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2016 Releases

Kendo UI 2016 R3

Changes from 2016 R2 SP1

Breaking Changes

Icons

Icon rendering across all widgets now have unified rendering, using the k-i- prefix. Code depending on icon classes might need to change.

DropDownList

  • The widget will clear the applied filter when ESC key is pressed.

  • The widget will not select the focused item on focusout when the list is filtered.

DropDownList/ComboBox/MultiSelect

The widget will not update the OPTION selected attribute to keep the behavior of the defaultSelected property. For more information, refer to this Github issue.

MultiSelect

The widget with a single tag mode will deselect all selected items on Backspace or Delete keyboard press. The previous behavior is impossible to revert.

DropDownList/ComboBox

The widget will not bind on open if autoBind is set to false and minLength is set to a value higher than 1.

Validator

The email validation rule has been changed to match the HTML5 specification suggests for browsers to use. If the previous behavior is required, the email validation rule should be overridden by specifying a custom rule with the email key.

Chart

100% stacked series will be clipped by default. See the related issue for a discussion. To revert to the previous behavior, disable clipping on the pane:

    $("#chart").kendoChart({
      ...
      panes: [{
        clip: false
      }]
    });

Changes from 2016 R2

Breaking Changes

Scheduler

The widget will use the , separator for the recurrenceException values to conform the RFC5545 specs. More details can be found in this forum thread.

Kendo UI 2016 R2

Changes from 2016 Q1 SP1 (2016.1.226)

Breaking Changes

Scheduler

The widget will keep the selection state on blur. The change was introduced to behave similarly to the Kendo UI Grid. To bring the old behavior back, use the select method to clear the selection on blur.

Kendo UI 2016 Q1

Changes from 2015 Q3 SP1 (2015.3.1111)

Breaking Changes

Grunt was replaced with Gulp as the preferred build tool for Kendo UI. From now on, the Gruntfile.js file is replaced with Gulpfile.js as part of the Kendo UI distribution.

DropDownList/ComboBox/MultiSelect

The widget will clear the applied filter if the user decides to set a new value using the value method.

DropDownList/ComboBox

The cascading widget will trigger the change event when its value is changed due to parent update. The benefit of this change is the proper behavior achieved in MVVM-like frameworks (related issue).

DropDownList

The widget will not select the first item automatically when the data source is changed with the setDataSource method. To mimic the old behavior, manually select the first item:

  var dropdownlist = $({widget id}).data("kendoDropDownList");
  dropdownlist.setDataSource(["Item1", "Item2"]);
  dropdownlist.select(0); //force selection of the first item

Remove support for Globalize 0.1

For more information, refer to issue 1354. To revert to the previous behavior, add the code from this Gist after the Kendo UI scripts.

Chart

The CategoryAxis max and the plotbands to values for non-justified axis no longer refer to the category end but to the category start. For example, limiting the displayed categories to January 1 and January 2:

<div id="chart"></div>
<script>
  $("#chart").kendoChart({
    categoryAxis: {
      categories: [new Date(2016, 0, 1), new Date(2016, 0, 3)],
      justified: false,
      max: new Date(2016, 0, 2)
    }
  });
</script>
<div id="chart"></div>
<script>
  $("#chart").kendoChart({
    categoryAxis: {
      categories: [new Date(2016, 0, 1), new Date(2016, 0, 3)],
      justified: false,
      max: new Date(2016, 0, 3)
    }
  });
</script>

Changes from 2015 Q3 (2015.2.930)

Breaking Changes

The Grid, Gantt, TreeList, Scheduler, Toolbar, and Spreadsheet widgets will use the native click event for taps on desktop environments. Previously, the mouseup event was utilized. For more details and means to revert that behavior, refer to this issue.

See Also

Other articles on Kendo UI breaking changes and backwards compatibility: