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RequireJS

The minified Kendo UI JavaScript files are AMD modules and work with compatible loaders, such as RequireJS, which load only the needed Kendo UI JavaScript files instead of kendo.all.min.js.

  • As of 2016, the RequireJS project is mostly superseded by solutions such as Webpack, Browserify and SystemJS, which provide much more extensible API.
  • You may check the help articles on their integration too—Webpack support and SystemJS support.
  • Due to a bug, the examples below do not work with the official Kendo UI Q1 2016 release. They should work as expected with the versions 2016.1.118 and later.
  • It is not possible to load packages produced by the Download Builder using RequireJS.

Loading from Local Directories

The following example demonstrates how to load the Kendo UI JavaScript files from a local directory—for example, js/my-kendo-scripts. It is assumed that all Kendo UI scripts files are available there.

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
    <head>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="/styles/my-kendo-styles/default-main.css" />
        <!-- Include RequireJS -->
        <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/require.js/2.1.1/require.js"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <select id="dropdownlist"></select>
        <script>
        require.config({
          baseUrl: "js/my-kendo-scripts/", // the path where the kendo scripts are present
          paths: {
            "jquery": "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.min",
          }
        });

        require([ "jquery", "kendo.dropdownlist.min" ], function($, kendo) {
          console.log(kendo)

          $("#dropdownlist").kendoDropDownList({
            dataSource: {
              data: [{name:"Jane Doe", value: 1}, {name:"John Doe", value: 2}]
            },
            dataTextField: "name",
            dataValueField: "value"
          });
        });
        </script>
    </body>
</html>

Using Bundle Scripts

The following example demonstrates how to use a bundle script with RequireJS.

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  <head>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/themes/6.7.0/default/default-main.css" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/require.js/2.1.1/require.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="grid"></div>
    <script>

      require.config({
        paths: {
          "jquery": "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.min",
          "jszip": "https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/2023.2.829/js/jszip.min",
          "kendo.all.min": "https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/2023.2.829/js/kendo.all.min",
        }
      });

      require([ "jquery", "jszip", "kendo.all.min" ], function($, JSZip, kendo) {
        window.JSZip = JSZip;
        $("#grid").kendoGrid({
          toolbar:["excel"],
          dataSource: {
            data: [{name:"Jane Doe"}, {name:"John Doe"}]
          }
        });
      });
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

Using AngularJS and Kendo UI

The following example demonstrates how to load AngularJS and initialize it with angular.bootsrap when all .js files are loaded.

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  <head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/themes/6.7.0/default/default-main.css" />    
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/require.js/2.1.1/require.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div ng-controller="controller">
      <select kendo-drop-down-list k-options="options"></select>
    </div>

    <script>
      require.config({
        paths: {
          "angular": "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.3.12/angular.min",
          "jquery": "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.min",
          "kendo.all.min": "https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/2023.2.829/js/kendo.all.min"
        },
        shim: {
          "angular": { deps: ["jquery"] },
          "kendo.all.min": { deps: ["angular"] }
        }
      });

      require([ "angular", "kendo.all.min" ], function() {
        var app = angular.module("app", ["kendo.directives"]);

        app.controller("controller", ["$scope", function($scope) {
          $scope.options = {
            dataSource: {
              data: [{name:"Jane Doe", value: 1}, {name:"John Doe", value: 2}]
            },
            dataTextField: "name",
            dataValueField: "value"
          };
        }]);

        angular.bootstrap(document, ["app"]);
      });
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

Using Custom Kendo Scripts in AngularJS

The following example demonstrates how to use a custom Kendo script created with gulp with RequireJS and AngularJS. The script for the below example has been created with the following command: npx gulp custom -c dropdownlist,angular.

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  <head>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/themes/6.7.0/default/default-main.css" />
  <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/require.js/2.1.1/require.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div ng-controller="controller">
      <select kendo-drop-down-list k-options="options"></select>
    </div>

    <script>
      require.config({
        paths: {
          "angular": "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.6.8/angular.min",
          "jquery": "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.1.1.min",
          "kendo.angular.min": "dist/js/kendo.custom.min",
          "kendo.dropdownlist.min": "dist/js/kendo.custom.min"
        },
        shim: {
          "angular": { deps: ["jquery"] },
          "kendo.angular.min": { deps: ["angular"] },
          "kendo.dropdownlist.min": { deps: ["kendo.angular.min"] },
        }
      });

      require([ "jquery", "angular", "kendo.angular.min", "kendo.dropdownlist.min" ], function() {
        var app = angular.module("app", ["kendo.directives"]);

        app.controller("controller", ["$scope", function($scope) {
          $scope.options = {
            dataSource: {
              data: [{name:"Jane Doe", value: 1}, {name:"John Doe", value: 2}]
            },
            dataTextField: "name",
            dataValueField: "value"
          };
        }]);

        angular.bootstrap(document, ["app"]);
      });
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

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