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A KineticJS plugin for KnockoutJS.


This package is designed to enable using the data-binding awesomeness of KnockoutJS with the HTML5 Canvas drawing wizardy of KineticJS. Fun features include:

  • Declartive Canvas elements: create a hierarchy of Kinetic nodes inline in your HTML, with no JavaScript!
  • Kinetic Node data-binding: declartively bind properties of your Kinetic nodes to your ViewModel, without manually subscribing to observables!


While you can use regular HTML elements as placeholders for your Canvas, it is recommended that you use virtual elements instead:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>A Knockout/Kinetic example</title>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="kinetic-v3.9.8.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="knockout-2.1.0.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../knockout-kinetic.js"></script>
    This example is from the 'Rect' tutorial:
    <div id="container">
      <!-- Look, ma! No JavaScript! -->
      <!-- ko Kinetic.Stage: { width: 578, height: 200 } -->
      <!--     ko Kinetic.Layer: { } -->
      <!--         ko Kinetic.Rect: { x: 239, y: 75, width: 100, height: 50, fill: "#00D2FF", stroke: "black", strokeWidth: 4 } -->
      <!--         /ko -->
      <!--     /ko -->
      <!-- /ko -->
    <script type="text/javascript">
        // Ok, a *little* JavaScript...

This example doesn't use any actual observables, but they are fully supported.


The best way to provide feedback is via the github issues page, as I don't actively monitor either the Kinetic or Knockout forums. Pull requests are a great way to get my attention. :)

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