Selection & Hovering

Selection provides an interactive support to highlight the card that you select. Selection can be done through simple Mouse down or Keyboard interaction. To enable selection, set AllowSelection as true.

You can see the mouse hovering effect on the corresponding cards using allow-hover property. By default selection and hovering is true.

Types of Selection

Two types of selections available in Kanban are,

  1. Single
  2. Multiple

Single Selection

To enable single selection by setting selection-type property as single.

Multiple Selection

Multiple selections are an interactive support to select a group of cards in Kanban by mouse or keyboard interactions. To enable multiple selections by set selection-type property as multiple.

You can select multiple random cards below key press.

Keys Description
Ctrl + mouse left To select multiple random cards.
Shift + mouse left To continuous cards select.

To unselect selected cards, by press “Shift + mouse left” click on selected row.

The following code example describes the above behavior.

<ej-kanban id="KanbanBoard" key-field="Status" dataSource="ViewBag.datasource" selection-type="Multiple">
        <e-kanbancolumns>
            <e-kanbancolumn header-text="Backlog" key=@(new List<string>(){"Open"})>
            </e-kanbancolumn>
            <e-kanbancolumn header-text="In Progress" key=@(new List<string>() {"InProgress"})></e-kanbancolumn>
            <e-kanbancolumn header-text="Done" key=@(new List<string>() {"Close"})></e-kanbancolumn>
        </e-kanbancolumns>
        <e-kanbanfield content="Summary" primary-key="Id" tag="Tags">
        </e-kanbanfield>
</ej-kanban>
namespace samplebrowser.Controllers
     {
     public partial class KanbanBoardController : Controller
     {
        List<Tasks> Task = new List<Tasks>();

        public ActionResult Default()
        {
            Task.Add(new Tasks(1, "Open", "Analyze the new requirements gathered from the customer.", "Story", "Low", "Analyze,Customer", 3.5, "Nancy Davloio", "../content/images/kanban/1.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(2, "InProgress", "Improve application performance", "Improvement", "Normal", "Improvement", 6, "Andrew Fuller", "../content/images/kanban/2.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(3, "Open", "Arrange a web meeting with the customer to get new requirements.", "Others", "Critical", "Meeting", 5.5, "Janet Leverling", "../content/images/kanban/3.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(4, "InProgress", "Fix the issues reported in the IE browser.", "Bug", "Release Breaker", "IE", 2.5, "Janet Leverling", "../content/images/kanban/3.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(5, "Testing", "Fix the issues reported by the customer.", "Bug", "Low", "Customer", 3.5, "Steven walker", "../content/images/kanban/5.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(6, "Close", "Arrange a web meeting with the customer to get the login page requirements.", "Others", "Low", "Meeting", 2, "Michael Suyama", "../content/images/kanban/6.png", 1));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(7, "Validate", "Validate new requirements", "Improvement", "Low", "Validation", 1.5, "Robert King", "../content/images/kanban/7.png", 4));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(8, "Close", "Login page validation", "Story", "Release Breaker", "Validation,Fix", 2.5, "Laura Callahan", "../content/images/kanban/8.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(9, "Testing", "Fix the issues reported in Safari browser.", "Bug", "Release Breaker", "Fix,Safari", 1.5, "Nancy Davloio", "../content/images/kanban/1.png", 2));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(10, "Close", "Test the application in the IE browser.", "Story", "Low", "Testing,IE", 5.5, "Margaret hamilt", "../content/images/kanban/4.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(11, "Validate", "Validate the issues reported by the customer.", "Story", "High", "Validation,Fix", 1, "Steven walker", "../content/images/kanban/5.png", 5));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(12, "Testing", "Check Login page validation.", "Story", "Release Breaker", "Testing", 0.5, "Michael Suyama", "../content/images/kanban/6.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(13, "Open", "API improvements.", "Improvement", "High", "Grid,API", 3.5, "Robert King", "../content/images/kanban/7.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(14, "InProgress", "Add responsive support to application", "Epic", "Critical", "Responsive", 6, "Laura Callahan", "../content/images/kanban/8.png", 3));
            Task.Add(new Tasks(15, "Open", "Show the retrieved data from the server in grid control.", "Story", "High", "Database,SQL", 5.5, "Margaret hamilt", "../content/images/kanban/4.png", 4));
            ViewBag.datasource = Task;
            return View();
        }
    }
    public class Tasks
    {
        public Tasks()
        {
        }
        public Tasks(int Id, string Status, string Summary, string Type, string Priority, string Tags, double Estimate, string Assignee, string ImgUrl, int RankId)
        {
            this.Id = Id;
            this.Status = Status;
            this.Summary = Summary;
            this.Type = Type;
            this.Priority = Priority;
            this.Tags = Tags;
            this.Estimate = Estimate;
            this.Assignee = Assignee;
            this.ImgUrl = ImgUrl;
            this.RankId = RankId;
        }
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Status { get; set; }
        public string Summary { get; set; }
        public string Type { get; set; }
        public string Priority { get; set; }
        public string Tags { get; set; }
        public double Estimate { get; set; }
        public string Assignee { get; set; }
        public string ImgUrl { get; set; }
        public int RankId { get; set; }
    }
}

The following output is displayed as a result of the above code example.