Last Updated: 12 Dec 2019 09:33 by ADMIN
Created on: 19 Feb 2015 22:43
Category: Grid
Type: Feature Request
Allow Kendo Grid to Have Multiple Controls in a Single Cell/Column for editing
I use the Kendo controls via the ASP.Net MVC wrapper, so my examples are in that context.

The Kendo Grid can display multiple controls in a cell via Editor Templates, but my understanding from my experiments and from Kiril's reply on this forum post ( is that editing these controls will not work properly.

Being able to host multiple controls in a cell gives us more options in UI design.  In my case, I am using it to group related controls and prevent the grid from being very wide.
Viktor Tachev
Posted on: 12 Dec 2019 09:33



Generally each column in a Grid widget is associated with a single property from the Model that the Grid is bound to. Thus, there can be only a single editor in a cell out of the box. That editor will modify the relevant property bound to it. Having more than one editor in a cell would break the Single Responsibility Principle since a cell will edit multiple fields in the Model.

If such functionality is necessary the recommended approach is to use editor templates and manually handle their binding to the respective fields. 


Viktor Tachev
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Posted on: 05 Dec 2019 12:57

Hi Kendo Team,

Is this feature planned to be included any time soon?


Posted on: 18 May 2018 06:46
IS this feature available now 

feature : Allow Kendo Grid to Have Multiple Controls in a Single Cell/Column for editing
Posted on: 14 Nov 2017 12:39
Need this as with my HTML table I am able to hide a bunch of controls depending on a value, with Kendo I cannot do this
Imported User
Posted on: 28 Dec 2015 08:02
really need this feature.