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Immutable Mode in ASP.NET MVC Tree Grid control

15 Oct 2021 / 1 minute to read

The immutable mode optimizes the Tree Grid re-rendering performance by using the object reference and deep compare concept. When performing the Tree Grid actions, it will only re-render the modified or newly added rows and prevent the re-rendering of the unchanged rows.

To enable this feature, you have to set the EnableImmutableMode property as true.

  • This feature uses the primary key value for data comparison. So, you need to provide the IsPrimaryKey column.
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@Html.EJS().TreeGrid("Pager").AllowPaging().DataSource((IEnumerable<object>)ViewBag.DataSource).EnableImmutableMode(true).Columns(col =>
   col.Field("TaskId").HeaderText("Task ID").Width(70).IsPrimaryKey(true).TextAlign(Syncfusion.EJ2.Grids.TextAlign.Right).Add();
   col.Field("TaskName").HeaderText("Task Name").Width(160).Add();
   col.Field("StartDate").HeaderText("Start Date").Format("yMd").TextAlign(Syncfusion.EJ2.Grids.TextAlign.Right).Width(90).Add();

}).ChildMapping("Children").TreeColumnIndex(1).PageSettings(page => page.PageSizes(true).PageCount(2)).Render()
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public ActionResult Index()
    var treeData = TreeGridItems.GetTreeData();
    ViewBag.datasource = treeData;
    return View();    


The following features are not supported in the immutable mode:

  • Frozen rows and columns
  • Row Template
  • Detail Template
  • Column reorder
  • Virtualization

You can refer to our ASP.NET MVC Tree Grid feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our ASP.NET MVC Tree Grid example to knows how to present and manipulate data.