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Ian
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Ian asked on 13 Aug 2013, 07:58 PM
Using MVC I have a Grid which support column ordering, filtering etc.

Once a user has customized their grid to the way they like it, is there a way to save those customization into perhaps a cookie so that when the form comes up again, they are kept?

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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 15 Aug 2013, 07:55 AM
Hi Ian,

Basically this feature is not supported out-of-the-box, however you can use for example the "jQuery-cookie" plugin and the grid API to save all user preferences to a cookie. For convenience I created small example which demonstrates such behavior which you can use as a baseline:


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answered on 15 Aug 2013, 04:16 PM
This is very helpful.

Below I have translated the answer to MVC.

Step #1: Bind the MVC grid to the Column change event(s) only

Step #2: Use this Javascript:

 
var uniqueName = '@ViewContext.RouteData.Values["controller"]' + '_';
        var colState = uniqueName + "columnState";
        var gridState = uniqueName + "gridState";
        var gridRows = uniqueName + "gridRows";
 
        //On page ready, apply any exisiting cookie grid state
        $(function () {
            var grid = $("#NAMEOFYOURGRID").data("kendoGrid");
            var state = JSON.parse($.cookie(gridState));
            var currentColumnState = JSON.parse($.cookie(colState));
 
            if (currentColumnState && currentColumnState.length > 0) {
                for (var i = 0; i < currentColumnState.length; i++) {
                    grid.hideColumn(currentColumnState[i]);
                }
            }
 
            if (state) {
                if (state.filter) {
                    parseFilterDates(state.filter, grid.dataSource.options.schema.model.fields);
                }
                grid.dataSource.query(state);
            } else {
                grid.dataSource.read();
            }
             
            //Bind the grid to dataBound so that changes the user make are sent to the save routine
            grid.bind("dataBinding", dataBoundKendo);
 
        });
 
 
        function parseFilterDates(filter, fields) {
            if (filter.filters) {
                for (var i = 0; i < filter.filters.length; i++) {
                    parseFilterDates(filter.filters[i], fields);
                }
            } else {
                if (fields[filter.field].type == "date") {
                    filter.value = kendo.parseDate(filter.value);
                }
            }
        }
 
 
        //When the grid is databound, or changes made, persist them
        function dataBoundKendo(e) {
            var grid = this;
            var dataSource = this.dataSource;
 
            var state = kendo.stringify({
                page: dataSource.page(),
                pageSize: dataSource.pageSize(),
                sort: dataSource.sort(),
                group: dataSource.group(),
                filter: dataSource.filter()
            });
 
            var currentColumnState = [];
            for (var i = 0; i < grid.columns.length; i++) {
                if (grid.columns[i].hidden) {
                    currentColumnState.push(grid.columns[i].field);
                }
            }
            $.cookie(colState, JSON.stringify(currentColumnState));
 
            $.cookie(gridState, state);
 
            if ($.cookie(gridRows)) {
                $.each(JSON.parse($.cookie(gridRows)), function() {
                    var item = dataSource.get(this);
                    var row = grid.tbody.find('[data-uid=' + item.uid + ']');
                    row.addClass('k-state-selected');
                });
            }
        }
 
        function columnHideKendo(e) {
            setTimeout(function() {
                e.sender.trigger("dataBoundKendo");
            });
        }
 
        function columnShowKendo(e) {
            setTimeout(function() {
                e.sender.trigger("dataBoundKendo");
            });
        }
 
        function columnReorderKendo(e) {
            setTimeout(function () {
                e.sender.trigger("dataBoundKendo");
            });
        }
         
        function changeKendo() {
            var grid = this;
            var ids = grid.select().map(function() {
                return grid.dataItem($(this)).Id;
            }).toArray();
            $.cookie(gridRows, JSON.stringify(ids));
        }
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answered on 06 Feb 2014, 09:04 PM
for the functions  columnHideKendo, columnShowKendo and columnReorderKendo the function dataBoundKendo is never called for some reason. The events are firing but the parameter e doesn't seem to be defined. How did you end up implementing this?
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answered on 10 Mar 2014, 09:45 AM
The previous posts helped me a lot, just in case anyone needs to record column positions along with this as I did, I made a slight alteration to this excellent bit of help.

​Basically what needs to happen is (as per the above) a delay in responding to the user event initially (so the grid has time to alter itself) and record the columns. When restoring the grid columns (and visibility), I perform the restore on $(window).Ready but then step through the current grid columns using a $map to the live grid.  I was previously saving the column order in a cookie and then replaying that back to the grid, using reorderColumn, which didn't go well!  Code below...

@(Html.Kendo().Grid<[Model]>()
              .Name("HelperGrid")
              .Events(events => events.ColumnHide("colReorder").ColumnShow("colReorder").ColumnReorder("colReorder")))

<script>
        $(window).ready(function () {
             reorderCheck();
        });

        function colReorder(e) {
            setTimeout( function () {
                $.cookie(colState, JSON.stringify($('#HelperGrid').data("kendoGrid").columns))
            });
        }

        function reorderCheck()
        {
        var grid = $("#HelperGrid").data("kendoGrid");
        var cols = grid.columns;
        var cs = getColumnsCookie();
        if (cs) {
            if (cs.length > 0) {
                for (var i = 0; i < cs.length; i++) {
                    var curColState = cs[i];
                    $.map(grid.columns, function (elementOfArray, indexInArray) {
                        if (elementOfArray.field == curColState.field) {
                            grid.reorderColumn(i, grid.columns[indexInArray]);
                            if (curColState.hidden) {
                                grid.hideColumn(i);
                            }
                        }
                    });
                }
            }
        }
    }
 </script>
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