ASP.NET MVC PopOver Overview

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

The PopOver is a transient view that appears when the user clicks on a specified element or hovers within a particular area. It can contain elements such as buttons, icons, lists, and so on.

PopOver vs. Tooltip

The PopOver and Tooltip components share some similar features - you can use both to display some additional content. The following list describes the differences between them.

The PopOver:

  • Usually holds more content than the Tooltip (The PopOver has a header and body section).
  • Allows you to add a variety of graphical elements.
  • Supports action buttons.
  • Provides additional context to the parent element.

The Tooltip:

  • Usually holds less content than the PopOver.
  • Is designed to display a small amount of text.
  • Provides clarification to the parent element.

Initializing the PopOver

The PopOver is usually displayed or dismissed as a result of a user action. It exposes various options for positioning.

The following example demonstrates how to define the PopOver.

   <span id="info" class="k-button wider">Hover me!</span>

        .Body("Main content")

Basic Configuration

The PopOver provides default configuration options such as its height and width, action buttons, header and body content, animations and events that will trigger its opening, and so on.

The following example demonstrates the basic configuration of the PopOver.

   <span id="info" class="k-button wider">Click here</span>

        .Header("More Information:")
        .Body("Information content")
        .Actions(a => a.Add().Text("Okay"))
        .Animation(animation =>
            animation.Open(op => op.Zoom(ZoomDirection.In).Duration(5));
            animation.Close(cl => cl.Zoom(ZoomDirection.Out).Duration(5));

Functionality and Features


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

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

    <span id="container" class="k-button wider">Click here</span>

        .Events(e => e
        function onShow(e) {
            // Handle the show event.

        function onHide(e) {
            // Handle the hide event.

Referencing Existing Instances

To reference an existing PopOver instance, use the configuration option. Once a reference is established, use the PopOver client-side API to control its behavior.

    // Place the following after your Telerik UI PopOver for ASP.NET MVC declaration.
        $(document).ready(function() {
            // The For() configuration option of the PopOver is used to get its client-side instance.
            var popover = $("#container").data("kendoPopover");

Functionality and Features

  • Templates—The Popover allows you to use the Header and Body options to customize the component content.
  • Events—The PopOver emits events that allow you to implement custom functionality.

Next Steps

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