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Select Items Only with Mouse


Product Progress Kendo UI ListView
Progress Kendo UI version Created version 2018.1.117


How can I allow the users to select or deselect ListView items only with the mouse?


  1. Handle the mousedown event for the ListView component.
  2. Prevent the click event for the items in the ListView.
  3. Check the clicked target and if it is a ListView item, keep it in an array. If the item is already selected, remove it from the array.
  4. Call the select() method with the populated array of items.
<div class="demo-section k-content wide">
    <div id="listView"></div>
    <div id="pager" class="k-pager-wrap"> </div>

<script type="text/x-kendo-tmpl" id="template">
    <div class="product">
        <img src="https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/content/web/foods/#:ProductID#.jpg" alt="#:ProductName# image" />

    $(document).ready(function () {
        var dataSource = new kendo.data.DataSource({
            transport: {
                read: {
                    url: "https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/service/Products",
                    dataType: "jsonp"
            pageSize: 15

            dataSource: dataSource

            dataSource: dataSource,
            selectable: "multiple",
            dataBound: onDataBound,
            change: onChange,
            template: kendo.template($("#template").html())

        function onDataBound() {
            console.log("ListView data bound");

        function onChange(e) {
            var data = this.dataSource.view();
            var selected = $.map(this.select(), function (item) {
                return data[$(item).index()].ProductName;

            console.log("Selected: " + selected.length + " item(s), [" + selected.join(", ") + "]");

        $("#listView").on("mousedown", function (e) {

            // get item if the user clicked on an item template
            var clickedItem = $(e.target).closest("div.product");

            // prevent click event for item elements
            clickedItem.on("click", function (e) {

            if (clickedItem.length > 0) {
                var listView = $("#listView").getKendoListView();

                var selectedItems = listView.select();

                if (clickedItem.hasClass("k-state-selected")) {
                    // if item is already selected - remove it from collection
                    selectedItems.splice($.inArray(clickedItem[0], selectedItems), 1);
                } else {

                // unbind "change" event to prevent multiple calls
                listView.bind("change", onChange);


    .product {
        float: left;
        width: 220px;
        height: 110px;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 5px;
        cursor: pointer;

    .product img {
        float: left;
        width: 110px;
        height: 110px;

    .product h3 {
        margin: 0;
        padding: 10px 0 0 10px;
        font-size: .9em;
        overflow: hidden;
        font-weight: normal;
        float: left;
        max-width: 100px;
        text-transform: uppercase;

    .k-pager-wrap {
        border-top: 0;

    .demo-section .k-listview:after {
        content: ".";
        display: block;
        height: 0;
        clear: both;
        visibility: hidden;
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