Toolbar Configuration

An object defining configuration options for the dxToolbar widget.

clickAction

An action performed when a widget is clicked.

Type: Action
Default Value: null

Show Example:
jQuery
<div data-bind="dxToolbar: { dataSource: toolbarItems, clickAction: processClick }"></div>
processClick = function () {
  DevExpress.ui.notify("The widget has been clicked", "info", 1000);
};
toolbarItems = [
  { location: 'left', widget: 'button', options: { type: 'back', text: 'Back' }},
  { location: 'right', widget: 'button', options: { icon: 'plus' } },
  { location: 'right', widget: 'button', options: { icon: 'find' } },
  { location: 'center', text: 'Products' }
];

contentReadyAction

An action performed when widget content is ready.

Type: Action
Default Value: null

dataSource

A data source used to display toolbar items.

Default Value: null

You can assign an array directly to this option, as well as use the Data Layer provided by the PhoneJS library.

To display widget items, a default template can be used. This template is based on the data source fields that are listed below. Alternatively, you can implement a custom item template. For details refer to the Customize Widget Item Appearance topic.

Show Example:
jQuery
<div data-bind="dxToolbar: { dataSource: toolbarItems }"></div>
toolbarItems = [
  { location: 'left', widget: 'button', options: { type: 'back', text: 'Back' } },
  { location: 'right', widget: 'button', options: { icon: 'plus' } },
  { location: 'right', widget: 'button', options: { icon: 'find' } },
  { location: 'center', text: 'Products' }
];

disabled

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget can respond to user interaction.

Type: Boolean
Default Value: false

Create an observable variable and assign it to this option to specify the availability of the widget at runtime.

Show Example:
jQuery
<div class="toolbar" data-bind="dxToolbar: { dataSource: toolbarItems, disabled: toolbarDisabled }"></div><br/>
<div class="dx-fieldset">
  <div class="dx-field">
    <div class="dx-field-label">Disabled</div>
    <div class="dx-field-value" data-bind="dxCheckBox: { checked: toolbarDisabled }"></div>
  </div>
</div>
toolbarItems = [
  { location: 'left', widget: 'button', options: { type: 'back', text: 'Back' } },
  { location: 'right', widget: 'button', options: { icon: 'plus' } },
  { location: 'right', widget: 'button', options: { icon: 'find' } },
  { location: 'center', text: 'Products' }
];

toolbarDisabled = ko.observable(false);
body{
  text-align: center;
}
.toolbar{
  margin: 10px;
}

height

Specifies the height of the widget.

Type: Number|String|function
Return Value: Number|String
The widget height.
Default Value: undefined

The option can hold the following types of values.

  • numeric - the height of the widget in pixels
  • string - a CSS measurement of the widget height (e.g., "55px", "80%", "auto" and "inherit")
  • function - a function returning the widget height (e.g., height:function(){ return baseHeight - 10 + "%"; })

itemClickAction

An action performed when a collection item is clicked.

Type: Action
Default Value: null

An object passed to the action function assigned to this option can have the following fields besides the basic field set.

  • itemData - Contains an object representing the clicked item
  • itemElement - Contains an HTML element representing the clicked item

itemRender

A function used to render collection items.

Type: function
Function parameters:
itemData: Object
An object representing the item to be rendered.
itemIndex: Number
The index of the item to be rendered.
itemElement: Object
An HTML element containing the item to be rendered.
Return Value: String|DOM Node|jQuery
An HTML string, Element, or jQuery object representing the rendered item.
Default Value: null

As in all container widgets in PhoneJS, items of this widget are displayed by a default HTML template. This template is based on certain fields of the data source. You can define a custom item template that will use specific fields of the data source. To learn more about item templates, refer to the Customize Widget Item Appearance topic.

Implement the itemRender function to provide a custom item template for a given collection item. This function is called each time a collection item of the widget is rendered. The following data is passed as function parameters.

  1. itemData - An object representing the rendered item
  2. itemIndex - An index of the rendered item
  3. itemElement - A container element containing the rendered item

Return an HTML string, Element, or jQuery object representing the rendered item.

Alternatively, you can define the dxTemplate markup component within the widget element and set its name option to item. In this case, the markup enclosed into the dxTemplate component will be automatically applied as an item template. In addition, you may need to define several item templates and apply each of them when required. In this instance, use the itemTemplate option to set the required template.

Refer to the Customize Widget Item Appearance topic to learn more about ways to render collection items.

Show Example:
jQuery
<div id="dxToolbarContainer"></div>
toolbarItems = [
    { location: 'left', widget: 'button', options: { type: 'back', text: 'Back' } },
    { location: 'center', widget: 'tabs', options: {
            width: "50%",
            dataSource: [
                { icon: "user" },
                { icon: "comment" },
                { icon: "find" }
            ]
        }
    }
];

itemRenderer = function (itemData, itemIndex, itemElement) {
    switch(itemData.widget)
    {
    	case "button":
    	    itemElement.dxButton(itemData.options);
    	    break;
        case "tabs":
            itemElement.dxTabs(itemData.options);
            break;
        default:
            itemElement.text(itemData.text);
    }
};

$(function () {
    $("#dxToolbarContainer").dxToolbar({
        dataSource: toolbarItems,
        itemRender: itemRenderer
    })
});
body{
  text-align: center;
}
.toolbar{
  margin: 10px;
}

itemRenderedAction

An action performed after a collection item is rendered.

Type: Action
Default Value: null

An object passed to the action function assigned to this option can have the following fields in addition to the basic field set.

  • itemData - Contains an object representing the item
  • itemElement - Contains an HTML element representing the item

items

An array of items displayed by the widget.

Type: Array

You can use the dataSource option instead. Unlike the items option, the dataSource option can take on the DataSource configuration object as well as a simple array.

itemTemplate

The template to be used for rendering items.

Type: String|function|DOM Node|jQuery
Return Value: String|jQuery
A template name or a template container.
Default Value: "item"

As in all container widgets in PhoneJS, items of this widget are displayed by a default HTML template. This template is based on certain fields of the data source. You can define a custom item template that will use specific fields of the data source. To learn more about item templates, refer to the Customize Widget Item Appearance topic.

In a simple case, you can define a single custom template for widget items using the dxTemplate markup component within the widget's container. Set the name option of this component to 'item'. In this instance, this template will be automatically used as an item template, and you don't have to specify the itemTemplate option.

However, in some cases you may need to have several custom item templates defined within the widget's container and apply each of them in different scenarios. In this instance, use one of the following ways of setting the required template to the itemTemplate option.

  • Assign a string representing the name of the required template.
  • Assign a function that returns the name of the template as a result of a certain logic.

When you have several collection widgets, you may need to define a common template for them. For this purpose, factor out a template into a separate element, as demonstrated below.

HTML
<script type="text/html" id="person-template">
    <h3 data-bind="text: name"></h3>
    <p>Address: <span data-bind="text: address"></span></p>
</script>

To set the common template as a collection item template, assign one of the following values to the itemTemplate option.

  • Assign a jQuery object representing the template's container
  • Assign a DOM Node representing the template's container
  • Assign a function that returns the jQuery object or a DOM Node representing the template's container
Show Example:
jQuery
<div data-bind="dxToolbar: {
    dataSource: toolbarItems,
    itemTemplate: getTemplate
}">
  <div data-options="dxTemplate:{ name:'template0' }" data-bind="dxButton: { $data.options }">
  </div>
  <div data-options="dxTemplate:{ name:'template1' }" data-bind="dxTabs: { $data.options }">
  </div>
</div>
toolbarItems = [
    { location: 'left', widget: 'button', options: { type: 'back', text: 'Back' } },
    {
        location: 'center', widget: 'tabs', options: {
            width: "50%",
            dataSource: [
                { icon: "user" },
                { icon: "comment" },
                { icon: "find" }
            ]
        }
    }
];
getTemplate = function (index) {
    return "tempate" + index;
}
body{
  text-align: center;
}

menuItemRender

A function used to render items of the toolbar's overflow menu.

Type: function
Function parameters:
itemData: Object
An object representing the item to be rendered.
itemIndex: Number
The index of the item to be rendered.
itemElement: Object
An HTML element containing the item to be rendered.
Return Value: String|DOM Node|jQuery
An HTML string, Element, or jQuery object representing the rendered item.
Default Value: null

As in all container widgets in PhoneJS, overflow menu items are displayed by a default HTML template. This template is based on certain fields of the data source. You can define a custom item template that will use specific fields of the data source. To learn more about item templates, refer to the Customize Widget Item Appearance topic.

Implement the *menuItemRender function to provide a custom item template for a given menu item. This function is called each time a menu item is rendered. The following data is passed as the function's parameters.

  1. itemData - An object representing the rendered item
  2. itemIndex - An index of the rendered item
  3. itemElement - A container element containing the rendered item

Return an HTML string, Element, or jQuery object representing the rendered item.

Alternatively, you can factor out a template into a separate HTML element and assign it to the menuItemTemplate option.

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jQuery

menuItemTemplate

A template used to render menu items.

Type: String|function|DOM Node|jQuery
Return Value: String|jQuery
A template name or a template container.
Default Value: "item"

As in all container widgets in PhoneJS, toolbar menu items are displayed by a default HTML template. This template is based on certain fields of the data source (these fields are listed in the description of the widgets that are used to present a toolbar menu). You can define a custom item template that will use specific fields of the data source. To learn more about item templates, refer to the Customize Widget Item Appearance topic.

Define a markup for a menu item template as a separate element, as demonstrated below.

HTML
<script type="text/html" id="person-template">
    <h3 data-bind="text: name"></h3>
    <p>Address: <span data-bind="text: address"></span></p>
</script>

To set this template as a menu item template, assign one of the following values to the menuItemTemplate option.

  • Assign a jQuery object representing the template's container
  • Assign a DOM Node representing the template's container
  • Assign a function that returns the jQuery object or a DOM Node representing the template's container

Alternatively, implement a function that returns a menu item template. For this purpose, use the menuItemRender option.

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jQuery

noDataText

The text displayed by the widget if the item collection is empty.

Type: String
Default Value: "No data to display"

renderAs

Informs the widget about its location in a view HTML markup.

Type: String
Default Value: 'bottomToolbar'
Accepted Values: 'topToolbar'|'bottomToolbar'

When configuring the dxToolbar widget, use the renderAs option to specify the location of this widget in a view HTML template. Depending on the value that you set for this option, the widget's appearance will be adjusted accordingly. For instance, when a toolbar is located at the top of a view on an iOS device, it must be separated by a border from the bottom view content. In addition, when a toolbar is located at the bottom of a view on a Windows Phone 8 device, this toolbar looks and behaves like a native application bar.

visible

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget is visible.

Type: Boolean
Default Value: true

width

Specifies the width of the widget.

Type: Number|String|function
Return Value: Number|String
The widget width.
Default Value: undefined

The option can hold the following types of values.

  • numeric - the widget width in pixels
  • string - a CSS measurement of the widget width (e.g., "55px", "80%", "auto" and "inherit")
  • function - the function returning the widget width (e.g., width:function(){ return baseWidth - 10 + "%"; })