TileLayout JSP Tag Overview

The TileLayout JSP tag is a server-side wrapper for the Kendo UI TileLayout widget.

The Kendo UI TileLayout widget allows you configure a two-dimensional grid-based sandbox surface to display content in tiles which can be dragged around and rearranged to create any modern page design.

It is based on the CSS Grid(with all its features) which covers the majority of cases and uses additional JavaScript logic to provide resizing, reordering and templates customizations.

Getting Started


Below are listed the steps for you to follow when configuring the Kendo UI TileLayout.

Step 1 Make sure you followed all the steps from the introductory article on Telerik UI for JSP.

Step 2 Create a new action method which renders the view.

    @RequestMapping(value = {"/", "/index"}, method = RequestMethod.GET)
    public String index() {
        return "tilelayout/index";

Step 3 Add the Kendo UI taglib mapping to the page.

    <%@taglib prefix="kendo" uri="https://www.telerik.com/kendo-ui/jsp/tags"%>

Step 4 Add a TileLayout tag.

<kendo:tileLayout name="tilelayout" columns="2" columnsWidth="285" rowsHeight="285" reorderable="true" >
            <kendo:tileLayout-container rowSpan="1" colSpan="1" >
                <kendo:tileLayout-container-header text="Header One"></kendo:tileLayout-container-header>
                        Body Text One
            <kendo:tileLayout-container rowSpan="1" colSpan="1" >
                <kendo:tileLayout-container-header text="Header Two"></kendo:tileLayout-container-header>
                        Body Text Two
            <kendo:tileLayout-container rowSpan="1" colSpan="1" >
                <kendo:tileLayout-container-header text="Header Three"></kendo:tileLayout-container-header>
                        Body Text Three

Container Styles

The TileLayout exposes an object that allows you to override the following styles:

    var tileLayoutStyles = {
        wrapper: "k-widget k-tilelayout",
        item: "k-tilelayout-item k-card",
        itemHeader: "k-tilelayout-item-header k-card-header",
        itemHeaderTitle: "k-card-title",
        itemBody: "k-tilelayout-item-body k-card-body",
        reorderHint: "k-layout-item-hint k-layout-item-hint-reorder",
        resizeHint: "k-layout-item-hint k-layout-item-hint-resize"

To override any of the classes, add your own or remove some, insert the new definition before the widget is initialized:

    kendo.ui.TileLayout.styles.item = "k-tilelayout-item k-card my-own-class";

Add or Remove Tiles

The Kendo UI TileLayout supports the option to dynamically add and remove tiles.


This functionality is a custom implementation based on the splice JS array method and the setOptions TileLayout client-side method.

For a full implementation of the Add/Remove functionality please refer to the official Add/Remove demo page.

Known Limitations

Currently, the component is not supported in Internet Explorer as the browser does not support gutters.

Event Handling

Subscribe to Events

You can subscribe to all events exposed by Kendo UI TileLayout by the handler name.

        function (e) {

            // for widgets that do not auto resize
            // https://docs.telerik.com/kendo-ui/styles-and-layout/using-kendo-in-responsive-web-pages
            kendo.resize(e.item, true);



Existing Instances

You are able to reference an existing TileLayout instance via the jQuery.data(). Once a reference is established, you are able to use the TileLayout API to control its behavior.

//Put this after your Kendo TileLayout tag declaration
$(function() {
    // Notice that the Name() of the TileLayout is used to get its client-side instance
    var tileLayout = $("#tilelayout").data("kendoTileLayout");

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