Allow column reordering via drag and drop
Allow column resizing

You can resize and reorder the columns of the grid. Resizing by default is turned on, reordering is turned off by default.

To control resizing, just set the Resizable boolean property of the respective column. Column Reordering is controlled by the top-level ColumnReordering property.

Please note, that the Reordering / Resizing functionality is dependent on the jQuery UI $.sortable() widget, so you need to add the appropriate reference to the jQuery UI javascript file that contains it.
@model MVCDemo.Models.OrdersJqGridModel
@using Trirand.Web.Mvc
@using MVCDemo.Models

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en-us">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>jqGrid for ASP.NET MVC - Header Groups</title>    
    <!-- jQuery runtime minified -->
    <script src="~/Scripts/jquery-3.2.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!-- The Column Reordering jqGrid extension requires at jQuery UI version 1.12.x + -->
    <!--  Column Reordering is dependent ot the $.sortable jQuery UI behaviour -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="~/Scripts/jquery-ui.1.12.min.js"></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>

    <!-- The jQuery UI theme that will be used by the grid. -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="" />
    <!-- The jQuery UI theme extension jqGrid needs -->    
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="~/Content/themes/ui.jqgrid.css" />

         @{ Html.BeginForm("functionalitycolumnreorder", "grid"); }        
            @Html.CheckBox("reorder", (bool) ViewData["reorder"], new { onchange = "this.form.submit();" }) Allow column reordering via drag and drop<br />
            @Html.CheckBox("resize", (bool) ViewData["resize"], new { onchange = "this.form.submit();" }) Allow column resizing
        @{ Html.EndForm(); }
        @Html.Trirand().JQGrid(Model.OrdersGrid, "ReorderGrid")
    <br /><br />

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using MVCDemo.Models;

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 FunctionalityColumnReorder(bool? reorder, bool ?resize)
            ViewData["reorder"] = reorder = reorder ?? true;
            ViewData["resize"] = resize = resize ?? true;
            // Get the model (setup) of the grid defined in the /Models folder.
            var gridModel = new OrdersJqGridModel();
            var grid = gridModel.OrdersGrid;

            grid.ColumnReordering = reorder.Value;
            grid.Columns.ForEach(c => c.Resizable = resize.Value);
            // Setting the DataUrl to an action (method) in the controller is required.
            // This action will return the data needed by the grid            
            grid.DataUrl = Url.Action("FunctionalityColumnReorder_DataRequested");

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

        // This method is called when the grid requests data. You can choose any method to call
        // by setting the JQGrid.DataUrl property
        public JsonResult FunctionalityColumnReorder_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();

            // 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);
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" />