The data source of the widget. configured via the datasource option.

  • Changes of the data source will be reflected in the widget.
  • Assigning a new data source would have no effect. Use the setDataSource method instead.

Example - add a data item to the data source

<input id="dropdownlist" />
  dataSource: [
    { name: "Apples" },
    { name: "Oranges" }
  dataTextField: "name",
  dataValueField: "name"
var dropdownlist = $("#dropdownlist").data("kendoDropDownList");
dropdownlist.dataSource.add({ name: "Appricot" });"A");
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