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MvcPager demo - Ajax HtmlForm search (Get)

This sample demonstrates how to add paging functionality for Ajax search result within the normal HtmlForm that uses the GET http method.

Search Orders:
Employee Name (Like):
Order ID Customer ID Company Name Employee Name
10760 MAISD Maison Dewey Margaret Peacock
10761 RATTC Rattlesnake Canyon Grocery Steven Buchanan
10762 FOLKO Folk och fä HB Janet Leverling
10763 FOLIG Folies gourmandes Janet Leverling
10764 ERNSH Ernst Handel Michael Suyama
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View:

        
@model PagedList<Order>
<fieldset>
    <legend>Search Orders:</legend>
    @using (Html.BeginForm("AjaxSearchHtmlGet", ViewContext.RouteData.GetRequiredString("controller"), new { id = "" }, FormMethod.Get, new { id = "searchForm", @class = "form-inline well well-sm" }))
    {
        <span>Employee Name (Like):</span>
        <input type="text" name="emp" placeholder="e.g., Janet,Michael" title="e.g, Janet,Michael" id="emp" style="width: 180px" class="form-control" />
        <input type="submit" value="Search(S)" accesskey="S" class="btn btn-default" />
    }
    </fieldset>
    <div id="orders">
        @Html.Partial("_AjaxSearchGet", Model)
    </div>
    @section Scripts{@{Html.RegisterMvcPagerScriptResource();}}

_AjaxSearchGet.cshtml:

        
@model PagedList<Order>
@Html.Partial("_DataTable", Model)
<div><div style="float:left;width:35%">Page @Model.CurrentPageIndex of @Model.TotalPageCount, @Model.TotalItemCount items</div>
@Ajax.Pager(Model).Options(o=>o.SetPageIndexParameterName("id").AddHtmlAttribute("style","float:right").SetPagerItemTemplate("&nbsp;{0}")).AjaxOptions(a=>a.SetUpdateTargetId("orders").SetDataFormId("searchForm"))
</div>

_DataTable.cshtml:

@model PagedList<order>
<table class="table table-striped table-bordered">
    <tr>
    <th class="nowrap">
            @Html.DisplayNameFor(model => model.OrderId)
        </th>
    <th class="nowrap">
            @Html.DisplayNameFor(model => model.CustomerId)
        </th>
    <th class="nowrap">
            @Html.DisplayNameFor(model => model.CompanyName)
        </th>
    <th class="nowrap">
            @Html.DisplayNameFor(model => model.EmployeeName)
        </th>
    </tr>
    @foreach (var item in Model)
    {
    <tr>
    <td>
                @Html.DisplayFor(modelItem => item.OrderId)
            </td>
    <td>
                @Html.DisplayFor(modelItem => item.CustomerId)
            </td>
    <td>
                @Html.DisplayFor(modelItem => item.CompanyName)
            </td>
    <td>
                @Html.DisplayFor(modelItem => item.EmployeeName)
            </td>
        </tr>
    }
</table>

Model:

    public class Order
    {
        [Display(Name = "Order ID")]
        public int OrderId { get; set; }
        [Display(Name = "Customer ID"),StringLength(20)]
        public string CustomerId { get; set; }
        [Display(Name = "Order Date")]
        public DateTime OrderDate { get; set; }
        [Display(Name = "Company Name"), StringLength(20)]
        public string CompanyName { get; set; }
        [Display(Name = "Employee Name"), StringLength(20)]
        public string EmployeeName { get; set; }
    }

Controller:

        
        public ActionResult AjaxSearchHtmlGet(string emp, int id = 1)
        {
            return ajaxSearchGetResult(emp, id);
        }
                
        private ActionResult ajaxSearchGetResult(string emp, int id = 1)
        {
            using (var db = new DataContext())
            {
                var qry = db.Orders.AsQueryable();
                if (!string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(emp))
                    qry = qry.Where(a => a.EmployeeName.Contains(emp));
                var model = qry.OrderBy(o=>o.OrderId).ToPagedList(id, 5);
                if (Request.IsAjaxRequest())
                    return PartialView("_AjaxSearchGet", model);
                return View(model);
            }
        }