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Item Deletion

User Interaction

To allow the user to delete items from the List, set the allowItemDeleting property to true. The mode in which the user deletes items depends on the value of the itemDeleteMode property. There are several modes that are enumerated in the code below. To spot the difference between them and choose the most suitable one, refer to the example that completes the property's description in the API reference.

jQuery
JavaScript
$(function() {
    $("#listContainer").dxList({
        // ...
        allowItemDeleting: true,
        itemDeleteMode: "toggle" // or "static" | "slideButton" | "slideItem" | "swipe" | "context"
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-list ...
    [allowItemDeleting]="true"
    itemDeleteMode="toggle"> <!-- or "static" | "slideButton" | "slideItem" | "swipe" | "context" -->
</dx-list>
import { DxListModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxListModule
    ],
    // ...
})

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NOTE
If List items are supplied with the context menu, the itemDeleteMode property is ignored in favor of the menuMode property.
NOTE
If you use a remote data source, the List itself does not delete items from it; it only makes a query to it. It is the data source that is responsible for this query to be correctly processed and for the item to be actually deleted.
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API

You can delete List items programmatically in the following ways.

  • By index
    Pass the index to the deleteItem(itemIndex) method. If the List is grouped, this method should be given an object with the indexes of the group and the item to be deleted.

    jQuery
    JavaScript
    const list = $("#listContainer").dxList("instance");
    // Deletes the item with index 1 
    list.deleteItem(1);
    // Deletes the item with index 0 from the group with index 2
    list.deleteItem({ group: 2, item: 0 });
    Angular
    TypeScript
    import { ..., ViewChild } from "@angular/core";
    import { DxListModule, DxListComponent } from "devextreme-angular";
    // ...
    export class AppComponent {
        @ViewChild(DxListComponent, { static: false }) list: DxListComponent;
        // Prior to Angular 8
        // @ViewChild(DxListComponent) list: DxListComponent;
        deleteItem (index) {
            this.list.instance.deleteItem(index);
        }
        deleteItemFromGroup (itemIndex, groupIndex) {
            // Deletes the item with itemIndex from the group with groupIndex
            this.list.instance.deleteItem({ group: groupIndex, item: itemIndex });
        }
    }
    @NgModule({
        imports: [
            // ...
            DxListModule
        ],
        // ...
    })
  • By DOM node
    Pass the DOM node to the deleteItem(itemElement) method.

    jQuery
    JavaScript
    const list = $("#listContainer").dxList("instance");
    // Finds all List items
    const itemNodes = $("#listContainer").find(".dx-list-item");
    // Makes the first item the last
    list.deleteItem(itemNodes[itemNodes.length-1]);
    Angular
    TypeScript
    import { ..., ViewChild } from "@angular/core";
    import { DxListModule, DxListComponent } from "devextreme-angular";
    // ...
    export class AppComponent {
        @ViewChild(DxListComponent, { static: false }) list: DxListComponent;
        // Prior to Angular 8
        // @ViewChild(DxListComponent) list: DxListComponent;
        deleteLastItem () {
            // Finds all List items
            let itemNodes = document.getElementsByClassName("dx-list-item");
            // Deletes the last item
            this.list.instance.deleteItem(itemNodes[itemNodes.length-1]);
        }
    }
    @NgModule({
        imports: [
            // ...
            DxListModule
        ],
        // ...
    })
NOTE
If you want to delete an item by key or by data object, do it directly in the data source.
See Also

Events

To execute certain commands before or after an item is deleted from the List, handle the itemDeleting or itemDeleted event. If the functions that handle these events are not going to be changed during the lifetime of the UI component, assign them to the onEventName property when you configure the UI component.

jQuery
JavaScript
$(function () {
    $("#listContainer").dxList({
        // ...
        onItemDeleting: function(e) {
            const itemData = e.itemData;
            const itemDomNode = e.itemElement;
            const itemIndex = e.itemIndex;
            // Handler of the "itemDeleting" event
        },
        onItemDeleted: function(e) {
            const itemData = e.itemData;
            const itemDomNode = e.itemElement;
            const itemIndex = e.itemIndex;
            // Handler of the "itemDeleted" event
        },
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-list ...
    (onItemDeleting)="onItemDeleting($event)"
    (onItemDeleted)="onItemDeleted($event)">
</dx-list>
import { DxListModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    onItemDeleting (e) {
        let itemData = e.itemData;
        let itemDomNode = e.itemElement;
        let itemIndex = e.itemIndex;
        // Handler of the "itemDeleting" event
    }
    onItemDeleted (e) {
        let itemData = e.itemData;
        let itemDomNode = e.itemElement;
        let itemIndex = e.itemIndex;
        // Handler of the "itemDeleted" event
    }
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxListModule
    ],
    // ...
})
NOTE
The itemDeleted event is raised when an item is deleted from the List. However, this does not mean that the item was actually deleted from the data source.

If you are going to change the event handlers at runtime, or if you need to attach several handlers to a single event, subscribe to the events using the on(eventName, eventHandler) method. This approach is more typical of jQuery.

JavaScript
const itemDeletingEventHandler1 = function(e) {
    // First handler of the "itemDeleting" event
};

const itemDeletingEventHandler2 = function(e) {
    // Second handler of the "itemDeleting" event
};

$("#listContainer").dxList("instance")
    .on("itemDeleting", itemDeletingEventHandler1)
    .on("itemDeleting", itemDeletingEventHandler2);
See Also