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Kendo UI TypeScript Support

Kendo UI provides a TypeScript definitions file which enables strongly-typed access to the Kendo UI widgets and their configuration.

Installation

Each Kendo UI distribution includes a typescript directory which contains a .d.ts file i.e. kendo.all.d.ts. Copy that file in your project. In your TypeScript file add a reference to that file:

/// <reference path="kendo.all.d.ts" />

You can optionally include the latest jQuery TypeScript definition file as well:

/// <reference path="jquery-1.8.d.ts" />
/// <reference path="kendo.all.d.ts" />

Features

Get instance of existing Kendo UI widgets

Get instante of existing Kendo UI widget

Initialize and configure any Kendo UI widget

All Kendo UI widgets

Initialize a Kendo DataSource

Initialize a Kendo DataSource

Create Kendo UI widget via TypeScript inheritance

The following code example shows how to inherit from an existing Kendo UI Widget.

/// <reference path="jquery.d.ts" />
/// <reference path="kendo.all.d.ts" />

module KendoWidgets {
    // Extend the default widget options (optional)
    export interface MyDatePickerOptions extends kendo.ui.DatePickerOptions {
    }

    // Create a class which inherits from the Kendo UI widget
    export class MyDatePicker extends kendo.ui.DatePicker {
        constructor(element: Element, options?: MyDatePickerOptions) {
            super(element, options);
        }
        //Override a widget method (optional)
        open() {
            // Log to the console (optional)
            console.log("open");

            // Invoke a base widget method

            super.open();
        }
    }
    // Create an alias of the prototype (required by kendo.ui.plugin)
    MyDatePicker.fn = MyDatePicker.prototype;
    // Deep clone the widget default options
    MyDatePicker.fn.options = $.extend(true, {}, kendo.ui.DatePicker.fn.options);
    // Specify the name of your Kendo UI widget. Used to create the corresponding jQuery plugin.
    MyDatePicker.fn.options.name = "MyDatePicker";
    // Create a jQuery plugin.
    kendo.ui.plugin(MyDatePicker);
}
// Expose the newly created jQuery plugin to TypeScript
interface JQuery {
    kendoMyDatePicker(options?: kendo.ui.DatePickerOptions): JQuery;
}
$(function () {
    // Initialize your custom widget
    $("#datepicker").kendoMyDatePicker();
    // Get a reference to the widget instance.
    var myDatePicker = <KendoWidgets.MyDatePicker>$("#datepicker").data("kendoMyDatePicker");
    // Call a widget method
    myDatePicker.open();
});

Use Kendo UI MVVM in TypeScript

When inheriting from kendo.data.ObservableObject in TypeScript you should call the super.init method to properly set up dependency tracking.

The following example shows how to use Kendo UI MVVM in TypeScript.

/// <reference path="jquery.d.ts" />
/// <reference path="kendo.all.d.ts" />

class Person extends kendo.data.ObservableObject {
    name = "John Doe";

    constructor() {
        super();

        super.init(this);
    }
}

class ViewModel extends kendo.data.ObservableObject {
    person = new Person();

    constructor() {
        super();

        super.init(this);
    }
}

$(function () {
    var viewModel = new ViewModel();

    kendo.bind(document.body, viewModel);

    viewModel.set("person.name", "Jane Doe");
});