JQGRID Using MVC with Razor View Engine in .Net

Here is the tutorial you can find the JQGRID tutorial with MVC and RAZOR in .Net 4.0. JQGrid is most flexible and Stable gird you can find in the current market. It’s totally free. In this tutorial am just retrieving the records from database and showing it in JQGRID.

Here is the step by step sequence to create the JQGRID.

JQGrid with MVC and Razor
1. Create new Project

2. Select Empty template with Razor (it may vary according to the visual studio versions)

3. Then your empty solution looks like as below

4. Right Click on the Controller and Add new Controller as below

5. Place the below code in the controller, whole controller code looks as below

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Configuration;
using JQGRIDSAMPLE.Models;

namespace JQGRIDSAMPLE.Controllers
    public class EMPLOYEEController : Controller
        public ActionResult EmployeeDetails()
            return View();

        public JsonResult getEmployeeDetails()
            List<MEmployee> items = new List<MEmployee>();
            items = getData();
            var a = Json(items, JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);
            a.MaxJsonLength = int.MaxValue;
            return a;

        public List<MEmployee> getData()
            string connString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["Myconnection"].ConnectionString;
            SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(connString);
            SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();
            cmd.CommandTimeout = 6000;
            cmd.CommandText = "select * from EMPLOYEE_DETAILS";
            cmd.Connection = conn;
            DataTable dataTable = new DataTable();
            SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);
            List<MEmployee> items = new List<MEmployee>();
            foreach (DataRow row in dataTable.Rows)
                items.Add(new MEmployee
                    ID = row["ID"].ToString(),
                    NAME = row["NAME"].ToString(),
                    GENDER = row["GENDER"].ToString(),
                    MOBILE = row["MOBILE"].ToString(),
                    LOCATION = row["LOCATION"].ToString(),
                    COUNTRY = row["COUNTRY"].ToString()
            return items;

6. Add new class to the Model folder as below

7. Place the below code in the Model.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;

namespace JQGRIDSAMPLE.Models
    public class MEmployee
        public string ID { get; set; }
        public string NAME { get; set; }
        public string GENDER { get; set; }
        public string MOBILE { get; set; }
        public string LOCATION { get; set; }
        public string COUNTRY { get; set; }

8. Right Click on the Controller and Add the View as below

9. Add below code to the created view
    <title>JQGRID SAMPLE IN MVC RAZOR</title>

<script src="~/Scripts/jquery-1.11.0.min.js"></script>
<link href="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.13/themes/base/jquery-ui.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/jqgrid/4.6.0/jquery.jqGrid.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/jqgrid/4.6.0/i18n/grid.locale-en.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/jqgrid/4.6.0/jquery.jqGrid.min.js"></script>
<link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/jqgrid/4.6.0/css/ui.jqgrid.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <style type="text/css">
        .ui-jqgrid .ui-widget-header {
            background-color: #336699;
            background-image: none;
            color: white;

        .ui-jqgrid .ui-jqgrid-labels th.ui-th-column {
            background-color: #FFCC66;
            background-image: none;
            color: #336699;
            height: 30px;
            font-weight: bold;

    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(function () {
                url: '@Url.Action("getEmployeeDetails")',
                datatype: 'json',
                mytype: 'get',
                colNames: ['ID','NAME', 'GENDER', 'MOBILE', 'LOCATION', 'COUNTRY'],
                colModel: [
{ name:'ID', width:'35px' },
{ name:'NAME', width:'160px' },
{ name:'GENDER' },
{ name:'MOBILE' },
{ name:'LOCATION' },
{ name:'COUNTRY'}
                pager: $('#myPager'),
                rowNum: 5,
                sortname: 'ID',
                gridview: true,
                sortorder: 'desc',
                loadonce: true,
                rowList: [5, 10, 20, 50],
                width: 600,
                height: 110,
                viewrecords: true,
                caption: 'Employee details in JQ Grid'
        <table id="myGrid"></table>
        <div id="myPager"></div>

Run your application. Your URL Should be as