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I am using Telerik grid in my applications view as
@Html.Telerik().Grid(Model).Name("Grid").DataKeys(o => o.Add(O => O.EmployeeId)).ToolBar(commands => commands.Insert().ButtonType(GridButtonType.Text)).Columns(columns =>
            columns.Bound(o => o.Employee_Name).ReadOnly().Column.Title = "Employee Name";
            columns.Template(o => @Html.DropDownList("Department_Name", new SelectList(ViewBag.Department_Name))).Width(100).Column.Title = "Dept Name";
            columns.Command(O =>
                O.Delete().HtmlAttributes(new { onclick = "return confirm('Are you sure you wish to delete this article?');" });
        }).DataBinding(B => B.Server()
                                            .Insert("GridInsert", "Employee")
                                                                  .Update("GridUpdate", "Employee")
                                                                  .Delete("GridDelete", "Employee"));

In this i want to disable when grid is idle. and make it editable when user click on edit command.

How can i achieve this ?

Please please please .. guide me.
Thanks in advance

1 solution

You can use the edit event for the grid and change the text box to a dropdown list in that event.

columns.Template(o => @Html.DropDownList("Department_Name", new SelectList(ViewBag.Department_Name))).Width(100).Column.Title = "Dept Name";

would change to this.
columns.Bound(d => d.Department_Name).Width(100).Title("Dept Name");

Than you would create your OnEdit event to change the text box to a dropdown and populate the dropdown with its options.

<script type="text/javascript">
function Grid_onEdit(e) {
    var dataItem = e.dataItem;
    var mode = e.mode;
    var form = e.form;
    if (mode == "edit") {
        var parent = document.getElementById(
        var deptTextBox = $(form).find("#Department_Name");
        var deptSelect = document.createElement('select');
        deptSelect.Id = "Department_Name";
        deptSelect.Name = "Departmant_Name";

        // Need to code the getting of the department names.
        foreach (var dept in departments)
        parent.replace(deptTextBox.get(0), deptSelect);


This code is just an example and probably won't work right out of the box but should get you started.
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