Methods

This section describes members used to manipulate the widget.

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()

An HTML element of the widget.

Return Value: jQuery

An element representing the widget.

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defaultOptions(rule)

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

Parameters:
rule: Object

An object specifying default options for the component and the device for which the options must be applied.

Object structure:
device: Object|Array|function

An object representing device parameters, or an array of objects representing device parameters, or a function that provides information on the current device as an input parameter and returning a Boolean value.

options: Object

A configuration object with specified options.

The defaultOptions method is a static method supported by the widget class. The following code demonstrates how to specify default options for all buttons in the application executed on the iOS platform.

JavaScript
DevExpress.ui.dxButton.defaultOptions({ 
    device: { platform: "ios" },
    options: {
        text: "Click me"
    }
});

element()

Gets the root element of the widget.

Return Value: jQuery

The root element of the widget.

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endUpdate()

Refreshes the widget after a call of the beginUpdate() method.

Main article: beginUpdate()

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focus()

Sets focus on the widget.

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hide()

Hides the widget.

Return Value: jQuery.Promise

A Promise of the jQuery.Deferred object resolved after the widget is hidden.

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instance()

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

Return Value: Object

This widget's instance.

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off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from the specified event.

Parameters:
eventName: String

The name of the event to unsubscribe from.

Return Value: Object

The object for which this method is called.

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off(eventName, eventHandler)

Detaches a particular event handler from the specified event.

Parameters:
eventName: String

The name of the event to unsubscribe from.

eventHandler: function

The handler to be detached from the specified event.

Return Value: Object

The object for which this method is called.

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on(eventName, eventHandler)

Subscribes to a specified event.

Parameters:
eventName: String

The name of the event to be subscribed.

eventHandler: function

An event handler for the specified event.

Return Value: Object

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 the specified events.

Parameters:
events: Object

An object of the following structure: { "eventName1": handler1, "eventName2": handler2, ...}

Return Value: Object

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 the widget's options.

Return Value: Object

The widget's options.

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option(optionName)

Gets a specific option value.

Parameters:
optionName: String

The option name or the full path to the option.

Return Value: any

This option value.

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option(optionName, optionValue)

Assigns a new value to a specific option.

Parameters:
optionName: String

The option name or the full path to the option.

optionValue: any

A new value for this option.

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option(options)

Sets one or more options.

Parameters:
options: Object

The options along with their new values.

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registerKeyHandler(key, handler)

Registers a handler to be executed when a user presses a specific key.

Parameters:
key: String

The key for which the handler should be registered.

handler: function

A handler.

The key argument accepts one of the following values:

  • "backspace"
  • "tab"
  • "enter"
  • "escape"
  • "pageUp"
  • "pageDown"
  • "end"
  • "home"
  • "leftArrow"
  • "upArrow"
  • "rightArrow"
  • "downArrow"
  • "del"
  • "space"
  • "F"
  • "A"
  • "asterisk"
  • "minus"

A custom handler for a key cancels the default handler for this key.

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repaint()

Recalculates the overlay's size and position.

After performing some external modifications that lead to the widget container's size or visibility change, the overlay's size and position may become invalid. In this instance, use the repaint() method to redraw the widget.

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show()

Shows the widget.

Return Value: jQuery.Promise

A Promise of the jQuery.Deferred object resolved after the widget is shown.

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toggle(showing)

Toggles the visibility of the widget.

Parameters:
showing: Boolean

A Boolean value specifying whether to show or hide the widget.

Return Value: jQuery.Promise

A Deferred jQuery object.

You can use the toggle(showing) method instead of show() and hide() methods. The only difference is that you specify whether to show or hide the widget passing true or false to the method parameter.

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