Getting Started with Blazor QueryBuilder Component

28 Aug 20235 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include Blazor QueryBuilder component in your Blazor Server App and Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio.

To get started quickly with Blazor QueryBuilder, check on the following video or GitHub sample:

NOTE

You can also explore our Blazor QueryBuilder example to know how to render and configure the query builder.

Prerequisites

Create a new Blazor App in Visual Studio

You can create a Blazor Server App or Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio via Microsoft Templates or the Syncfusion Blazor Extension.

Install Syncfusion Blazor QueryBuilder and Theme NuGet in the App

To add Blazor QueryBuilder component in the app, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search and install Syncfusion.Blazor.QueryBuilder and Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes. Alternatively, you can utilize the following package manager command to achieve the same.

Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.QueryBuilder -Version 23.1.36

Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes -Version 23.1.36

NOTE

Syncfusion Blazor components are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic for available NuGet packages list with component details.

Register Syncfusion Blazor Service

Open ~/_Imports.razor file and import the Syncfusion.Blazor and Syncfusion.Blazor.QueryBuilder namespace.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.QueryBuilder

Now, register the Syncfusion Blazor Service in the ~/Program.cs file of your Blazor Server App or Blazor WebAssembly App.

using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebApplication.CreateBuilder(args);

// Add services to the container.
builder.Services.AddRazorPages();
builder.Services.AddServerSideBlazor();
builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();

var app = builder.Build();
....
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.WebAssembly.Hosting;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebAssemblyHostBuilder.CreateDefault(args);
builder.RootComponents.Add<App>("#app");
builder.RootComponents.Add<HeadOutlet>("head::after");

builder.Services.AddScoped(sp => new HttpClient { BaseAddress = new Uri(builder.HostEnvironment.BaseAddress) });

builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
await builder.Build().RunAsync();
....

Add stylesheet and script resources

The theme stylesheet and script can be accessed from NuGet through Static Web Assets. Reference the stylesheet and script in the <head> of the main page as follows:

  • For .NET 6 Blazor Server app, include it in ~/Pages/_Layout.cshtml file.

  • For .NET 7 Blazor Server app, include it in the ~/Pages/_Host.cshtml file.

  • For Blazor WebAssembly app, include it in the ~/index.html file.

<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Core/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

NOTE

Check out the Blazor Themes topic to discover various methods (Static Web Assets, CDN, and CRG) for referencing themes in your Blazor application. Also, check out the Adding Script Reference topic to learn different approaches for adding script references in your Blazor application.

Add Blazor QueryBuilder component

Add the Syncfusion Blazor QueryBuilder component in the ~/Pages/Index.razor file.

<SfQueryBuilder TValue="EmployeeDetails">
    <QueryBuilderColumns>
        <QueryBuilderColumn Field="EmployeeID" Label="Employee ID" Type="ColumnType.Number"></QueryBuilderColumn>
        <QueryBuilderColumn Field="FirstName" Label="First Name" Type="ColumnType.String"></QueryBuilderColumn>
        <QueryBuilderColumn Field="TitleOfCourtesy" Label="Title of Courtesy" Type="ColumnType.Boolean" Values="Values"></QueryBuilderColumn>
        <QueryBuilderColumn Field="Title" Label="Title" Type="ColumnType.String"></QueryBuilderColumn>
        <QueryBuilderColumn Field="HireDate" Label="Hire Date" Type="ColumnType.Date"></QueryBuilderColumn>
        <QueryBuilderColumn Field="Country" Label="Country" Type="ColumnType.String"></QueryBuilderColumn>
        <QueryBuilderColumn Field="City" Label="City" Type="ColumnType.String"></QueryBuilderColumn>
    </QueryBuilderColumns>
</SfQueryBuilder>

@code {
    private string[] Values = new string[] { "Mr.", "Mrs." };
    public class EmployeeDetails
    {
        public int EmployeeID { get; set; }
        public string FirstName { get; set; }
        public bool TitleOfCourtesy { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public DateTime HireDate { get; set; }
        public string Country { get; set; }
        public string City { get; set; }
    }
}
  • Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to launch the application. This will render the Syncfusion Blazor QueryBuilder component in your default web browser.

Blazor QueryBuilder Component

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