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Kendo UI for Vue Native 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.

The Dropdowns Package is part of Kendo UI for Vue, a professional grade UI library with 100+ components for building modern and feature-rich applications. To try it out sign up for a free 30-day trial.

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

To use the Kendo UI for Vue Native DropDowns with CDN, follow the below steps:

  1. Reference the dropdowns and intl packages. 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().
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/@progress/kendo-data-query@1.5.2/dist/cdn/js/kendo-data-query.js"></script>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/@progress/kendo-vue-intl@latest/dist/cdn/js/kendo-vue-intl.js"></script>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/@progress/kendo-vue-dropdowns@latest/dist/cdn/js/kendo-vue-dropdowns.js"></script>
  1. Reference one of the Kendo UI themes to style your components.
    // Load the Kendo Default Theme
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@progress/kendo-theme-default@latest/dist/all.css">

    // Load the Kendo Bootstrap Theme
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@progress/kendo-theme-bootstrap@latest/dist/all.css">
    <link href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.3.1/css/bootstrap.min.css">

    // To load the Kendo Material Theme
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/@progress/kendo-theme-material@latest/dist/all.css">
  1. Follow the instructions in this article to activate your product license. You can skip this step if your application already contains a license key.

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 @progress/kendo-svg-icons
  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

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