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 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

Feature Description
Data Binding The TaskBoard provides options for binding it to local and remote data.
Cards The TaskBoard displays tasks, notes, projects, or other types of items as cards.
Columns The TaskBoard displays cards grouped by criteria in columns (lanes).
Editing The TaskBoard allows column and card editing. By default, editing in the TaskBoard is enabled for both columns and cards.
Resources The component allows you to configure resources—optional metadata that can be associated with a card.
Search You can utilize a built-in search tool in the TaskBoard's toolbar that allows you to search through the cards data.
Templates You are able to control the rendering of columns, cards, and popup headers with the use of Kendo UI Templates or the Template Component.
Toolbar The built-in toolbar of the component allows you to use existing tools or to create new custom ones.
Accessibility The TaskBoard is accessible by screen readers and provides WAI-ARIA, Section 508, WCAG 2.2, and keyboard support.
Globalization The globalization process combines the translation of component messages (localization) with adapting them to specific cultures (internationalization and right-to-left support).

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