Configuration

This section describes options that configure the FileManager widget's contents, behavior, and appearance.

See Also

accessKey

Specifies the shortcut key that sets focus on the widget.

Type:

String

Default Value: null

The value of this option will be passed to the accesskey attribute of the HTML element that underlies the widget.

activeStateEnabled

Specifies whether or not the widget changes its state when interacting with a user.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

This option is used when the widget is displayed on a platform whose guidelines include the active state change for widgets.

customizeDetailColumns

Customizes columns in details view. Applies only if itemView.mode is "details".

Type:

Function

Function parameters:

The columns before customization.

Return Value:

Array<DataGrid Column>

The columns after customization.

jQuery
index.js
$(function() {
    $("#fileManagerContainer").dxFileManager({
        // ...
        customizeDetailColumns: function(columns) {
            // ...
            // Customize the "columns" array objects here
            // ...
            return columns;
        }
    });
});
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
<dx-file-manager ...
    [customizeDetailColumns]="fileManager_customizeDetailColumns">
</dx-file-manager>
import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})
export class AppComponent {
    // Uncomment the following lines if the function should be executed in the component's context
    // constructor() {
    //     this.fileManager_customizeDetailColumns = this.fileManager_customizeDetailColumns.bind(this);
    // }

    fileManager_customizeDetailColumns(columns) {
        // ...
        // Customize the "columns" array objects here
        // ...
        return columns;
    }
}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

import { DxFileManagerModule } from 'devextreme-angular';

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DxFileManagerModule
    ],
    providers: [],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <dx-file-manager ...
        :customize-detail-columns="fileManager_customizeDetailColumns"
    />
</template>

<script>
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import DxFileManager from 'devextreme-vue/file-manager';

export default {
    components: {
        DxFileManager
    },
    methods: {
        fileManager_customizeDetailColumns(columns) {
            // ...
            // Customize the "columns" array objects here
            // ...
            return columns;
        }
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';

import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import FileManager from 'devextreme-react/file-manager';

class App extends React.Component {
    // Uncomment the following lines if the function should be executed in the component's context
    // constructor(props) {
    //     super(props);
    //     this.fileManager_customizeDetailColumns = this.fileManager_customizeDetailColumns.bind(this);
    // }

    fileManager_customizeDetailColumns(columns) {
        // ...
        // Customize the "columns" array objects here
        // ...
        return columns;
    }

    render() {
        return (
            <FileManager ...
                customizeDetailColumns={this.fileManager_customizeDetailColumns}
            />
        );
    }
}
export default App;

customizeThumbnail

Allows you to provide custom icons to be used as thumbnails.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
fileItem:

Object

File or folder parameters.

Return Value:

String

An icon to use as a thumbnail.

This function should return one of the following:

View Demo

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: {}
jQuery
$(function(){
    $("#fileManagerContainer").dxFileManager({
        // ...
        elementAttr: {
            id: "elementId",
            class: "class-name"
        }
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-file-manager ...
    [elementAttr]="{ id: 'elementId', class: 'class-name' }">
</dx-file-manager>
import { DxFileManagerModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxFileManagerModule
    ],
    // ...
})
ASP.NET MVC Controls
Razor C#
Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().FileManager()
    .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().FileManager() _
    .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" }
    })
)

fileProvider

Specifies the file provider.

Type:

Object

Default Value: null

File providers are components that provide APIs used to access and modify virtual file systems.

Refer to File Providers for information on supported file providers.

focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget can be focused using keyboard navigation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

height

Specifies the widget's height.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

Function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The widget's height.

Default Value: undefined

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

  • Number
    The height in pixels.

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

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

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

hint

Specifies text for a hint that appears when a user pauses on the widget.

Type:

String

Default Value: undefined

hoverStateEnabled

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

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

itemView

Configures the file and folder view.

Type:

Object

Default Value: null

onContentReady

A function that is executed when the widget's content is ready and each time the content is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

FileManager

The widget's instance.

element

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model

Object

The model data. Available only when using Knockout.

Default Value: null

onDisposing

A function that is executed before the widget is disposed of.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

FileManager

The widget's instance.

element

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onInitialized

A function used in JavaScript frameworks to save the widget instance.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

FileManager

The widget's instance.

element

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

Default Value: null
See Also

onOptionChanged

A function that is executed after a widget option is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

FileManager

The widget's instance.

fullName

String

The path to the modified option that includes all parent options.

name

String

The modified option if it belongs to the first level. Otherwise, the first-level option it is nested into.

value any

The modified option's new value.

element

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onSelectedFileOpened

A function that is executed when the selected file is opened.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event that caused the function's execution.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

FileManager

The widget's instance.

element

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

fileItem

Object

File parameters.

model

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null
jQuery
index.js
$(function() {
    $("#fileManagerContainer").dxFileManager({
        // ...
        onSelectedFileOpened: function(e) {
            // Your code goes here
        }
    });
});
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
<dx-file-manager ...
    (onSelectedFileOpened)="fileManager_onSelectedFileOpened($event)">
</dx-file-manager>
import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})
export class AppComponent {
    fileManager_onSelectedFileOpened(e) {
        // Your code goes here
    }
}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

import { DxFileManagerModule } from 'devextreme-angular';

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DxFileManagerModule
    ],
    providers: [],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <dx-file-manager ...
        :selected-file-opened="fileManager_onSelectedFileOpened"
    />
</template>

<script>
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import DxFileManager from 'devextreme-vue/file-manager';

export default {
    components: {
        DxFileManager
    },
    methods: {
        fileManager_onSelectedFileOpened(e) {
            // Your code goes here
        }
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';

import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import FileManager from 'devextreme-react/file-manager';

class App extends React.Component {
    fileManager_onSelectedFileOpened(e) {
        // Your code goes here
    }

    render() {
        return (
            <FileManager ...
                onSelectedFileOpened={this.fileManager_onSelectedFileOpened}
            />
        );
    }
}
export default App;

permissions

Specifies actions that a user is allowed to perform on files and folders.

Type:

Object

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
});
See Also

selectionMode

Specifies whether a user can select a single or multiple files and folders in the item view simultaneously.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'multiple'
Accepted Values: 'multiple' | 'single'

tabIndex

Specifies the number of the element when the Tab key is used for navigating.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 0

The value of this option will be passed to the tabindex attribute of the HTML element that underlies the widget.

visible

Specifies whether the widget is visible.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

width

Specifies the widget's width.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

Function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The widget's width.

Default Value: undefined

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

  • Number
    The width 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;
    }