Customize Item Appearance

For a minor customization of Toolbar items, you can use the default item template. This template defines the appearance of an item depending on whether specific fields are present or absent from the item's data object. For example, the following code gererates four toolbar items: the first is a widget, the second is hidden, the third is disabled, the fourth is relocated.

jQuery
JavaScript
$(function() {
    $("#toolbarContainer").dxToolbar({
        items: [{
            widget: 'dxButton',
            options: {
                type: 'back',
                text: 'Back'
            },
            location: 'before'
        }, {
            text: 'Change',
            locateInMenu: 'always',
            visible: false
        }, {
            text: 'Remove',
            locateInMenu: 'always',
            disabled: true
        }, {
            text: 'Products',
            location: 'center'
        }]
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-toolbar>
    <dxi-item
        widget="dxButton"
        location="before"
        [options]="{
            type: 'back',
            text: 'Back'
        }">
    </dxi-item>
    <dxi-item
        text="Change"
        locateInMenu="always"
        [visible]="false">
    </dxi-item>
    <dxi-item
        text="Remove"
        locateInMenu="always"
        [disabled]="true">
    </dxi-item>
    <dxi-item
        text="Products"
        location="center">
    </dxi-item>
</dx-toolbar>
import { DxToolbarModule, DxButtonModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxToolbarModule,
        DxButtonModule
    ],
    // ...
})

If you need a more flexible solution, define a custom template. For Angular, AngularJS and Knockout apps, DevExtreme provides the dxTemplate markup component. The following code gives a simple example of how you can use dxTemplate to customize items on the toolbar and commands on the overflow menu.

Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-toolbar 
    [items]="items"
    itemTemplate="itemTemplate"
    menuItemTemplate="menuItemTemplate">
    <div *dxTemplate="let item of 'itemTemplate'">
        <b style="color:green;">{{item.text}}</b>
    </div>
    <div *dxTemplate="let menuItem of 'menuItemTemplate'">
        <b style="font-style:italic;">{{menuItem.text}}</b>
    </div>
</dx-toolbar>
import { DxToolbarModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    items = [{
        text: 'Back',
        location: 'before'
    }, {
        text: 'Change',
        locateInMenu: 'always'
    }, {
        text: 'Remove',
        locateInMenu: 'always'
    }, {
        text: 'Products',
        location: 'center'
    }];
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxToolbarModule
    ],
    // ...
})
AngularJS
HTML
JavaScript
<div ng-controller="DemoController">
    <div dx-toolbar="{
        items: toolbarItems,
        itemTemplate: 'itemTemplate',
        menuItemTemplate: 'menuItemTemplate'
    }" dx-item-alias="itemObj">
        <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'itemTemplate' }">
            <b style="color:green;">{{itemObj.text}}</b>
        </div>
        <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'menuItemTemplate' }">
            <b style="font-style:italic;">{{itemObj.text}}</b>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
angular.module('DemoApp', ['dx'])
    .controller('DemoController', function DemoController($scope) {
        $scope.toolbarItems = [{
            text: 'Back',
            location: 'before'
        }, {
            text: 'Change',
            locateInMenu: 'always'
        }, {
            text: 'Remove',
            locateInMenu: 'always'
        }, {
            text: 'Products',
            location: 'center'
        }];
    });
NOTE
The dx-item-alias directive specifies the variable that is used to access the item object.
Knockout
HTML
JavaScript
<div data-bind="dxToolbar: {
    items: toolbarItems,
    itemTemplate: 'itemTemplate',
    menuItemTemplate: 'menuItemTemplate'
}">
    <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'itemTemplate' } ">
        <b style="color:green;" data-bind="text: text"></b>
    </div>
    <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'menuItemTemplate' }">
        <b style="font-style:italic;" data-bind="text: text"></b>
    </div>
</div>
var viewModel = {
    toolbarItems: [{
        text: 'Back',
        location: 'before'
    }, {
        text: 'Change',
        locateInMenu: 'always'
    }, {
        text: 'Remove',
        locateInMenu: 'always'
    }, {
        text: 'Products',
        location: 'center'
    }]
};

ko.applyBindings(viewModel);

If you use jQuery alone, use DOM manipulation methods to combine the HTML markup. To apply the markup to items on the toolbar and commands on the overflow menu, use the itemTemplate and menuItemTemplate callback functions, respectively.

JavaScript
$(function() {
    $("#toolbarContainer").dxToolbar({
        items: toolbarItems,
        itemTemplate: function (itemData, itemIndex, itemElement) {
            itemElement.append("<b style='color:green;'>" + itemData.text + "</b>");
        },
        menuItemTemplate: function (itemData, itemIndex, itemElement) {
            itemElement.append("<b style='font-style:italic;'>" + itemData.text + "</b>");
        }
    });
});

You can also customize an individual toolbar item or menu command. For this purpose, declare a template for this item or command as a script and pass its id to the template or menu item template option, respectively.

HTML
JavaScript
<script id="individualItemTemplate" type="text/html">
    <!-- ... -->
</script>

<script id="individualMenuItemTemplate" type="text/html">
    <!-- ... -->
</script>
var toolbarItems = [{
    text: "Back",
    location: "before",
    template: $("#individualItemTemplate")
}, {
    text: "Change",
    locateInMenu: "always",
    menuItemTemplate: $("#individualMenuItemTemplate")
},
// ...
];

In addition, you can use a 3rd-party template engine to customize widget appearance. For more information, see the 3rd-Party Template Engines article.

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