Adding a class to the selected menu item

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  1. Khushali
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    Jan 2012

    Posted 09 May 2012 Link to this post


    I have created a kendo menu. The code for it is something like this:

    <div id = "menu"></div>


      var menu = $("#menu").kendoMenu({
                dataSource: [{
                    text: "tab1",
                    url: 'javascript:showTab1()'
                }, {
                    text: "tab2",
                    url: 'javascript:showTab2()'
    Now, whenever a menu item is selected, i want to show it as selected. Need to add a class to the selected menu item. How can i do that?

  2. Paulie
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    Jan 2010

    Posted 17 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Not sure if this is the easiest way, but I was able to do it using the menu onSelect Event, by adding the 'k-state-selected' class to the selected menu item.  I first loop through all items to clear this class from the last selected item.

     function onSelect(e) {

    //Clear previously selected
            $("#menu").children().each(function (index) {

    //Mark just selected

    KENDOUI, is there an easier way????????????????
  3. Kamen Bundev
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    Posted 20 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    It can get slightly easier, like this:
    function onSelect(e) {

    All the best,
    Kamen Bundev
    the Telerik team
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  4. Raviraj
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    Feb 2012

    Posted 22 Oct 2012 Link to this post

  5. Ken Lewis
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    Sep 2009

    Posted 11 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    The HighlightPath feature wasn't working for me, so this is what I came up with.

    Using Firebug I noticed that the active menu item, based on the URL, has the "k-state-highlight" class. To cause it to appear selected, I use the jQuery statement below to add the "k-state-selected" class.
    I placed this in a document ready function just after the menu.

    To do a similar thing for sub-pages that don't get the "k-state-highlight" class, I use a selector to find the menu item by its href value.

    I hope this helps somebody else.

  6. Sunil
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    Jul 2015

    Posted 22 Jun 2017 in reply to Ken Lewis Link to this post

    Thank you Ken,

    Its helped me resolve this issue. I just added that line into _layout document.ready.

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