Hybrid ButtonGroup HtmlHelper Overview

The hybrid Telerik UI ButtonGroup HtmlHelper for ASP.NET MVC is a server-side wrapper for the hybrid Kendo UI ButtonGroup widget.

The ButtonGroup presents a linear set of grouped buttons.

Basic Configuration

  1. Create a new ASP.NET MVC 4 application. If you have installed the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio Extensions, create a Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC application. If you decide not to use the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio Extensions, follow the steps from the introductory article to add Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC to the application.
  2. Open HomeController.cs and modify the Index action method.

    public ActionResult Index()
    {
        ViewBag.Message = "Welcome to ASP.NET MVC!";
    
        return View();
    }
    
  3. Add a hybrid Telerik UI ButtonGroup to the Index view. Like most hybrid controls, the ButtonGroup must be initialized within the hybrid View content.

        <% Html.Kendo().MobileView()
            .Name("buttongroup-view")
            .Title("Inbox")
            .Content(() =>
            {
                %>
                <%: Html.Kendo().MobileButtonGroup()
                    .Name("select-period")
                    .Items(items =>
                    {
                        items.Add().Text("Month");
                        items.Add().Text("Quarter");
                        items.Add().Text("Year");
                    })
                    .Index(0)
                %>
                <%
            })
            .Render();
        %>
    
        @(Html.Kendo().MobileView()
            .Name("buttongroup-view")
            .Title("Inbox")
            .Content(@<text>
                @(Html.Kendo().MobileButtonGroup()
                    .Name("select-period")
                    .Items(items =>
                    {
                        items.Add().Text("Month");
                        items.Add().Text("Quarter");
                        items.Add().Text("Year");
                    })
                    .Index(0)
                )
            </text>)
        )
    
  4. Initialize the mobile application.

        <%: Html.Kendo().MobileApplication()
                .ServerNavigation(true)
        %>
    
        @(Html.Kendo().MobileApplication()
            .ServerNavigation(true)
        )
    
  5. Build and run the application.

Events

You can subscribe to all hybrid ButtonGroup events.

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

    <%: Html.Kendo().MobileButtonGroup()
        .Name("select-period")
        .Items(items =>
        {
            items.Add().Text("Month");
            items.Add().Text("Quarter");
            items.Add().Text("Year");
        })
        .Index(0)
        .Events(events => events.Select("onSelect"))
    %>

    <script>
        function onSelect() {
            // Handle the select event.
        }
    </script>
    @(Html.Kendo().MobileButtonGroup()
        .Name("select-period")
        .Items(items =>
        {
            items.Add().Text("Month");
            items.Add().Text("Quarter");
            items.Add().Text("Year");
        })
        .Index(0)
        .Events(events => events.Select("onSelect"))
    )

    <script>
        function onSelect() {
            // Handle the select event.
        }
    </script>

Referencing Existing Instances

You can reference a hybrid ButtonGroup instance by using the code from the following example. Once a reference is established, use the hybrid ButtonGroup client-side API to control its behavior.

@(Html.Kendo().MobileButtonGroup()
    .Name("select-period")
    .Items(items =>
    {
        items.Add().Text("Month");
        items.Add().Text("Quarter");
        items.Add().Text("Year");
    })
    .Index(0)
)
<script>
    $(function() {
        // The Name() of the ButtonGroup is used to get its client-side instance.
        var buttongroup = $("#select-period").data("kendoMobileButtonGroup");
    });
</script>

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