Telerik UI for Windows 8 HTML

In this help article, you will learn about the template property, which is used to specify the content rendered in all data cells of a given RadGrid column.

Using a Template for the Data Cells

The property accepts either a string template or a function as values. The function must return a string containing HTML. As you will see below, you can use such functions to even display another Telerik control in the column cell.

Since you have a data context available, you can easily use multiple fields from the current data item and display multiple values arranged together in a single cell. The example below shows how to use two values to display a full name and build an image source. Also, in the last column, a WinJS Rating control is declared in the template. Note that in order for the control to be initialized, you need to call processAll for the RadGrid element after it is entirely loaded. An appropriate event for this would be dataBound.

Templating the Data Cells Copy imageCopy
var gridHtmlTemplate = new Telerik.UI.RadGrid(document.getElementById("grid1"), {
    dataSource: {
        transport: {
            read: {
                url: '',
                dataType: 'json'
        schema: {
            data: 'value'
    columns: [
        { field: 'EmployeeID', title: 'ID', width: 40 },
            field: 'LastName',
            title: 'Employee',
            template: '<div class="bcard"><img src=" FirstName #_#=LastName#.png" /><h3>#= FirstName # #= LastName #</h3><h4>#= Title #</h4></div>'
        { field: 'Title' },
        { template: '<div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.Rating"></div>' }
    height: 350

gridHtmlTemplate.addEventListener("databound", initializeControls);
Initialize the Controls Inside RadGrid Copy imageCopy
function initializeControls(e) {
    if ( {
    else {
        setTimeout(initializeControls, 500);

This definition will result in the following control: