ASP.NET MVC 5 with Razor Kendo UI: Dynamic Grid Creation – Columns, Ordering, Grouping and Paging

The requirements were simple! A grid that will load a whatever query, grouped by whatever columns, with filters enabled, paging and everything. Easy task with ASP.NET Telerik grids but not easy at all with Kendo UI!

Since we can’t have a ViewModel or Model for the grid (we don’t know what columns a whatever query has!), I came up with a rather different ViewModel that holds descriptions for columns, groups etc…:

    public class WhatEverQueryModel {
        public DataTable Data { get; set; }
        public List<string> Groups { get; set; }
        public Dictionary<string, System.Type> Bind { get; set; }
    }

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