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Create Checkbox Custom Item Templates in the MultiSelect


Product Progress® Kendo UI® MultiSelect for jQuery
Operating System Windows 10 64bit
Visual Studio Version Visual Studio 2017
Preferred Language JavaScript


How can I create a Kendo UI MultiSelect widget with checkboxes?


The following example demonstrates how to achieve the desired scenario.

    <div id="example" role="application">
        <div class="demo-section k-header">
            <h2>Invite Attendees</h2>
            <label for="required">Required</label>
            <select id="required" multiple="multiple" data-placeholder="Select attendees...">
                <option selected>Steven White</option>
                <option>Nancy King</option>
                <option>Nancy Davolio</option>
                <option>Robert Davolio</option>
                <option>Michael Leverling</option>
                <option>Andrew Callahan</option>
                <option>Michael Suyama</option>
                <option selected>Anne King</option>
                <option>Laura Peacock</option>
                <option>Robert Fuller</option>
                <option>Janet White</option>
                <option>Nancy Leverling</option>
                <option>Robert Buchanan</option>
                <option>Margaret Buchanan</option>
                <option selected>Andrew Fuller</option>
                <option>Anne Davolio</option>
                <option>Andrew Suyama</option>
                <option>Nige Buchanan</option>
                <option>Laura Fuller</option>
            .k-list .k-item {
                position: relative;

          .k-item input {
            position: absolute;
            right: 0
            $(document).ready(function() {
                var checkInputs = function(elements) {
                  elements.each(function() {
                        var element = $(this);     
                    var input = element.children("input");

                    input.prop("checked", element.hasClass("k-selected"));
                // create MultiSelect from select HTML element
                var required = $("#required").kendoMultiSelect({
                  itemTemplate: "#:data.text# <input type='checkbox'/>",
                  autoClose: false,
                  dataBound: function() {
                    var items = this.ul.find("li");
                    setTimeout(function() {
                  change: function() {
                    var items = this.ul.find("li");

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