Kendo UI for jQuery TreeList Overview

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The Kendo UI for jQuery TreeList component enables you to display self-referencing tabular data and allows you to sort, filter, and edit data.

The current example displays a configuration for a TreeList with integrated filtering, sorting, and paging. The demo also features column templates used for rendering the content from the First Name column.

The jQuery TreeList 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 TreeList 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

  • Data binding—The TreeList provides options for binding it to local arrays and remote data.
  • Editing—You can also use the available built-in editing functionality of the TreeList.
  • Dragging and dropping—The TreeList enables you to edit its data by dragging and dropping.
  • Row templates—You can place custom content into a TreeList row.
  • Filtering—The TreeList enables you to display only filter rows that match specific search criteria.
  • Paging—The TreeList component supports client-side paging for large sets of data.
  • Scrolling—You can also scroll through the TreeList data when using large data sets.
  • Search panel—The TreeList enables you to search through the data by user input.
  • Multi-column headers—The TreeList component allows you to render a tree-like structure where one or more columns can be grouped together by a common header.
  • Selection—The TreeList allows you to select rows by clicking on a row or by clicking on a checkbox.
  • State persistance—You can store the custom settings of the user and restore them when the user logs back in at some future moment.
  • Accessibility—The TreeList is accessible by screen readers.
  • Export—The TreeList is accessible for screen readers, supports WAI-ARIA attributes, and delivers keyboard shortcuts for faster navigation.

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