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Right-to-Left Support

Right-to-Left Support

The DevExtreme Navigation components support right-to-left (RTL) languages. The components can display content in a right-to-left direction and mirror associated UI elements.

To enable RTL language support in the application, you can either set the globalConfig object's rtlEnabled property to true or specify each component's rtlEnabled property individually. Note that individual RTL parameters have higher priority than general parameters.

In this demo, you can use the language drop-down menu (for example, change the language from English to Arabic) to explore the differences between default and RTL modes.

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const DemoApp = angular.module('DemoApp', ['dx']); DemoApp.controller('DemoController', ($scope) => { const languages = [ 'Arabic: Right-to-Left direction', 'English: Left-to-Right direction', ]; $scope.languages = languages; $scope.continents = continents; $scope.europeCountries = europeCountries; $scope.selectBoxValue = languages[1]; $scope.itemTitleTemplate = 'englishTitle'; $scope.itemTemplate = 'english'; $scope.rtlEnabled = false; $scope.displayExpr = 'text'; $scope.$watch('selectBoxValue', (newValue) => { const isRTL = newValue === languages[0]; $scope.itemTitleTemplate = isRTL ? 'arabicTitle' : 'englishTitle'; $scope.itemTemplate = isRTL ? 'arabic' : 'english'; $scope.rtlEnabled = isRTL; $scope.displayExpr = isRTL ? 'textAr' : 'text'; }); });
<!DOCTYPE html> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <title>DevExtreme Demo</title> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" /> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0" /> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> <script>window.jQuery || document.write(decodeURIComponent('%3Cscript src="js/jquery.min.js"%3E%3C/script%3E'))</script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://cdn3.devexpress.com/jslib/22.1.6/css/dx.common.css" /> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://cdn3.devexpress.com/jslib/22.1.6/css/dx.light.css" /> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.8.2/angular.min.js"></script> <script>window.angular || document.write(decodeURIComponent('%3Cscript src="js/angular.min.js"%3E%3C/script%3E'))</script> <script src="https://cdn3.devexpress.com/jslib/22.1.6/js/dx.all.js"></script> <script src="data.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css" /> <script src="index.js"></script> </head> <body class="dx-viewport"> <div class="demo-container" ng-app="DemoApp" ng-controller="DemoController" ng-class="{'dx-rtl': rtlEnabled}"> <div class="options"> <div class="caption">Options</div> <div class="dx-fieldset"> <div class="dx-field"> <div class="dx-field-label">Language</div> <div class="dx-field-value"> <div id="select-language" dx-select-box="{ items: languages, bindingOptions: { value: 'selectBoxValue' } }" ></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div class="dx-fieldset"> <div class="dx-fieldset-header"> <div dx-menu="{ dataSource: continents, bindingOptions: { rtlEnabled: 'rtlEnabled', displayExpr: 'displayExpr' } }" dx-item-alias="continent" ></div> </div> </div> <div class="dx-fieldset"> <div class="dx-field"> <div class="dx-field-label"> <div dx-tree-view="{ dataSource: continents, width: 200, bindingOptions: { displayExpr: 'displayExpr', rtlEnabled: 'rtlEnabled' } }" ></div> </div> <div class="dx-field-value"> <div dx-accordion="{ dataSource: europeCountries, bindingOptions: { rtlEnabled: 'rtlEnabled', itemTitleTemplate: 'itemTitleTemplate', itemTemplate: 'itemTemplate' } }" dx-item-alias="country" > <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'arabic' }"> <div>عاصمة: {{country.capitalAr}}</div> <div>عدد السكان: {{country.population}} نسمة</div> <div>المساحة: {{country.area}} كم<sup>2</sup></div> </div> <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'english' }"> <div>Capital: {{country.capitalEn}}</div> <div>Population: {{country.population}} people</div> <div>Area: {{country.area}} km<sup>2</sup></div> </div> <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'arabicTitle' }"> {{country.nameAr}} </div> <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'englishTitle' }"> {{country.nameEn}} </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </body> </html>
sup { font-size: 0.8em; vertical-align: super; line-height: 0; } .options { padding: 20px; background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, 0.15); margin-bottom: 20px; } .options .dx-fieldset { margin: 0; } .caption { font-size: 18px; font-weight: 500; padding-right: 15px; } .dx-theme-material .dx-accordion .dx-accordion-item-opened .dx-accordion-item-title { padding-top: 20px; }
const continents = [{ id: '1', text: 'Africa', textAr: 'أفريقيا', items: [ { id: '1_2', text: 'Ethiopia', textAr: 'أثيوبيا', items: [{ id: '1_2_1', text: 'Addis Ababa', textAr: 'أديس أبابا', }, { id: '1_2_2', text: 'Dire Dawa', textAr: 'دير داوا', }], }, { id: '1_1', text: 'Nigeria', textAr: 'نيجيريا', items: [{ id: '1_1_1', text: 'Lagos', textAr: 'لاغوس', }, { id: '1_1_2', text: 'Kano', textAr: 'كانو', }], }, ], }, { id: '2', text: 'Asia', textAr: 'آسيا', items: [{ id: '2_1', text: 'China', textAr: 'الصين', items: [{ id: '2_1_1', text: 'Beijing', textAr: 'بكين', }, { id: '2_1_2', text: 'Shanghai', textAr: 'شنغهاي', }], }, { id: '2_2', text: 'India', textAr: 'الهند', items: [{ id: '2_2_1', text: 'Indianapolis', textAr: 'انديانابوليس', }, { id: '2_2_2', text: 'New Delhi', textAr: 'نيودلهي', }], }], }, { id: '3', text: 'Australia', textAr: 'أستراليا', items: [{ id: '3_1', text: 'Australia', textAr: 'أستراليا', items: [{ id: '3_1_1', text: 'Canberra', textAr: 'كانبيرا', }, { id: '3_1_2', text: 'Melbourne', textAr: 'ملبورن', }, { id: '3_1_3', text: 'Sydney', textAr: 'سيدني', }], }], }, { id: '4', text: 'Europe', textAr: 'أوروبا', items: [{ id: '4_1', text: 'Germany', textAr: 'ألمانيا', items: [{ id: '4_1_1', text: 'Berlin', textAr: 'البرلينية', }, { id: '4_1_2', text: 'Hamburg', textAr: 'هامبورغ', }], }, { id: '4_2', text: 'Russia', textAr: 'روسيا', items: [{ id: '4_2_1', text: 'Moscow', textAr: 'موسكو', }, { id: '4_2_2', text: 'Saint Petersburg', textAr: 'سانت بطرسبرغ', }], }], }, { id: '5', text: 'North America', textAr: 'أمريكا الشمالية', items: [{ id: '5_2', text: 'Mexico', textAr: 'المكسيك', items: [{ id: '5_2_1', text: 'Mexico City', textAr: 'مكسيكو سيتي', }, { id: '5_2_2', text: 'Guadalajara', textAr: 'غوادالاخارا', }], }, { id: '5_1', text: 'United States', textAr: 'الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية', items: [{ id: '5_1_1', text: 'New York', textAr: 'نيويورك', }, { id: '5_1_2', text: 'Washington', textAr: 'واشنطن', }], }], }, { id: '6', text: 'South America', textAr: 'أمريكا الجنوبية', items: [{ id: '6_1', text: 'Brazil', textAr: 'البرازيل', items: [{ id: '6_1_1', text: 'Brasilia', textAr: 'برازيليا', }, { id: '6_1_2', text: 'Sao Paulo', textAr: 'ساو باولو', }], }, { id: '6_2', text: 'Colombia', textAr: 'كولومبيا', items: [{ id: '6_2_1', text: 'Bogota', textAr: 'بوغوتا', }, { id: '6_2_2', text: 'Medellin', textAr: 'ميديلين', }], }], }]; const europeCountries = [{ nameAr: 'النمسا', nameEn: 'Austria', population: 8451900, area: 83855.0, capitalEn: 'Vienna', capitalAr: 'فيينا', }, { nameAr: 'بلجيكا', nameEn: 'Belgium', population: 11161600, area: 30528.0, capitalEn: 'Brussels', capitalAr: 'بروكسل', }, { nameAr: 'بلغاريا', nameEn: 'Bulgaria', population: 7284600, area: 110994.0, capitalEn: 'Sofia', capitalAr: 'صوفيا', }, { nameAr: 'كرواتيا', nameEn: 'Croatia', population: 4262100, area: 56594.0, capitalEn: 'Zagreb', capitalAr: 'زغرب', }];