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Access public methods in datagrid in Blazor DataGrid component

20 Apr 2021 / 2 minutes to read

You can access the public methods available in the DataGrid component by using its reference defined in the component initialization.

This is demonstrated in the below sample code where the Print method of the datagrid component is invoked on button click using the datagrid reference,

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@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Buttons
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Grids

<SfButton OnClick="Print" CssClass="e-primary" IsPrimary="true" Content="Print data"></SfButton>

<SfGrid @ref="DefaultGrid" DataSource="@Employees">
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EmployeeData.EmployeeID) TextAlign="TextAlign.Center" HeaderText="Employee ID" Width="120"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EmployeeData.FirstName) HeaderText="First Name" ShowInColumnChooser="false" Width="130"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EmployeeData.LastName) HeaderText="Last Name" Width="130"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EmployeeData.Title) HeaderText="Title" Width="120"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EmployeeData.HireDate) HeaderText="Hire Date" Format="d" TextAlign="TextAlign.Right" Width="150"></GridColumn>

    private SfGrid<EmployeeData> DefaultGrid;

    public List<EmployeeData> Employees { get; set; }

    protected override void OnInitialized()
        Employees = Enumerable.Range(1, 9).Select(x => new EmployeeData()
            EmployeeID = x,
            FirstName = (new string[] { "Nancy", "Andrew", "Janet", "Margaret", "Steven" })[new Random().Next(5)],
            LastName = (new string[] { "Davolio", "Fuller", "Leverling", "Peacock", "Buchanan" })[new Random().Next(5)],
            Title = (new string[] { "Sales Representative", "Vice President, Sales", "Sales Manager",
                                    "Inside Sales Coordinator" })[new Random().Next(4)],
            HireDate = DateTime.Now.AddDays(-x),

    public async Task Print()
        await this.DefaultGrid.Print();

    public class EmployeeData
        public int? EmployeeID { get; set; }
        public string FirstName { get; set; }
        public string LastName { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public DateTime? HireDate { get; set; }

Similarly all the public methods of the DataGrid can be invoked. The available public methods can be found in this link.