At this moment only ExtJS supports automatically layout resizing and stretching, awesome feature for business applications. There could be something like Layout Panel which will handle it's content resizing and stretching features.
It would be nice to have a "Masonry-like" functionality in Kendo
It would be nice if the screen resizes for the layout control to reevaluate and re-arrange the items.
As todd mentioned in the webinar, it sucks to have to have external dependencies on other libraries :)
The framework also should have layout managers
Slated for our Q3 2013 release (Nov)
My app is really slow with all the JS used for fitting / stretching content in the different panels
I really need something native
Any thoughts about putting something like the w2ui Panel layout into Kendo?
I know you have an article about Bootstrap Layout: with Kendo, but I find the panels, the load content options, etc., cleaner for a designer to think about.
Paul Sinnema commented
We would really benefit from this.I am sure that a lot of business application developers share the same problems with resizing.
Elliot Slater commented
With the number of votes this has received I think it is pretty clear it should be promoted from "Under Review" to "Will be Implemented". Can we get some feedback on this?
Daniel Pach commented
Any updates on this?
Rahul Sharma commented
What is the current state of Layout Manager in Kendo UI?
This would be really helpful!
I would really URGE you guys to look @ an layout system. It will increase the usability enormous.
I agree with Vadim and Bob as well. A properly namespaced responsive css grid for multi-column fluid and fixed layouts would be a fantastic addition to KendoUI. The twitter bootstrap grid is nice, but it is poorly namespace. A JS layout framework is of less use to me.
So can Telerik consider including a 12 column grid like the Twitter folks did for Bootstrap? I am also asking for an MDI style interface in a seperate post (ala Visual Studio with docking, float, and pinned sections).
Bob Archer commented
Well not so quick. I have been working with EXTJS for years and I agree that Sencha layouts are useful (in fact mandatory) when you build JS-based application employing EXTJS framework.
But this also a weakness of EXTJS. Nowadays there are so many CSS grid frameworks, that employ latest CSS3 features to do adaptive layouts. In fact you may design your Web-page to work and look great on a desktop, tablet and smart phone using media queries. One of those CSS grids is Foundation CSS for example. And this is where EXTJS is not applicable because there is no way you could integrate EXTJS layouts governed by the JS code with the adaptive Web design, which is based on natural ability of the modern browsers to render HTML.
And this is where the strength of Kendo UI could be. In fact knowing EXTJS well I have started learning Kendo UI just because I could not marry Foundation CSS and EXTJS. Besides EXTJS is very heavy. Only CSS file is about 250K
So I think Kendo UI has its own niche. What I would like to suggest is make your widgets resize seamlessly in the Web page that implements the adaptive design or at least provide a method for each widget to resize it easily (EXTJS has widget_instance.doLayout() for example)
Vesselin Obreshkov commented
Yeah, I've wished Kendo had something like their Layout Panel. You can obviously accomplish some of those things by hand but I too have wished many times for this and other similar features that exist in Sencha's stack...
We need this especially in Kendo UI for MVC
Here's YUI2s - http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/layout/
James Hancock commented
See devexpress xtraLayout.
Please give me that functionality in the browser, complete with renaming, serializing customized layouts, etc. etc.
Let me clarify, I come from the SilverLight & Blend world. Silverlight has layout containers beyond what you have with PaneBars, Spliters, Accoridans, and Tabs. The most powerful one is the GridLayout. It has gridsplitters, align points, and different ways of scaling the content.
This might be a bit of work, but even the sencha layout controls discussed below would be a great addition.
In addition a IDE such as http://maqetta.org would really help (it is not blend, but it is greatly needed).
coming from the silverlight/blend world, I want to be able to place my controls in something like a Grid box and nest Grids. What I am looking for is an abstraction that maps to tables, divs, spans, etc, and an WYSWIG design surface that lets me place my controls withing that Grid flow layout control box. That would be the ideal, but I will settle for even a simple WYSWIG layout tool that I can also do simple styleing on the controls.
Sergiu Boboc commented
http://www.sencha.com/products/extjs/examples/#sample-7 A layout manager is good for better positioning of the UI elements and takes care automatically of the re-sizing issues. I certainly need one. Thanks