Returns the data item to which the specified node is bound.


node jQuery|Element|String

A string, DOM element or jQuery object which represents the node. A string is treated as a jQuery selector.

Returns The model of the item that was passed as a parameter.

Example - get the data item of the first node

<div id="treeview"></div>
  dataSource: [
    { id: 1, text: "foo" },
    { id: 2, text: "bar" }

var treeview = $("#treeview").data("kendoTreeView");
var dataItem = treeview.dataItem(".k-item:first");
/* The result can be observed in the DevTools(F12) console of the browser. */
console.log(dataItem.text); // displays "foo"

See also: getting the node data in the select event handler

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