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Row Templates

The Kendo UI Grid supports row templates which enable you to place custom content into a Grid row.

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If you initialize the Grid from a <div> element, you can format any cell within the Grid by using templates within a script tag or within the template option on the column object.

The following example demonstrates how to use a template for formatting the email address as a hyperlink through a template declared in a script block.

<script id="template" type="text/x-kendo-tmpl">
    <tr>
        <td>
            #= firstName #
        </td>
        <td>
            #= lastName #
        </td>
        <td>
            <a href="mailto:#= email #">#= email #</a>
        </td>
    </tr>
</script>

The following example demonstrates how to specify the previous approach as a template for each row by passing it in to the rowTemplate option and by initializing it with the kendo.template function. As a result, the email address is an interactive hyperlink which opens a new email message when the user clicks it.

$("#grid").kendoGrid({
    rowTemplate: kendo.template($("#template").html()),
   // Other configuration.
});

Figure 1: A Grid with an applied row template

Grid with row template

Using Row Templates with Detail Templates

A few requirements need to be met when the rowTemplate is used alongside a detailTemplate.

  1. The <tr> element of the rowTemplate needs to have a class k-master-row.
  2. The first <td> element of the rowTemplate needs to have a class k-hierarchy-cell.
  3. The element with class k-hierarchy-cell needs to contain an a element which will expand the row.
    <script id="template" type="text/x-kendo-template">
        <tr class="k-master-row" data-uid="#= uid #">
                <td class="k-hierarchy-cell">
                <a class="k-icon k-i-expand" href="\#" aria-label="Expand"></a>
                </td>
            <td>
                <strong>#: name #</strong>
            </td>
            <td>
                <strong>#: age #</strong>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </script>

    <script id="detail-template" type="text/x-kendo-template">
      <div>
        Name: #: name #
      </div>
      <div>
        Age: #: age #
      </div>
    </script>
    <div id="grid"></div>
    <script>
    $("#grid").kendoGrid({
      columns: [
        { field: "name" },
        { field: "age" }
      ],
      dataSource: [
        { name: "Jane Doe", age: 30 },
        { name: "John Doe", age: 33 }
      ],
      detailTemplate: kendo.template($("#detail-template").html()),
      rowTemplate: kendo.template($("#template").html())
    });
    </script>

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