Returns the data item at the specified index. If the index is not specified, the selected index will be used.


index jQuery|Number (optional)

The zero-based index of the data record.


Object The raw data record. Returns undefined if no data.


<input id="dropdownlist" />

  dataSource: [
    { id: 1, name: "Apples" },
    { id: 2, name: "Oranges" }
  dataTextField: "name",
  dataValueField: "id",
  index: 1

var dropdownlist = $("#dropdownlist").data("kendoDropDownList");

// get the dataItem corresponding to the selectedIndex.
var dataItem = dropdownlist.dataItem();

// get the dataItem corresponding to the passed index.
var dataItem = dropdownlist.dataItem(0);
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