Slider Overview

The Kendo UI Slider widget provides a rich input for selecting numeric values.

Unlike the HTML5 range input, the Slider enables the consistent experience across browsers and delivers rich API calls and event models.

Getting Started

Create the Slider

To create the Slider, use an HTML <input> element.

<input id="slider" />

Initialize the Slider

To initialize the Slider, use a jQuery selector.

$(document).ready(function() {


Verify that you create the Slider within a $(document).ready() statement because the widget has to be initialized after the DOM fully loads.



The Slider provides configuration options for you to customize its behavior. The available settings are:

  • Minimum and/or maximum values
  • Horizontal or vertical orientation
  • Small or large step
  • Tooltip format/placement

The following example demonstrates how to customize the Slider behaviors by configuring its properties.

    min: 10,
    max: 50,
    orientation: "vertical",
    smallStep: 1,
    largeStep: 10


Existing Instances

To reference an existing Slider instance, use the method. Once a reference has been established, use the API to control its behavior.

var slider = $("#slider").data("kendoSlider");

Keyboard Navigation

The user can focus the drag-handles of the Slider through tabbing. When focused in this way, the respective drag-handle renders with its active style and the following keys and supports the following keyboard shortcuts:

Left/Down Arrow key Increments the value by a smallStep amount
Right/Up Arrow key Decrements the value by a smallStep amount
Page Up key Increments the value by a largeStep amount
Page Down key Decrements the value by a largeStep amount
Home Places the focused draghandle at the minimum value
End Places the focused draghandle at the maximum value


In the right-to-left (RTL) mode, the behavior of the left and right Arrow keys is reversed.

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