Aurelia and the Kendo bridge offer a nice way to start a web application with a rich interface. The question any rich interface developer will have to answer sooner or later is how to add functionality to the "out of the box" components.
A simple use case would be to be able to extend the NumericTextBox, which by default has the input restricted to [0-9.]+ to accept additional modifiers such as k, m.
These are common to financial applications for better control: 1k => 1000, 1m => 1000000.
The first approach on extending the NumericTextBox is to follow official doc and just create an extended component (in an OOP thinking).
- first you extend the NumericTextBox. See: src/vanilla/kendo-number-input.js
- the you wrap it in Aurelia. See: src/components/oop-way/number-input.ts
The disadvantage of this approach is that you loose all the wrapping provided by the bridge and you will have to re-wrap everything yourself (bind to events, wrap properties, etc.).
Just access the NumbericTextBox via the k-widget (available in the next tick after attached) and modify the desired function!
Just that easy. In the process keep all the wrapping and limit the code required. See: src/components/number-input.ts.