Event when text is manually removed from ComboBox

2 posts, 1 answers
  1. Carrie
    Carrie avatar
    27 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2013

    Posted 23 Oct 2013 Link to this post


    I am implementing a ComboBox and I need to do something when the user manually removes the text from the ComboBox.  

    Can you help me figure out the appropriate event if there is one?

    I have tried using the change event (code below) but it is not fired when the user manually removes text.

    change: function (e) {
          if (this.select() < 0) {
             //do something here
  2. Answer
    Dimiter Madjarov
    Dimiter Madjarov avatar
    2213 posts

    Posted 24 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Carrie,

    A short way to achieve this would be to bind the keyup event of the input of the ComboBox and check if the value is empty.
    var combo = $("#combobox").data("kendoComboBox");
    combo.input.on("keyup", function (e) {
        if (this.value == "") {
            alert("text deleted");


    Dimiter Madjarov
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