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Using Kendo UI within SharePoint Online

In this guide, learn how to use Kendo UI to boost your productivity and create beautiful custom solutions for SharePoint development.

SharePoint MVP Ed Musters has published a practical, detailed series that provides the web developer with a detailed “how to” in using the HTML5 and JavaScript framework Kendo UI by Progress in SharePoint Online within Office 365. The primary target for this resource is the experienced front-end web developer who needs to create a custom solution for SharePoint Online. The series can equally well assist “legacy” SharePoint developers who have been developing full-trust solutions with ASP.NET and C#, helping them modernize their web development stack and use Kendo UI to boost their productivity.

The series, published on the Telerik Developer Network, covers the following key areas:

  • Creating, packaging and deploying custom SharePoint solutions
  • Referencing Kendo UI components in SharePoint Online
  • Using SharePoint Lists as a data source for Kendo UI
  • Including other frameworks and tools into your development

Articles in This Series

What Is Kendo UI and Why Use It in SharePoint/Office 365?

Kendo UI provides the SharePoint developer with a comprehensive library of advanced, responsive HTML5 widgets, such as data grid, charts and scheduler. Importantly, it includes an Office 365-inspired theme to help developers customize Office 365 without having to spend time to write custom CSS and not have your custom UI look out of place. Kendo UI is not a replacement for your favorite JS framework; rather, it is designed to work alongside jQuery, Angular JS and Angular 2 and make web developers more productive. It also works alongside Office UI Fabric. 

Kendo UI can be used not only in SharePoint Online, but also in SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 on-premise. This makes it a suitable choice for your “application modernization strategy.”

In Ed Musters’ experience, “You need not be a JavaScript guru before you can consider the benefits of Kendo UI. Kendo UI will boost your development productivity regardless of your current skill level. Both the beginner and expert will benefit. In fact, Kendo UI has helped accelerate my own modern web development learning curve.”

Learn More

Get started learning how you can use Kendo UI to customize and beautify your SharePoint applications beginning with the introduction, or you can find out more about Kendo UI and SharePoint here.

About the Author

Nora Georgieva

Nora Georgieva is the Product Marketing Manager for KendoReact. She’s passionate about clear and effective communication - one of her goals is to make the marketing person that professional whom developers can count on for getting the right information at the right time to meet their challenges. In her free time, she does improv theater, goes to live music gigs and explores.

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