Using Tooltip in an MVC UI Grid

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  1. Anthony
    Anthony avatar
    19 posts
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    Feb 2008

    Posted 02 Feb Link to this post


    I would like to display data in a popup window or tooltip when users hover over or click on a cell in the Telerik grid. I tried using the Telerik tooltip, however the tooltip doesn't display at all. I also tried the jquery and bootstrap tooltips, but they do not work as well. When I use the tooltips for an element outside of the grid, they work fine. Does anyone have a razor example for using the Telerik tooltip in a grid?  Also, are there other ways to approach this? Essentially, I want to display a small popup window with a table of additional information related to one specific cell in each row of the table.

  2. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 03 Feb Link to this post

    Hi Anthony,

    You can start from the following article that shows the general approach: You can tweak the tooltip selector, events and other properties as you see fit.

    For example, you can have templates in the cell to use a simpler class selector. Below is one example based on the article above and the InlineEditing demo of the grid.

    Another option is to have a custom command button that will open a popup:

        .Columns(columns =>
            columns.Bound(p => p.ProductName).ClientTemplate("<div class=\"forTooltips\">#=ProductName#</div>").HtmlAttributes(new { @class = "overridePadding" });
            columns.Bound(p => p.Category).ClientTemplate("#=Category.CategoryName#").Width(180);
            columns.Bound(p => p.LastSupply);
            columns.Bound(p => p.UnitPrice).Width(120);
            columns.Bound(p => p.UnitsInStock).Width(120);
            columns.Bound(p => p.Discontinued).Width(120);
            columns.Command(command => { command.Edit(); command.Destroy(); }).Width(250);
        .ToolBar(toolbar => toolbar.Create())
        .Editable(editable => editable.Mode(GridEditMode.InLine))
        .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "height:550px;" })
        .DataSource(dataSource => dataSource
            .Model(model =>
                model.Id(p => p.ProductID);
            .Create(update => update.Action("EditingInline_Create", "Grid"))
            .Read(read => read.Action("EditingInline_Read", "Grid"))
            .Update(update => update.Action("EditingInline_Update", "Grid"))
            .Destroy(update => update.Action("EditingInline_Destroy", "Grid"))
           /*the grid cells have some padding,
            so if you do not like this behavior you would probably have to fall back to n-th child selectors to get the cells
            or remove the padding form the cells by overriding the built-in CSS
        .forTooltips {
            width: 100%;
            height: 100%;
            padding: .929em 1.286em;
        td.overridePadding {
            padding: 0;
        function getRatingTooltip(e) {
            var dataItem = $("#grid").data("kendoGrid").dataItem("tr"));
            var content = dataItem.UnitPrice;
            return content;


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