Click on a row to see all people the reports to this person

You can have any content as a child for any expandable row. In this example, we are doing a simple ajax back to the server to retrieve the details and photo of the respective Employee in the parent grid.

Please, refer to the ASPX and C# code tabs for additional details.
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="default.aspx.cs" Inherits="JQSuiteASPNETExample.examples.hierarchy.custom_details._default" %>
<%@ Register Assembly="Trirand.Web" TagPrefix="trirand" Namespace="Trirand.Web.UI.WebControls" %>

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en-us">
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>jqGrid ASP.NET - hierarchy with custom details</title>
    <!-- The jQuery UI theme that will be used by the grid -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="" />
    <!-- The jQuery UI theme extension jqGrid needs -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="/themes/ui.jqgrid.css" />
    <!-- jQuery runtime minified -->
    <script src="/js/jquery-3.2.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!-- The localization file we need, English in this case -->
    <script src="/js/trirand/i18n/grid.locale-en.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!-- The jqGrid client-side javascript -->
    <script src="/js/trirand/jquery.jqGrid.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>    
    <style type="text/css">
        body, html { font-size: 80%; }
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <asp:ScriptManager runat="server" ID="ScriptManager1"></asp:ScriptManager>
    <asp:SqlDataSource runat="server" ID="SqlDataSource1" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:SQL2008_661086_trirandEntities %>"        
        SelectCommand="SELECT [EmployeeID], [LastName], [FirstName], [Title], [TitleOfCourtesy], [BirthDate], [HireDate], [Address], [City], [PostalCode] FROM [Employees]">    

    <span style="font-size: 135%; font-family: Verdana; font-weight: bold">Click on a row to see all people the reports to this person</span>
    <trirand:JQGrid runat="server" ID="JQGrid1" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" 
        Width="650px" Height="300px">
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="EmployeeID" PrimaryKey="True" />
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="LastName" />
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="FirstName" />
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="Title" />
        <HierarchySettings HierarchyMode="Parent"  />
        <ClientSideEvents SubGridRowExpanded="showSubGrid" />
    <br />
    <br />    
    <script type="text/javascript">    
        function showSubGrid(subgrid_id, row_id) 
                url: "/examples/grid/hierarchy/custom_details/default.aspx?employeeID=" + row_id,
                type: "GET",
                success: function(html) {
                    $("#" + subgrid_id).append(html);

    <br />
    <br />
    <trirand:codetabs runat="server" ID="tabs"></trirand:codetabs>
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Data;

namespace JQSuiteASPNETExample.examples.hierarchy.custom_details
    public partial class _default : System.Web.UI.Page
        string result = @"

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string employeeID = Request.QueryString["employeeID"];
            if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(employeeID))
                DataTable dt = GetData(employeeID);
                result = String.Format(result, 
                                            "images/" + dt.Rows[0]["EmployeeID"].ToString() + ".jpg"


        protected DataTable GetData(string employeeID)
            // Create a new Sql Connection and set connection string accordingly
            SqlConnection sqlConnection = new SqlConnection();
            sqlConnection.ConnectionString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["SQL2008_661086_trirandEntities"].ConnectionString;

            string sqlStatement = "SELECT [EmployeeID], [LastName], [FirstName], [Title], [TitleOfCourtesy], [BirthDate], [HireDate], [Address], [City], [PostalCode] FROM [Employees] Where EmployeeID =" + employeeID;

            // Create a SqlDataAdapter to get the results as DataTable
            SqlDataAdapter sqlDataAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(sqlStatement, sqlConnection);

            // Create a new DataTable
            DataTable dtResult = new DataTable();

            // Fill the DataTable with the result of the SQL statement

            return dtResult;
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" />
FirstName {0}
LastName {1}
Title {2}
Title of Courtesy {3}
Birth Date {4}
Hire Date {5}
Address {6}
City {7}
Postal Code {8}