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Create Custom Grid Editors in AngularJS


Product Progress® Kendo UI® Grid for jQuery
Preferred Language JavaScript
Preferred Framework AngularJS

Starting with R2 2022, the Kendo UI team officially drops the support for AngularJS 1.x through Kendo UI for jQuery. The AngularJS related files and functionality are removed from the bundles and distribution in R3 SP1 2023. The last version that contains the files is R3 2023.


How can I create a custom editor in the Kendo UI Grid in AngularJS applications?


The following example demonstrates how to create a custom editor in the Data Grid in AngularJS applications.

The example loads Kendo UI 2023.3.1010 version.

  <script src=""></script>
  <script src=""></script>
  <script src=""></script>
  <div id="example" ng-app="KendoDemos">
    <div ng-controller="MyCtrl">
      <kendo-grid options="mainGridOptions"></kendo-grid>

    angular.module("KendoDemos", [ "kendo.directives" ])
    .controller("MyCtrl", function($scope, $compile){
      $scope.dataSource = new{
        pageSize: 20,
        data: products,
        autoSync: true,
        schema: {
          model: {
            id: "ProductID",
            fields: {
              ProductID: { editable: false, nullable: true },
              ProductName: { validation: { required: true } },
              Category: { defaultValue: { CategoryID: 1, CategoryName: "Beverages"} },
              UnitPrice: { type: "number", validation: { required: true, min: 1} }

      $scope.ddlDataSource = new{
        type: "odata",
        transport: {
          read: ""

      $scope.categoryDropDownEditor = function(container, options) {
        var editor = $('<input kendo-drop-down-list required k-data-text-field="\'CategoryName\'" k-data-value-field="\'CategoryID\'" k-data-source="ddlDataSource" data-bind="value:' + options.field + '"/>')

      $scope.mainGridOptions = {
        dataSource: $scope.dataSource,
        pageable: true,
        height: 550,
        toolbar: ["create"],
        columns: [
          { field:"ProductName",title:"Product Name" },
          { field: "Category", title: "Category", width: "180px", editor: $scope.categoryDropDownEditor, template: "#=Category.CategoryName#" },
          { field: "UnitPrice", title:"Unit Price", format: "{0:c}", width: "130px" },
          { command: "destroy", title: " ", width: "150px" }],
        editable: true


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