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Initialize the Grid in the TabStrip


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


How can I initialize a Kendo UI for jQuery Grid in a Kendo UI for jQuery TabStrip?


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

In addition to the Kendo UI TabStrip, you can apply the suggested approach to the PanelBar and Window which also act as hidden containers for the Grid.

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

      <div id="tabstrip">
          <li id="tab1">Tab 1</li>
          <li id="tab2">Tab 2</li>
        <div><div id="grid"></div></div>
        <div>Content 2</div>

      <script src=""></script>
        var tabstrip = $("#tabstrip").kendoTabStrip().data("kendoTabStrip");

        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 played out
"activate", function() {

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

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