Kendo UI for jQuery Pager Overview

The Kendo UI Pager widget enables splitting a set of data into pages with flexible and intuitive UI.

The user interface of the Pager is useful for paging data-bound components that have a data source and do not have a built-in UI for paging such as the ListView or scenarios that require paging options—for example, Kendo Templates with a data source.

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You can customize the page number templates or use an input for navigation to a specific page, toggle the visibility of previous and next buttons, include a pagesize dropdown and alter the information messages. The pager API also offers the ability to localize its messages.

Initializing the Pager

To use the Pager, use an empty <div> element and supply its settings in the initialization script.

The following example demonstrates how to tie a pager to a data source and enable the pageSizes option.

  • You can use a remote data source instead of an array of local data. The local array is used for brevity in this example.
        <div id="pager"></div>

            var dataSource = new{
              data: [
                { productName: "Tea", category: "Beverages" },
                { productName: "Coffee", category: "Beverages" },
                { productName: "Ham", category: "Food" },
                { productName: "Bread", category: "Food" }
              pageSize: 2

              dataSource: dataSource,
              pageSizes: [2, 3, 4, "all"]

          #pager {
           margin-top: 100px;

Functionality and Features


You can subscribe to the Pager events.

Referencing Existing Instances

To refer to an existing Pager instance use the method. Once a reference is established, use the Pager API to control its behavior.

var pager = $("#pager").data("kendoPager");

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