Methods

This section describes members used to manipulate the UI component.

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beginUpdate()

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

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

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clientHeight()

Gets the UI component's height in pixels.

Return Value:

Number

The UI component's height in pixels.

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collapseGroup(groupIndex)

Collapses a group with a specific index.

Parameters:
groupIndex:

Number

The group's index.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved if the group is collapsed and rejected otherwise. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

defaultOptions(rule)

Specifies the device-dependent default configuration properties for this component.

Parameters:
rule:

Object

The component's default device properties.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
device

Device

|

Array<Device>

|

Function

Device parameters.
When specifying a function, get information about the current device from the argument. Return true if the properties should be applied to the device.

options

Object

Options to be applied.

defaultOptions is a static method that the UI component class supports. The following code demonstrates how to specify default properties for all instances of the List UI component in an application executed on the desktop.

jQuery
JavaScript
DevExpress.ui.dxList.defaultOptions({ 
    device: { deviceType: "desktop" },
    options: {
        // Here go the List properties
    }
});
Angular
TypeScript
import List from "devextreme/ui/list";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    constructor () {
        List.defaultOptions({
            device: { deviceType: "desktop" },
            options: {
                // Here go the List properties
            }
        });
    }
}
Vue
<template>
    <div>
        <DxList id="list1" />
        <DxList id="list2" />
    </div>
</template>
<script>
import DxList from "devextreme-vue/list";
import List from "devextreme/ui/list";

List.defaultOptions({
    device: { deviceType: "desktop" },
    options: {
        // Here go the List properties
    }
});

export default {
    components: {
        DxList
    }
}
</script>
React
import React from "react";
import dxList from "devextreme/ui/list";
import List from "devextreme-react/list";

class App extends React.Component {
    render () {
        dxList.defaultOptions({
            device: { deviceType: "desktop" },
            options: {
                // Here go the List properties
            }
        })
        return (
            <div>
                <List id="list1" />
                <List id="list2" />
            </div>
        )
    }
}

export default App;

deleteItem(itemElement)

Removes an item found using its DOM node.

Parameters:
itemElement:

Element

The item's DOM node.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved if the item is deleted and rejected otherwise. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

deleteItem(itemIndex)

Removes an item with a specific index.

Parameters:
itemIndex:

Number

|

Object

The item's index. If the items are grouped, the index represents an object defining the group and item indexes: { group: 0, item: 0 }.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved if the item is deleted and rejected otherwise. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

dispose()

Disposes of all the resources allocated to the List instance.

After calling this method, remove the DOM element associated with the UI component:

JavaScript
$("#myList").dxList("dispose");
$("#myList").remove();

Use this method only if the UI component was created with jQuery or pure JavaScript. In Angular, Vue, and React, use conditional rendering:

Angular
app.component.html
<dx-list ...
    *ngIf="condition">
</dx-list>
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxList ...
        v-if="condition">
    </DxList>
</template>

<script>
import DxList from 'devextreme-vue/list';

export default {
    components: {
        DxList
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';

import List from 'devextreme-react/list';

function DxList(props) {
    if (!props.shouldRender) {
        return null;
    }

    return (
        <List ... >    
        </List>
    );
}

class App extends React.Component {
    render() {
        return (
            <DxList shouldRender="condition" />
        );
    }
}
export default App;
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element()

Gets the root UI component element.

Return Value:

HTMLElement | jQuery

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

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endUpdate()

Refreshes the UI component after a call of the beginUpdate() method.

Main article: beginUpdate()

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expandGroup(groupIndex)

Expands a group with a specific index.

Parameters:
groupIndex:

Number

The group's index.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved if the group is expanded and rejected otherwise. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

focus()

Sets focus on the UI component.

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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 UI component's dataSource property was given a simple array.
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getInstance(element)

Gets the instance of a UI component found using its DOM node.

Parameters:
element:

Element

|

jQuery

The UI component's container.

Return Value:

Object

The UI component's instance.

getInstance is a static method that the UI component class supports. The following code demonstrates how to get the List instance found in an element with the myList ID:

// Modular approach
import List from "devextreme/ui/list";
...
let element = document.getElementById("myList");
let instance = List.getInstance(element) as List;

// Non-modular approach
let element = document.getElementById("myList");
let instance = DevExpress.ui.dxList.getInstance(element);
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instance()

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

Return Value:

List

This UI component's instance.

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isItemSelected(itemElement)

Checks whether an item found using its DOM node is selected.

Parameters:
itemElement:

Element

The item's DOM node.

Return Value:

Boolean

true if the item is selected; otherwise false.

isItemSelected(itemIndex)

Checks whether an item with a specific index is selected.

Parameters:
itemIndex:

Number

|

Object

The item's index. If the items are grouped, the index represents an object defining the group and item indexes: { group: 0, item: 0 }.

Return Value:

Boolean

true if the item is selected; otherwise false.

off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from a single event.

Parameters:
eventName:

String

The event's name.

Return Value:

List

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:

List

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:

List

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:

List

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()

Return Value:

Object

The UI component's properties.

option(optionName)

Gets the value of a single property.

Parameters:
optionName:

String

The property's name or full path.

Return Value: any

This property's value.

option(optionName, optionValue)

Updates the value of a single property.

Parameters:
optionName:

String

The property's name or full path.

optionValue: any

This property's new value.

option(options)

Updates the values of several properties.

Parameters:
options:

Object

Options with their new values.

registerKeyHandler(key, handler)

Registers a handler to be executed when a user presses a specific key.

Parameters:
key:

String

A key.

handler:

Function

A handler. Accepts the keydown event as the argument. It is a EventObject or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

The key argument accepts one of the following values:

  • "backspace"
  • "tab"
  • "enter"
  • "escape"
  • "pageUp"
  • "pageDown"
  • "end"
  • "home"
  • "leftArrow"
  • "upArrow"
  • "rightArrow"
  • "downArrow"
  • "del"
  • "space"
  • "F"
  • "A"
  • "asterisk"
  • "minus"

A custom handler for a key cancels the default handler for this key.

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reload()

Reloads list data.

You can also reload list data using the "pull down" gesture if the pullRefreshEnabled property is set to true.

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reorderItem(itemElement, toItemElement)

Reorders items found using their DOM nodes.

Parameters:
itemElement:

Element

The DOM node of the item to be reordered.

toItemElement:

Element

The DOM node of the item after which the reordered item should be placed.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved if the item is moved and rejected otherwise. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

NOTE
This method reorders items in the items array, but it does not affect the dataSource.
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reorderItem(itemIndex, toItemIndex)

Reorders items with specific indexes.

Parameters:
itemIndex:

Number

|

Object

The index of the item to be reordered.

toItemIndex:

Number

|

Object

The index of the item after which the reordered item should be placed.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved if the item is moved and rejected otherwise. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

If the UI component displays a grouped list, the item index should be specified like the following.

JavaScript
{
    group: 1,
    index: 1
}

Where the group property specifies the group index, and the index property specifies the index of the required item within the group.

JavaScript
$("#myList").dxList("instance").reorderItem({
    group: 1,
    index: 4
},
{
    group: 3,
    index: 2
});

This code will move the 4th item of the 1st group to the 3rd position in the 3rd group.

NOTE
This method reorders items in the items array, but it does not affect the dataSource.
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repaint()

Repaints the UI component without reloading data. Call it to update the UI component's markup.

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resetOption(optionName)

Resets an property to its default value.

Parameters:
optionName:

String

An property's name.

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scrollBy(distance)

Scrolls the content by a specified distance.

Parameters:
distance:

Number

The distance in pixels.

scrollHeight()

Gets the content's height in pixels.

Return Value:

Number

The content's height in pixels.

scrollTo(location)

Scrolls the content to a specific position.

Parameters:
location:

Number

The position to scroll to (in pixels).

scrollToItem(itemElement)

Scrolls the content to an item found using its DOM node.

Parameters:
itemElement:

Element

The item's DOM node.

scrollToItem(itemIndex)

Scrolls the content to an item with a specific index.

Parameters:
itemIndex:

Number

|

Object

The item's index.

If the UI component displays a grouped list, specify the target item index using an object containing the following fields.

  • group
    Specifies the index of the group containing the target item.

  • item
    Specifies the item index within the specified group.

JavaScript
const list = $("#myList").dxList("instance");
list.scrollToItem({
    group: 3,
    item: 8
});
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scrollTop()

Gets the top scroll offset.

Return Value:

Number

The top scroll offset in pixels.

selectAll()

Selects all items.

Depending on the value of the selectAllMode property, this method selects all items on all pages or on the currently rendered pages only. If a filter is applied, this method selects only those items that meet the filtering conditions.

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selectItem(itemElement)

Selects an item found using its DOM node.

Parameters:
itemElement:

Element

The item's DOM node.

selectItem(itemIndex)

Selects an item with a specific index.

Parameters:
itemIndex:

Number

|

Object

The item's index. If items are grouped, the index represents an object defining the group and item indexes: { group: 0, item: 0 }.

Note that the result of the method execution depends on the current value of the selectionMode property that accepts the following values.

  • none
    The method does nothing.

  • single
    The method selects the specified item while the previously selected item becomes unselected.

  • multi and all The method adds the specified item to the list of currently selected items.

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unselectAll()

Cancels the selection of all items.

Depending on the value of the selectAllMode property, this method clears selection of all items on all pages or on the currently rendered pages only. If a filter is applied, this method clears selection only of those items that meet the filtering conditions.

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unselectItem(itemElement)

Cancels the selection of an item found using its DOM node.

Parameters:
itemElement:

Element

The item's DOM node.

unselectItem(itemIndex)

Cancels the selection of an item with a specific index.

Parameters:
itemIndex:

Number

|

Object

The item's index. If items are grouped, the index represents an object defining the group and item indexes: { group: 0, item: 0 }.

updateDimensions()

Updates the UI component scrollbar according to UI component content size.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved after the update process is completed. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

Use this method to update the position of list items after the UI component element was resized.

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