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Is there a list select widget for Kendo UI Mobile (not Web)?
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Roman asked on 09 Jan 2014, 05:27 PM
While working on our first Kendo UI app I was surprised that here seems to be no list select widget for Kendo UI Mobile.

The only examples I could find are related to DropDownList inside Kendo UI Web, for which I don't have a license (I purchased Kendo UI Mobile only).

Am I missing something here?
If not, is there a common approach to this through widgets? Presenting a HTML select box inside a mobile app would be a bit awkward, to be honest.

Thanks in advance for any feedback on this!

Roman

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Kamen Bundev
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answered on 10 Jan 2014, 07:27 AM
Hi Roman,

The select element popup on every platform is native and already has the needed styling - Kendo UI Mobile only provides styling of the select element itself (when placed in a ListView) to match the current platform. This works rather well, except in Android 2.x, where there are some nasty bugs involved. For this reason we provide styling of the Kendo UI Mobile DropDownList which tries to resemble a native select (except in iOS where it looks like an ActionSheet). To see how all these look and work, check the Forms Overview demo on a variety of mobile devices.

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answered on 10 Jan 2014, 12:04 PM
Hi Kamen,

Thanks for your reply.

I have to use the select popup inside a form, not in a ListView. So as far as I understood it, I have to use DropDownList?

When I try using it as shown in the demo, I have to include kendo.all in addition to kendo.mobile.all, or I'm getting an undefined error for it. Now as far as I understood the mobile license, I'm not allowed to use kendo.all?
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answered on 10 Jan 2014, 12:36 PM
Hello Roman,

I'm not aware of native list select widgets that are not placed in a ListView. Can you show me how do you plan to use it and how do expect it to look?

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answered on 10 Jan 2014, 01:01 PM
Hi Kamen,

I think we are talking about two different things here right now. Let me try to be more precise.

I was referring to the first two elements inside the mobile forms demo ("Select element" and "DropDownList"). The first one is a HTML drop down list without any widget bound to it. The second one is a Kendo UI DropDownList.

Now my problem is, that I don't want the first one (native HTML dropdown) in our app. It's pretty ugly and not very comfortable to use on a smartphone. The second one (Kendo UI DropDownList) would be great, but to get it working, I'd need to include kendo.all, which I'm not allowed to, because I have a mobile only license.

So my original question was, whether there is a widget that binds to <select>, works/looks like a list select popup and is allowed for a mobile license.
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answered on 10 Jan 2014, 01:42 PM
Hi Kamen,

I just realized what you meant in your last reply. When no widget is used, of course <select> raises the native list select on mobile devices.

Sorry for me being stupid, maybe I should take a break now and then. ;)

Thanks for your time,
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