renato

 

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Konstantin Dikov
Telerik team
answered on 16 Jan 2017, 09:24 AM
Hi Reneto,

The stack trace of the error indicates that the collection that you are passing is null. Can you please ensure that the values are correctly set in the ViewData:
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            PopulateCountries();
            return View();
        }

private void PopulateCountries()
       {
           var countries = _context.Countries.ToList();
           ViewData["countries"] = countries; //the error will be thrown if contries is null
           ViewData["defaultCountry"] = countries.First();
       }

You can also try the following:
ViewData["countries"] = _context.Countries;


Regards,
Konstantin Dikov
Telerik by Progress
Try our brand new, jQuery-free Angular 2 components built from ground-up which deliver the business app essential building blocks - a grid component, data visualization (charts) and form elements.
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