TaskBoard Overview

The Kendo UI TaskBoard allows you to easily organize items and keep track of their state. The TaskBoard provides a clean and user-friendly interface and enables you to manage tasks, notes, projects, people, or other kinds of items. The component displays columns (lanes), which can represent different types of project/task statuses. Tasks are visualized as cards, which are easily customizable through templates. You can reorder cards within the columns, or drag and drop them onto another column.

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Initializing the TaskBoard

The following example demonstrates how to initialize the TaskBoard from an existing <div> element.

    <div id="taskBoard"></div>

    <script>
        var cardsData = [
            { id: 1, title: "Campaigns", order: 1, description: "Create a new landing page for campaign", status: "todo", color: "orange" },
            { id: 2, title: "Newsletters", order: 2, description: "Send newsletter", status: "todo", color: "blue" },
            { id: 3, title: "Ads Analytics", order: 3, description: "Review ads performance", status: "todo", color: "green" },
            { id: 4, title: "SEO Analytics", order: 4, description: "Review SEO results", status: "inProgress", color: "blue" },
            { id: 5, title: "Customer Research", order: 5, description: "Interview focus groups", status: "inProgress", color: "orange" },
            { id: 6, title: "Testimonials & Case Studies", order: 6, description: "Publish new case study", status: "done", color: "green" },
            { id: 7, title: "Content", order: 7, description: "Plan content for podcasts", status: "done", color: "green" },
            { id: 8, title: "Customer Journey", order: 8, description: "Update virtual classrooms' experience", status: "done", color: "blue" },
        ];

        $("#taskBoard").kendoTaskBoard({
            columns: [
                { text: "To-Do", status: "todo" },
                { text: "In Progress", status: "inProgress" },
                { text: "Done", status: "done" }
            ],
            dataSource: {
                data: cardsData,
                schema: {
                    model: {
                        id: "id",
                        fields: {
                            id: { type: "number" },
                            order: { type: "number", defaultValue: 0 },
                            title: { field: "title", defaultValue: "No title" },
                            description: { field: "description", validation: { required: true } },
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            dataStatusField: "status",
            dataOrderField: "order",
            dataCategoryField: "color",
            height: 750,
            resources: [
                {
                    field: "color",
                    dataSource: [
                        { value: "orange", color: "#ffa500" },
                        { value: "green", color: "#008000" },
                        { value: "blue", color: "#0000ff" }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        });
    </script>

Functionality and Features

Referencing Existing Instances

To get a reference to an existing TaskBoard instance:

  1. Use the jQuery.data() method.
  2. Once a reference is established, use the TaskBoard API to control its behavior.

    var taskBoard = $("#taskBoard").data("kendoTaskBoard");
    

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