An object used to define markup options for a content element.

Type: Object

A content element is a view element rendered to the appropriate content placeholder in the layout. The name of the placeholder to which the current content should be rendered is specified by the targetPlaceholder configuration option.

The following example illustrates how to create a layout containing two content placeholders ("content" and "footer").

<div class="my-layout" data-options="dxLayout: { name: 'default', platform: 'ios' }" id="page">
    <div id="wrapper">
        <div class="layout-header" data-bind="dxToolbar: { dataSource: toolbarData }"></div>
        <div class="layout-content" data-options="dxContentPlaceholder: { name: 'content', transition: 'slide' }"></div>
    <div class="layout-footer" data-options="dxContentPlaceholder: { name: 'footer', transition: 'overflow' }"></div>

The example below shows how to create a view with corresponding content elements.

<div data-options="dxView: { name: 'mainView', title: 'Home' }">
    <div data-options="dxContent: { targetPlaceholder: 'content' }">
        <div class="buttonContainer" data-bind="dxButton: { text: 'Click me', clickAction: buttonClicked }"></div>
        <div class="mapsContainer" data-bind="dxMap: { location: 'Brooklyn Bridge,New York,NY', zoom: 10 }"></div>
    <div data-options="dxContent: { targetPlaceholder: 'footer' }">
        <span data-bind="text: footerText"></span>


This section describes configuration options used to create a content element.