JqGrid Row Select In MVC - ProgramIdea

JqGrid RowSelect Function In MVC

This is the next part of jqGrid tutorial, before this we already study the basic examples, pagination, sorting and searching of jqGrid. Here we are learning row select feature in jqGrid.

Here we are creating a mvc application for demonstrating jqGrid. That has a controller that name is JqGridController. In that controller, GetStudents() method return the list of records from database table Student using Entity Framework in json format. Index action method is created for ui representation.

Controller Codes

public class JqGridController : Controller


    //GET: /JqGrid/

    public ActionResult Index()


        return View();



    public JsonResult GetStudents()


        DbStudentEntities db = new DbStudentEntities();

        var data = from i in db.Students

                    select new


                        StudentId = i.StudentId,

                        Name = i.Name,

                        Mobile = i.Mobile,

                        Email = i.Email,

                        City = i.City,

                        DOJ = i.DOJ


        return Json(data, JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);



API References

You can download the jqGrid api package or install the jqGrid packages using NuGet package installer from visual studio. After that add all required scripts on page. Below is showing all necessary reference files.

<link href="~/Scripts/JqGrid/css/ui.jqgrid.css" rel="stylesheet" />

<link href="~/Scripts/Jquery-ui/css/ui-lightness/jquery-ui-1.10.3.custom.css" rel="stylesheet" />

<script src="~/Scripts/JqGrid/js/jquery-1.11.0.min.js"></script>

<script src="~/Scripts/JqGrid/js/jquery.jqGrid.min.js"></script>

<script src="~/Scripts/JqGrid/js/i18n/grid.locale-en.js"></script>

Html Codes

Add below html codes


    <table id="tblData"></table>

    <div id="divPager"></div>


js Codes

Here we are binding jqGrid with row select functionality.

1. onSelectRow event fired on row click.

2. jqGrid("getGridParam", "selrow") returns selected row id.

3. jqGrid("getRowData", rid) returns the complete row data of rid.


    $(document).ready(function () {


            url: 'http://localhost:51548/JqGrid/GetStudents',

            datatype: "json",

            mtype: 'Get',

            colNames: ['StudentId', 'Name', 'Mobile', 'Email', 'City'],

            colModel: [{ name: 'StudentId', index: 'StudentId', hidden: true },

                        { name: 'Name', index: 'Name' },

                        { name: 'Mobile', index: 'Mobile' },

                        { name: 'Email', index: 'Email' },

                        { name: 'City', index: 'City' }],

            width: 700,

            height: 'auto',

            viewrecords: true,

            loadonce: true,

            rowNum: 10,

            rowList: [10, 20, 50, 100],

            pager: $("#divPager"),

            caption: "JqGrid Sample By programidea.com",

            onSelectRow: function (id) {

                var rid = jQuery('#tblData').jqGrid("getGridParam", "selrow");

                if (rid) {

                    var row = jQuery('#tblData').jqGrid("getRowData", rid);

                     alert(row.StudentId+", "+row.Name+", "+row.Mobile+", "+row.Email+", "+row.City);