Methods

This section describes the methods that control the Drawer widget.

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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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content()

Gets the drawer's content.

Return Value:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The drawer's content. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

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defaultOptions(rule)

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

Parameters:
rule:

Object

The component's default device options.

Object structure:
device:

Device

|

Array<Device>

|

Function

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

options:

Object

Options to be applied.

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

jQuery
JavaScript
DevExpress.ui.dxDrawer.defaultOptions({ 
    device: { deviceType: "desktop" },
    options: {
        // Here go the Drawer options
    }
});
Angular
TypeScript
import Drawer from "devextreme/ui/drawer";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    constructor () {
        Drawer.defaultOptions({
            device: { deviceType: "desktop" },
            options: {
                // Here go the Drawer options
            }
        });
    }
}

dispose()

Disposes of all the resources allocated to the Drawer instance.

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

jQuery
JavaScript
$("#myDrawer").dxDrawer("dispose");
$("#myDrawer").remove();
Angular
HTML
<dx-drawer #drawerVar id="myDrawer"></dx-drawer>
TypeScript
import { ..., ViewChild } from "@angular/core";
import { DxDrawerComponent } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild("drawerVar") drawer: DxDrawerComponent;

    removeDrawer (e) {
        this.drawer.instance.dispose();
        document.getElementById("myDrawer").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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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 Drawer instance found in an element with the myDrawer ID:

// Modular approach
import Drawer from "devextreme/ui/drawer";
...
let element = document.getElementById("myDrawer");
let instance = Drawer.getInstance(element) as Drawer;

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

Closes the drawer.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved after the drawer is closed. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

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instance()

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

Return Value:

Drawer

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:

Drawer

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:

Drawer

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:

Drawer

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:

Drawer

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.

repaint()

Repaints the widget. Call it if you made modifications that changed the widget's state to invalid.

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show()

Opens the drawer.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved after the drawer is opened. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.

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toggle()

Opens or closes the drawer, reversing the current state.

Return Value:

Promise<void> (jQuery or native)

A Promise that is resolved after the drawer is opened or closed. It is a native Promise or a jQuery.Promise when you use jQuery.