Configuration

An object defining configuration options for the Box widget.

align

Specifies how widget items are aligned along the main direction.

Type: String
Default Value: 'start'
Accepted Values: 'start' | 'end' | 'center' | 'space-between' | 'space-around'

When using the widget as an ASP.NET MVC Control, specify this option using the BoxAlign enum. This enum accepts the following values: Start, End, Center, SpaceBetween and SpaceAround.

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crossAlign

Specifies how widget items are aligned cross-wise.

Type: String
Default Value: 'start'
Accepted Values: 'start' | 'end' | 'center' | 'stretch'

When using the widget as an ASP.NET MVC Control, specify this option using the BoxCrossAlign enum. This enum accepts the following values: Start, End, Center and Stretch.

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dataSource

A data source used to fetch data to be displayed by the widget.

Default Value: null

This option accepts one of the following.

  • Array of objects
    A simple JavaScript array containing a collection of plain objects.

  • URL
    A URL to JSON data or to a service returning data in JSON format.

  • DataSource or its configuration object
    A DataSource is an object that provides a handy API for data processing. A DataSource is a stateful object, which means that it saves data processing settings and applies them each time data is loaded. All underlying data access logic of a DataSource is isolated in a Store. A Store provides an API for reading and modifying data. Unlike the DataSource, a Store is a stateless object.

NOTE
If the data source is specified using the dataSource option, use the items option only for reading. Updating data items using the items option may cause unexpected results.

To display widget items, a default template can be used. This template is based on the data source fields that are listed in the Default Item Template section of the widget's API.

direction

Specifies the direction of item positioning in the widget.

Type: String
Default Value: 'row'
Accepted Values: 'row' | 'col'

If the option value is "row", items are located side by side. If the value is "col", items are located one under another.

When using the widget as an ASP.NET MVC Control, specify this option using the BoxDirection enum. This enum accepts the following values: Row and Col.

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disabled

Specifies whether the widget responds to user interaction.

Type: Boolean
Default Value: false

elementAttr

Specifies the attributes to be attached to the widget's root element.

Type: Object
Default Value: {}

You can configure this option in an ASP.NET MVC Control as follows:

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Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().WidgetName()
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new {
        @id = "elementId",
        @class = "class-name"
    })
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new Dictionary<string, object>() {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })

)
@(Html.DevExtreme().WidgetName() _
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New With {
        .id = "elementId",
        .class = "class-name"
    })
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New Dictionary(Of String, Object) From {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })
)

height

Specifies the widget's height.

Return Value: Number|String

The widget height.

Default Value: undefined

This option accepts a value of one of the following types.

  • Number
    The height of the widget in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of height. For example, "55px", "80%", "auto", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    height: function() {
        return window.innerHeight / 1.5;
    }

hoverStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget changes its state when a user pauses on it.

Type: Boolean
Default Value: false

itemHoldTimeout

The time period in milliseconds before the onItemHold event is raised.

Type: Number
Default Value: 750

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.

NOTE
If you need to modify the data source specified using the items option at runtime, do it only with the help of the items option. Updating data items using the dataSource option may cause unexpected results.

To display widget items, a default template can be used. This template is based on the data source fields that are listed in the Default Item Template section of the widget's API.

itemTemplate

Specifies a custom template for an item.

Type: template
Function parameters:
itemData: Object

The item object to be rendered.

itemIndex: Number

The index of the item to be rendered.

itemElement: jQuery

An HTML element of the item to be rendered.

Return Value: String|DOM Node|jQuery

A template name or container.

Default Value: 'item'

If you use the Angular, AngularJS or Knockout library, you can implement this template with the dxTemplate markup component. This template's binding context depends on the library you use.

In Angular apps, an item's object and index extend the standard binding context (a component instance). Access the former using the input variable that is declared after the let and before of keywords, and the latter by the variable that is set to the index property.

In AngularJS apps, an item's object and index extend the standard binding context (the scope). Access the former using an alias that you specify in the dx-item-alias directive, and the latter the $index variable. Use AngularJS binding variables if you need to access another binding context from the template.

In Knockout apps, you can bind template elements directly to an item object's fields. Use the $index variable to get the item's index. Use Knockout binding variables if you need to access another binding context from the template.

See Also

onContentReady

A handler for the contentReady event. Executed when the widget's content is ready. This handler may be executed multiple times during the widget's lifetime depending on the number of times its content changes.

Type: function
Function parameters:

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component: Object
element: jQuery

The widget's container.

model: Object

The model data. Available only when using Knockout.

Default Value: null

onDisposing

A handler for the disposing event. Executed when the widget is removed from the DOM using the remove(), empty(), or html() jQuery methods only.

Type: function
Function parameters:

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component: Object
element: jQuery

The widget's container.

model: Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onInitialized

A handler for the initialized event. Executed only once, after the widget is initialized.

Type: function
Function parameters:

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component: Object
element: jQuery

The widget's container.

Default Value: null

You cannot access elements in the widget because this handler is executed before they are ready. Use the onContentReady handler instead.

onItemClick

A handler for the itemClick event.

Function parameters:

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component: Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element: jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model: Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData: Object

The data that is bound to the clicked item.

itemElement: jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

itemIndex: Number

Specifies the index of the clicked item.

jQueryEvent: jQuery.Event

Specifies the jQuery event that caused action execution.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action when a widget item is clicked.

To navigate to a specific URL when the itemClick event fires, assign that URL or the anchor part (#) of that URL directly to this option as a string.

onItemContextMenu

A handler for the itemContextMenu event.

Type: function
Function parameters:

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component: Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element: jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model: Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData: Object

The data that is bound to the item.

itemElement: jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

itemIndex: Number

Specifies the index of the item.

jQueryEvent: jQuery.Event

Specifies the jQuery event that caused action execution.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action when the right mouse button is clicked when the pointer is over a widget item, or when the "sustained" (also known as a long press) touch action is performed.

onItemHold

A handler for the itemHold event.

Type: function
Function parameters:

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component: Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element: jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model: Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData: Object

The data that is bound to the item being held.

itemElement: jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

itemIndex: Number

Specifies the index of the item being held.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action when the widget's collection item is being held for a specified time period (see the itemHoldTimeout option).

onItemRendered

A handler for the itemRendered event.

Type: function
Function parameters:

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component: Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element: jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model: Object

Provides access to the data available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData: Object

The data that is bound to the item to be rendered.

itemElement: jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

itemIndex: Number

Specifies the index of the rendered item.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action after a collection item is rendered.

onOptionChanged

A handler for the optionChanged event. Executed after an option of the widget is changed.

Type: function
Function parameters:

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component: Object
name: String

A short name of the option whose value has been changed.

fullName: String

A full name of the option whose value has been changed; contains a full hierarchy of the option.

value: any

A new value for the option.

element: jQuery

The widget's container.

model: Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

rtlEnabled

Switches the widget to a right-to-left representation.

Type: Boolean
Default Value: false

When this option is set to true, the widget text flows from right to left, and the layout of elements is reversed. To switch the entire application/site to the right-to-left representation, assign true to the rtlEnabled field of the object passed to the DevExpress.config(config) method.

JavaScript
DevExpress.config({
    rtlEnabled: true
});

visible

Specifies whether the widget is visible.

Type: Boolean
Default Value: true

width

Specifies the widget's width.

Return Value: Number|String

The widget width.

Default Value: undefined

This option accepts a value of one of the following types.

  • Number
    The width of the widget in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of width. For example, "55px", "80%", "auto", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    width: function() {
        return window.innerWidth / 1.5;
    }