Kendo UI for jQuery ColorPicker Overview

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The Kendo UI for jQuery ColorPicker component is a powerful tool for picking and editing colors. In its closed state, it looks like a standard dropdown button, but when clicked, the user sees a robust color picker. Allow your users to pick from a color gradient, color palette, or both. When using the color gradient tool, users can drag the selector across an HSV canvas, use sliders to set base colors, set opacity, and view/edit color values. When using the color palette, users select colors by clicking on a tile from a predefined set of colors.

This demo shows how you can use both the gradient and the palette views of the ColorPicker to change the colors for an element on the page.

The jQuery ColorPicker control is part of Kendo UI for jQuery, a comprehensive, professional-grade UI library for building modern and feature-rich applications. The Kendo UI for jQuery collection provides 110+ UI components, an abundance of data-visualization gadgets, client-side data source, and a built-in MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) library.

This ColorPicker example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of jQuery demos, with which you can see all Kendo UI for jQuery 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 Kendo UI for jQuery Dojo or ThemeBuilder.

Functionality and Features

  • Formats—The widgets supports RGB and HEX formats.
  • Contrast Tool—A tool for checking the color contrast ratio between two colors.
  • Accessibility—The ColorPicker is accessible for screen readers and supports WAI-ARIA attributes.
  • Keyboard Navigation—The ColorPicker supports a number of keyboard shortcuts for processing various commands.

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