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Why widget names and options have to be in lower case for declarative initialization?

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Olivier asked on 11 Dec 2013, 12:51 AM
Hello!

Today I started to work on my first Kendo widget. After many hours trying to understand why the declarative initialization wasn't working, I realized that this works:

<div id="youtube" data-role="youtube" data-templatename="template"></div>
But this doesn't (even if the name of the widget is YouTube and the name of the option in the widget definition is templateName).

<div id="youtube" data-role="YouTube" data-templateName="template"></div>

I would like to understand the reason. Probably I didn't read the documentation well enough.

Just wanted to share my experience after a whole day debugging this problem :)

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Kiril Nikolov
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answered on 12 Dec 2013, 04:14 PM
Hi Olivier,

We  have adopted this naming convention for our widgets, and it is written in this documentation article where data-attribute initialization is explained:

http://docs.kendoui.com/getting-started/data-attribute-initialization

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answered on 12 Dec 2013, 07:44 PM
Something new that I learned about Kendo!

Just a recommendation: It would be helpful to add that information to the articles where the process of creating a new widget is explained.

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Kiril Nikolov
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answered on 14 Dec 2013, 08:32 AM
Hello Olivier,

Thank you very much for your suggestion. We will consider adding this information in the articles that you suggested.

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