Exporting

The Exporting feature provides support to export Grid data into excel, word and PDF files. To export the grid, the export JavaScript method should be called with export action as parameter. To make it work from grid tool bar the ExcelExport, WordExport and PdfExport toolbar items needs to be added in grid tool bar using the ToolbarItems property of ToolbarSettings which are used to perform exporting. When you click the toolbar exporting icon, it internally invokes the export public method of grid object to export. The code sample for this is as follows.

@(Html.EJ().Grid<OrdersView>("FlatGrid")

    .DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)

    .ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>

    {

	   items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);

       items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);

	   items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);

    }))

    .AllowPaging()

    .Columns(col =>

    {

	   col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();

	   col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer ID").Add();

	   col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();          

	   col.Field("Freight").HeaderText("Freight").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();

	   col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();

	   col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Add();

    }))
public partial class GridController : Controller

    {

	public ActionResult ExportingGrid()

    {

            var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

            ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;

            return View();

    }

    public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)

    {

		ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);

		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, false, false, "flat-saffron");

	}

	public void ExportToWord(string GridModel)

	{

		WordExport exp = new WordExport();

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);

		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.docx", false, false, "flat-saffron");

	}

	public void ExportToPdf(string GridModel)

	{

		PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);

		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.pdf", false, false, "flat-saffron");

	}

    }

Hierarchy grid exporting

The grid will be exported with its child grid. This can be achieved by enabling the IncludeChildGrid property of the respective exporting classes like GridExcelExport, GridWordExport and GridPdfExport and include the dataSource needed for ChildGrid in the GridProperties object after deserializing them. Remaining procedures will be same as the normal grid exporting.

NOTE

Excel file will be exported in the collapsed state with the expand/collapse icon whereas other file-formats like PDF and Word will be exported in the expanded state.

@(Html.EJ().Grid<object>("HierarchyGrid")
        .Datasource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.parentData)
        .ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>
                {
                    items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);
                    items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);
                    items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);
                }))
        .Columns(col =>
        {
            col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Add();
            col.Field("FirstName").HeaderText("First Name").Width(100).Add();
            col.Field("Title").Width(120).Add();
            col.Field("City").Width(100).Add();
            col.Field("Country").Width(100).Add();
        })
        .ChildGrid(child =>
        {
            child.Datasource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.childData)
            .QueryString("EmployeeID")
            .AllowPaging()
            .Columns(col =>
            {
                col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Add();
                col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Width(100).Add();
                col.Field("Freight").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Format("{0:C2}").Width(120).Add();
                col.Field("ShipName").HeaderText("Ship Name").Width(100).Add();
            });
        })
    )
public class HomeController : Controller
    {
        public ActionResult Index()
        {
            var order = new NorthWndDataContext().Orders.Take(100).ToList();
            var emp = new NorthWndDataContext().Employees.ToList();
            ViewBag.childData = order;
            ViewBag.parentData = emp;
            return View();
        }
        public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)
        {
            ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
            var DataSource = new NorthWndDataContext().Employees.ToList();
            GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
            obj.ChildGrid.DataSource = new NorthWndDataContext().Orders.Take(100).ToList();
            GridExcelExport expo = new GridExcelExport();
            expo.IncludeChildGrid = true;
            exp.Export(obj, DataSource, expo);
        }
        public void ExportToWord(string GridModel)
        {
            WordExport exp = new WordExport();
            var DataSource = new NorthWndDataContext().Employees.ToList();
            GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
            obj.ChildGrid.DataSource = new NorthWndDataContext().Orders.Take(100).ToList();
            GridWordExport expo = new GridWordExport();
            expo.IncludeChildGrid = true;
            exp.Export(obj, DataSource, expo);
        }
        public void ExportToPdf(string GridModel)
        {
            PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();
            var DataSource = new NorthWndDataContext().Employees.ToList();
            GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
            obj.ChildGrid.DataSource = new NorthWndDataContext().Orders.Take(100).ToList();
            GridPdfExport expo = new GridPdfExport();
            expo.IncludeChildGrid = true;
            expo.Unicode = true;
            exp.Export(obj, DataSource, expo);
        }
        private GridProperties ConvertGridObject(string gridProperty)
        {
            JavaScriptSerializer serializer = new JavaScriptSerializer();
            IEnumerable div = (IEnumerable)serializer.Deserialize(gridProperty, typeof(IEnumerable));
            GridProperties gridProp = new GridProperties();
            foreach (KeyValuePair<string, object> ds in div)
            {
                var property = gridProp.GetType().GetProperty(ds.Key, BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.IgnoreCase);
                if (property != null)
                {
                    Type type = property.PropertyType;
                    object value = null;
                    string serialize = serializer.Serialize(ds.Value);
                    if (ds.Key == "childGrid")
                        value = ConvertGridObject(serialize);
                    else
                        value = serializer.Deserialize(serialize, type);
                    property.SetValue(gridProp, value, null);
                }
            }
            return gridProp;
        }
    }

NOTE

  1. The dataSource passed to the exporting method is compared with grid column while exporting, when a column is not defined in the grid dataSource, it is obtained as null value and hence throws a null exception. To avoid the above exception ensure that the columns bound to the grid are defined in the grid dataSource before exporting the grid.

NOTE

  1. To export the dynamic list of objects in the grid use the TypeBuilder concept refer to this link

Server dependencies

Export Helper functions are available in the assembly Syncfusion.EJ.Export, which is available in the Essential Studio builds. Full list of assemblies needed for the grid export is as follows.

1.  Syncfusion.EJ
2.  Syncfusion.EJ.Export
3.  Syncfusion.Linq.Base
4.  Syncfusion.Compression.Base
5.  Syncfusion.DocIO.Base
6.  Syncfusion.XlsIO.Base
7.  Syncfusion.PDF.Base

Support export types

Currently server helper function allows following three types of exporting.

1.  Word
2.  Excel
3.  PDF

Server side handlers

In MVC, exporting is achieved by using action controller method. In controller method, grid property is passed as string parameter and you need to deserialize it into the grid Property. By using the Export server method, you can export the grid into excel, PDF and word documents.

@(Html.EJ().Grid<OrdersView>("FlatGrid")

    .DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)

    .ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>

    {

        items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);

        items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);

        items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);

    }))

    .AllowPaging()

    .Columns(col =>

    {

	   col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();

	   col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer ID").Add();

	   col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();          

	   col.Field("Freight").HeaderText("Freight").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();

	   col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();

	   col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Add();

    }))
public partial class GridController : Controller

    {

	public ActionResult ExportingGrid()

    {

        var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

        ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;

        return View();

    }

    public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)

    {

		ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);

		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, false, false, "flat-saffron");

	}

	public void ExportToWord(string GridModel)

	{

		WordExport exp = new WordExport();

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);

		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.docx", false, false, "flat-saffron");

	}

	public void ExportToPdf(string GridModel)

	{

		PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);

		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.pdf", false, false, "flat-saffron");

	}

    }

On exporting, the default routing path to server-side that contains the action name as ExportToExcel for Excel exporting, ExportToWord for Word exporting and ExportToPdf for PDF exporting. The default controller name in routing path is the grid view page’s controller name. For instance, when the grid is rendered in GridFeatures View Page of the Home Controller, then on Excel exporting grid Content the default routing path will be ~/Home/ExportToExcel.

Export mapper in MVC

The Mappers grid property is used to modify the default routing path during exporting. By using Mappers, you can use any action name in controller for exporting and the action can be in any controller (Need not to be in grid view page controller).

@(Html.EJ().Grid<OrdersView>("FlatGrid")

    .DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)

    .ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>

    {

	   items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);

	   items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);

	   items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);

    }))

    .Mappers(map => map.ExportToExcelAction("ExcelAction")

    .ExportToPdfAction("PdfAction").ExportToWordAction("WordAction")

    )

    .AllowPaging()

    .Columns(col =>

    {

	   col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();

	   col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer ID").Add();

	   col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();          

	   col.Field("Freight").HeaderText("Freight").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();

	   col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();

	   col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Add();

    }))
public partial class GridController : Controller

    {

	public ActionResult ExportingGrid()

	{

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;

		return View();

	}

	public void ExcelAction(string GridModel)

	{

		ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);

		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, false, false, "flat-saffron");

	}

	public void WordAction(string GridModel)

	{

		WordExport exp = new WordExport();

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);
        
		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.docx", false, false, "flat-saffron");

	}

	public void PdfAction(string GridModel)

	{

		PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();

		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();

		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);

		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.pdf", false, false, "flat-saffron");

	}

    }

ColumnTemplate exporting

To export the grid with columnTemplate we have to set the IsTemplateColumnIncluded as true in the parameter of the export method. You can handle the template elements in server-side event while exporting the grid to various files such as Excel, PDF and Word.

The server-side events available in template column exporting and its argument types are listed in the following table.

Event Name Argument Description
ExcelColumnTemplateInfo currentCell, Row It returns the current cell and row of excel sheet.
WordColumnTemplateInfo currentCell, Row It returns the current cell and row of word.
PdfColumnTemplateInfo currentCell, Row It returns the current cell and row of PDF.
ExcelChildGridInfo current row, row data, GridProperties Customize the cell and child grid
PdfChildGridInfo current row, row data, GridProperties Customize the cell and child grid
WordChildGridInfo current row, row data, GridProperties Customize the cell and child grid

You can modify the template column of exporting files using server events. The code sample for this is as follows.

<script type="text/x-jsrender" id="columnTemplate">
        <a href="https://www.syncfusion.com"></a>
</script>

@(Html.EJ().Grid<EmployeeView>("ColumnTemplate")
  .Datasource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)
  .AllowPaging()
  .ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>
   {
     items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);
     items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);
     items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);
   }))
  .Mappers(map => map.ExportToExcelAction("ColumnTemplateExportToExcel").ExportToPdfAction("ColumnTemplateExportToPdf").ExportToWordAction("ColumnTemplateToWord"))
  .Columns(col =>
   {
     col.HeaderText("First Name").Template("#columnTemplate").TextAlign(TextAlign.Center).Width(80).Add();
     col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(100).Add();
     col.Field("LastName").HeaderText("Last Name").Width(100).Add();
     col.Field("BirthDate").HeaderText("Birth Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(100).Format("{0:MM/dd/yyyy}").Add();
     col.Field("Country").Width(100).HeaderText("Country").Add();
   })
)
public partial class GridController : Controller

{
  public void ColumnTemplateExportToExcel(string GridModel)
  {
    ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
    var DataSource =  new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.ToList();
    GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
    obj.ExcelColumnTemplateInfo = templateInfo;
    exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, false, true, "flat-saffron");
  }

  public void ColumnTemplateToWord(string GridModel)
  {
    WordExport exp = new WordExport();
    var DataSource =  new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.ToList();
    GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
    obj.WordColumnTemplateInfo = WordTemplateInfo;
    exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.docx", false, true, "flat-saffron");
  }
  public void ColumnTemplateExportToPdf(string GridModel)
  {
    PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();
    var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.ToList();
    GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
    obj.PdfColumnTemplateInfo = PdfTemplateInfo;
    exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.pdf", false, true, "flat-saffron");
  }
  public void templateInfo(object currentCell, object row)
  {
    IRange range = (IRange)currentCell;
    object templates;
    foreach (var data in row.GetType().GetProperties())
    {
      if (range.Value.Contains(data.Name))
      {
        templates = row.GetType().GetProperty(data.Name).GetValue(row, null);
        range.Value = range.Value.Replace(data.Name, templates.ToString());
        var regex = new Regex("<a [^>]*href=(?:'(?<href>.*?)')|(?:\"(?<href>.*?)\")", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        var urls = regex.Matches(range.Value.ToString()).OfType<match>().Select(m => m.Groups["href"].Value).SingleOrDefault();
        IHyperLink hyperlink = (range.Parent as Syncfusion.XlsIO.Implementation.WorksheetImpl).HyperLinks.Add(range);
        hyperlink.Type = ExcelHyperLinkType.Url;
        hyperlink.TextToDisplay = templates.ToString();
        hyperlink.Address = urls;
      }
    }
  }
  public void WordTemplateInfo(object currentCell, object row)
  {
    WTableCell wCell = (WTableCell)currentCell;
    object templates;
    foreach (var data in row.GetType().GetProperties())
    {
      if (wCell.LastParagraph.Text.ToString().Contains(data.Name))
      {
        templates = row.GetType().GetProperty(data.Name).GetValue(row, null);
        var regex = new Regex("<a [^>]*href=(?:'(?<href>.*?)')|(?:\"(?<href>.*?)\")", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        var urls = regex.Matches(wCell.LastParagraph.Text).OfType<Match>().Select(m => m.Groups["href"].Value).SingleOrDefault();
        wCell.LastParagraph.Text = "";
        IWField field = wCell.LastParagraph.AppendHyperlink(urls, templates.ToString(), HyperlinkType.WebLink);
      }
    }
  }

  public void PdfTemplateInfo(object currentCell, object row)
  {
    Syncfusion.Pdf.Grid.PdfGridCell range = (Syncfusion.Pdf.Grid.PdfGridCell)currentCell;
    object templates;
    range.Value = Uri.UnescapeDataString(range.Value.ToString());
    foreach (var data in row.GetType().GetProperties())
    {
      if (range.Value.ToString().Contains(data.Name))
      {
        templates = row.GetType().GetProperty(data.Name).GetValue(row, null);
        var regex = new Regex("<a [^>]*href=(?:'(?<href>.*?)')|(?:\"(?<href>.*?)\")", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        var urls = regex.Matches(range.Value.ToString()).OfType<Match>().Select(m => m.Groups["href"].Value).SingleOrDefault();
        RectangleF rectangle = new RectangleF(10, 40, 30, 30);
        PdfUriAnnotation uriAnnotation = new PdfUriAnnotation(rectangle, urls);
        uriAnnotation.Text = templates.ToString();
        range.Value = uriAnnotation;
      }
     }
   }
}

DetailTemplate exporting

To export the grid with detail template we have to set the IncludeDetailRow as true in the parameter of the export method. You can handle template elements using server-side event while exporting grid to various files such as Excel, PDF and Word.

The server-side events available in detail template exporting and its argument types are listed in the following table.

Event Name Argument Description
ExcelDetailTemplateInfo currentCell, Row It returns the current cell and row of excel sheet.
WordDetailTemplateInfo currentCell, Row It returns the current cell and row of word.
PdfDetailTemplateInfo currentCell, Row It returns the current cell and row of PDF.

You can modify the detailTemplate of exporting files using server events. The code sample for this is as follows:

<script id="tabGridContents" type="text/x-jsrender">
    <b> More Details: </b> <br /><br /> <b class='detail'>Last Name</b> -  <br /> <br /> <b class='detail'>Home Phone</b> -  <br /> <br /> <b class='detail'>Extension No.</b> - 
  
</script>

@(Html.EJ().Grid<EmployeeView>("DetailTemplate")
   .Datasource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)
   .ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>
   {
     items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);
     items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);
     items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);
   }))
  .Columns(col =>
   {
     col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").IsPrimaryKey(true).TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Add();
     col.Field("FirstName").HeaderText("First Name").Width(100).Add();
     col.Field("Title").Width(120).Add();
     col.Field("City").Width(100).Add();
     col.Field("Country").Width(100).Add();
   })
  .DetailsTemplate("#tabGridContents")
)
public class GridController : Controller
{
    public ActionResult GridFeatures()
    {
       var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.ToList();
       ViewBag.dataSource = DataSource;
       return View();
    }
    public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)
    {
      ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
      var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.ToList();
      GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
      GridExcelExport exp2 = new GridExcelExport() { IncludeDetailRow = true, Theme = "flat-saffron", FileName = "Export.xlsx" };
      obj.ExcelDetailTemplateInfo = templateInfo;
      exp.Export(obj, DataSource, exp2);
   }
   public void ExportToWord(string GridModel)
   {
     WordExport exp = new WordExport();
     var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.ToList();
     GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
     obj.WordDetailTemplateInfo = WordDetailTemplateInfo;
     GridWordExport exp1 = new GridWordExport() { IncludeDetailRow = true, Theme = "flat-saffron", FileName = "Export.docx" };
     exp.Export(obj, DataSource, exp1);
   }
   public void ExportToPDF(string GridModel)
   {
     PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();
     var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.ToList();
     GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);     
     obj.PdfDetailTemplateInfo = PdfDetailTemplateInfo;
     GridPdfExport exp3 = new GridPdfExport() { IncludeDetailRow = true, Theme = "flat-saffron", FileName = "Export.pdf" };
     exp.Export(obj, DataSource, exp3);
   }
   public void templateInfo(object currentCell, object row)
   {
     IRange range = (IRange)currentCell;
     object templates;
     foreach (var data in row.GetType().GetProperties())
     {
       if (range.Value.Contains(data.Name))
       {
         templates = row.GetType().GetProperty(data.Name).GetValue(row, null);
         range.Value = range.Value.Replace(data.Name, templates.ToString());
         var charsToRemove = new string[] { '{', '}', '<b>', ':', '</b>', '<br />', 'style', '=', 'class', '</div>', '<p>', '</p>', 'detail', '<b', '>', };
         foreach (var c in charsToRemove)
         {
            range.Value = range.Value.ToString().Replace(c, string.Empty);
         }
         range.HorizontalAlignment = ExcelHAlign.HAlignCenter;
       }
     }
   }
   public void WordDetailTemplateInfo(object currentCell, object row)
   {
      WTableCell wCell = (WTableCell)currentCell;
      object templates;
      foreach (var data in row.GetType().GetProperties())
      {
        if (wCell.LastParagraph.Text.ToString().Contains(data.Name))
        {
          templates = row.GetType().GetProperty(data.Name).GetValue(row, null);
          wCell.LastParagraph.Text = wCell.LastParagraph.Text.ToString().Replace(data.Name, templates.ToString());
          var charsToRemove = new string[] { '{', '}', '<b>', ':', '</b>', '<br />', 'style', '=', 'class', '</div>', '<p>', '</p>', 'detail', '<b', '>', };
          foreach (var c in charsToRemove)
          {
             wCell.LastParagraph.Text  = wCell.LastParagraph.Text.ToString().Replace(c, string.Empty); //
          }
        }
      }
   }
   public void PdfDetailTemplateInfo(object currentCell, object row)
   {
     Syncfusion.Pdf.Grid.PdfGridCell range = (Syncfusion.Pdf.Grid.PdfGridCell)currentCell;
     object templates;
     foreach (var data in row.GetType().GetProperties())
     {
       if (range.Value.ToString().Contains(data.Name))
       {
         templates = row.GetType().GetProperty(data.Name).GetValue(row, null);
         range.Value = range.Value.ToString().Replace(data.Name, templates.ToString());
         var charsToRemove = new string[] { '{', '}', '<b>', ':', '</b>', '<br />', 'style', '=', 'class', '</div>', '<p>', '</p>', 'detail', '<b', '>', };
         foreach (var c in charsToRemove)
         {
            range.Value = range.Value.ToString().Replace(c, string.Empty);
         }
       }
     }
   }
  private GridProperties ConvertGridObject(string gridProperty)
  {
    JavaScriptSerializer serializer = new JavaScriptSerializer();
    IEnumerable div = (IEnumerable)serializer.Deserialize(gridProperty, typeof(IEnumerable));
    GridProperties gridProp = new GridProperties();
    foreach (KeyValuePair<string, object> data in div)
    {
      var property = gridProp.GetType().GetProperty(data.Key, BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.IgnoreCase);
      if (property != null)
      {
        Type type = property.PropertyType;
        string serialize = serializer.Serialize(data.Value);
        object value = serializer.Deserialize(serialize, type);
        property.SetValue(gridProp, value, null);
      }
    }
    return gridProp;
  }
}

Exporting with Custom Summary

In Exporting, custom summary needs to be handled using QueryCustomSummaryInfo server-side event.

The following code example describes the above behavior.

@(Html.EJ().Grid<object>("FlatGrid")
        .Datasource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)
                .ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>
                {
                    items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);
                    items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);
                    items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);
                }))
        .AllowPaging()
        .ShowSummary()
         .SummaryRow(row =>
         {

             row.Title("Currency").SummaryColumns(col => {
                 col.SummaryType(SummaryType.Custom).CustomSummaryValue("currency").DisplayColumn("Freight").Format("{0:C2}").Add();
             }).Add();

         })
        .Columns(col =>
        {
            col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Add();
            col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").Width(80).TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Format("{0:MM/dd/yyyy}").Add();
            col.Field("Freight").HeaderText("Freight").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Format("{0:C}").Add();
            col.Field("ShipName").HeaderText("Ship Name").Width(110).Add();
            col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Width(90).Add();
            col.Field("ShipCountry").HeaderText("Ship Country").Width(90).Add();
        }))
namespace Grid.Controllers
   {
     public class GridController : Controller
     {
        public ActionResult GridFeatures()
        {
            var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
            ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;
            return View();
        }
        public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)
        {
            ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
            GridExcelExport GridExp = new GridExcelExport();
            GridExp.QueryCustomSummaryInfo = SummaryCellInfo;
            GridExp.Theme = "flat-saffron";
            GridExp.FileName = "Export.xlsx";
            var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.Take(100).ToList();
            GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
            exp.Export(obj, DataSource, GridExp);
        }
        public void ExportToWord(string GridModel)
        {
            WordExport exp = new WordExport();
            GridWordExport GridExp = new GridWordExport();
            GridExp.QueryCustomSummaryInfo = SummaryCellInfo;
            GridExp.Theme = "flat-saffron";
            GridExp.FileName = "Export.docx";
            var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.Take(100).ToList();
            GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
            exp.Export(obj, DataSource, GridExp);
        }
        public void ExportToPdf(string GridModel)
        {
            PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();
            GridPdfExport GridExp = new GridPdfExport();
            GridExp.QueryCustomSummaryInfo = SummaryCellInfo;
            GridExp.Theme = "flat-saffron";
            GridExp.FileName = "Export.pdf";
            var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.Take(100).ToList();
            GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
            exp.Export(obj, DataSource, GridExp);
        }
        private object SummaryCellInfo(IQueryable arg1, SummaryColumn arg2)
        {
            var rs = 0; double value = 0;
            if (arg2.DisplayColumn == "Freight")
            {
                rs = 100000;
                value = 0.017;
            }

            return (rs * value);
        }
        private GridProperties ConvertGridObject(string gridProperty)
        {
            JavaScriptSerializer serializer = new JavaScriptSerializer();
            IEnumerable div = (IEnumerable)serializer.Deserialize(gridProperty, typeof(IEnumerable));
            GridProperties gridProp = new GridProperties();
            foreach (KeyValuePair<string, object> ds in div)
            {
                var property = gridProp.GetType().GetProperty(ds.Key, BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.IgnoreCase);
                if (property != null)
                {
                    Type type = property.PropertyType;
                    string serialize = serializer.Serialize(ds.Value);
                    object value = serializer.Deserialize(serialize, type);
                    property.SetValue(gridProp, value, null);
                }
            }
            return gridProp;
        }
     }
   }
<script type="text/javascript">
    function currency() {
            var rs = 100000;
            var value = 0.017;
            return (rs * value);
    }
</script>

Multiple exporting

The AllowMultipleExporting property allows you to export multiple grids into the same file. Once you enable the AllowMultipleExporting, grid properties of all the grid which are available in current page are passed as string array parameter to controller action method.
In controller action method you are able to export all the grids available in the current page. The code sample for this is as follows.

<div class="label1">
        Employee Grid
    </div>
    @(Html.EJ().Grid<EmployeeView>("MasterGrid")
        .Datasource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource1)
        .SelectedRowIndex(0)
        .AllowMultipleExporting()
                 .ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>
                        {
                            items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);
                            items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);
                            items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);
                        }))
                        .Mappers(map => map.ExportToExcelAction("MultipleExportToExcel").ExportToPdfAction("MultipleExportToPdf").ExportToWordAction("MultipleExportToWord"))
        .Columns(col =>
        {
            col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").IsPrimaryKey(true).TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(100).Add();
            col.Field("FirstName").HeaderText("First Name").Width(100).Add();
            col.Field("LastName").HeaderText("Last Name").Width(100).Add();
            col.Field("Title").HeaderText("Title").Width(90).Add();
            col.Field("BirthDate").HeaderText("Birth Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(100).Format("{0:MM/dd/yyyy}").Add();
            col.Field("Country").Width(120).HeaderText("Country").Add();

        })
    )
    <div class="label1">
        Orders Grid
    </div>
    @(Html.EJ().Grid<OrdersView>("DetailGrid")
        .Datasource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource2)
        .AllowPaging(false)
        .Columns(col =>
        {
            col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(125).Add();
            col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer ID").Width(100).Add();
            col.Field("Freight").Width(100).Format("{0:C}").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();
            col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Width(150).Add();
            col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(100).Format("{0:MM/dd/yyyy}").Add();
            col.Field("ShipCountry").Width(100).HeaderText("Ship Country").Add();

        })
    )
// Excel export

    public void MultipleExportToExcel(string[] GridModel)

    {
        ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
        var EmployeeData = new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.Take(5).ToList();
        var OrderData = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.Take(5).ToList();
        bool initial = true;
        IWorkbook book = null;
        foreach(string gridProperty in GridModel)
        {
            GridProperties gridProp = (GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), gridProperty);
            if (initial)
            {
                book = exp.Export(gridProp, EmployeeData, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, true, true, "flat-saffron", true);
                initial = false;
            } 
            else
            {
                exp.Export(gridProp, OrderData, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, true, true, "flat-saffron", false, book, MultipleExportType.AppendToSheet, "Second Grid");
            }
        }

    }

// Word export

    public void MultipleExportToWord(string[] GridModel)

    {
        WordExport exp = new WordExport();
        var EmployeeData = new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.Take(5).ToList();
        var OrderData = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.Take(5).ToList();
        IWordDocument document = null;
        bool initial = true;;
        foreach(string gridProperty in GridModel)
        {
            GridProperties gridProp = (GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), gridProperty);
            if (initial)
            {
                document = exp.Export(gridProp, EmployeeData, "Export.docx", true, true, "flat-saffron", true);
                initial = false;
            } else
            {
                exp.Export(gridProp, OrderData, "Export.docx", true, true, "flat-saffron", false, document, "Second Grid");
            }
        }

    }

// PDF export

    public void MultipleExportToPdf(string[] GridModel)
    {
        PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();
        var EmployeeData = new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.Take(5).ToList();
        var OrderData = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.Take(5).ToList();
        PdfDocument document = null;
        bool initial = true;
        foreach(string gridProperty in GridModel)
        {
            GridProperties gridProp = (GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), gridProperty);
            if (initial)
            {
                document = exp.Export(gridProp, EmployeeData, "Export.pdf", true, true, "flat-saffron", true);
                initial = false;
            } else

            {
                exp.Export(gridProp, OrderData, "Export.pdf", true, true, "flat-saffron", false, document, "Second Grid");
            }
        }
    }

DataTable exporting

The grid has support to export DataTable type datasource. This support helps when a grid has no view model, and a DataTable is bound to a grid.

@(Html.EJ().Grid<object>("DataTableGrid")
      .Datasource((DataTable)ViewBag.dataTable)
      .AllowPaging()
      .ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>
       {
          items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);
          items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);
          items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);
       }))
       .Columns(col =>
        {
          col.Field("ProductID").HeaderText("Product ID").IsPrimaryKey(true).TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Add();
          col.Field("ProductName").HeaderText("Product Name").Width(80).Add();
          col.Field("SupplierID").HeaderText("Supplier ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Width(75).Add();
          col.Field("CategoryID").HeaderText("Category ID").Width(80).Add();
        })
    )
public class GridController : Controller
  {
    DataTable _dTable = new DataTable();
    List<Product> data = new List<Product>();
    
    public void GetGridDT()
    {
      var connection = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["NORTHWNDConnectionString"].ConnectionString;
      using (var dataAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * from Products", connection))
      {
         dataAdapter.Fill(_dTable);
      }
    }
    
    public ActionResult GridFeatures()
    {
        GetGridDT();
        ViewBag.dataTable = _dTable;
        return View();
    }
    public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)
    {
        ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
        GetGridDT();
        DataTable DataSource = _dTable;
        GridProperties properties = (GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);
        exp.Export(properties, DataSource, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, false, false, "flat-saffron");
    }
    public void ExportToWord(string GridModel)
    {
        WordExport exp = new WordExport();
        GetGridDT();
        DataTable DataSource = _dTable;
        GridProperties properties = (GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);
        exp.Export(properties, DataSource, "Export.docx", false, false, "flat-saffron");
    }
    public void ExportToPdf(string GridModel)
    {
        PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();
        GetGridDT();
        DataTable DataSource = _dTable;
        GridProperties properties = (GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);
        exp.Export(properties, DataSource, "Export.pdf", false, false, "flat-saffron");
    }
}

Export required grid in single file

You can export required grids in single file using the ej.Grid.exportAll method. This method can be used with export action and array of jQuery selector of grid which need to be export. The code sample for it is as follows:

  • js
  • $('#exportAll').click(function(){
    			ej.Grid.exportAll('MultipleExportToExcel',['Grid1', 'Grid2']);
    		});

    List of properties ignored on export

    Following are the list of properties that are excluded during grid export, to reduce the unwanted data transfer to server.

    • dataSource
    • query
    • rowTemplate
    • detailsTemplate
    • pageSettings
    • enableRTL
    • cssClass

    Export only visible records

    By default the pageSettings is ignored in export to facilitate all pages export. To achieve current visible page record export, the pageSettings should be removed from ignore list using the following code.

    The sample for this is as follows:

  • js
  • var grid = $('#Grid').ejGrid('instance');
    	grid.ignoreOnExport.splice(grid.ignoreOnExport.indexOf('pageSettings'), 1);

    On server before calling the Export function, the data source should be processed using the DataOperations’s execute function.

  • c#
  • public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)
        {
            ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
            var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
            GridProperties properties =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);
            var dataSource = new DataOperations().Execute(GridModel, DataSource);
            exp.Export(properties, dataSource, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, false, false, "flat-saffron");
        }
    
        public void ExportToWord(string GridModel)
        {
            WordExport exp = new WordExport();
            var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
            GridProperties properties =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);
            var dataSource = new DataOperations().Execute(GridModel, DataSource);
            exp.Export(properties, dataSource, "Export.docx", false, false, "flat-saffron");
        }
        public void ExportToPdf(string GridModel)
        {
            PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();
            var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
            GridProperties properties = (GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);
            var dataSource = new DataOperations().Execute(GridModel, DataSource);
            exp.Export(properties, dataSource, "Export.pdf", false, false, "flat-saffron");
        }

    Local data

    By default, client data source is not sent to server to prevent the unwanted data transfer since all data origin is in server. In case, if you don’t want to query the data source again for exporting in server, the grid’s client dataSource can be sent to server on export PostBack by removing the dataSource property in grid’s ignore list. The code sample for this is as follows.

  • js
  • var grid = $('#GridId').ejGrid('instance');
    grid.ignoreOnExport.splice(grid.ignoreOnExport.indexOf('dataSource'), 1);

    Themes

    The grid export have 13 theme option to match with our built-in control themes. They are as follows.

    Enum Equivalent string input
    ExportTheme.FlatAzure default-theme
    ExportTheme.FlatSaffron flat-saffron
    ExportTheme.FlatLime flat-lime
    ExportTheme.FlatDarkAzure flat-azure-dark
    ExportTheme.FlatDarkSaffron flat-saffron-dark
    ExportTheme.FlatDarkLime flat-lime-dark
    ExportTheme.GradientAzure gradient-azure
    ExportTheme.GradientSaffron gradient-saffron
    ExportTheme.GradientLime gradient-lime
    ExportTheme.GradientDarkAzure gradient-azure-dark
    ExportTheme.GradientDarkSaffron gradient-saffron-dark
    ExportTheme.GradientDarkLime gradient-lime-dark
    ExportTheme.BootstrapTheme bootstrap-theme
    ExportTheme.None none

    Also, it has none option which will export the grid without any theme. The desired theme name can be passed as a parameter to Export method and the code sample for this is as follows.

    public partial class GridController : Controller
    
        {
    	public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)
    
    	{
    
    		ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
    
    		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
    
    		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties),GridModel);
    
    		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, false, false, "none");
    
    	}
    
    	public void ExportToWord(string GridModel)
    
    	{
    
    		WordExport exp = new WordExport();
    
    		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
    
    		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties),GridModel);
    
    		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.docx", false, false, ExportTheme.FlatSaffron);
    
    	}
    
    	public void ExportToPdf(string GridModel)
    
    	{
    
    		PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();
    
    		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
    
    		GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties),GridModel);
    
    		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.pdf", false, false, "flat-saffron");
    
    	}
    	
    	public ActionResult ExportingGrid()
    
    	{
    
    		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
    
    		ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;
    
    		return View();
    
    	}
    	
        }
    @(Html.EJ().Grid<OrdersView>("FlatGrid")
    
    	.DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)
    
    	.ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>
    
    	{
    
    	   items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);
    
    	   items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);
    
    	   items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);
    
    	}))
    
    	.AllowPaging()
    
    	.Columns(col =>
    
    	{
    
    		col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();
    
    		col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer ID").Add();
    
    		col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();          
    
    		col.Field("Freight").HeaderText("Freight").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();
    
    		col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();
    
    		col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Add();
    
    	}))

    When the theme is set as none and the autoFormat is not set to the grid, then no theme is applied to the exported grid. The grid is exported without any theme as in the following screenshots:

    AutoFormat class

    The AutoFormat class can be used to customize the styles or themes applied to the exported grid. With the autoFormat class, you can provide required color to the grid content, alt row background or border color.

    The various properties available under the autoFormat class are listed in the following table.

    Properties Type Description
    FontFamily String The font name
    HeaderBorderColor System.Drawing.Color The border color of the grid header.
    HeaderFontSize int The size of the grid header font.
    GHeaderBgColor System.Drawing.Color The column header cell color and the group header indent cell color.
    ContentBgColor System.Drawing.Color The background color of the content.
    ContentBorderColor System.Drawing.Color The border color of the grid content.
    ContentFontSize int The font size of the grid content.
    GContentFontColor System.Drawing.Color The font color of the record field cell.
    GCaptionBorderColor System.Drawing.Color The border color of the group caption cell.
    AltRowBgColor System.Drawing.Color The background color of the alternative row of the grid content.
    @(Html.EJ().Grid<OrdersView>("FlatGrid")
    
        .DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)
    
    	.ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>
    
    	{
    
    		items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);
    
    		items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);
    
    		items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);
    
    	}))
    
        .AllowPaging()
    
        .Columns(col =>
    
        {
    
            col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();
    
            col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer ID").Add();
    
            col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();          
    
            col.Field("Freight").HeaderText("Freight").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();
    
            col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();
    
            col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Add();
    
        }))
    public partial class GridController : Controller
    
        {
    
    	public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)
    
    	{
    
    		ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
    
    		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
    
    		GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
    
    		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, false, false, "flat-saffron");
    
    	}
    
    	public void ExportToWord(string GridModel)
    
    	{
    
    		WordExport exp = new WordExport();
    
    		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
    
    		GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
    
    		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.docx", false, false, ExportTheme.FlatSaffron);
    
    	}
    
    	public void ExportToPdf(string GridModel)
    
    	{
    
    		PdfExport exp = new PdfExport();
    
    		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
    
    		GridProperties obj = ConvertGridObject(GridModel);
    
    		exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.pdf", false, false, "flat-saffron");
    
    	}
    
    	private GridProperties ConvertGridObject(string gridProperty)
    
    	{
    
    		GridProperties gridProp = Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties),gridProperty);
    		
    		GridExtensions ext = new GridExtensions();
    
    		AutoFormat auto = new AutoFormat();
    
    		auto.FontFamily = "Arial";
    
    		auto.ContentBorderColor = Color.Brown;
    
    		auto.ContentFontSize = 10;
    
    		auto.GCaptionBorderColor = Color.Cornsilk;
    
    		auto.GContentFontColor = Color.DarkBlue;
    
    		auto.HeaderFontSize = 12;
    
    		auto.HeaderBorderColor = Color.Red;
    
    		auto.ContentBgColor = Color.Wheat;
    
    		auto.GHeaderBgColor = Color.Crimson;
    
    		auto.AltRowBgColor = Color.LightCyan;
    		
    		ext.SetTheme(auto, "flat-saffron");
    
    		gridProp.AutoFormat = auto;
    
    		return gridProp;
    
    	}
    	
    	public ActionResult ExportingGrid()
    
    	{
    
    		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
    
    		ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;
    
    		return View();
    
    	}
    	
        }

    Exporting server events

    The Exporting feature supports server-side event handler. You can handle server-side event while exporting grid to various files such as Excel, PDF and Word. The various server-side events available in exporting and its argument types are listed in the following table.

    Event Name Argument Description
    ServerExcelQueryCellInfo currentCell It returns the current cell of excel sheet.
    ServerExcelRowInfo range It returns the current row of excel sheet.
    ServerWordQueryCellInfo currentCell It returns the current cell of word.
    ServerWordRowInfo range It returns the current row of word.
    ServerPdfQueryCellInfo currentCell It returns the current cell of PDF.
    ServerPdfRowInfo range It returns the current row of PDF.

    You can customize the particular cell or particular row of exporting files using server events. The code sample for this is as follows.

    @(Html.EJ().Grid<OrdersView>("FlatGrid")
    
        .DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)
    
    	.ToolbarSettings(toolBar => toolBar.ShowToolbar().ToolbarItems(items =>
    
    	{
    
    			items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.ExcelExport);
    
    			items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.WordExport);
    
    			items.AddTool(ToolBarItems.PdfExport);
    
    	}))
    
        .AllowPaging()
    
        .Columns(col =>
    
        {
    
            col.Field("OrderID").HeaderText("Order ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();
    
            col.Field("CustomerID").HeaderText("Customer ID").Add();
    
            col.Field("EmployeeID").HeaderText("Employee ID").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();          
    
            col.Field("Freight").HeaderText("Freight").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right).Add();
    
            col.Field("OrderDate").HeaderText("Order Date").TextAlign(TextAlign.Right). Add();
    
            col.Field("ShipCity").HeaderText("Ship City").Add();
    
        }))
    public partial class GridController : Controller
    
        {
    
    	public void ExportToExcel(string GridModel)
        {
                ExcelExport exp = new ExcelExport();
                var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().EmployeeViews.Take(100).ToList(); 
                GridProperties obj =(GridProperties)Syncfusion.JavaScript.Utils.DeserializeToModel(typeof(GridProperties), GridModel);
                obj.ServerExcelQueryCellInfo = QueryCellInfo;
                exp.Export(obj, DataSource, "Export.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Excel2010, false, false, "flat-saffron");
        }
        public void QueryCellInfo(object currentCell)
        {
                IRange range = (IRange)currentCell;
                if (range.Column==1 && int.Parse(range.Value) == 5)
                    range.CellStyle.Color = Color.Red;
        } 
    	public ActionResult ExportingGrid()
    	{
    
    		var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().OrdersViews.ToList();
    
    		ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;
    
    		return View();
    
    	}
    
        }