ASP.NET Grid Setup

ShieldGrid for ASP.NET is a server-side wrapper component implemented in the ASP.NET server side component pattern. To get started using the component simply add a reference to the Shield.Web.UI assembly in your ASP.NET project.

Since the ShieldGrid is a wrapper of JavaScript Grid component you need to include the references to the CSS and JavaScript resources in the HEAD section of your webpage:

<head id="Head1" runat="server">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/light/all.min.css" />
<script src="js/jquery-1.9.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="js/shieldui-all.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

The javascript resources for client side component you can find on the download page under “ShieldUI JavaScript” section.

In order to have intelisence into the aspx pages markup you need to add the Shield.Web.UI namespace to the
node of the section in your Web.config configuration file:

      <add tagPrefix="shield" namespace="Shield.Web.UI" 
          assembly="Shield.Web.UI" />

The other approach is to add following line of code into your aspx page:

<%@ Register Assembly="Shield.Web.UI" 
    Namespace="Shield.Web.UI" TagPrefix="shield" %>

The ShieldUI Grid code for ASP.NET follows the ASP.NET pattern by providing a set of properties that configure the widgets. The component API is a 1:1 reflection of the JavaScript widgets configuration, so you only have to get familiar with a single set of configuration options:

// JavaScript Grid demo
    dataSource: {
        data: gridData                 
            multiple: true
    paging: {
        pageSize: 12,
        pageLinksCount: 10
        type: "row",
        multiple: true,
        toggle: false
    columns: [                
        { field: "id", width: "70px", title: "ID" },
        { field: "name", title: "Person Name"},
        { field: "company", title: "Company Name"},
        { field: "email", title:"Email Address", width: "270px"}

<script src="../../../../../Content/json/gridData.js"></script>
<shield:ShieldDataSource runat="server" ID="shieldDataSource1" Data="gridData"></shield:ShieldDataSource>
<shield:ShieldGrid ID="ShieldGrid2" runat="server" ClientDataSourceID="shieldDataSource">
    <Sorting Multiple="true" />
    <Paging PageLinksCount="10" PageSize="12">
    <Selection Type="Row" Multiple="true" Toggle="false" />
        <shield:GridColumn Field="id" Width="70px" Title="ID"></shield:GridColumn>
        <shield:GridColumn Field="name" Title="Person Name"></shield:GridColumn>
        <shield:GridColumn Field="company" Title="Company Name"></shield:GridColumn>
        <shield:GridColumn Field="email" Width="270px" Title="Email Address"></shield:GridColumn>

Note that the Grid component can be bound to data only via a ShieldDataSource component.

To see the configuration options in action, please refer to our online demos.