jQuery Support

The Kendo UI library is based on jQuery and all Kendo UI bundles include the corresponding minified jQuery library in their js directories.

In order for the Kendo UI scripts to work as expected, include a reference to the jQuery library in the document before the scripts.

Supported Versions

The current official version of Kendo UI requires jQuery version 1.12.4. Usually, each newly released jQuery version introduces breaking changes and is not compatible with the existing Kendo UI versions. In such cases, use the previous jQuery version until the next official Kendo UI version that resolves the issue is released. Normally, the jQuery version that is shipped with the Kendo UI service packs is not changed but is updated in major releases.

The following table provides a list of the jQuery versions that are compatible with the major Kendo UI releases and their corresponding service packs.

Major Releases jQuery Version Comments
Kendo UI 2019.1.115 (R1 2019) 1.12.4 Also compatible with 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.3.1
Kendo UI 2018.3.911 (R3 2018) 1.12.4 Also compatible with 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.3.1
Kendo UI 2018.2.516 (R2 2018) 1.12.4 Also compatible with 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.3.1
Kendo UI 2018.1.117 (R1 2018) 1.12.4 Also compatible with 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.1.1
Kendo UI 2017.3.913 (R3 2017) 1.12.3 Also compatible with 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.1.1
Kendo UI 2017.2.504 (R2 2017) 1.12.3 Also compatible with 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.1.1
Kendo UI 2017.1.118 (R1 2017) 1.12.3 Also compatible with 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.1.1
Kendo UI 2016.3.1118 (R3 2016 SP2) 1.12.3 Also compatible with 1.10.x, 2.2.x and 3.1.1
Kendo UI 2016.3.914 (R3 2016) 1.12.3 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.2.x
Kendo UI 2016.2.504 (R2 2016) 1.12.3 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.2.x
Kendo UI 2016.1.112 (Q1 2016) 1.9.1 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.1.x
Kendo UI 2015.3.930 (Q3 2015) 1.9.1 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.1.x
Kendo UI 2015.2.624 (Q2 2015) 1.9.1 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.1.x
Kendo UI 2015.1.318 (Q1 2015) 1.9.1 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.1.x
Kendo UI 2014.3.1119 (Q3 2014) 1.9.1 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.1.x
Kendo UI 2014.2.716 (Q2 2014) 1.9.1 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.1.x
Kendo UI 2014.1.318 (Q1 2014) 1.9.1 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.0.x
Kendo UI 2013.3.1119 (Q3 2013) 1.9.1 Also compatible with 1.10.x and 2.0.x
Kendo UI 2013.2.716 (Q2 2013) 1.9.1 -
Kendo UI 2013.1.319 (Q1 2013) 1.9.1 -
Kendo UI 2012.3.1114 (Q3 2012) 1.8.2 -
Kendo UI 2012.2.710 (Q2 2012) 1.7.1 -
Kendo UI 2012.1.322 (Q1 2012) 1.7.1 -
Kendo UI 2011.3.1129 (Q3 2011) 1.7.1 -

Working with Earlier Versions

Occasionally, a legacy web application might require an earlier jQuery version with which Kendo UI is not compatible. In such cases, use a recent jQuery version together with the jQuery Migrate plugin. It restores the jQuery features that have been depreciated and provides for the required backward compatibility.

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