Methods

This section describes the methods that can be used in code to manipulate objects related to the RangeSelector.

beginUpdate()

Prevents the widget from refreshing until the endUpdate() method is called.

The beginUpdate() and endUpdate() methods prevent the widget from excessive updates when you are changing multiple widget settings at once. After the beginUpdate() method is called, the widget does not update its UI until the endUpdate() method is called.

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dispose()

Disposes of all the resources allocated to the RangeSelector instance.

The following code disposes of an RangeSelector instance that corresponds to the element ID (or reference variable in Angular) and removes the element from the DOM:

jQuery
JavaScript
$("#myRangeSelector").dxRangeSelector("dispose");
$("#myRangeSelector").remove();
Angular
HTML
<dx-range-selector #rangeSelectorVar id="myRangeSelector"></dx-range-selector>
TypeScript
import { ..., ViewChild } from "@angular/core";
import { DxRangeSelectorComponent } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild("rangeSelectorVar") rangeSelector: DxRangeSelectorComponent;

    removeRangeSelector (e) {
        this.rangeSelector.instance.dispose();
        document.getElementById("myRangeSelector").remove();
    }
}

element()

Gets the root widget element.

Return Value:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

An HTML element or a jQuery element when you use jQuery.

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endUpdate()

Refreshes the widget after a call of the beginUpdate() method.

Main article: beginUpdate()

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exportTo(fileName, format)

Exports the widget.

Parameters:
fileName:

String

The name of the file to which the widget is about to be exported.

format:

String

The file's format. One of 'PNG', 'PDF', 'JPEG', 'SVG' and 'GIF'.
PNG is used if the browser does not support exporting to the specified format.

NOTE
Safari on Mac OS does not implement an API for saving files, but you can set up a server-side proxy.

View Demo

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getDataSource()

Gets the DataSource instance.

Return Value:

DataSource

The DataSource instance.

NOTE
This method returns the DataSource instance even if the dataSource option of the widget was given a simple array.
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getInstance(element)

Gets the instance of a widget found using its DOM node.

Parameters:
element:

DOM Node

|

jQuery

The widget's container.

Return Value:

Object

The widget's instance.

getInstance is a static method that the widget class supports. The following code demonstrates how to get the RangeSelector instance found in an element with the myRangeSelector ID:

// Modular approach
import RangeSelector from "devextreme/viz/range_selector";
...
let element = document.getElementById("myRangeSelector");
let instance = RangeSelector.getInstance(element) as RangeSelector;

// Non-modular approach
let element = document.getElementById("myRangeSelector");
let instance = DevExpress.viz.dxRangeSelector.getInstance(element);
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getSelectedRange()

Deprecated

Use the getValue() method instead.

Gets the currently selected range.

Return Value:

Object

An object representing the start and end values of the currently selected range.

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getSize()

Gets the current widget size.

Return Value:

size

The current widget size.

Returns an object with the following fields.

  • width
    The width of the widget in pixels.
  • height
    The height of the widget in pixels.
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getValue()

Gets the currently selected range.

Return Value:

Array<Number | String | Date>

The start and end values.

hideLoadingIndicator()

Hides the loading indicator.

Although the loading indicator hides automatically once the widget is ready, you can hide it from code at the required moment using this method.

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instance()

Gets the widget's instance. Use it to access other methods of the widget.

Return Value:

RangeSelector

This widget's instance.

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off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from a single event.

Parameters:
eventName:

String

The event's name.

Return Value:

RangeSelector

The object for which this method is called.

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off(eventName, eventHandler)

Detaches a particular event handler from a single event.

Parameters:
eventName:

String

The event's name.

eventHandler:

Function

The event's handler.

Return Value:

RangeSelector

The object for which this method is called.

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on(eventName, eventHandler)

Subscribes to an event.

Parameters:
eventName:

String

The event's name.

eventHandler:

Function

The event's handler.

Return Value:

RangeSelector

The object for which this method is called.

Use this method to subscribe to one of the events listed in the Events section.

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on(events)

Subscribes to events.

Parameters:
events:

Object

Events with their handlers: { "eventName1": handler1, "eventName2": handler2, ...}

Return Value:

RangeSelector

The object for which this method is called.

Use this method to subscribe to several events with one method call. Available events are listed in the Events section.

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option()

Gets all widget options.

Return Value:

Object

The widget's options.

option(optionName)

Gets the value of a single option.

Parameters:
optionName:

String

The option's name or full path.

Return Value: any

This option's value.

option(optionName, optionValue)

Updates the value of a single option.

Parameters:
optionName:

String

The option's name or full path.

optionValue: any

This option's new value.

option(options)

Updates the values of several options.

Parameters:
options:

Object

Options with their new values.

print()

Opens the browser's print window.

render()

Redraws the widget.

Normally, the widget redraws itself automatically after the browser window is resized. But on rare occasions, you may need to request the redrawing, for example, after the widget's container is resized. For this purpose, call the render() method.

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render(skipChartAnimation)

Redraws the widget.

Parameters:
skipChartAnimation:

Boolean

Specifies whether to animate the background chart on render.

When the size of a range selector container changes at runtime, the range selector should be redrawn explicitly. To do this, call its render(skipChartAnimation) method.

If your range selector contains a chart in the background, you can specify whether or not to animate it on render. Pass false as the parameter to animate the chart on redraw. Otherwise, pass true or call the render method without parameters.

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setSelectedRange(selectedRange)

Deprecated

Use the setValue(value) method instead.

Sets a specified range.

Parameters:
selectedRange:

Object

An object representing the start and end values of the selected range to be set.

Object structure:
startValue:

Date

|

Number

|

String

An end value of the selected range.

endValue:

Date

|

Number

|

String

An end value of the selected range.

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setValue(value)

Sets the selected range.

Parameters:
value:

Array<Number | String | Date>

New start and end values.

showLoadingIndicator()

Shows the loading indicator.

svg()

Gets the widget's SVG markup.

Return Value:

String

The widget's SVG markup.