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By default, the toolbar of the TaskBoard displays the addColumn and the search tools. Default tools can be excluded, or custom tools can be added through the toolbar configuration.

Custom Tools

The toolbar.items configuration allows you to set the desired tools that will be rendered in the toolbar of the TaskBoard. Tools can be added to the items collection as strings, or as objects, in case additional configuration is needed.

The following example demonstrates how to add a custom tool to the toolbar.

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

            toolbar: {
                items: [
                    { type: "button", text: "Add Card", name: "addCard", text: "Add New Card", command: "CustomAddCardCommand", icon: "plus", showText: true },
            dataOrderField: "order",
            dataSource: [
                { id: 1, order: 1, title: "Task 1", description: "Description 1", status: "backlog", category: "red" },
                { id: 2, order: 2, title: "Task 11", description: "Description 11", status: "backlog", category: "red" },
                { id: 3, order: 3, title: "Task 2", description: "Description 2", status: "doing", category: "green" },
                { id: 4, order: 4, title: "Task 22", description: "Description 22", status: "doing", category: "green" },
                { id: 5, order: 5, title: "Task 3", description: "Description 3", status: "done", category: "blue" }
            columns: [
                { text: "Doing", status: "doing" },
                { text: "Backlog", status: "backlog" },
                { text: "Done", status: "done" }

        kendo.ui.taskboard.commands["CustomAddCardCommand"] = kendo.ui.taskboard.Command.extend({
            exec: function () {
                var taskboard = this.taskboard;
                var options = this.options;

                taskboard.addCard({ status: "doing", title: "Add Title", description: "Add Description", category: "green" });

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