Customize Group Headers

By default, group headers contain the text of the key field in a bold font. You can define a custom template for group headers if you need to. For AngularJS and Knockout apps, DevExtreme provides a markup component called dxTemplate. The following code shows how you can use dxTemplate to define a template for group headers.

AngularJS

HTML
<div ng-controller="DemoController">
    <div dx-list="{
        dataSource: listDataSource,
        grouped: true,
        groupTemplate: 'group',
        itemTemplate: 'item'
    }" dx-item-alias="itemObj">
        <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'group' }">
            <p>{{ itemObj.key }} | {{ itemObj.overallCount }}</p>
        </div>
        <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'item' }">
            <p style="margin:0">{{ itemObj.name }} | {{ itemObj.count }}</p>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
JavaScript
angular.module('DemoApp', ['dx'])
    .controller('DemoController', function ($scope) {
        var fruitsVegetables = [{
            key: "Fruits",
            items: [
                { name: "Apples", count: 10 },
                { name: "Oranges", count: 12 },
                { name: "Lemons", count: 15 }
            ]
        }, {
            key: "Vegetables",
            items: [
                { name: "Potatoes", count: 5 },
                { name: "Tomatoes", count: 9 },
                { name: "Turnips", count: 8 }
            ]
        }];
        $scope.listDataSource = new DevExpress.data.DataSource({
            store: fruitsVegetables,
            map: function(groupedItem) {
                var overallCount = 0;
                groupedItem.items.forEach(function(item) {
                    overallCount += item.count;
                })
                return $.extend(groupedItem, { overallCount: overallCount })
            }
        });
    });

NOTE: The dx-item-alias directive specifies the variable that is used to access the item object.

Knockout

HTML
<div data-bind="dxList: {
    dataSource: listDataSource,
    grouped: true,
    groupTemplate: 'group',
    itemTemplate: 'item'
}">
    <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'group' }">
        <p data-bind="text: key + ' | ' + overallCount"></p>
    </div>
    <div data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'item' }">
        <p data-bind="text: name + ' | ' + count" style="margin:0"></p>
    </div>
</div>
JavaScript
var fruitsVegetables = [{
    // ...
    // omitted for brevity
    // see the AngularJS code
}];

var viewModel = {
    listDataSource: new DevExpress.data.DataSource({
        store: fruitsVegetables,
        map: function(groupedItem) {
            var overallCount = 0;
            groupedItem.items.forEach(function(item) {
                overallCount += item.count;
            })
            return $.extend(groupedItem, { overallCount: overallCount })
        }
    })
};

ko.applyBindings(viewModel);

If you use jQuery alone, combine the HTML markup for group headers manually with jQuery DOM manipulation methods. To apply this markup, use the groupTemplate callback function as shown in the following code.

JavaScript
var fruitsVegetables = [{
    // ...
    // omitted for brevity
    // see the AngularJS code
}];

$(function() {
    $("#listContainer").dxList({
        dataSource: new DevExpress.data.DataSource({
            store: fruitsVegetables,
            map: function(groupedItem) {
                var overallCount = 0;
                groupedItem.items.forEach(function(item) {
                    overallCount += item.count;
                });
                return $.extend(groupedItem, { overallCount: overallCount })
            }
        }),
        grouped: true,
        groupTemplate: function(groupData, _, groupElement) {
            groupElement.append(
                $("<p>").text(groupData.key + " | " + groupData.overallCount)
            )
        },
        itemTemplate: function(data, _, element) {
            element.append(
                $("<p>").text(data.name + " | " + data.count).css("margin", 0)
            )
        }
    });
});

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In addition, you can use a 3rd-party template engine to perform the needed customizations. For more information, see the Use an Alternative Template Engine article.

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