ColorPicker HtmlHelper Overview

The Telerik UI ColorPicker HtmlHelper for ASP.NET Core is a server-side wrapper for the Kendo UI ColorPicker widget.

The ColorPicker provides suggestions depending on the typed text and allows multiple value entries.

Basic Configuration

  1. Make sure you followed all the steps from the introductory article on Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC.
  2. Create a new action method which renders the view.

    public ActionResult Index()
    {
        return View();
    }
    
  3. Add a ColorPicker.

        <%: Html.Kendo().ColorPicker()
                .Name("colorpicker") // The name of the ColorPicker is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the ColorPicker.
                .Value("#ff0000") // Set the value of the ColorPicker.
        %>
    
        @(Html.Kendo().ColorPicker()
                .Name("colorpicker") // The name of the ColorPicker is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the ColorPicker.
                .Value("#ff0000") // Set the value of the ColorPicker.
        )
    

Events

You can subscribe to all ColorPicker events. For a complete example on basic ColorPicker events, refer to the demo on using the events of the ColorPicker.

Handling by Handler Name

The following example demonstrates how to subscribe to events by a handler name.

    <%: Html.Kendo().ColorPicker()
            .Name("colorpicker")
            .Events(e => e
                .Open("colorpicker_open")
                .Close("colorpicker_close")
                .Select("colorpicker_select")
                .Change("colorpicker_change")
            )
    %>
    <script>
        function colorpicker_open() {
            // Handle the open event.
        }

        function colorpicker_close() {
            // Handle the close event.
        }

        function colorpicker_select() {
            // Handle the select event.
        }

        function colorpicker_change() {
            // Handle the change event.
        }
    </script>
    @(Html.Kendo().ColorPicker()
          .Name("colorpicker")
          .Events(e => e
                .Open("colorpicker_open")
                .Close("colorpicker_close")
                .Select("colorpicker_select")
                .Change("colorpicker_change")
          )
    )
    <script>
        function colorpicker_open() {
            // Handle the open event.
        }

        function colorpicker_close() {
            // Handle the close event.
        }

        function colorpicker_select() {
            // Handle the select event.
        }

        function colorpicker_change() {
            // Handle the change event.
        }
    </script>

Handling by Template Delegate

The following example demonstrates how to subscribe to events by a template delegate.

@(Html.Kendo().ColorPicker()
      .Name("colorpicker")
      .Events(e => e
          .Open(@<text>
            function() {
                // Handle the open event inline.
            }
          </text>)
          .Close(@<text>
            function() {
                // Handle the close event inline.
            }
            </text>)
          .Select(@<text>
            function() {
                // Handle the select event inline.
            }
            </text>)
          .Change(@<text>
            function() {
                // Handle the change event inline.
            }
            </text>)
      )
)

Referencing Existing Instances

To reference an existing ColorPicker instance, use the jQuery.data() configuration option. Once a reference is established, use the ColorPicker client-side API to control its behavior.

// Place the following after the ColorPicker for ASP.NET MVC declaration.
<script>
    $(function() {
        // The Name() of the ColorPicker is used to get its client-side instance.
        var colorpicker = $("#colorpicker").data("kendoColorPicker");
    });
</script>

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