Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Dialog Basic Usage

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The Dialog component is part of Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, a professional grade UI library with 110+ components for building modern and feature-rich applications. To try it out sign up for a free 30-day trial.


The Telerik Dialog for ASP.NET MVC is a modal popup that brings information to the user, prompts the user for input or asks for a decision. The component provides fully customizable visual appearance of its title and body and support for rich text content, features predefined Alert, Confirm, and Prompt dialogs as well as built-in modality and animations, and enables you to create and add custom actions (buttons) and use the built-in themes. The component can also contain more complex UI elements that focus the attention of the user.

The Dialog control is a subset of the Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Window where the most prominent difference is the added functionality for actions.

The current example displays a common use-case scenario for a Dialog component.

The ASP.NET MVC Dialog control is part of Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, a professional-grade UI library with 110+ components for building modern and feature-rich web applications. The Dialog is a server-side wrapper for the Kendo UI for jQuery Dialog component and comes in the form of an HtmlHelper.

Functionality and Features

  • Flexible HTML structure and DOM placement—Regardless of its initialization location, the HTML of the Dialog will be appended as a child of the document body element.
  • Action buttons—The Dialog action buttons allow you to provide specific interaction to users and can also be customized.
  • Size and dimensions—You can specifically set the height and width of the Dialog or allow the component to expose to its default behavior.
  • Accessibility, keyboard navigation, and RTL support—The Dialog is accessible for screen readers, supports WAI-ARIA attributes, delivers keyboard shortcuts for faster navigation, and allows you to rnder its content in a right-to-left direction.

Additional Apps

This Dialog example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of ASP.NET MVC demos, with which you can see all Telerik ASP.NET MVC components and their features in action. View the source code of the demos from the library or directly adapt, and edit them and their theme appearance in the ThemeBuilder.

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