When I started evaluating with KendoUI one thing that really puzzled me is how do I (consistently) displayed an input for text if I did not want to use autocomplete.
When I checked out for available widgets I could not find such basic control. The result was that those input did not have the same aspect.
Kendo UI styled input fields for text
The (non-documented solution) solution (thought pointed out as answer in KendoUI forums) is easy to implement, even that not homogenous with other input definitions: in the container of input field add a class attribute specifying k-textbox:
</pre> <div class="k-textbox"><input type="text" /></div> <pre>
And now you will get:
Realize the difference between adding k-textbox to the input (third row) compared to applying it to its container (fourth row).
If you want to see the code and play with it click here.