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select

Fired when an item from the popup is selected by the user either with mouse/tap or with keyboard navigation.

Important: The event is not fired when an item is selected programmatically.

Event Data

e.dataItem Object

The data item instance of the selected item.

e.item jQuery

The jQuery object which represents the selected item.

e.preventDefault Function

If invoked prevents the select action. The widget will retain the previous selected item.

e.sender kendo.ui.ComboBox

The widget instance which fired the event.

Example - subscribe to the "select" event during initialization

<input id="combobox" />
<script>
$("#combobox").kendoComboBox({
  dataSource: [ "Apples", "Oranges" ],
  select: function(e) {
    var item = e.item;
    var text = item.text();
    // Use the selected item or its text
  }
});
</script>

Example - subscribe to the "select" event after initialization

<input id="combobox" />
<script>
function combobox_select(e) {
  var item = e.item;
  var text = item.text();
  // Use the selected item or its text
}
$("#combobox").kendoComboBox({
  dataSource: [ "Apples", "Oranges" ]
});
var combobox = $("#combobox").data("kendoComboBox");
combobox.bind("select", combobox_select);
</script>

Example - prevent the item selection

<input id="combobox" />
<script>
$("#combobox").kendoComboBox({
  dataSource: [ "Apples", "Oranges" ],
  select: function(e) {
    //call preventDefault() to prevent the selection
    e.preventDefault();
  }
});
</script>
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