KendoVue Dropdowns Overview

The KendoVue Dropdowns allow you to choose from a predefined list of options.

The Dropdowns components are part of the KendoVue library which provides native Kendo UI components for the Vue ecosystem and are available under the kendo-vue-dropdowns NPM package.

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Basic Usage

The following example demonstrates the AutoComplete, ComboBox, DropDownList and MultiSelect components in action.

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To initialize the DropDowns, either:

Using CDN

You need to reference the dropdowns, intl package, in order to be able to use the Kendo Native DropDowns for Vue. If you need data manipulation you can add the data-query package reference it in the code by using KendoDataQuery object - for example KendoDataQuery.orderBy().

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Initializing with Webpack

  1. Download and install the package. Use Node.js v5.0.0 or later.

    npm install --save @progress/kendo-vue-dropdowns @progress/kendo-vue-intl @progress/kendo-licensing
  2. Once installed, import the package module.

     // ES2015 module syntax
     import { AutoComplete, ComboBox, DropDownList, MultiSelect } from '@progress/kendo-vue-dropdowns';
    // CommonJS format
    const { AutoComplete, ComboBox, DropDownList, MultiSelect } = require('@progress/kendo-vue-dropdowns');
  3. You are required to install one of the Kendo UI themes to style your components. For more information on how to add the styles, refer to the article on getting started.

  4. Follow the instructions on the Kendo UI for Vue My License page to activate your license. You can skip this step if your application already contains a Kendo UI license file.


The Dropdowns package requires you to install the following peer dependencies in your application:

  • vue 2.6.11 or 3.0.0
  • @progress/kendo-vue-intl
  • @progress/kendo-licensing