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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content()

Gets the UI component's content.

Return Value:

HTMLElement | jQuery

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

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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 Tooltip UI component in an application executed on the desktop.

jQuery
JavaScript
DevExpress.ui.dxTooltip.defaultOptions({ 
    device: { deviceType: "desktop" },
    options: {
        // Here go the Tooltip properties
    }
});
Angular
TypeScript
import Tooltip from "devextreme/ui/tooltip";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    constructor () {
        Tooltip.defaultOptions({
            device: { deviceType: "desktop" },
            options: {
                // Here go the Tooltip properties
            }
        });
    }
}
Vue
<template>
    <div>
        <DxTooltip id="tooltip1" />
        <DxTooltip id="tooltip2" />
    </div>
</template>
<script>
import DxTooltip from "devextreme-vue/tooltip";
import Tooltip from "devextreme/ui/tooltip";

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

export default {
    components: {
        DxTooltip
    }
}
</script>
React
import React from "react";
import dxTooltip from "devextreme/ui/tooltip";
import Tooltip from "devextreme-react/tooltip";

class App extends React.Component {
    render () {
        dxTooltip.defaultOptions({
            device: { deviceType: "desktop" },
            options: {
                // Here go the Tooltip properties
            }
        })
        return (
            <div>
                <Tooltip id="tooltip1" />
                <Tooltip id="tooltip2" />
            </div>
        )
    }
}

export default App;

dispose()

Disposes of all the resources allocated to the Tooltip instance.

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

JavaScript
$("#myTooltip").dxTooltip("dispose");
$("#myTooltip").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-tooltip ...
    *ngIf="condition">
</dx-tooltip>
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxTooltip ...
        v-if="condition">
    </DxTooltip>
</template>

<script>
import DxTooltip from 'devextreme-vue/tooltip';

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

import Tooltip from 'devextreme-react/tooltip';

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

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

class App extends React.Component {
    render() {
        return (
            <DxTooltip 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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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 Tooltip instance found in an element with the myTooltip ID:

// Modular approach
import Tooltip from "devextreme/ui/tooltip";
...
let element = document.getElementById("myTooltip");
let instance = Tooltip.getInstance(element) as Tooltip;

// Non-modular approach
let element = document.getElementById("myTooltip");
let instance = DevExpress.ui.dxTooltip.getInstance(element);
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hide()

Hides the UI component.

Return Value:

Promise<Boolean> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved after the UI component is hidden. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

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instance()

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

Return Value:

Tooltip

This UI component'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:

Tooltip

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:

Tooltip

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:

Tooltip

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:

Tooltip

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.

repaint()

Recalculates the UI component's size and position without rerendering.

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resetOption(optionName)

Resets an property to its default value.

Parameters:
optionName:

String

An property's name.

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show()

Shows the UI component.

Return Value:

Promise<Boolean> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved after the UI component is shown. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

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show(target)

Shows the UI component for a target element.

Parameters:
target:

String

|

Element

|

jQuery

The target element.

Return Value:

Promise<Boolean> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved if the UI component is displayed and rejected otherwise. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

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toggle(showing)

Shows or hides the UI component depending on the argument.

Parameters:
showing:

Boolean

Specifies whether to show or hide the UI component.

Return Value:

Promise<Boolean> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved with true if the UI component is shown or false if it is hidden. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

You can use the toggle(showing) method instead of the show() and hide() methods. In this case, pass true or false as the method parameter to show or hide the UI component.

The UI component is automatically hidden after the time specified in the displayTime property.

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