VerticalGridExtension.BindToLINQ(String, String) Method

Binds the VerticalGrid to a queryable source in database server mode.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web.Mvc

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.Mvc5.v21.1.dll

Declaration

public VerticalGridExtension BindToLINQ(
    string contextTypeName,
    string tableName
)

Parameters

Name Type Description
contextTypeName String

A string representing the DataContext type name.

tableName String

A string specifying the table name.

Returns

Type Description
VerticalGridExtension

A VerticalGridExtension object specifying the VerticalGrid extension.

Remarks

Using the BindToLINQ method, you can easily bind the VerticalGrid to queryable data sources. Simply call the method, pass the DataContext and table name as method parameters, and specify the key field via the VerticalGrid’s GridSettingsBase.KeyFieldName property.

Internally, the BindToLINQ method uses our LinqServerModeDataSource component, which was specifically designed to allow the VerticalGrid to efficiently process large amounts of data. The LinqServerModeDataSource component automatically enables database server mode to optimize the execution of all LINQ queries initiated by the VerticalGrid. In this mode, the VerticalGrid loads records on demand and performs data-aware operations (sorting, filtering, grouping, etc.) on the data server. This technique significantly improves the VerticalGrid’s speed and responsiveness.

Note

The current BindToLINQ overload catches and conceals any exception thrown by an IQueryable provider. To catch these exceptions manually, use the BindToLINQ(string contextTypeName, string tableName, EventHandler<LinqServerModeDataSourceSelectEventArgs> selectingMethod, EventHandler<ServerModeExceptionThrownEventArgs> exceptionThrownMethod) overload method.

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