Layout

In addition the default layout, the Form offers an option to use Grid layout. It can be set through the Layout option.

Grid layout is supported only on modern browsers. Even so, not all browsers that support grid layout support all features.

Grid Layout

To use this layout set the option to grid, specify the number of columns and the gutter between them. The Form supports up to 12 columns.

layout: "grid",
grid: {
    cols: 3,
    gutter: 10
}

The following example shows the Form with grid layout set.

    <form id="form"></form>

    <script>
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("#form").kendoForm({
                formData: {
                    FirstName: "",
                    LastName: "",
                    Email: "",
                    Password: "",
                    Birth: new Date(),
                    Agree: false
                },
                layout: "grid",
                grid: {
                    cols: 2,
                    gutter: 20
                },
                items: [
                    {
                        type: "group",
                        label: "Personal Information",
                        items: [
                            { 
                                field: "FirstName", 
                                label: "First Name:", 
                                validation: { required: true } 
                            },
                            { 
                                field: "LastName", 
                                label: "Last Name:", 
                                validation: { required: true } 
                            },
                            { 
                                field: "Email", 
                                label: "Email", 
                                validation: { 
                                    required: true, 
                                    email: true 
                                }
                            },
                            { 
                                field: "Password", 
                                label: "Password:", 
                                validation: { required: true }, 
                                hint: "Hint: enter alphanumeric characters only." 
                            },
                            { 
                                field: "Birth", 
                                label: { text: "Date of birth:", optional: true } 
                            }
                        ]
                    },
                    {
                        type: "group",
                        label: "Shipping Address",
                        layout: "grid",
                        grid: { cols: 2, gutter: 10 },                          
                        items: [
                            { 
                                field: "Country", 
                                editor: "DropDownList", 
                                label: "Country", 
                                validation: { required: true }, 
                                colSpan: 1,
                                editorOptions: {
                                    optionLabel: "Select country...",
                                    dataSource: [
                                        { Name: "France", Id: 1 },
                                        { Name: "Germany", Id: 2 },
                                        { Name: "Italy", Id: 3 },
                                        { Name: "Spain", Id: 4 }
                                    ],
                                    dataTextField: "Name",
                                    dataValueField: "Id"
                                }
                            },
                            { 
                                field: "City", 
                                label: "City", 
                                validation: { required: true },
                                colSpan: 1,
                            },
                            { 
                                field: "AddressLine", 
                                label: "Address Line", 
                                colSpan: 2,
                                validation: { required: true } 
                            },
                        ]
                    },
                    { 
                        field: "Agree", 
                        label: "Agree to Terms", 
                        validation: { required: true } 
                    }
                ]
            });
        });
    </script>

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