Breadcrumb Overview

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

The Breadcrumb is an intuitive UI component that allows navigation within a folder structure or web page. It helps the user to understand the hierarchy and provides an easy way to go back one or several steps.

Initializing the Breadcrumb

The following example demonstrates how to define the Breadcrumb.

    @(Html.Kendo().Breadcrumb()
        .Name("breadcrumb")
    )

Basic Configuration

The following example demonstrates the basic configuration for the Breadcrumb.

    @(Html.Kendo().Breadcrumb()
        .Name("breadcrumb")
        .Items(items =>
        {
            items.Add()
                .Type(BreadcrumbItemType.RootItem)
                .Href("https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/")
                .Text("All Components")
                .Icon("home")
                .ShowIcon(true);
            items.Add()
                .Type(BreadcrumbItemType.Item)
                .Href("/breadcrumb")
                .Text("Breadcrumb")
                .ShowText(true);
            items.Add()
                .Type(BreadcrumbItemType.Item)
                .Href("/index")
                .Text("Basic Usage")
                .ShowText(true);
        })
    )

    <script>
    $(function() {
        // The Name() of the Breadcrumb is used to get its client-side instance.
        var breadcrumb = $("#breadcrumb").data("kendoBreadcrumb");
    });
    </script>

Functionality and Features

  • Icons—You can configure the icons of the items and the delimiter that separates them.
  • Items—The items configuration allows you to take full control over the Breadcrumb items by setting their icons, text content, and other attributes.
  • Editing—You can allow the users to edit the paths that the Breadcrumb sets.
  • Navigation—By using the Navigational configuration, you can enable automatic navigation.
  • Accessibility—The Breadcrumb is accessible by screen readers and provides WAI-ARIA, Section 508, WCAG 2.1, and keyboard support.

Next Steps

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