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Vikentiy
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Vikentiy asked on 03 Oct 2012, 04:44 PM
Hi.
Are you planning to release a set of interfaces for working with Kendo UI with TypeScript?

If you are planning, then when?

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answered on 04 Oct 2012, 12:48 PM

+1 

Would love to see that

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Dimo
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answered on 04 Oct 2012, 01:03 PM
Hello,

TypeScript is something very new and we still have no specific intentions with regard to it. Surely this language will need to prove its value and popularity (or at least its prospects and business value) before we decide to adopt it in any way.

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answered on 04 Oct 2012, 04:58 PM
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mvbaffa
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answered on 05 Oct 2012, 05:20 PM
Hi,

I am starting with TypeScript and I could very easily show a kendo Window without having to define a declaration file. Here is the code:
module SiteMaster {
 
    // Class
    export class Config {
 
        // Instance member
        run() {
            var logOnParams = {
                draggable: false, resizable: false, width: "300px", height: "180px",
                title: "LogOn", modal: true, visible: false,
                scrollable: false, actions: []
            };
 
            var logonDlg = $("#logonDialog");
            if(!logonDlg.data("kendoWindow")) {
                (<any>logonDlg).kendoWindow(logOnParams);
                var kendoWindow = logonDlg.data("kendoWindow");
                kendoWindow.center();
                kendoWindow.open();
             }
        }
    }
}

As you can see you have to cast to any to call the kendoWindow so that Visual Studio does not emit an error. Because a jQuery object, logonDlg does not have a method "kendoWindow".

It works Ok. But off course it would be better if Telerik generates for us a declaration file.
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answered on 05 Oct 2012, 07:28 PM
Here is a basic kendo.web.d.ts that I created to support what I need for this small site I have been working on...
interface IKendoTemplate {
}
 
interface IKendo {
    ui: any;
    bind(jqueryObject: any, vm: any);
    observable(obj: any): any;
    data: any;
    //data(widget: string): any;
    template(template: string): IKendoTemplate;
    render(template: IKendoTemplate, data: any): string;
}
 
interface JQuery {
    kendoValidator(opts?: any): IKendo;
    kendoMenu(opts?: any): IKendo;
    kendoDropDownList(opts?: any): IKendo;
}
 
declare var kendo: IKendo;

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Mike
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answered on 07 Oct 2012, 12:57 PM
+1 for Kendo UI + TypeScript
Looks very promising to me... 
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mvbaffa
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answered on 08 Oct 2012, 01:27 PM
Very good. I hope Telerik provides, as soon as they can a d.ts for kendo.
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Atanas Korchev
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answered on 08 Oct 2012, 01:34 PM
Hi,

 Please create a new user voice item in our feedback portal.

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answered on 01 Nov 2012, 08:53 AM
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Sebastian
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answered on 01 Nov 2012, 11:16 AM
Hi guys,

You can file your vote for TypeScript support in this User Voice item, to affect its priority. There is also a sample solution posted by Jaap Mosselman in the comments which you may ponder in the meantime.

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Sebastian
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answered on 17 Nov 2012, 05:15 PM
+1 Would be nice to code with kendoui components using typescript in vs2012 - and code the data backend using web API. Coming from c# I've always been hesitant to do anything but light scripting in pure JS.
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answered on 10 Sep 2013, 04:59 PM
It says this was implemented & delivered in the latest release. Can you tell me where it is? I just downloaed the demo and can't find it. And how to get it set up would be good too.

thanks - dave
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answered on 10 Sep 2013, 05:07 PM
David, should be a folder in the base of the zip file named 'typescript'.  Then again, haven't checked the demo download. It might not have it. The full version does though.  The open source kendo.web download has typescript for at least web, not all.
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answered on 10 Sep 2013, 05:19 PM
Hi;

I found typescript\kenod.all.d.ts in the zip, I assume that is it. Do you guys have any instructions, caveats, etc. about using this? If so, can you provide a link to them?

thanks - dave
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answered on 10 Sep 2013, 05:51 PM

Yup, that's it. It's just a definition file, same as the ones you can find on Nuget for jQuery, etc. Same as those, in Visual Studio you can just drag it into another typescript source file to create a reference and have intellisense available. Works same as JavaScript files in VS - creates this commend at the top with relative path to the definition file (*.d.ts are all TypeScript definitions)

/// <reference path="../typings/jquery/jquery.d.ts" />
/// <reference path="../typings/kendo.all.d.ts" />

 

Hopefully, parts are still buggy I've found. Each TypeScript version seems to break something, but fix something else. The Kendo definitions are pretty complete - think there's only been one or two points where I had to change their supplied definition file (forget where, but something declared as a {}, switched to 'any' so TypeScript would allow me to could extend it).

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