Auto navigate the side root

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  1. John
    John avatar
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    Member since:
    Jun 2016

    Posted 21 Jul 2016 Link to this post

    Hi there,

    I've tailored the splitview demo on the Kendo UI demo site.

    Prior to the splitview view displaying, I have an initial view asking for some information including what default category the user is interested in.

    I'm looking for a solution where I can automatically navigate the user to their selected category. I.e. #side-inbox?CategoryID=15

    This is effectively mimicking the user navigating to the split view and clicking on category 15. I will still give them a facility to go "back" so they can look at the contents of other categories.

    I've done the easy bit of navigating to the splitview using app.navigate("#splitview"); but I'm struggling to fire the default category.

    See extract of categories view on left side of the splitview:

    <div data-role="view" data-title="Categories" id="side-root" data-use-native-scrolling="true">
    <ul data-role="listview" data-style="inset" data-source="splitViewCategories" data-template="categoriesTemplate">

    <script id="categoriesTemplate" type="text/x-kendo-template">
    <a href="\#side-inbox?CategoryID=#: CategoryID#" data-icon="mostviewed"><span class="daysfont">#: CategoryName #</span></a>

    Appreciate any help,


  2. Dimo
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    Posted 25 Jul 2016 Link to this post

    Hello John,

    The SplitView widget renders panes that have a navigate method. Use this method to navigate to a "nested" view, which is placed inside the respective SplitView pane.

    For example, please do the following test:

    - go to

    - execute the following code in the browser's JavaScript console:


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  3. John
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    2 posts
    Member since:
    Jun 2016

    Posted 26 Jul 2016 Link to this post

    Exactly what I needed!

    Thanks for your help!

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