The method $find
provides a shortcut to the Sys.Application.findComponent()
method, which returns the specified Component object. Expect to use this method every time you reference a RadControl on the client as it returns a client-side object that represents the control and allows managing it while avoiding unnecessary postbacks. Also, it is a ASP.NET AJAX method and it is specific for the RadControls as they are built on top of this framework.
The alias $telerik
assembly, as you can check in this help article
. While it is also possible to access the client-side object of a RadControl, this is not the main purpose of the jQuery library and as you can check in the following code sample, the alternative of $find
is not so intuitive to use:
I hope this helps. Feel free to contact us again if there are details that are not clarified by the information above.
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