Kendo MVVM is one of the JavaScript MVVM framework. It is the implementation of the MVVM pattern.

It create a definition for the data that we want to display and manipulate (the Model), the HTML markup that create structure for overall web page (the View), and the JavaScript code that handles user input, reacts to events, and transforms the static markup into dynamic elements (the View-Model).

Kendo MVVM is the JavaScript MVVM framework that implements the MVVM pattern.

Basic binding

View :

<form id="form">
    <label>First Name: <input data-bind="value: firstName" /></label>
    <label>Last Name: <input data-bind="value: lastName" /></label>
        <select data-bind="source: genders, value: gender"></select>
    <label><input type="checkbox" data-bind="checked: agreed" /> I have read the licence agreement</label>
    <button data-bind="enabled: agreed, click: register">Register</button>
    <div data-bind="visible: confirmed">
        Thank you for your registration, <span data-bind="text: firstName"></span> <span data-bind="text: lastName"></span>

View-model :

var viewModel = kendo.observable({
        firstName: "Arif",
        lastName: "Rahman",
        genders: ["Male", "Female"],
        gender: "Male",
        agreed: false,
        confirmed: false,
        register: function(e) {

            this.set("confirmed", true);

    kendo.bind($("form"), viewModel);


A binding pairs a DOM element (or widget) property to a field or method of the View-Model. Bindings are specified via the data-bind attribute in the form binding name: view model field or method, e.g. value: firstName. Some bindings were used in the aforementioned example: value, source, visible, enabled and click.

The Kendo UI MVVM supports binding to other properties as well: html, attr etc. The data-bind may contain a comma-separated list of bindings e.g. data-bind=“enabled: agreed, click: register”.