Hide Expand Icon in Hierarchical Grid When It Has No Child Records

23 Feb 20225 minutes to read

Hierarchical structure in Grid can be achieved using the Detail Template feature of Grid. But in some scenarios, the child grid may not have records. So, expanding it will show an empty Grid. You can hide the expand icon when child grid has no records.

You can achieve this requirement using RowDataBound event of the DataGrid component. This event will be triggered when a row is created in Grid.

In this event, we have checked whether the Child grid has any records using the current record details and child grid datasource. Based on the results, we have added specific class name to row using AddClass method. We have traversed that specific element to hide the icon and pointer events.

This is demonstrated in the following sample code where expand icon is hidden for some specific records.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Grids
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Data

<SfGrid DataSource="@Employees" Height="315px">
    <GridEvents RowDataBound="RowDataBound" TValue="EmployeeData"></GridEvents>
                var employee = (context as EmployeeData);
                <SfGrid DataSource="@Orders" Query="@(new Query().Where("EmployeeID", "equal", employee.EmployeeID))">
                        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(Order.OrderID) HeaderText="First Name" Width="110"> </GridColumn>
                        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(Order.CustomerName) HeaderText="Last Name" Width="110"></GridColumn>
                        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(Order.ShipCountry) HeaderText="Title" Width="110"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EmployeeData.FirstName) HeaderText="First Name" Width="110"> </GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EmployeeData.LastName) HeaderText="Last Name" Width="110"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EmployeeData.Title) HeaderText="Title" Width="110"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EmployeeData.Country) HeaderText="Country" Width="110"></GridColumn>
    /*to disbale the mouse actions*/
    .e-detail-disable .e-detailrowcollapse {
        pointer-events: none;

        /*if required hide the icons*/
        .e-detail-disable .e-detailrowcollapse .e-icon-grightarrow {
            visibility: hidden;

    public void RowDataBound(RowDataBoundEventArgs<EmployeeData> Args) // will be triggered when row is created
        if (Orders.Where(x => x.EmployeeID == Args.Data.EmployeeID).ToList().Count == 0) // check condition here whether the detail grid has records
            Args.Row.AddClass(new string[] { "e-detail-disable" });

    List<EmployeeData> Employees = new List<EmployeeData>
        new EmployeeData() {EmployeeID = 1001, FirstName="Nancy", LastName="Fuller", Title="Sales Representative", Country="USA"},
        new EmployeeData() {EmployeeID = 1002, FirstName="Andrew", LastName="Davolio", Title="Vice President", Country="UK"},
        new EmployeeData() {EmployeeID = 1003, FirstName="Janet", LastName="Leverling", Title="Sales", Country="UK"},
        new EmployeeData() {EmployeeID = 1004, FirstName="Margaret", LastName="Peacock", Title="Sales Manager", Country="UAE"},
        new EmployeeData() {EmployeeID = 1005, FirstName="Steven", LastName="Buchanan", Title="Inside Sales Coordinator", Country="USA"},
        new EmployeeData() {EmployeeID = 1006, FirstName="Smith", LastName="Steven", Title="HR Manager", Country="UAE"},
        new EmployeeData() {EmployeeID = 1007, FirstName="Nancy", LastName="Davalio", Title="HR Manager", Country="UAE"},
        new EmployeeData() {EmployeeID = 1008, FirstName="Steven", LastName="Smith", Title="HR Manager", Country="UAE"},
        new EmployeeData() {EmployeeID = 1009, FirstName="Fuller", LastName="Janet", Title="HR Manager", Country="UAE"},

    List<Order> Orders = new List<Order> {
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1001, OrderID=001, CustomerName="Nancy", ShipCountry="USA"},
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1001, OrderID=002, CustomerName="Steven", ShipCountry="UR"},
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1003, OrderID=005, CustomerName="Nancy", ShipCountry="ITA"},
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1003, OrderID=006, CustomerName="Nancy", ShipCountry="UK"},
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1003, OrderID=007, CustomerName="Steven", ShipCountry="GER"},
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1005, OrderID=009, CustomerName="Fuller", ShipCountry="USA"},
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1006, OrderID=010, CustomerName="Leverling", ShipCountry="UAE"},
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1006, OrderID=011, CustomerName="Margaret", ShipCountry="KEN"},
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1007, OrderID=012, CustomerName="Buchanan", ShipCountry="GER"},
        new Order() {EmployeeID = 1006, OrderID=014, CustomerName="Andrew", ShipCountry="UAE"},

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

    public class Order
        public int? EmployeeID { get; set; }
        public int? OrderID { get; set; }
        public string CustomerName { get; set; }
        public string ShipCountry { get; set; }