How to do ASP.NET MVC Pagination in 30 minutes?

I needed web content pagination in my ASP.NET MVC 3 project. I found few solutions on the web, but end up accessing the first two below.

Telerik has ASP.NET MVC extensions which I think is free and cool. To get the Telerik paging working in my MVC application I install Telerik MVC Extension nuget using Visual Studio 2010 NuGet Package Manager. Then I configured the controller, view and off you go. I got something like this.

Telerik Paging Grid

Telerik Paging Grid

MVCPaging is also another easy way to achieve paging. Install MvcPaging nugget using Visual Studio 2010 NuGet Package Manager. Download the source code for MvdPaging form github and see the sample in MvcPaging.Demo. I also found this article useful to understand MvcPaging.



I did not end up accessing MvcContrib, because MvcPaging fit my requirements. Here is a nice article with source code if you are interested.

I end up using MvcPaging for my application as I needed to be able to display boxes of information and paging on the bottom of the webpage as shown in the MvcPaging image above. But if you have lot of data and need to show it in a grid Telerik is a great option too.

Please let me know if you find any other better solutions for paging.


Diganta Kumar has architected and developed software for more than a decade for a wide range of industries and development platforms and over the years has filled many roles including program manager, founder, developer, architect, team lead, mentor and project manager. Diganta is founder of two online IT businesses. He is a certified AWS Solutions Architect, certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), certified Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I) and ITIL Certified. He has presented at Microsoft Tech.Ed, Microsoft AppFest and Ark Group Intranet conference. He attends AWS Seattle Official Events, Seattle AWS Architects-Engineers, and AWS Cloud Commerce user groups. He likes to help, mentor and manage software development teams to improve and produce great software. He currently work as a Senior Technical Program Manager for Amazon Web Services.

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One comment on “How to do ASP.NET MVC Pagination in 30 minutes?
  1. brownvenus says:

    Telerik seems really interesting.I’ll try this out.was searching for something like this.Thanks Diganta.
    ASP.Net Web Development

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