ASP.NET MVC TaskBoard Overview

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

The ASP.NET MVC TaskBoard allows you to easily organize items and keep track of their state. The component provides a clean and user-friendly interface and enables you to manage tasks, notes, projects, people, or other kinds of items. The TaskBoard displays columns (lanes), which can represent different types of project/task statuses. Tasks are visualized as cards, which are easily customizable through templates. You can reorder cards within the columns, or drag and drop them onto another column.

Initializing the TaskBoard

The following example demonstrates how to initialize the TaskBoard.

        .ColumnSettings(s =>
        .Columns(c =>
            c.Add().Text("In Progress").Status("inProgress");
    public partial class TaskBoardController : Controller
        public ActionResult Index()
            ViewBag.Cards = GetCards();

            return View();

        private static IList<CardViewModel> GetCards()
            IList<CardViewModel> cards = new List<CardViewModel>()
                new CardViewModel { ID = 1, Title = "Ads Analytics", Order = 1, Description = "Review ads performance", Status ="todo", Color= "blue" },
                new CardViewModel { ID = 2, Title = "SEO Analytics", Order = 2, Description = "Review SEO results", Status ="todo", Color= "blue" },
                new CardViewModel { ID = 3, Title = "Content", Order = 3, Description = "Plan content for podcasts", Status ="todo", Color= "orange" },
                new CardViewModel { ID = 4, Title = "Customer Research", Order = 4, Description = "Refine feedback from user interviews", Status ="inProgress", Color= "orange" },
                new CardViewModel { ID = 5, Title = "Campaigns", Order = 5, Description = "Collaborate with designers on new banners", Status ="inProgress", Color= "orange" },
                new CardViewModel { ID = 6, Title = "Customer Journey", Order = 6, Description = "Review shopping cart experience", Status ="done", Color= "green" },
                new CardViewModel { ID = 7, Title = "Content", Order = 7, Description = "Publish new blogpost", Status ="done", Color= "green" },
                new CardViewModel { ID = 8, Title = "Post-Release Party", Order = 8, Description = "Plan new release celebration", Status ="done", Color= "blue" },

            return cards;

Functionality and Features

Referencing Existing Instances

To get a reference to an existing TaskBoard instance, use the method. Once a reference is established, use the TaskBoard client-side API to control its behavior.

    $(document).ready(function() {
        // The Name() of the TaskBoard is used to get its client-side instance.
        var taskBoard = $("#taskBoard").data("kendoTaskBoard");

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