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columns.template String |Function

The template which renders the column content. The grid renders table rows (<tr>) which represent the data source items. Each table row consists of table cells (<td>) which represent the grid columns. By default the HTML-encoded value of the field is displayed in the column.

Use the template to customize the way the column displays its value.

Example - set the template as a string (wrap the column value in HTML)

<div id="grid"></div>
<script>
$("#grid").kendoGrid({
  columns: [ {
    field: "name",
    template: "<strong>#: name # </strong>"
  }],
  dataSource: [ { name: "Jane Doe" }, { name: "John Doe" } ]
});
</script>

Example - set the template as a function returned by kendo.template

<div id="grid"></div>
<script id="name-template" type="text/x-kendo-template">
  <strong>#: name #</strong>
</script>
<script>
$("#grid").kendoGrid({
  columns: [ {
    field: "name",
    template: kendo.template($("#name-template").html())
  }],
  dataSource: [ { name: "Jane Doe" }, { name: "John Doe" } ]
});
</script>

Example - set the template as a function which returns a string

<div id="grid"></div>
<script>
$("#grid").kendoGrid({
  columns: [ {
    field: "name",
    template: function(dataItem) {
      return "<strong>" + kendo.htmlEncode(dataItem.name) + "</strong>";
    }
  }],
  dataSource: [ { name: "Jane Doe" }, { name: "John Doe" } ]
});
</script>