Contents tagged with Kendo UI

  • Part 2 - Getting started with Kendo UI

    In the last post I gave an introduction to Kendo UI about it’s features and advantages and also about the various bundles offered by them. In this post I will help you to get started with development using Kendo UI in your web applications.

    As I said in my earlier post, Kendo UI is built on top of jQuery, so it’s a pre-requisite to have jQuery in your application. The latest version of Kendo UI requires jQuery version 1.9.1 or higher and you can download it from their site or can use any of the CDN’s  which hosts jQuery. Please visit the link here to know more about the prerequisites.

    I will be using Kendo UI Core bundle which is a free offering from Telerik and can be downloaded from their site. To download you need to register an account with them and will be able to download the archive once you signed in to their site. The downloaded archive will contain folders as shown below.


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  • Part 1 - Introduction to Kendo UI

    Kendo UI is a HTML 5 and JavaScript based framework from Telerik which helps you to create modern web applications for the web as well as for mobile devices. Built on top of jQuery, Kendo UI uses the power of HTML5 and CSS3 for rendering various types of widgets that can be used in our web pages as well as mobile applications for delivering rich, responsive content with minimum amount of development activity.

    It includes a lot of UI widgets, data visualization framework, mobile framework and tools such as MVVM Framework, data source templates, drag and drop components, themes etc. It supports most of the browsers available today and there by providing cross platform/cross browser support for your application. Gone are the days when you put in browser specific codes in your pages to make it browser compatible, with Kendo UI you need to concentrate on your functionality of the application and all tricky situations like this will be handled automatically by Kendo itself.

  • Exposing Database using a WCF Restful Data Service

    Last month I was preparing for a training session on Kendo UI using JavaScript which included some advanced topics using Kendo Grid. I was on the lookout for a sample service to show the CRUD operations in Kendo Grid and did find couple of services hosted by Telerik itself and by OData community. Since they were mainly read only services, I was unable to do any update or delete operations using the methods exposed by them. So I was thinking about creating a new service for my purpose and then I stumbled on this piece in MSDN which helped to save a lot of precious time that may be needed for creating a new one from the scratch.

    I will be using the Northwind database for this purpose and if you don’t have a copy of the same with you, you can go here and download it. Once you are ready with database, we can proceed to create the service. Again I will be using the VS 2013 Community which is a subset of the Ultimate version and is offered free of cost by Microsoft.

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