The RadChat control is a server-side wrapper of the Kendo UI Chat widget. This allows you to interact with the chat entirely on the client-side.
RadChat creates a client-side object, which can be referred via the ClientID of the control and the
$find function. This allows you to use the API of the RadChat client-side object. The Get Client-side Reference to a Control Object article shows more ways for obtaining a client-side object reference of a control.
Once you obtain a reference to the RadChat client-side object, you can access the underlying Kendo UI Chat widget through the
get_kendoWidget() method as shown in Example 1.
When you have a reference to the Kendo UI Chat widget, you can utilize the API of the Kendo UI widget.
var radchat = $find("<%= RadChat1.ClientID %>"); var kendochat = radchat.get_kendoWidget();