Kendo UI Core
About Kendo UI Core
Features of Kendo UI Core
Kendo UI Core is a free and open-source subset of Kendo UI. The following table details the widgets and features available in Kendo UI Core, as well as the additional features available via a commercial Kendo UI license.
|Feature||Core||Professional||UI for MVC/JSP/PHP|
|Drag & Drop||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mobile Framework Features||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Compatibility and Requirements
Kendo UI Core depends on the following libraries:
- jQuery v1.9.1+
Kendo UI Core has not been tested against any other versions of these libraries. You may find that versions other than these are compatible with Kendo UI Core. However, we make no claims to support those versions, and will not troubleshoot issues that arise when using those versions.
Building Kendo UI Core
There are two ways to get the source code for Kendo UI Core. You can either download a pre-built zip from Telerik.com, or build the source yourself using Grunt. The latter approach includes an option for building a distribution of Kendo UI Core that includes only the widgets and framework features required by your app.
In order to build Kendo UI Core, you need to have Node.js/npm latest and git 1.7 or later.
Mac OS users should install Homebrew. Once Homebrew is installed, run
brew install git to install git,
brew install node to install Node.js.
Linux/BSD users should use their appropriate package managers to install git and Node.js, or build them from source.
How to build Kendo UI Core
Clone a copy of the repository by running
git clone https://github.com/telerik/kendo-ui-core.git
Enter the repository directory
Initialize the submodule repository
git submodule update --init
Run the build script:
npm run build
The minified version of the scripts and styles of Kendo UI Core will be put in the
If you want to create custom build or help with Kendo UI Core development, it would be better to install the grunt command line interface as a global package:
[sudo] npm install -g grunt-cli
Make sure you have
grunt installed by testing:
Now by running the
grunt command in the Kendo UI Core directory, you can build the full version of Kendo UI Core. This works just like the
npm run build command:
There are several other tasks available:
Building only what you need
custom task will create a custom minified file -
dist/kendo.custom.min.js, which includes only the specified components. The following command will include only the autocomplete and dropdownlist widgets:
Source Code and Downloads
If you want to skip building Kendo UI Core yourself, head on over to Telerik.com to grab the full source.
Using Kendo UI Core via the Kendo Static CDN
You can also easily include Kendo UI Core in your site or application by using the Kendo CDN:
<link href="http://cdn.kendostatic.com/2014.2.716/styles/kendo.common.min.css" rel="stylesheet" /> <link href="http://cdn.kendostatic.com/2014.2.716/styles/kendo.default.min.css" rel="stylesheet" /> <script src="http://cdn.kendostatic.com/2014.2.716/js/jquery.min.js"></script> <script src="http://cdn.kendostatic.com/2014.2.716/js/kendo.ui.core.min.js"></script>
The main advantage of the CDN approach is that your users may be able to leverage a primed cache version of Kendo UI Core if they've visited other sites using the framework.
For complete Kendo UI Documentation, including Kendo UI Core, please visit http://docs.telerik.com/kendo-ui.
How to Contribute
Kendo UI Core is free and open-source. We encourage and support an active, healthy community that accepts contributions from the public. We'd like you to be a part of that community.
Before contributing to Kendo UI Core, please:
- Read and sign the Kendo UI Core Contribution License Agreement, to confirm you've read and acknowledged the legal aspects of your contributions, and
- Read our contribution guide, which houses all of the necessary info to:
- submit bugs,
- request new features, and
- walk you through the entire process of preparing your code for a Pull Request.
As a fully-open source project, Kendo UI Core is a primarily community-supported project, As such, you are encouraged to use forums like Stack Overflow to post questions, and the issues list of this repo to report bugs.
The Kendo UI team does not provide formal support for Kendo UI Core, except to those customers who have purchased a commercial license for Kendo UI (Professional, UI for MVC, etc.) or a support-only package from Telerik.com. Please do not create support requests for this project in the issues list for this repo, as these will be immediately closed. You'll be directed to post your question on a community forum.
For change logs and release notes, see the online release notes at Telerik.com.
This project has been released under the Apache License, version 2.0, the text of which is included below. This license applies ONLY to the source of this repository and does not extend to any other Kendo UI distribution or variant, or any other 3rd party libraries used in a repository. For licensing information about Kendo UI, see the License Agreements page at KendoUI.com.
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