Kendo UI for jQuery Popup Overview

The Kendo UI Popup positions content next to a specific anchor.

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Initializing the Popup

To initialize the Popup, use a <div> element. Initially, the element is hidden as the content of the widget is designed to be only visible when opened through the API.

The following example demonstrates how to initialize the Popup and what its basic usage is.

    <input id="name" /><button> Open/Close </button>

    <div id="popup">
        <li>Item 1</li>
        <li>Item 2</li>
        <li>Item 3</li>

        anchor: $("#name")


Functionality and Features

The Popup provides options for aligning and appending it to elements and positioning it to specific points.


The Popup exposes the activate, open, close, and deactivate events. For more information, refer to the JavaScript API reference of the Popup.

Referencing Existing Instances

To access an existing Popup instance, use the .data("kendoPopup") jQuery method that is executed by the jQuery object of the originating element. For more information, refer to the article getting a reference to a Kendo UI widget. Once a reference is established, use the Popup API to control its behavior.

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