There are several ways to implement the Grid in a partial view:
- server bound grid
- in this case the widget is rendered on the server and operations such as sorting, paging filtering will require post backs in order grid to be re-rendered
- ajax bound grid
- in this case the grid is bound on the client and for each operation is issue an ajax request to the server for fetching the data
- grid with local binding
- here the grid is rendered on the client from the data which is supplied during the grid declaration.
I have attached a small sample which demonstrates the above scenario implemented as partials.
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