Context Menu

5 Apr 201810 minutes to read

The context menu is used to improve user action with the grid using popup menu. It can be shown by defining the enable-context-menu property of context-menu-settings as true. Context menu has option to add default items in the context-menu-items property of context-menu-settings and customized items in the context-menu-items property of context-menu-settings.

Default context menu items

Please find the following table for default context menu items and its actions.

Section Context menu items. Action
Header Sort in Ascending Order. Sort column in Ascending order.
Sort in Descending Order. Sort column in Descending order.
Group Group the current column.
Ungroup Ungroup the current column if already grouped.
Body Add Record Start Add new record.
Edit Record Start Edit in current record.
Delete Record Delete the current record.
Save Save the record if Add/Edit record is started.
Cancel Cancel Added/Edited state.
Pager Next Page Go to Next Page.
Last Page Go to Last page.
Previous page Go to previous page.
First page Go to first page.
<ej-grid id="FlatGrid" allow-paging="true" allow-sorting="true" allow-grouping="true" datasource="ViewBag.DataSource">
    <e-edit-settings allow-adding="true" allow-editing="true" allow-deleting="true"></e-edit-settings>
    <e-toolbar-settings show-toolbar="true" toolbar-items='@new List<string> {"add","edit","delete","update","cancel"}' />
    <e-context-menu-settings enable-context-menu="true"></e-context-menu-settings>
        <e-column field="OrderID" is-primary-key="true" header-text="Order ID"></e-column>
        <e-column field="CustomerID" header-text="CustomerID"></e-column>
        <e-column field="EmployeeID" header-text="Employee ID"></e-column>
        <e-column field="Freight" format="{0:c2}" header-text="Freight"></e-column>
        <e-column field="ShipName" header-text="Ship Name"></e-column>
public partial class GridController : Controller

        private NORTHWNDContext _context;

        public GridController(NORTHWNDContext context)
            _context = context;
        // GET: /<controller>/
        public ActionResult Default()
            ViewBag.datasource = _context.Orders.Take(100).ToList();
            return View();

Context menu at header

Context menu at body

Context menu at pager


The allow-grouping, allow-sorting should be enabled to perform default context menu actions in the grid header. The allow-editing, allow-deleting and allow-adding should be enabled to perform default actions in body.