Responsive in EJ 1 ASP.NET MVC Kanban (Kanban Board)

28 May 2019 / 11 minutes to read

The Kanban control has support for responsive behavior based on client browser’s width and height. To enable responsive, IsResponsive property should be true.There are two modes of responsive layout is available in Kanban based on client width. They are.

  • Mobile(<480px)
  • Desktop(>480px)

You can check the image representation of touch actions from the below image.

Responsive layout in ASP NET MVC kanban control

Mobile Layout

If client width is less than 480px, the Kanban will render in mobile mode. In which, you can see that kanban user interface is customized and redesigned for best view in small screens.To enable responsive, IsResponsive property should be true.

@(Html.EJ().Kanban("Kanban")
                   .DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)
                   .IsResponsive(true)
                   .AllowSelection(false)
                   .AllowKeyboardNavigation(true)
                   .AllowTitle(true)
                   .Columns(col =>
                   {
                       col.HeaderText("Backlog").Key("Open").ShowAddButton(true).Add();
                       col.HeaderText("In Progress").Key("InProgress").Add();
                       col.HeaderText("Testing").Key("Testing").Add();
                       col.HeaderText("Done").Key("Close").Add();
                   })
                  .KeyField("Status")
                   .EditSettings(edit =>
                          {
                              edit.AllowAdding(true)
                                  .AllowEditing(true)
                                  .EditItems(e =>
                                  {
                                      e.Field("Id").ValidationRules(rule => { rule.AddRule("required", true).AddRule("number", true); }).Add();
                                      e.Field("Status").EditType(KanbanEditingType.Dropdown).Add();
                                      e.Field("Assignee").EditType(KanbanEditingType.Dropdown).Add();
                                      e.Field("Estimate").EditType(KanbanEditingType.Numeric).NumericEditOptions(new EditorProperties() { DecimalPlaces = 2 }).ValidationRules(rule => { rule.AddRule("range", "[0,1000]"); }).Add();
                                      e.Field("Summary").EditType(KanbanEditingType.TextArea).ValidationRules(rule => { rule.AddRule("required", true); }).Add();
                                  }).EditMode(KanbanEditMode.Dialog);
                          })
                          .AllowSearching(true)
                           .FilterSettings(filter =>
                           {
                               filter.Text("Janet Issues").Query("new ej.Query().where('Assignee', 'equal', 'Janet')").Description("Displays issues which matches the assignee as 'Janet").Add();
                               filter.Text("Testing Issues").Query("new ej.Query().where('Status', 'equal', 'Testing')").Description("Display the issues of 'Testing'").Add();
                           })
                  .Fields(field =>
                  {
                      field.Color("Type")
                           .PrimaryKey("Id")
                           .Content("Summary")
                           .ImageUrl("Image");
                  })
    )
namespace MVCSampleBrowser
    {
        public partial class KanbanController : Controller
        {
            //
            // GET: /Kanban/
            public ActionResult KanbanFeatures()
            {
                var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().Tasks.Take(30).ToList();
                ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;
                return View();
            }
        }
    }

Mobile layout in ASP NET MVC kanban control

WARNING

IE8 and IE9 does not support responsive kanban. ej.responsive.css should be referred to display Responsive Kanban.

CRUD mobile layout in ASP NET MVC kanban control

CRUD in mobile layout

Filtering mobile layout in ASP NET MVC kanban control

Filtering in mobile layout

Searching mobile layout in ASP NET MVC kanban control

Searching in mobile layout

Swim-lane mobile layout in ASP NET MVC kanban control

Swim-lane options mobile layout in ASP NET MVC kanban control

Kanban with Swim-lane

Width

By default, the Kanban is adaptable to its parent container. It can adjust its width of columns based on parent container width. You can also assign width of Columns in percentage.

The following code example describes the above behavior.

@(Html.EJ().Kanban("Kanban")
        .DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)
        .IsResponsive(true)
        .Columns(col =>
        {
            col.HeaderText("Backlog").Key("Open").Width(10).Add();
            col.HeaderText("In Progress").Key("InProgress").Width(10).Add();
            col.HeaderText("Done").Key("Close").Width(10).Add();
        })
        .KeyField("Status")
        .Fields(field =>
        {
            field.Content("Summary")
                .Tag("Tags")
                .PrimaryKey("Id");
        })
        
    )
namespace MVCSampleBrowser
    {
        public partial class KanbanController : Controller
        {
            //
            // GET: /Kanban/
            public ActionResult KanbanFeatures()
            {
                var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().Tasks.Take(30).ToList();
                ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;
                return View();
            }
        }
    }

NOTE

AllowScrolling should be false while defining width in percentage.

Min Width

Min Width is used to maintain minimum width for the Kanban. If the Kanban width is less than MinWidth then the scrollbar will be displayed to maintain minimum width.

The following code example describes the above behavior.

@(Html.EJ().Kanban("Kanban")
     .DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.datasource)
     .IsResponsive(true)
     .MinWidth(700)
     .Columns(col =>
     {
         col.HeaderText("Backlog").Key("Open").Width(120).Add();
         col.HeaderText("In Progress").Key("InProgress").Width(110).Add();
         col.HeaderText("Done").Key("Close").Width(110).Add();
     })
     .KeyField("Status")
     .Fields(field =>
     {
         field.Content("Summary")
             .Tag("Tags")
             .PrimaryKey("Id");
     })
    )
namespace MVCSampleBrowser
    {
        public partial class KanbanController : Controller
        {
            //
            // GET: /Kanban/
            public ActionResult KanbanFeatures()
            {
                var DataSource = new NorthwindDataContext().Tasks.Take(30).ToList();
                ViewBag.datasource = DataSource;
                return View();
            }
        }
    }

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

Minimum width mobile layout in ASP NET MVC kanban control