Last Updated: 14 May 2020 15:46 by ADMIN
Paul Shearing
Created on: 13 May 2020 19:56
Category: Drawer
Type: Feature Request
Title/Tooltip for icons in mini mode

Mini mode is very useful for conserving valuable screen estate but with the drawer in mini mode the user only sees a group of icons.

How can I add a mouse-over/hover descriptive text for each of the mini-mode icons so that users don't have to expand the menu to see the one that they want? I really don't want to resort to jQuery but this is an example where it may be the only solution.

The Drawer component is excellent BTW.

Kind regards,


Svetoslav Dimitrov
Posted on: 14 May 2020 15:46

Hello Paul,

Thank you for the kind words regarding the Drawer, I am glad to hear!

Adding a TelerikTooltip to the Drawer is possible. In order to do so you can use the ItemTemplate for the Drawer (more information here: and in it add the Tooltip. I have created a Knowledge Base article (link: which explains how to add tooltips for the drawer icons.


Svetoslav Dimitrov
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Ben Hayat
Posted on: 14 May 2020 07:21
I was thinking of the same thing today, so user doesn't have to open the whole panel, like on Mobile.

Great suggestion!