Nest Sortables

The example below demonstrates how to create nested Kendo UI Sortable widgets.

  <ul id="parent">
    <li class="list-item">Apples</li>
    <li class="list-item">Grapefruits</li>
    <li class="list-item">Bananas</li>
    <li class="list-item">Others
      <ul id="nested">
        <li class="list-item">Cranberries</li>
        <li class="list-item">Pineapples</li>
        <li class="list-item">Strawberries</li>

    function placeholder(element) {
      return $("<li style='color: red;' class='list-item' id='placeholder'>Drop Here!</li>");

      connectWith: "#nested",
      filter: ">li.list-item", //filter only list-items that are direct child of the Sortable container. Use ".list-item" to allow parent items to use the nested sortable.
      ignore: "#nested >li", //ignore nested list-items
      placeholder: placeholder
      connectWith: "#parent",
      filter: ".list-item",
      placeholder: placeholder

See Also

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

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