Does Kendo UI complete for ASP.NET MVC incldue Mobile?

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  1. David
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    Posted 12 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi, 

    I am new to Kendo and a little confused. I want to use my existing ASP.NET MVC skills to do Mobile App development. Kendo UI Complete seems like the best option for me.

    I read in your help docs/blogs that Kendo UI Complete includes Kendo Mobile (which seems to be the collection of mobile widgets).

    However, I read a forum post suggesting that there are no wrappers for Mobile - what does this mean? Can someone explain the difference please..

    Thanks
  2. Sebastian
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    Posted 13 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Rodney,

    Indeed the Kendo UI Complete for ASP.NET MVC package includes Kendo UI Web, Kendo UI DataViz, Kendo UI Mobile and MVC server wrappers for Web and DataViz. There are no MVC server wrappers for Kendo UI Mobile at this juncture, however we monitor the interest in that in the following User Voice item.

    Still you can integrate the Kendo UI Mobile widget in ASP.NET MVC mobile views now using html and javascript.

    Regards,
    Sebastian
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  4. David
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    Posted 24 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi,

    The part I am not understanding and is not clear from your docs, is once I have a ASP.NET MVC App with Kendo (Mobile or UI) - how do I grab all the client side code and compile it with PhoneGap?
  5. Sebastian
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    Posted 25 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hello again Rodney,

    Here's a tutorial in our online documentation which explains how to do that.

    Additionally, you may consider developing your mobile apps with our cloud IDE, Icenium, which greatly facilitates the entire process, including the PhoneGap deployment.

    Best regards,
    Sebastian
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  6. David
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    Posted 25 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Sebastian,

    Thanks - the problem is that I am a .NET ASP.NET MVC programmer. I can't work out how to extract just the client views that require PhoneGap. I want to expose some JSON services and ideally code the whole thing in ASP.NET MVC and then compile it with PhoneGap.

    The example above is for PHP.
  7. Sebastian
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    Posted 26 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    You can employ PhoneGap build and create native-like experiences for your mobile app only when you use Kendo UI Mobile to build it, Rodney. Note that Kendo UI Mobile does not depend on any server-side framework or logic, as it is platform-agnostic.

    Let me know if I am missing something.

    Regards,
    Sebastian
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    Join us on our journey to create the world's most complete HTML 5 UI Framework - download Kendo UI now!
  8. David
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    Posted 26 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks - the part that I am unsure of is how to use Kendo Mobile AND ASP.NET MVC. I want to use ASP.NET MVC to structure the project nicely and then use K Mobile for the views. 

    The part I don't understand is how to use Phone Gap on the ASP.NET MVC project with Kendo in it. 
  9. Alexander Valchev
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    Posted 28 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Rodney,

    It is important to understand that applications packaged with PhoneGap will be deployed on the mobile device.

    It is technically not possible to package MVC Views with PhoneGap, because there is no MVC/.NET framework available on the mobile device to render views or execute controllers.

    My recommendation is to develop client side of your application using standard HTML pages, CSS and JavaScript. You can use ASP.NET MVC controllers as a back-end service for sending/retrieving dynamic data via Ajax.

    I hope this information will help.

    Kind regards,
    Alexander Valchev
    the Telerik team
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