Last Updated: 11 May 2016 16:02 by ADMIN
Imported User
Created on: 21 Feb 2013 16:14
Category: DropDownList
Type: Feature Request
Support select elements with optgroups in kendoDropDown
Currently it seems that kendoDropDown only supports select elements with options and not optgroups. Would like to see this widget support select elements with both optgroup and option elements.
Telerik Admin
Posted on: 21 Mar 2016 09:09
If you have technical issues with a particular optgroups implementation, please consult with our support team at 
Posted on: 18 Mar 2016 12:53
When adding from an existing select element an existing optgroup does not convert into the kendo equivilent
Telerik Admin
Posted on: 25 Mar 2015 11:11
Available in Q1 2015, see example here:
Posted on: 04 Dec 2014 18:53
Almost 2 years since the original request, and it's been 'under review' for almost a year. Unacceptable.
Imported User
Posted on: 18 Nov 2014 04:49
I even tried ng-repeat for optgroup then convert to kendo-combo-box but no luck. How many votes are needed so i can ask my friends?
Posted on: 17 Nov 2014 22:22
Providing the option group with styling options is needed.
Posted on: 13 Nov 2014 22:26
I am converting a widget containing a drop down list containing option groups, and we hoped to use kendo, but were surprised to find that there is no support for optgroups. This would seem like an obvious improvement to consider as a priority. It appears that there are many others who are surprised that it is not provided.
Imported User
Posted on: 13 Nov 2014 10:03
Very much needed feature, its a requirement for one of our projects and is making us consider switching away from Kendo for all dropdowns.
Posted on: 12 Nov 2014 19:06
Silly that you are requesting user votes for this. It should have been in your first version.
Posted on: 05 Nov 2014 15:19
Chosen and Select2 both support groups. Why doesn't Kendo??? 

Currently we use Kendo for all the dropdowns in our app, except the ones which require groups, for which we have to use Chosen, which is annoying because the styling of Chosen dropdowns is completely different.
Posted on: 18 Aug 2014 23:43
Please add to kendoMultSelect as well, most other competitive tools now support this.
Posted on: 23 Jul 2014 09:32
please keep it available as such as possible
Imported User
Posted on: 23 Jul 2014 08:03
This is a very much needed feature. Love to see it asap.
Posted on: 02 Jul 2014 14:10
This would be a great addition. Not having this feature would force me to replace the Kendo UI Dropdownlist with a regular Select in order to meet project requirements. Please consider adding this feature in future releases.
Posted on: 01 Apr 2014 16:02
Please include an optgroup feature for the AutoComplete widget as well.
Posted on: 20 Mar 2014 14:59
Yes, please add this feature!!!
Posted on: 18 Mar 2014 11:13
Please add this feature. Thanks
Imported User
Posted on: 17 Mar 2014 16:58
Please modernize the code to allow optgroup for dropdown select lists.. Virtually all versions of jquery, jquery ui, javascript now support this feature..
Posted on: 18 Feb 2014 18:58
Please add optgroup in the mult-select.  Thanks!
Brian Vallelunga
Posted on: 04 Feb 2014 22:09
I'd like to see this in the multi-select as well.
Posted on: 07 Jan 2014 03:02
Please add this feature, groups. Thanks
Posted on: 12 Dec 2013 23:15
Please add option groups! Love the toolset. Thanks.
Posted on: 15 Aug 2013 16:07
Please add option groups.  This seems like a wildly popular feature, and I've seen various threads requesting this scattered over the web throughout the last year or so, can't believe it still isn't available.
Imported User
Posted on: 06 Aug 2013 17:22
I second this need.  (OPTGROUP)