Is there a way to specify context for a template? I do not use kendo viewmodels, but only its widgets. For binding view models I use KnockoutJS, and from time to time there is a need to execute a certain function to, say, do a formating. So far as I see you can only execute functions that are available on the dataitem binded or window object. How can I pass parent view model as a context for a template for a dataitem?