Stacked Headers

The stacked headers help you to group the logical columns in Kanban. It can be shown by setting show-stacked-header as true and by defining stacked-header-rows.

Adding Stacked header columns

To stack columns in stacked header, you need to define [kanbancolumn] property in stacked-header-columns with field names of visible columns.

The following code example describes the above behavior.

<ej-kanban id="KanbanBoard" key-field="Status" dataSource="ViewBag.datasource">
        <e-kanbancolumn header-text="Backlog" key=@(new List<string>(){"Open"})  >
        <e-kanbancolumn header-text="In Progress" key=@(new List<string>() {"InProgress"}) ></e-kanbancolumn>
        <e-kanbancolumn header-text="Testing" key=@(new List<string>() { "Testing" }) ></e-kanbancolumn>
        <e-kanbancolumn header-text="Done" key=@(new List<string>() {"Close"}) ></e-kanbancolumn>
     <e-kanbanfield content="Summary" primary-key="Id">
                <e-kanbanstacked-header-column header-text="Unresolved" column=@(new List<string>() {"Backlog","In Progress"})></e-kanbanstacked-header-column>
                <e-kanbanstacked-header-column header-text="Resolved" column=@(new List<string>() {"Testing","Done"})></e-kanbanstacked-header-column>
namespace samplebrowser.Controllers
    public partial class KanbanBoardController : Controller
        List<Tasks> Task = new List<Tasks>();

        public ActionResult Default()
            Task.Add(new Tasks(1, "Open", "Analyze the new requirements gathered from the customer.", "Story", "Low", "Analyze,Customer", 3.5, "Nancy", "../content/images/kanban/1.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(2, "InProgress", "Improve application performance", "Improvement", "Normal", "Improvement", 6, "Andrew Fuller", "../content/images/kanban/2.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(3, "Open", "Arrange a web meeting with the customer to get new requirements.", "Others", "Critical", "Meeting", 5.5, "Janet Leverling", "../content/images/kanban/3.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(4, "InProgress", "Fix the issues reported in the IE browser.", "Bug", "Release Breaker", "IE", 2.5, "Janet Leverling", "../content/images/kanban/3.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(5, "Testing", "Fix the issues reported by the customer.", "Bug", "Low", "Customer", 3.5, "Steven walker", "../content/images/kanban/5.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(6, "Close", "Arrange a web meeting with the customer to get the login page requirements.", "Others", "Low", "Meeting", 2, "Michael Suyama", "../content/images/kanban/6.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(7, "Validate", "Validate new requirements", "Improvement", "Low", "Validation", 1.5, "Robert King", "../content/images/kanban/7.png", 4));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(8, "Close", "Login page validation", "Story", "Release Breaker", "Validation,Fix", 2.5, "Laura Callahan", "../content/images/kanban/8.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(9, "Testing", "Fix the issues reported in Safari browser.", "Bug", "Release Breaker", "Fix,Safari", 1.5, "Nancy", "../content/images/kanban/1.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(10, "Close", "Test the application in the IE browser.", "Story", "Low", "Testing,IE", 5.5, "Margaret", "../content/images/kanban/4.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(11, "Validate", "Validate the issues reported by the customer.", "Story", "High", "Validation,Fix", 1, "Steven walker", "../content/images/kanban/5.png", 5));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(12, "Testing", "Check Login page validation.", "Story", "Release Breaker", "Testing", 0.5, "Michael Suyama", "../content/images/kanban/6.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(13, "Open", "API improvements.", "Improvement", "High", "Grid,API", 3.5, "Robert King", "../content/images/kanban/7.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(14, "InProgress", "Add responsive support to application", "Epic", "Critical", "Responsive", 6, "Laura Callahan", "../content/images/kanban/8.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(15, "Open", "Show the retrieved data from the server in grid control.", "Story", "High", "Database,SQL", 5.5, "Margaret", "../content/images/kanban/4.png", 4));
            ViewBag.datasource = Task;
            return View();
    public class Tasks
        public Tasks()
        public Tasks(int Id, string Status, string Summary, string Type, string Priority, string Tags, double Estimate, string Assignee, string ImgUrl, int RankId)
            this.Id = Id;
            this.Status = Status;
            this.Summary = Summary;
            this.Type = Type;
            this.Priority = Priority;
            this.Tags = Tags;
            this.Estimate = Estimate;
            this.Assignee = Assignee;
            this.ImgUrl = ImgUrl;
            this.RankId = RankId;
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Status { get; set; }
        public string Summary { get; set; }
        public string Type { get; set; }
        public string Priority { get; set; }
        public string Tags { get; set; }
        public double Estimate { get; set; }
        public string Assignee { get; set; }
        public string ImgUrl { get; set; }
        public int RankId { get; set; }

The following output is displayed as a result of the above code example.

Adding Stacked header columns