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selectable Boolean |String (default: false)

If set to true the user would be able to select grid rows. By default selection is disabled.

Can also be set to the following string values:

  • "row" - the user can select a single row.
  • "cell" - the user can select a single cell.
  • "multiple, row" - the user can select multiple rows.
  • "multiple, cell" - the user can select multiple cells.

When the selectable property is set to "multiple, row" or "multiple, cell" the Grid cannot be scrollable on mobile devices as both are listening on the same event.

Example - set selectable as a boolean

<div id="grid"></div>
<script>
$("#grid").kendoGrid({
  columns: [
    { field: "name" },
    { field: "age" }
  ],
  dataSource: [
    { name: "Jane Doe", age: 30 },
    { name: "John Doe", age: 33 }
  ],
  selectable: true
});
</script>

Example - set selectable as a string

<div id="grid"></div>
<script>
$("#grid").kendoGrid({
  columns: [
    { field: "name" },
    { field: "age" }
  ],
  dataSource: [
    { name: "Jane Doe", age: 30 },
    { name: "John Doe", age: 33 }
  ],
  selectable: "multiple, row"
});
</script>

Check Selection for a live demo.