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Wire the blur Event of the Filter Input 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 bind to the blur event of the filter input element in a Kendo UI DropDownList?


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>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>
        <style scoped>
            .demo-section {
                width: 350px;
                min-height: 140px;
            .demo-section h2 {
                font-weight: normal;
            .demo-section label {
                display: inline-block;
                margin: 15px 0 5px 0;
            .demo-section select {
                width: 350px;
            #get {
                float: right;
                margin: 25px auto 0;
            $(document).ready(function() {
                // create MultiSelect from select HTML element
                var required = $("#required").kendoMultiSelect().data("kendoMultiSelect");

                //add the autocomplete="off" attribute

                required.input.bind("blur", function() {

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