In this article I will explain with an example, how to render Partial View inside jQuery Modal Dialog Popup in ASP.Net Core MVC.
The Partial View will be populated and fetched using jQuery AJAX and finally it will be rendered as HTML inside jQuery Modal Dialog Popup window in ASP.Net Core MVC.
Note: For beginners in ASP.Net Core MVC, please refer my article ASP.Net MVC Core Hello World Tutorial with Sample Program example.
Here I am making use of Microsoft’s Northwind Database. You can download it from here.
Following class is used as the Model class.
public class Customer
    public string CustomerID { get; set; }
    public string ContactName { get; set; }
    public string Address { get; set; }
    public string City { get; set; }
    public string Country { get; set; }
    public string PostalCode { get; set; }
Entity Data Model
Following is the Database Context class which is used to connect to the Database.
Note: For more information on creating Database Context class using Entity Framework, please refer my article ASP.Net Core: Simple Entity Framework Tutorial with example.
using PartialView_EF_Core_MVC.Models;
using Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore;
namespace PartialView_EF_Core_MVC
    public class DBCtx : DbContext
        public DBCtx(DbContextOptions<DBCtx> options) : base(options)
        public DbSet<Customer> Customers { get; set; }
The Database Context class is injected into the Controller class using Dependency Injection method.
The Controller consists of the following Action methods.
Action method for handling GET operation
Inside this Action method, the Top 10 Customer records are fetched from the Customers Table of the Northwind Database and returned to the View.
Action method for handling jQuery POST operation
This Action method handles the call made from the jQuery AJAX function from the View.
The value of the customerId parameter is used to fetch the Customer record using Entity Framework which is then used to populate the Details Partial View.
Finally, the Partial View is returned from the Controller.
public class HomeController : Controller
    private DBCtx Context { get; }
    public HomeController(DBCtx _context)
        this.Context = _context;
    public IActionResult Index()
        List<Customer> customers = (from customer in this.Context.Customers.Take(10)
                                    select customer).ToList();
        return View(customers);
    public IActionResult Details(string customerId)
        return PartialView("Details", this.Context.Customers.Find(customerId));
Inside the View, in the very first line the Customer Entity is declared as IEnumerable which specifies that it will be available as a Collection.
For displaying the records, an HTML Table is used. A loop will be executed over the Model which will generate the HTML Table rows with the Customer Table records.
The last column of the HTML Table consists of an HTML Anchor Link. The HTML Anchor Link has been assigned a jQuery Click event handler.
When the View HTML Anchor Link is clicked, a jQuery AJAX call is made to the Details Action method of the Controller and the Details Partial View is fetched as HTML which is finally displayed using jQuery Modal Dialog Popup window.
Note: For more details on how to use jQuery AJAX for calling Controller’s Action method in ASP.Net Core MVC, please refer my article ASP.Net Core: jQuery AJAX and JSON Example in ASP.Net Core MVC.
@using PartialView_EF_Core_MVC.Models;
@model IEnumerable<Customer>
    Layout = null;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
    <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" id="CustomerGrid">
            <th>Contact Name</th>
        @foreach (Customer customer in Model)
                <td><a class="details" href="javascript:;">View</a></td>
    <div id="dialog" style="display: none">
    <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
    <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <link href=""
          rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(function () {
                autoOpen: false,
                modal: true,
                title: "View Details"
            $("#CustomerGrid .details").click(function () {
                var customerId = $(this).closest("tr").find("td").eq(0).html();
                    type: "POST",
                    url: "/Home/Details",
                    data: { "customerId": customerId },
                    success: function (response) {
                    failure: function (response) {
                    error: function (response) {
Render Partial View inside jQuery Dialog Modal Popup in ASP.Net Core MVC
Partial View
In order to add Partial View, you will need to Right Click inside the Controller class and click on the Add View option in order to create a View for the Controller.
Inside the Add New Item dialog, the Razor View – Empty options needs to be selected as shown below.
Render Partial View inside jQuery Dialog Modal Popup in ASP.Net Core MVC
Inside the Partial View, in the very first line the Customer Entity is declared as Model for the Partial View. The details of the Customer are displayed using the Html.DisplayFor helper method.
@model PartialView_EF_Core_MVC.Models.Customer
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
        <td valign="top"><b>@Html.DisplayNameFor(model => model.Address):</b></td>
            @Html.DisplayFor(model => model.Address)
            @Html.DisplayFor(model => model.City),
            @Html.DisplayFor(model => model.PostalCode)
            @Html.DisplayFor(model => model.Country)
Render Partial View inside jQuery Dialog Modal Popup in ASP.Net Core MVC