Configuration

An object defining configuration options for the Lookup widget.

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: true

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

animation

Configures widget visibility animations. This object contains two fields: show and hide.

Type:

Object

Default Value: undefined

applyButtonText

The text displayed on the Apply button.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'OK'

applyValueMode

Specifies the way an end-user applies the selected value.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'instantly'
Accepted Values: 'instantly' | 'useButtons'

The option accepts the following values.

  • "useButtons"
    Enables an end-user to apply the selected value or cancel the selection using the Apply and Cancel buttons respectively.

  • "instantly"
    Applies the selected value immediately after a user clicks the required value in the drop-down menu. To cancel the selection, click outside the drop-down menu.

Use the EditorApplyValueMode enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC 5 Control or a DevExtreme-Based ASP.NET Core Control. This enum accepts the following values: Instantly and UseButtons.

cancelButtonText

The text displayed on the Cancel button.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'Cancel'

cleanSearchOnOpening

Specifies whether or not the widget cleans the search box when the popup window is displayed.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

clearButtonText

The text displayed on the Clear button.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'Clear'

closeOnOutsideClick

Specifies whether to close the drop-down menu if a user clicks outside it.

Type:

Boolean

|

Function

Return Value:

Boolean

true if the menu should be closed; otherwise false.

Default Value: false, true (Material)

The function passed to this option enables you to specify a custom condition for widget closing. For instance, you can prevent closing until a user clicks a certain element.

jQuery
JavaScript
$(function () {
    $("#lookupContainer").dxLookup({
        // ...
        closeOnOutsideClick: function(e) {
            return e.target === $("#someElement").get()[0];
        }
    });
});
Angular
TypeScript
HTML
import { DxLookupModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
    closeOnOutsideClick(e) {
        return e.target === document.getElementById("someElement");
    }
}
@NgModule({
     imports: [
         // ...
         DxLookupModule
     ],
     // ...
 })
<dx-lookup ...
    [closeOnOutsideClick]="closeOnOutsideClick">
</dx-lookup>

dataSource

Binds the widget to data.

Default Value: null

If you use DevExtreme ASP.NET MVC Controls, refer to the Bind Controls to Data article.

The Lookup works with collections of objects or string, number, or boolean values.

Depending on your data source, bind the Lookup to data as follows. In each case, also specify the valueExpr, displayExpr, or both if the data source provides objects.

  • Data Array
    Assign the array to the dataSource option.

  • Read-Only Data in JSON Format
    Set the dataSource option to the URL of a JSON file or service that returns JSON data.

  • OData
    Implement an ODataStore.

  • Web API, PHP, MongoDB
    Use one of the following extensions to enable the server to process data according to the protocol DevExtreme widgets use:

    Then, use the createStore method to configure access to the server on the client as shown below. This method is part of DevExtreme.AspNet.Data.

    jQuery
    JavaScript
    $(function() {
        let serviceUrl = "https://url/to/my/service";
        $("#lookupContainer").dxLookup({
            // ...
            dataSource: DevExpress.data.AspNet.createStore({
                key: "ID",
                loadUrl: serviceUrl + "/GetAction",
                insertUrl: serviceUrl + "/InsertAction",
                updateUrl: serviceUrl + "/UpdateAction",
                deleteUrl: serviceUrl + "/DeleteAction"
            })
        })
    });
    Angular
    app.component.ts
    app.component.html
    app.module.ts
    import { Component } from '@angular/core';
    import CustomStore from 'devextreme/data/custom_store';
    import { createStore } from 'devextreme-aspnet-data-nojquery';
    
    @Component({
        selector: 'app-root',
        templateUrl: './app.component.html',
        styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
    })
    export class AppComponent {
        store: CustomStore;
        constructor() {
            let serviceUrl = "https://url/to/my/service";
            this.store = createStore({
                key: "ID",
                loadUrl: serviceUrl + "/GetAction",
                insertUrl: serviceUrl + "/InsertAction",
                updateUrl: serviceUrl + "/UpdateAction",
                deleteUrl: serviceUrl + "/DeleteAction"
            })
        }
    }
    <dx-lookup ...
        [dataSource]="store">
    </dx-lookup>
    import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
    import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
    import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
    
    import { DxLookupModule } from 'devextreme-angular';
    
    @NgModule({
        declarations: [
            AppComponent
        ],
        imports: [
            BrowserModule,
            DxLookupModule
        ],
        providers: [],
        bootstrap: [AppComponent]
    })
    export class AppModule { }
    Vue
    App.vue
    <template> 
        <dx-lookup ...
            :data-source="store" />
    </template>
    
    <script>
    import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
    import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';
    
    import CustomStore from 'devextreme/data/custom_store';
    import { createStore } from 'devextreme-aspnet-data-nojquery';
    import { DxLookup } from 'devextreme-vue/lookup';
    
    export default {
        components: {
            DxLookup
        },
        data() {
            const serviceUrl = "https://url/to/my/service";
            const store = createStore({
                key: "ID",
                loadUrl: serviceUrl + "/GetAction",
                insertUrl: serviceUrl + "/InsertAction",
                updateUrl: serviceUrl + "/UpdateAction",
                deleteUrl: serviceUrl + "/DeleteAction"
            });
            return {
                store
            }
        }
    }
    </script>
    React
    App.js
    import React from 'react';
    import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
    import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';
    
    import CustomStore from 'devextreme/data/custom_store';
    import { createStore } from 'devextreme-aspnet-data-nojquery';
    import Lookup from 'devextreme-react/lookup';
    
    const serviceUrl = "https://url/to/my/service";
    const store = createStore({
        key: "ID",
        loadUrl: serviceUrl + "/GetAction",
        insertUrl: serviceUrl + "/InsertAction",
        updateUrl: serviceUrl + "/UpdateAction",
        deleteUrl: serviceUrl + "/DeleteAction"
    });
    
    class App extends React.Component {
        render() {
            return (
                <Lookup ...
                    dataSource={store} />
            );
        }
    }
    export default App;
  • Any other data source
    Implement a CustomStore.

Regardless of the data source on the input, the Lookup always wraps it in the DataSource object. This object allows you to sort, filter, group, and otherwise shape data. To get its instance, call the getDataSource() method.

NOTE

Please review the following notes about data binding:

  • Do not specify the items option if you specified the dataSource, and vice versa.

  • Data field names should not contain the following characters: ., ,, :, [, and ].

  • DataSource and stores provide methods to process and update data. However, the methods do not allow you to perform particular tasks (for example, replace the entire dataset, reconfigure data access at runtime). For such tasks, create a new array, store, or DataSource and assign it to the dataSource option as shown in the articles about changing options in jQuery, Angular, React, and Vue.

deferRendering

Specifies whether to render the drop-down field's content when it is displayed. If false, the content is rendered immediately.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

disabled

Specifies whether the widget responds to user interaction.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

displayExpr

Specifies the data field whose values should be displayed.

Type:

String

|

Function

Function parameters:
item:

Object

The current item's data object.

Return Value:

String

The displayed value.

Default Value: undefined

Set this option to the name of a data field that provides displayed values...

displayExpr: "name"

... or to a function that returns the displayed value:

displayExpr: function(item) {
    // "item" can be null
    return item && 'ID: ' + item.id + ', Name: ' + item.name;
}

Leave this option unspecified or set it to this if the data source contains primitives.

See Also

displayValue

Returns the value currently displayed by the widget.

Type:

String

Read-only
Default Value: undefined

The value you pass to this option does not affect widget behavior. Pass an observable variable to this option to get the value currently displayed by the widget.

elementAttr

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

Type:

Object

Default Value: {}
jQuery
$(function(){
    $("#lookupContainer").dxLookup({
        // ...
        elementAttr: {
            id: "elementId",
            class: "class-name"
        }
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-lookup ...
    [elementAttr]="{ id: 'elementId', class: 'class-name' }">
</dx-lookup>
import { DxLookupModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxLookupModule
    ],
    // ...
})
ASP.NET MVC Controls
Razor C#
Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().Lookup()
    .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().Lookup() _
    .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" }
    })
)

fieldTemplate

Specifies a custom template for the input field.

Type:

template

Function parameters:
selectedItem:

Object

The selected item's data.

fieldElement:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

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

Return Value:

String

|

DOM Node

|

jQuery

A template name or container.

Default Value: null

focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget can be focused using keyboard navigation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true, false, true (desktop)

fullScreen

A Boolean value specifying whether or not to display the lookup in full-screen mode.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false, true (iPhone)

grouped

A Boolean value specifying whether or not to group widget items.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

If this option is set to true, the object assigned to the items option should include key and items properties. The key property specifies the group caption in the list. The items property represents an array listing group items.

NOTE
Only one-level grouping is supported.

View Demo

groupTemplate

Specifies a custom template for group captions.

Type:

template

Function parameters:
itemData:

Object

The current group's data.

itemIndex:

Number

The group's index.

itemElement:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

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

Return Value:

String

|

DOM Node

|

jQuery

A template name or container.

Default Value: 'group'

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: true

inputAttr

Specifies the attributes to be passed on to the underlying HTML element.

Type:

Object

Default Value: {}
jQuery
$(function(){
    $("#lookupContainer").dxLookup({
        // ...
        inputAttr: {
            id: "inputId"
        }
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-lookup ...
    [inputAttr]="{ id: 'inputId' }">
</dx-lookup>
import { DxLookupModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxLookupModule
    ],
    // ...
})
ASP.NET MVC Controls
Razor C#
Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().Lookup()
    .InputAttr("id", "inputId")
    // ===== or =====
    .InputAttr(new {
        @id = "inputId"
    })
    // ===== or =====
    .InputAttr(new Dictionary<string, object>() {
        { "id", "inputId" }
    })
)
@(Html.DevExtreme().Lookup() _
    .InputAttr("id", "inputId")
    ' ===== or =====
    .InputAttr(New With {
        .id = "inputId"
    })
    ' ===== or =====
    .InputAttr(New Dictionary(Of String, Object) From {
        { "id", "inputId" }
    })
)

isValid

Specifies or indicates whether the editor's value is valid.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true
NOTE
When you use async rules, isValid is true if the status is "pending" or "valid".
See Also

items

An array of items displayed by the widget.

Type:

Array<template | Object>

If you need to update the widget items, reassign the entire items[] array as shown in the following example:

JavaScript
lookupInstance.option('items', newItems);

As an alternative to items, you can use the dataSource option. It accepts the DataSource object, whose underlying stores provide an API that allows you to update individual items without reassigning the entire item collection.

NOTE
Do not use the items option if you use dataSource, and vice versa.

Particular fields in objects can control the widget's appearance. See Default Templates for more information.

itemTemplate

Specifies a custom template for items.

Type:

template

Function parameters:
itemData:

Object

The current item's data.

itemIndex:

Number

The current item's index.

itemElement:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

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

Return Value:

String

|

DOM Node

|

jQuery

A template name or container.

Default Value: 'item'

minSearchLength

The minimum number of characters that must be entered into the text box to begin a search. Applies only if searchEnabled is true.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 0

name

The value to be assigned to the name attribute of the underlying HTML element.

Type:

String

Default Value: ''

Specify this option if the widget lies within an HTML form that will be submitted.

If you configure the widget as an ASP.NET MVC 5 Control or a DevExtreme-Based ASP.NET Core Control, use this option to bind the widget to a model property. If this model property contains Data Annotation validation attributes, you get the client-side validation enabled by default.

nextButtonText

The text displayed on the button used to load the next page from the data source.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'More'

noDataText

The text or HTML markup displayed by the widget if the item collection is empty.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'No data to display'

onClosed

A function that is executed once the drop-down editor is closed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Lookup

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

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

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

Lookup

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

Model data. Available only when using Knockout.

Default Value: null

If data displayed by the widget is specified using a DataSource instance, the contentReady event fires each time the load() method of the DataSource instance is called as well as when widget content is ready. In this case, when you create the widget, the contentReady event is raised twice: when the widget's content is ready (at this moment, the widget does not display items) and when the DataSource is loaded (the widget displays the loaded items).

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

Lookup

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

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

Lookup

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

onItemClick

A function that is executed when a list item is clicked or tapped.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Lookup

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.

event

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the function to execute. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

itemData

Object

The clicked item's data.

itemElement

Object

The item's container.

itemIndex

Number

|

Object

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

model

Object

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

Default Value: null

onOpened

A function that is executed once the drop-down editor is opened.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Lookup

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

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

Default Value: null

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

Lookup

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

Model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onPageLoading

A function that is executed before the next page is loaded.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Lookup

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

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

Default Value: null
See Also

onPullRefresh

A function that is executed when the "pull to refresh" gesture is performed on the drop-down item list. Supported in mobile themes only.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Lookup

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

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

Default Value: null

onScroll

A function that is executed on each scroll gesture performed on the drop-down item list.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Lookup

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.

event

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the function to execute. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

jQueryEvent

jQuery.Event

Use 'event' instead.

The jQuery event that caused the handler execution. Deprecated in favor of the event field.

model

Object

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

reachedBottom

Boolean

Indicates whether the container's bottom boundary is reached.

reachedLeft

Boolean

Indicates whether the container's left boundary is reached.

reachedRight

Boolean

Indicates whether the container's right boundary is reached.

reachedTop

Boolean

Indicates whether the container's top boundary is reached.

scrollOffset

Object

The current scroll offset in the following format { top: topOffset, left: leftOffset }.

Default Value: null

onSelectionChanged

A function that is executed when a list item is selected or selection is canceled.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Lookup

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

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

selectedItem

Object

The selected item's data.

Default Value: null

onTitleRendered

A function that is executed when the drop-down list's title is rendered.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Lookup

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

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

titleElement

Element (jQuery or HTML)

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

Default Value: null
See Also

onValueChanged

A function that is executed after the widget's value is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Lookup

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.

event

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the function to execute. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

jQueryEvent

jQuery.Event

Use 'event' instead.

The jQuery event that caused the handler execution. Deprecated in favor of the event field.

model

Object

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

previousValue

Object

The widget's previous value.

value

Object

The widget's new value.

Default Value: null

opened

Specifies whether or not the drop-down editor is displayed.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false
Raised Events: opened, closed

pageLoadingText

Specifies the text shown in the pullDown panel, which is displayed when the widget is scrolled to the bottom.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'Loading...'

pageLoadMode

Specifies whether the next page is loaded when a user scrolls the widget to the bottom or when the "next" button is clicked.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'scrollBottom'
Accepted Values: 'nextButton' | 'scrollBottom'

Use the ListPageLoadMode enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC 5 Control or a DevExtreme-Based ASP.NET Core Control. This enum accepts the following values: ScrollBottom and NextButton.

placeholder

The text displayed by the widget when nothing is selected.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'Select'

popupHeight

Specifies the popup element's height. Applies only if fullScreen is false.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

Function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The popup element's height.

Default Value: function() { return $(window).height() * 0.8 }, 'auto' (desktop, iPad)

In the Material theme, the default value is calculated so that the Lookup contains four items.

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;
    }

popupWidth

Specifies the popup element's width. Applies only if fullScreen is false.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

Function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The popup element's width.

Default Value: function() {return $(window).width() * 0.8 }, function() { return Math.min($(window).width(), $(window).height()) * 0.4; } (iPad)

In the Material theme, the default value equals the Lookup width plus paddings and borders.

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;
    }

position

An object defining widget positioning options.

Default Value: undefined, { my: 'left top', at: 'left top', of: lookupContainer } (Material)

pulledDownText

Specifies the text displayed in the pullDown panel when the widget is pulled below the refresh threshold.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'Release to refresh...'

pullingDownText

Specifies the text shown in the pullDown panel while the list is being pulled down to the refresh threshold.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'Pull down to refresh...'

pullRefreshEnabled

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget supports the "pull down to refresh" gesture.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

If the option is set to true, the widget data is refreshed each time you pull down and release widget contents.

NOTE
The "pull down to refresh" gesture is not supported by desktop browsers. You can use it only in mobile themes.

refreshingText

Specifies the text displayed in the pullDown panel while the widget is being refreshed.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'Refreshing...'

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
});
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searchEnabled

Specifies whether the search box is visible.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false, true, false (Material)
NOTE
Searching works with source data of plain structure only. Subsequently, data can be transformed to hierarchical structure using the DataSource's group option.
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searchExpr

Specifies the name of a data source item field or an expression whose value is compared to the search criterion.

Type:

getter

|

Array<getter>

Default Value: null

In most cases, you should pass the name of a field by whose value data items are searched. If you need to search elements by several field values, assign an array of field names to this option.

JavaScript
searchExpr: ["firstName", "lastName"]

For more information on searching, refer to the Search Api section of the Data Layer article. For information on getters, refer to the Getters and Setters section of the Data Layer article.

searchMode

Specifies a comparison operation used to search widget items.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'contains'
Accepted Values: 'contains' | 'startswith'

Use the DropDownSearchMode enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC 5 Control or a DevExtreme-Based ASP.NET Core Control. This enum accepts the following values: Contains and StartsWith.

searchPlaceholder

The text that is provided as a hint in the lookup's search bar.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'Search'

searchTimeout

Specifies the time delay, in milliseconds, after the last character has been typed in, before a search is executed.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 500

selectedItem

Gets the currently selected item.

Type: any
Read-only
Default Value: null
NOTE
This option is read-only.

shading

Specifies whether to shade the container when the lookup is active. Applies only if usePopover is false.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

showCancelButton

Specifies whether to display the Cancel button in the lookup window.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true, false (Material)

The Cancel button cancels the attempt to change the lookup widget value.

showClearButton

Specifies whether or not to display the Clear button in the lookup window.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

The Clear button clears the currently chosen lookup value. The lookup window closes and the text specified by the placeholder option is shown in the lookup editor.

showDataBeforeSearch

Specifies whether or not the widget displays unfiltered values until a user types a number of characters exceeding the minSearchLength option value.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

If this option is disabled, the widget does not display values until the number of typed characters exceeds the minSearchLength value, otherwise it displays all values regardless of the specified filtering condition.

showPopupTitle

A Boolean value specifying whether or not to display the title in the popup window.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true, false (Material)

stylingMode

Specifies how the widget's text field is styled.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'outlined', 'underlined' (Material)
Accepted Values: 'outlined' | 'underlined' | 'filled'

The following styles are available:

Text Editor Styling Modes

Use the EditorStylingMode enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC 5 Control or a DevExtreme-Based ASP.NET Core Control. This enum accepts the following values: Outlined, Underlined, and Filled.

You can also use the global editorStylingMode setting to specify how the text fields of all editors in your application are styled.

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.

text

The read-only option that holds the text displayed by the widget input element.

Type:

String

Read-only

title

The title of the lookup window.

Type:

String

Default Value: ''

titleTemplate

Specifies a custom template for the title.

Type:

template

Function parameters:
titleElement:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

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

Return Value:

String

|

DOM Node

|

jQuery

A template name or container.

Default Value: 'title'

useNativeScrolling

Specifies whether or not the widget uses native scrolling.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true, false (desktop), true (Mac)

usePopover

Specifies whether or not to show lookup contents in a Popover widget.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false, true (desktop, iOS), false (Material)

The Lookup widget can display its contents in a Popover widget only if the fullScreen mode is disabled. Otherwise, lookup contents are displayed within the Popup widget.

validationError

Information on the broken validation rule. Contains the first item from the validationErrors array.

Type:

Object

Default Value: null
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validationErrors

An array of the validation rules that failed.

Type:

Array<Object>

Default Value: null

validationMessageMode

Specifies how the message about the validation rules that are not satisfied by this editor's value is displayed.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'auto'
Accepted Values: 'always' | 'auto'

The following option values are possible:

  • auto
    The tooltip with the message is displayed when the editor is in focus.
  • always
    The tooltip with the message is not hidden when the editor loses focus.

Use the ValidationMessageMode enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC 5 Control or a DevExtreme-Based ASP.NET Core Control. This enum accepts the following values: Auto and Always.

validationStatus

Indicates or specifies the current validation status.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'valid'
Accepted Values: 'valid' | 'invalid' | 'pending'

The following table illustrates the validation status indicators:

validationStatus Indicator
"pending" DevExtreme editor validation status: pending
"valid" DevExtreme editor validation status: valid
"invalid" DevExtreme editor validation status: invalid

value

Specifies the currently selected value. May be an object if dataSource contains objects and valueExpr is not set.

Type: any
Default Value: null

valueChangeEvent

Specifies the DOM events after which the widget's search results should be updated.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'input change keyup'

This option accepts a single event name or several names separated by spaces.

The recommended events are "keyup", "blur", "change", and "focusout", but you can use other events as well.

valueExpr

Specifies which data field provides unique values to the widget's value.

Type:

String

|

Function

Function parameters:
item:

Object

The current item's data object.

Return Value:

String

|

Number

|

Boolean

A unique item identifier.

Default Value: 'this'

Always set this option if the dataSource contains objects. Alternatively, you can specify the key in the store.

NOTE
You cannot specify valueExpr as a function when the widget is bound to a remote data source. This is because valueExpr is used in a filter the widget sends to the server when querying data. Functions with custom logic cannot be serialized for this filter.
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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;
    }

wrapItemText

Specifies whether text that exceeds the drop-down list width should be wrapped.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false