Demonstrates how to bind jqGrid to declarative LinqDataSource control. The only thing you need to do is to set the DataSourceID property of jqGrid to the ID of the respective LinqDataSource control. Note that there is not even a single line of code in the C# file (click on the C# tab) - everything is done declaratively.

Also, all major grid features like sorting (click on a column header), searching (click on the server icon on the bottom toolbar), paging, etc work as well by default -- no need to code anything.

Column settings can be customized using the collection. Columns are automatically created when you associate a declarative datasource with the grid at design time.

You can tweak various column properties, like HeaderText (in order to set column header text), DataFormatString (to control formatting of the cells), Width (set column with in pixels), etc.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="default.aspx.cs" Inherits="GridTest.examples.loading_data.linqdatasource._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 for ASP.NET WebForms - load data from LinqDataSource</title>
    <!-- The jQuery UI theme that will be used by the grid -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jquery.ui/1.11.4/themes/redmond/jquery-ui.css" />
    <!-- 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="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery/jquery-2.2.0.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%; }    
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">    
        
    <trirand:JQGrid runat="server"  ID="JQGrid1" 
        DataSourceID="LinqDataSource1" Width="600px" onsearching="JQGrid1_Searching">
        <Columns>
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="CustomerID" DataType="String" PrimaryKey="true" Width="50" 
                SearchToolBarOperation="Contains" Searchable="true" />
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="CompanyName" />
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="Phone" />
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="PostalCode" />
            <trirand:JQGridColumn DataField="City" />
        </Columns>
        <ToolBarSettings ShowSearchToolBar="true" />        
    </trirand:JQGrid>
  
    
    <asp:LinqDataSource ID="LinqDataSource1" runat="server" 
        AutoPage="true" AutoSort="true"
        ContextTypeName="GridTest.dbml.NorthWindDataClassesDataContext" 
        Select="new (CustomerID, CompanyName, Phone, PostalCode, City)"         
        TableName="Customers">
    </asp:LinqDataSource>    
    
    <br /><br />
    <trirand:codetabs runat="server" id="tabs"></trirand:codetabs>  
    
    </form>
</body>
</html>
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using Trirand.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace GridTest.examples.loading_data.linqdatasource
{
    public partial class _default : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {            
        }

        protected void JQGrid1_Searching(object sender, Trirand.Web.UI.WebControls.JQGridSearchEventArgs e)
        {
            SearchOperation searchOper = e.SearchOperation;
        }
    }
}
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" />