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Detect Input change Events

The change event of the DropDownList fires when the value of the widget is changed by the user.

The following example demonstrates how to detect changes in the input of the widget.

  <div id="example">
    <div class="demo-section k-header">
      <h4 class="title">DropDownList</h4>
      <input id="dropdownlist" style="width: 400px;"/>
    <div class="box">                
      <h4>Console log</h4>
      <div class="console"></div>
      $(document).ready(function() {
        function widgetChange(е) {
          var value = this.value();
          $(".console").append("<p>event: change (widget) -- selected value: " + value + "</p>");

        function inputChange() {
          var val = $("#dropdownlist").val()
          $(".console").append("<p>event: change (input)-- selected value: " + val + "</p>");

        var data = [
          {text: "Item1", value:"1"},
          {text: "Item2", value:"2"},
          {text: "Item3", value:"3"}

          dataTextField: "text",
          dataValueField: "value",
          dataSource: data,
          change: widgetChange

    <style scoped>
      .demo-section {
        width: 400px;

See Also

For more runnable examples on the Kendo UI DropDownList, browse its How To documentation folder.

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