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Learning Kendo UI Web Development by John Adams

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Using DataSourceRequest with Kendo Grid

As we saw in the first chapter, the Kendo Grid widget is designed to allow a rich set of features such as paging, filtering, and sorting. We saw previously how this can be driven on the client side through JavaScript and the Kendo DataSource object. The Grid widget becomes even more powerful, however, when connected with server-side functionality to help drive its features.

The Kendo UI Framework for ASP.NET MVC includes a special object to help facilitate this functionality within standard MVC controllers. It does not require the Web API or OData, although you could use them if you want to configure the Kendo DataSource by hand. In this example, we will learn how to use the DataSourceRequest object and how ...

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