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Initialize a Grid in the PanelBar


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


How can I initialize the Grid inside the Kendo UI PanelBar by resizing it according to the dimensions of its container?


The following example demonstrates how to use the activate event when initializing the Grid within the PanelBar so as it is resized according to the dimensions of its container.

In addition to the Kendo UI PanelBar, this example can be applied to the TabStrip and Window widgets, which, too, act as hidden containers for the Grid.

      <button id="openBtn">Open</button>

      <ul id="panelbar">
        <li id="item1">Item 1
          <div id="grid"></div>
        <li id="item2">Item 2
            <li>Sub Item 1</li>
            <li>Sub Item 2</li>
            <li>Sub Item 3</li>

      <script src=""></script>
        var panelbar = $("#panelbar").kendoPanelBar().data("kendoPanelBar");

        var grid = $("#grid").kendoGrid({
            dataSource: {
              data: products,
              pageSize: 5
          height: 200,
          scrollable: true,
          columns: [
              { field: "UnitPrice", title: "Unit Price", format: "{0:c}", width: "130px" },
              { field: "UnitsInStock", title: "Units In Stock", width: "130px" },
              { field: "Discontinued", width: "130px" }

          // Apply the activate event which is thrown only after the animation is completed.
"activate", function() {

          $("#openBtn").click(function(e) {

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