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  1. Add Cross Site Scripting (XSS) prevention

    Concerning Cross Site Scripting (XSS), from the client-side perspective, data coming from any server cannot be trusted, even when it's one of your own servers (which may have been hacked).
    While it is true that you need XSS protection on your server, it's certainly not a luxury to have additional protection on the client-side.

    The kendo.template() function for example can be extended to filter out any unwanted <script> tags. The following code would do it:

    <code>
    var kendoTemplate = kendo.template;
    kendo.template = function () {
    var templateFunction = kendoTemplate.apply(kendoTemplate, arguments);
    return function () {
    var htmlWithoutScripts = $.parseHTML(templateFunction.apply(templateFunction, arguments));
    return…

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      0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Place templates in external file

      Hi,

      We're building a large JS app that uses jQuery templates. When the number of templates got out of hand, I moved it to another HTML page, and did a $.get("templates.html") and appended that to the DOM.

      We load each template one by one. We wanted to do parallel loading using something similar to head.js

      Maybe you guys can come up with a way of doing it neater. Maybe something like this:

      kendo.templates.remote = ['templates1.html', 'templates2.html'];
      kendo.ready(function(){ //kick ass! });

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        5 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Grid: Custom order and grouping for column menu

        When a grid has many columns, the column menu becomes difficult to use. This is because of two things: the columns are always in the order that they appear in the grid, and there is no support for templates/column grouping. The result is a long unordered list that is difficult for users to navigate quickly.

        Suggested improvements:
        1) Add option to sort columns in alphabetic order in the column menu.

        2) Add option to group columns either by data type or user-defined groups.

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          0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Kendo templates to render SVG with MVVM binding in Firefox, IE, Safari

          SVG paths are not rendering with kendo templates binding with MVVM view model. For reference: http://jsfiddle.net/qqzmZ/9/.

          Known Issue:
          In firefox, when we inspect svg element and edit that svg tag element
          (right click and select "Edit Svg") then the svg is rendering.

          But in IE 10 and Safari, no path tags are found in svg tag.

          Other browser except Chrome, require the elements to be created with the correct namespace. Since the template output is a string this typically involves a DOMParser.
          The code works out to something like this:

          var parser = new DOMParser();
          var doc = parser.parseFromString(svgString,…

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            0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make template expression delimiter '#' not conflict with HTML encoding &#123;

            Kendo templates are broken if they contain any character, which is encoded to '&#123;' since '#' is en expression delimiter for kendo templates. Documentation suggests to escape '#' with '\\#', but this makes the very basic syntax (example using ASP.NET MVC) look ridiculous: instead of writing @Localization.Get("aaa") I need to use @Html.Raw(Html.Kendo().TemplateEncode(Html.Encode(Localization.Get("aaa")))) for every localization string I have in kendo templates (since any string may contain unicode characters in some language).
            If you had '##' or '$' as expression delimiter, simple @Localization.Get("aaa") would work in 99.9% of cases.
            I suggest you:
            1) Fix current template syntax parser to not treat…

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              0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Server Rendering for Templates

              Add Server-side rendering engines for templates. I would love them in .Net first and then php and then Ruby. Having server side is huge for SEO and with a rendering engine could basically take a huge chunk of server code out of the mix and just replace with templates.

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                2 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We may consider that when implementing extensions for popular server frameworks in the future.

              • Grid Model validation for custom editor template

                If you edit a record in a grid it automatically validates against the validation rules defined in the schema.Model. However if you use a custom editor template you have to manually add the html attributes such as required to each input field. It would be nice to be able to use the same validation rules defined in the schema.Model for custom editor templates as well.

                Thanks,
                Dan

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                  0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support templates in PanelBar

                  Add support for templating panelbar items (separate templates for first (header) and second (items) level).

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                    3 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Possibility to change the style generated when grid .Scrollable(true)

                    If a Kendo-Grid is set with .Scrollable(true) the height of the grid get a style with "height:200px;". This seems to be unchangeable without edit the Kendo Source code. But in my opinion this is somehow needed. Of cource it could be changed later with some javascript code but why so intricate? It would be much more efficient to "change" the css i want on the fly.
                    E.g.
                    .ScrollableStyle(new { @class = "max-height:300px;" })

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                      0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The template is not so friendly with document db such as MongoDB. Data in MongoDB are schema free, it means some data fields may be missing.

                      The template is not so friendly with document db such as MongoDB. Data in MongoDB are schema free, it means some data fields may be missing. It may lead to an error while rendering templates. jQuery's API can have a optional arg to provide default value, but I don't how to do it in Kendo.

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                        0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Tool to validate templates

                        It would be nice if there was a tool that could validate if the template you are writing is valid or not, since the error message doesn't tell you where the error is.

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                        • Allow the "Template" property for combox and dropdownlist to return a HtmlElement instead of string

                          For all the “items” controls that have a “Template” configuration property to define the items (for example: combobox, dropdownlist) the documentation tells me the template property can be a string or function.
                          If a function is used this function should return a string presentation of the Html you want to be rendered.
                          I would like to have this template functionality enhanced so the function can also return an HtmlElement or HtmlFragment instead of a string. So the template function is fully responsible to construct the Html that will be inserted into the dom. Your template processing only has to check…

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                            0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow ClientRowTemplate in the Grid component to use kendo script tag templates

                            In the Grid component, the ClientDetailTemplate can be created within script tags and marked as text/kendo-tmpl, and then referenced via the ClientDetailTemplateId("...") option.

                            It would be great to be able to do the same with ClientRowTemplate also to save having to manually generate it in javascript using kendo.template(...).html().

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow global useWithBlock=false setting

                              It would be nice to be able to set the 'useWithBlock' setting to false globally so that I don't need to include that setting all the time when working with templates. I realize widgets use this and there is an undocumented way to do it - so, it would be great to have an official way to set this that is safe.

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                              • Enable to configure template widgets to not display any "null" value

                                Create a new configuration option so you can not show anything when the value for a field is "null". So, for example; a mobile listview has a new property "shownullvalues", when set to false, it will not display any text when the actual field value is not present (or null).

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                                • Add ability to choose icon colors (light/dark) in theme builder or by class name.

                                  I'd love for the ability to choose between the light/dark version of the icons in the sprite.png file. As of now, most of the themes contain a light and a dark version. However, there is no easy way to choose between the too when I'm writing my code. The only way to change is to go into the CSS file and override it manually.

                                  This has been an issue already, because at least once now the classes have changed, causing me to go back and make further edits to my CSS file.

                                  it should be something as simple as adding…

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                                  • Gantt

                                    Add template for summary rows. There is a need to display some text on summary row.

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