When it comes to working with the Kendo UI DropDownList, the only similar value that can be changed using the API would be the height of the DropDownList item list using the height property
. If you want to change the height of the control's exterior, CSS is the way to go.
I have prepared a sample for you in the KEndo UI Dojo that shows two DropDownLists resized to a smaller size that might fit your requirements better; you can take a look at it here
The relevant style:
I hope this helps!
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