HTML Helpers Overview

The Telerik UI HTML Helpers for ASP.NET MVC are server-side wrappers that enable you to use and configure the Kendo UI for jQuery widgets in an ASP.NET MVC application.

You can add HTML Helpers to your application and then configure them further by using predefined strongly typed attributes. Most of the components expose events, which you can handle by using the Events configuration of the helpers.

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Widgets vs. Helpers

The following list describes how the ASP.NET MVC helpers differ from the Kendo UI widgets.

The Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC HTML helpers:

  • Allow you to create widgets with no HTML and JavaScript coding.
  • Provide for server-side data binding and, in some cases, server-side rendering.
  • Allow you to use the ToDataSourceResult() extension method for binding to server-side collections and for performing data operations (paging, sorting, filtering, and grouping).
  • Provide integration with some ASP.NET MVC features such as security trimming and editor templates.
  • Support unobtrusive validation based on Data Annotation attributes.
  • Enable a simple implementation of CRUD operations.
  • Support Visual Studio IntelliSense for the server-side configuration syntax.
  • Enable Visual Studio Extensions for automatic creation of new Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC applications and for automatic updating of the Telerik UI version.
  • Enable you to use scaffolding to generate widget declarations and related controller action methods.

The Kendo UI for jQuery widgets widgets:

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