Templates

The MultiSelect provides full control over the way items, tags, or a pop-up header is rendered through the Kendo UI for jQuery templates.

Basic Usage

The following example demonstrates how to customize the MultiSelect by referencing a script tag by its id.

<!-- Template -->
<script id="itemTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
    ContactName: #:data.ContactName#, CustomerID: #:data.CustomerID#
</script>

<!-- MultiSelect initialization -->
@(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
    .Name("customers")
    .DataTextField("ContactName")
    .DataValueField("CustomerID")
    .ItemTemplateId("itemTemplate") //Reference to the template
    .DataSource(source =>
    {
        source.Read(read =>
        {
            read.Action("Customers_Read", "MultiSelect");
        });
    })
)

The following example demonstrates how to customize the MultiSelect by declaring an inline string.

@(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
    .Name("customers")
    .DataTextField("ContactName")
    .DataValueField("CustomerID")
    .ItemTemplate("<span><h3>#: data.ContactName #</h3><p>#: data.CompanyName #</p></span>")
    .DataSource(source =>
    {
        source.Read(read =>
        {
            read.Action("Customers_Read", "MultiSelect");
        });
    })
)

Item Template

The item template manages the way the list items of a MultiSelect are rendered.

The following example demonstrates how to define an item template and how to evaluate it against the dataItem.

<!-- Template -->
<script id="itemTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
    ContactName: #:data.ContactName#, CustomerID: #:data.CustomerID#
</script>

<!-- MultiSelect initialization -->
@(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
    .Name("customers")
    .DataTextField("ContactName")
    .DataValueField("CustomerID")
    .ItemTemplateId("itemTemplate") // Reference to the template.
    .DataSource(source =>
    {
        source.Read(read =>
        {
            read.Action("Customers_Read", "MultiSelect");
        });
    })
)

Tag Template

The tag template manages the way the tag of a MultiSelect is rendered.

The following example demonstrates how to define a tag template.

<!-- Template -->
<script id="tagTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
    ContactName: #:data.ContactName#
</script>

<!-- MultiSelect initialization -->
@(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
    .Name("customers")
    .DataTextField("ContactName")
    .DataValueField("CustomerID")
    .TagTemplateId("tagTemplate") // Reference to the template.
    .DataSource(source =>
    {
        source.Read(read =>
        {
            read.Action("Customers_Read", "MultiSelect");
        });
    })
)

Header Template

The header template manages the way the pop-up header of a MultiSelect is rendered.

The following example demonstrates how to define a header template.

<!-- Template -->
<script id="headerTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
    <strong>Header</strong>
</script>

<!-- MultiSelect initialization -->
@(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
    .Name("customers")
    .DataTextField("ContactName")
    .DataValueField("CustomerID")
    .HeaderTemplateId("headerTemplate") // Reference to the template.
    .DataSource(source =>
    {
        source.Read(read =>
        {
            read.Action("Customers_Read", "MultiSelect");
        });
    })
)

The footer template manages the way the pop-up footer of a MultiSelect is rendered. The footer is re-rendered on every change of the DataSource. The context of the template is the widget itself.

The following example demonstrates how to define a footer template.

<!-- Template -->
<script id="footerTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
    Total <strong>#: instance.dataSource.total() #</strong> items found
</script>

<!-- MultiSelect initialization -->
@(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
    .Name("customers")
    .DataTextField("ContactName")
    .DataValueField("CustomerID")
    .FooterTemplateId("footerTemplate") // Reference to the template.
    .DataSource(source =>
    {
        source.Read(read =>
        {
            read.Action("Customers_Read", "MultiSelect");
        });
    })
)

No-Data Templates

The MultiSelect displays noDataTemplate in the popup when the data source is empty.

The following example demonstrates how to define a noDataTemplate template.

<!-- Template -->
<script id="noDataTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
    <strong>No Data!</strong>
</script>

<!-- MultiSelect initialization -->
@(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
    .Name("customers")
    .DataTextField("ContactName")
    .DataValueField("CustomerID")
    .NoDataTemplateId("noDataTemplate") // Reference to the template.
    .DataSource(source =>
    {
        source.Read(read =>
        {
            read.Action("Customers_Read", "MultiSelect");
        });
    })
)

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