All grid data
Filtered grid data
Filtered and paged data



Exporting to PDF or in fact any customer format is supported via the GetExportData() method. Click on the button to see how it works. There are various settings related to exporting available off the ExportSettings collection.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using Trirand.Web.Mvc;

namespace MVCDemo.Models
{
    public class OrdersJqGridModel
    {
        public JQGrid OrdersGrid { get; set; }

        public OrdersJqGridModel()
        {
            OrdersGrid = new JQGrid
            {
                Columns = new List<JQGridColumn>()
                {
                    new JQGridColumn 
                    {
                        // Always set PrimaryKey for Add,Edit,Delete operations
                        // If not set, the first column will be assumed as primary key
                        DataField = "OrderID",                                        
                        PrimaryKey = true,
                        Editable = false,
                        Width = 50,
                        DataType = typeof(int)
                    },                                    
                    new JQGridColumn 
                    { 
                        DataField = "CustomerID", 
                        Editable = true,
                        Width = 100,
                        DataType = typeof(string)
                    },
                    new JQGridColumn 
                    { 
                        DataField = "OrderDate",                                                         
                        Editable = true,
                        Width = 100, 
                        DataFormatString = "{0:yyyy/MM/dd}",
                        DataType = typeof(DateTime)
                    },
                    new JQGridColumn
                    { 
                        DataField = "Freight", 
                        Editable = true,
                        Width = 75,
                        DataType = typeof(double)
                    },
                    new JQGridColumn 
                    { 
                        DataField = "ShipName",
                        Editable =  true,
                        Width = 150,
                        DataType = typeof(string)
                    }
                },
                
                Width = Unit.Pixel(640),
                Height = Unit.Percentage(100),
                
                ToolBarSettings = new ToolBarSettings
                {
                    ShowRefreshButton = true
                }
            };  
        }        
    }
}
@model MVCDemo.Models.OrdersJqGridModel
@using Trirand.Web.Mvc
@using MVCDemo.Models

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en-us">
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>jqGrid for ASP.NET MVC - Export to PDF</title>    
    <!-- jQuery runtime minified -->
    <script src="~/Scripts/jquery-3.0.0.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!-- The jqGrid localization file we need, English in this case -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../../Scripts/trirand/i18n/grid.locale-en.js"></script>
    <!-- The jqGrid client-side javascript -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../../Scripts/trirand/jquery.jqGrid.min.js"></script>    
    <!-- Referece to the javascript client-side code of the jqDatePicker -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../../Scripts/trirand/jquery.jqDatePicker.min.js"></script>    
    <!-- Referece to the javascript client-side code of jqAutoComplete  -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../../Scripts/trirand/jquery.jqAutoComplete.min.js"></script>  

    <!-- The jQuery UI theme that will be used by the grid. -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/themes/redmond/jquery-ui.css" />
    <!-- The jQuery UI theme extension jqGrid needs -->    
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../Content/themes/ui.jqgrid.css" />   
    
    <style>
        /*the size of the datepicker items*/
        #ui-datepicker-div { font-size: 12px; } 
        /*the size of the autocomplete seach menu for Shipname*/
        .ui-menu-item { font-size: 12px; text-wrap: none } 
	    /*the image that will be shown in the autocomplete input box while performing the search*/
        .ui-autocomplete-loading 
        {
		    background: white url("/content/images/loading.gif") right center no-repeat;
	    }
	</style>   
</head> 
<body>

<div>           
        @Html.Trirand().JQGrid(Model.OrdersGrid, "Grid")
        
        <!-- this JQDatePicker will be used internally by the grid as DatePicker control for searching and editing -->
        <!-- Datepickers can be used standalone too - when you set the DisplayMode to Standalone (it's the default) -->
        @(Html.Trirand().JQDatePicker(
            new JQDatePicker 
                { 
                    DisplayMode = DatePickerDisplayMode.ControlEditor,
                    ShowOn = ShowOn.Focus,                    
                    DateFormat = "yyyy/mm/dd",                                        
                    MinDate = new DateTime(1995,1,1),
                    MaxDate = new DateTime(2020,12,21)
                }, "DatePicker")
)
        
        <!-- this JQAutoComplete control will be used internally by the grid as DatePicker control for searching and editing -->
        <!-- AutoCompleters b can be used standalone too - when you set the DisplayMode to Standalone (it's the default) -->
        @(Html.Trirand().JQAutoComplete(
            new JQAutoComplete 
                {
                    DisplayMode = AutoCompleteDisplayMode.ControlEditor,
                    DataUrl = Url.Action("ExcelExport_AutoCompleteShipName","grid")
                }, "AutoComplete")
)
    </div>
    
     <br />
        @{ Html.BeginForm("ExportToPDF", "Grid"); }
            <div style="font-family: Tahoma">
                @Html.RadioButton("exportType", "1", true) All grid data<br />
                @Html.RadioButton("exportType", "2") Filtered grid data<br />
                @Html.RadioButton("exportType", "3") Filtered and paged data<br />
            </div>
            <br />
            <input type="button" 
                    id="Button1" 
                    value="Export to PDF" onclick="this.form.submit();" /> 
        @{ Html.EndForm(); }
            
    <br /><br />
    <div>
                  
    </div>    
</body>
</html>
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using MVCDemo.Models;
using Trirand.Web.Mvc;
using System.IO;

// 
// For PDF export we are using the free open-source iTextSharp library.
//
using iTextSharp.text;
using iTextSharp.text.pdf;
using System.Data;


namespace MVCDemo.Controllers.Grid
{
    public partial class GridController : Controller
    {
        // This is the default action for the View. Use it to setup your grid Model.
        public ActionResult ExportPDF()
        {
            // Get the model (setup) of the grid defined in the /Models folder.
            var gridModel = new OrdersJqGridModel();
            var ordersGrid = gridModel.OrdersGrid;

            // Setting the DataUrl to an action (method) in the controller is required.
            // This action will return the data needed by the grid
            ordersGrid.DataUrl = Url.Action("PDFGrid_DataRequested");

            // customize the default Orders grid model with custom settings
            // NOTE: you need to call this method in the action that fetches the data as well,
            // so that the models match
            SetPDFExportGrid(ordersGrid);

            // Pass the custmomized grid model to the View
            return View(gridModel);
        }

        // This method is called when the grid requests data        
        public JsonResult PDFGrid_DataRequested()
        {
            // Get both the grid Model and the data Model
            // The data model in our case is an autogenerated linq2sql database based on Northwind.
            var gridModel = new OrdersJqGridModel();
            var northWindModel = new NorthwindDataContext();

            // customize the default Orders grid model with our custom settings
            SetPDFExportGrid(gridModel.OrdersGrid);

            // Save the current grid state in Session
            // We will later need it for PDF Export
            JQGridState gridState = gridModel.OrdersGrid.GetState();
            Session["gridState"] = gridState;

            // return the result of the DataBind method, passing the datasource as a parameter
            // jqGrid for ASP.NET MVC automatically takes care of paging, sorting, filtering/searching, etc

            return gridModel.OrdersGrid.DataBind(northWindModel.Orders);
        }

        public JsonResult PDFExport_AutoCompleteShipName(string term)
        {
            var northWindModel = new NorthwindDataContext();
            JQAutoComplete autoComplete = new JQAutoComplete();

            autoComplete.DataField = "ShipName";
            autoComplete.AutoCompleteMode = AutoCompleteMode.BeginsWith;
            autoComplete.DataSource = from o in northWindModel.Orders
                                      select o;
            return autoComplete.DataBind();
        }

        private void SetPDFExportGrid(JQGrid ordersGrid)
        {
            // show the search toolbar
            ordersGrid.ToolBarSettings.ShowSearchToolBar = true;
            ordersGrid.ToolBarSettings.ShowSearchButton = true;

            var orderDateColumn = ordersGrid.Columns.Find(c => c.DataField == "OrderDate");
            orderDateColumn.DataFormatString = "{0:yyyy/MM/dd}";
            orderDateColumn.SearchType = SearchType.DatePicker;
            orderDateColumn.DataType = typeof(DateTime);
            orderDateColumn.SearchControlID = "DatePicker";
            orderDateColumn.SearchToolBarOperation = SearchOperation.IsEqualTo;

            var shipNameColumn = ordersGrid.Columns.Find(c => c.DataField == "ShipName");
            shipNameColumn.SearchType = SearchType.AutoComplete;
            shipNameColumn.DataType = typeof(string);
            shipNameColumn.SearchControlID = "AutoComplete";
            shipNameColumn.SearchToolBarOperation = SearchOperation.Contains;

            var orderIDColumns = ordersGrid.Columns.Find(c => c.DataField == "OrderID");
            orderIDColumns.Searchable = true;
            orderIDColumns.DataType = typeof(int);
            orderIDColumns.SearchToolBarOperation = SearchOperation.IsEqualTo;

            SetPDFCustomerIDSearchDropDown(ordersGrid);
            SetPDFFreightSearchDropDown(ordersGrid);
        }

        private void SetPDFCustomerIDSearchDropDown(JQGrid ordersGrid)
        {
            // setup the grid search criteria for the columns
            JQGridColumn customersColumn = ordersGrid.Columns.Find(c => c.DataField == "CustomerID");
            customersColumn.Searchable = true;

            // DataType must be set in order to use searching
            customersColumn.DataType = typeof(string);
            customersColumn.SearchToolBarOperation = SearchOperation.IsEqualTo;
            customersColumn.SearchType = SearchType.DropDown;

            // Populate the search dropdown only on initial request, in order to optimize performance
            if (ordersGrid.AjaxCallBackMode == AjaxCallBackMode.RequestData)
            {
                var northWindModel = new NorthwindDataContext();
                var searchList = from customers in northWindModel.Customers
                                 select new SelectListItem
                                 {
                                     Text = customers.CustomerID,
                                     Value = customers.CustomerID
                                 };

                customersColumn.SearchList = searchList.ToList<SelectListItem>();
                customersColumn.SearchList.Insert(0, new SelectListItem { Text = "All", Value = "" });
            }
        }

        private void SetPDFFreightSearchDropDown(JQGrid ordersGrid)
        {
            // setup the grid search criteria for the columns
            JQGridColumn freightColumn = ordersGrid.Columns.Find(c => c.DataField == "Freight");
            freightColumn.Searchable = true;

            // DataType must be set in order to use searching
            freightColumn.DataType = typeof(decimal);
            freightColumn.SearchToolBarOperation = SearchOperation.IsGreaterOrEqualTo;
            freightColumn.SearchType = SearchType.DropDown;

            // Populate the search dropdown only on initial request, in order to optimize performance
            if (ordersGrid.AjaxCallBackMode == AjaxCallBackMode.RequestData)
            {
                List<SelectListItem> searchList = new List<SelectListItem>();
                searchList.Add(new SelectListItem { Text = "> 10", Value = "10" });
                searchList.Add(new SelectListItem { Text = "> 30", Value = "30" });
                searchList.Add(new SelectListItem { Text = "> 50", Value = "50" });
                searchList.Add(new SelectListItem { Text = "> 100", Value = "100" });

                freightColumn.SearchList = searchList.ToList<SelectListItem>();
                freightColumn.SearchList.Insert(0, new SelectListItem { Text = "All", Value = "" });
            }
        }

        public ActionResult ExportToPDF(string exportType)
        {            
            var gridModel = new OrdersJqGridModel();
            var northWindModel = new NorthwindDataContext();
            var grid = gridModel.OrdersGrid;

            // Get the last grid state the we saved before in Session in the DataRequested action
            JQGridState gridState = Session["GridState"] as JQGridState;

            // Need to set grid options again
            SetExportGrid(grid);

            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(exportType))
                exportType = "1";

            DataTable exportData;
            switch (exportType)
            {
                case "1":
                    grid.ExportSettings.ExportDataRange = ExportDataRange.All;
                    exportData = grid.GetExportData(northWindModel.Orders);
                    ExportToPDF(exportData);
                    break;
                case "2":
                    grid.ExportSettings.ExportDataRange = ExportDataRange.Filtered;
                    exportData = grid.GetExportData(northWindModel.Orders, gridState);
                    ExportToPDF(exportData);
                    break;
                case "3":
                    grid.ExportSettings.ExportDataRange = ExportDataRange.FilteredAndPaged;
                    exportData = grid.GetExportData(northWindModel.Orders, gridState);
                    ExportToPDF(exportData);
                    break;
            }

            return View();
        }

        private void ExportToPDF(DataTable dt)
        {
            // 
            // For PDF export we are using the free open-source iTextSharp library.
            //

            Document pdfDoc = new Document();
            MemoryStream pdfStream = new MemoryStream();
            PdfWriter pdfWriter = PdfWriter.GetInstance(pdfDoc, pdfStream);

            pdfDoc.Open();//Open Document to write
            pdfDoc.NewPage();

            Font font8 = FontFactory.GetFont("ARIAL", 7);

            PdfPTable PdfTable = new PdfPTable(dt.Columns.Count);
            PdfPCell PdfPCell = null;

            //Add Header of the pdf table
            for (int column = 0; column < dt.Columns.Count; column++)
            {
                PdfPCell = new PdfPCell(new Phrase(new Chunk(dt.Columns[column].Caption, font8)));
                PdfTable.AddCell(PdfPCell);
            }

            //How add the data from datatable to pdf table
            for (int rows = 0; rows < dt.Rows.Count; rows++)
            {
                for (int column = 0; column < dt.Columns.Count; column++)
                {
                    PdfPCell = new PdfPCell(new Phrase(new Chunk(dt.Rows[rows][column].ToString(), font8)));
                    PdfTable.AddCell(PdfPCell);
                }
            }

            PdfTable.SpacingBefore = 15f; // Give some space after the text or it may overlap the table            
            pdfDoc.Add(PdfTable); // add pdf table to the document
            pdfDoc.Close();
            pdfWriter.Close();

            Response.ClearContent();
            Response.ClearHeaders();
            Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
            Response.AppendHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=gridexport.pdf");
            Response.BinaryWrite(pdfStream.ToArray());
            Response.End();
        }
    }
}
Switch theme:


Theming is based on the very popular jQuery ThemeRoller standard. This is the same theming mechanism used by jQuery UI and is now a de-facto standard for jQuery based components. The benefits of using ThemeRoller are huge. We can offer a big set of ready to use themes created by professional designers, including Windows-like themes (Redmond), Apple-like theme (Cupertino), etc. In addition to that any jQuery UI controls on the same page will pick the same theme.

Last, but not least, you can always roll your own ThemeRoller theme, using the superb Theme Editor

To use a theme, simply reference 2 Css files in your Html <head> section - the ThemeRoller theme you wish to use, and the jqGrid own ThemeRoller Css file. For example (Redmond theme):

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="/themes/redmond/jquery-ui-1.8.2.custom.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="/themes/ui.jqgrid.css" />