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Column Chooser

If you want users to change column visibility at runtime, enable the Column Chooser. Set the columnChooser.enabled property to true. Note that you can make sure that certain columns always stay visible. To do so, set the columns[].allowHiding property to false.

Backend API
$(() => { const columnChooserModes = [{ key: 'dragAndDrop', name: 'Drag and drop', }, { key: 'select', name: 'Select', }]; const treeList = $('#employees').dxTreeList({ dataSource: employees, keyExpr: 'ID', parentIdExpr: 'Head_ID', columns: [{ dataField: 'Title', caption: 'Position', }, { dataField: 'Full_Name', allowHiding: false, }, 'City', 'State', { caption: 'Contacts', columns: [{ dataField: 'Mobile_Phone', allowHiding: false, }, 'Email', { dataField: 'Skype', visible: false, }], }, { dataField: 'Hire_Date', dataType: 'date', }], columnAutoWidth: true, showRowLines: true, showBorders: true, columnChooser: { mode: columnChooserModes[1].key, enabled: true, position: { my: 'right top', at: 'right bottom', of: '.dx-treelist-column-chooser-button', }, search: { enabled: true, editorOptions: { placeholder: 'Search column' }, }, selection: { selectByClick: true, allowSelectAll: true, recursive: true, }, }, expandedRowKeys: [1, 5], }).dxTreeList('instance'); $('#columnChooserMode').dxSelectBox({ items: columnChooserModes, value: columnChooserModes[1].key, inputAttr: { 'aria-label': 'Column Chooser Mode' }, valueExpr: 'key', displayExpr: 'name', onValueChanged(data) { treeList.option('columnChooser.mode', data.value); const isDragMode = columnChooserModes[0].key === data.value; $('#allowSelectAll').dxCheckBox('instance').option('disabled', isDragMode); $('#selectByClick').dxCheckBox('instance').option('disabled', isDragMode); $('#recursive').dxCheckBox('instance').option('disabled', isDragMode); }, }); $('#searchEnabled').dxCheckBox({ text: 'Search enabled', value: true, onValueChanged(data) { treeList.option('columnChooser.search.enabled', data.value); }, }); $('#allowSelectAll').dxCheckBox({ text: 'Allow select all', value: true, onValueChanged(data) { treeList.option('columnChooser.selection.allowSelectAll', data.value); }, }); $('#selectByClick').dxCheckBox({ text: 'Select by click', value: true, onValueChanged(data) { treeList.option('columnChooser.selection.selectByClick', data.value); }, }); $('#recursive').dxCheckBox({ text: 'Recursive', value: true, onValueChanged(data) { treeList.option('columnChooser.selection.recursive', data.value); }, }); });
<!DOCTYPE html> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en"> <head> <title>DevExtreme Demo</title> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" /> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=5.0" /> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> <script>window.jQuery || document.write(decodeURIComponent('%3Cscript src="js/jquery.min.js"%3E%3C/script%3E'))</script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://cdn3.devexpress.com/jslib/24.1.3/css/dx.light.css" /> <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jszip/3.1.2/jszip.min.js"></script> <script src="js/dx.all.js"></script> <script src="data.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css" /> <script src="index.js"></script> </head> <body class="dx-viewport"> <div class="demo-container"> <div id="employees"></div> <div class="options"> <div class="caption">Options</div> <div class="selectboxes-container"> <div class="option"> <span>Column chooser mode</span> <div id="columnChooserMode"></div> </div> </div> <div class="checkboxes-container"> <div class="option"> <div id="searchEnabled"></div> </div> <div class="option"> <div id="allowSelectAll"></div> </div> <div class="option"> <div id="selectByClick"></div> </div> <div class="option"> <div id="recursive"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </body> </html>
#employees { max-height: 440px; } .options { padding: 20px; margin-top: 20px; background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, 0.15); } .caption { font-size: 18px; font-weight: 500; } .option { margin-top: 10px; } .option > span { margin-right: 10px; } .option > .dx-selectbox { display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle; } .selectbox-container { display: flex; } .checkboxes-container { display: flex; justify-content: space-between; align-items: center; flex-wrap: wrap; margin-top: 15px; } .checkboxes-container > .option { margin: 10px 30px 10px 0; width: 200px; }
const employees = [{ ID: 1, Head_ID: 0, Full_Name: 'John Heart', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'CEO', City: 'Los Angeles', State: 'California', Email: 'jheart@dx-email.com', Skype: 'jheart_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(213) 555-9392', Birth_Date: '1964-03-16', Hire_Date: '1995-01-15', }, { ID: 2, Head_ID: 1, Full_Name: 'Samantha Bright', Prefix: 'Dr.', Title: 'COO', City: 'Los Angeles', State: 'California', Email: 'samanthab@dx-email.com', Skype: 'samanthab_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(213) 555-2858', Birth_Date: '1966-05-02', Hire_Date: '2004-05-24', }, { ID: 3, Head_ID: 1, Full_Name: 'Arthur Miller', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'CTO', City: 'Denver', State: 'Colorado', Email: 'arthurm@dx-email.com', Skype: 'arthurm_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(310) 555-8583', Birth_Date: '1972-07-11', Hire_Date: '2007-12-18', }, { ID: 4, Head_ID: 1, Full_Name: 'Robert Reagan', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'CMO', City: 'Bentonville', State: 'Arkansas', Email: 'robertr@dx-email.com', Skype: 'robertr_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-2387', Birth_Date: '1974-09-07', Hire_Date: '2002-11-08', }, { ID: 5, Head_ID: 1, Full_Name: 'Greta Sims', Prefix: 'Ms.', Title: 'HR Manager', City: 'Atlanta', State: 'Georgia', Email: 'gretas@dx-email.com', Skype: 'gretas_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-6546', Birth_Date: '1977-11-22', Hire_Date: '1998-04-23', }, { ID: 6, Head_ID: 3, Full_Name: 'Brett Wade', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'IT Manager', City: 'Reno', State: 'Nevada', Email: 'brettw@dx-email.com', Skype: 'brettw_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(626) 555-0358', Birth_Date: '1968-12-01', Hire_Date: '2009-03-06', }, { ID: 7, Head_ID: 5, Full_Name: 'Sandra Johnson', Prefix: 'Mrs.', Title: 'Controller', City: 'Beaver', State: 'Utah', Email: 'sandraj@dx-email.com', Skype: 'sandraj_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(562) 555-2082', Birth_Date: '1974-11-15', Hire_Date: '2005-05-11', }, { ID: 8, Head_ID: 4, Full_Name: 'Ed Holmes', Prefix: 'Dr.', Title: 'Sales Manager', City: 'Malibu', State: 'California', Email: 'edwardh@dx-email.com', Skype: 'edwardh_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(310) 555-1288', Birth_Date: '1973-07-14', Hire_Date: '2005-06-19', }, { ID: 9, Head_ID: 3, Full_Name: 'Barb Banks', Prefix: 'Mrs.', Title: 'Support Manager', City: 'Phoenix', State: 'Arizona', Email: 'barbarab@dx-email.com', Skype: 'barbarab_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(310) 555-3355', Birth_Date: '1979-04-14', Hire_Date: '2002-08-07', }, { ID: 10, Head_ID: 2, Full_Name: 'Kevin Carter', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Shipping Manager', City: 'San Diego', State: 'California', Email: 'kevinc@dx-email.com', Skype: 'kevinc_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(213) 555-2840', Birth_Date: '1978-01-09', Hire_Date: '2009-08-11', }, { ID: 11, Head_ID: 5, Full_Name: 'Cindy Stanwick', Prefix: 'Ms.', Title: 'HR Assistant', City: 'Little Rock', State: 'Arkansas', Email: 'cindys@dx-email.com', Skype: 'cindys_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-6655', Birth_Date: '1985-06-05', Hire_Date: '2008-03-24', }, { ID: 12, Head_ID: 8, Full_Name: 'Sammy Hill', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Sales Assistant', City: 'Pasadena', State: 'California', Email: 'sammyh@dx-email.com', Skype: 'sammyh_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(626) 555-7292', Birth_Date: '1984-02-17', Hire_Date: '2012-02-01', }, { ID: 13, Head_ID: 10, Full_Name: 'Davey Jones', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Shipping Assistant', City: 'Pasadena', State: 'California', Email: 'davidj@dx-email.com', Skype: 'davidj_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(626) 555-0281', Birth_Date: '1983-03-06', Hire_Date: '2011-04-24', }, { ID: 14, Head_ID: 10, Full_Name: 'Victor Norris', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Shipping Assistant', City: 'Little Rock', State: 'Arkansas', Email: 'victorn@dx-email.com', Skype: 'victorn_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(213) 555-9278', Birth_Date: '1986-07-23', Hire_Date: '2012-07-23', }, { ID: 15, Head_ID: 10, Full_Name: 'Mary Stern', Prefix: 'Ms.', Title: 'Shipping Assistant', City: 'Beaver', State: 'Utah', Email: 'marys@dx-email.com', Skype: 'marys_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-7857', Birth_Date: '1982-04-08', Hire_Date: '2012-08-12', }, { ID: 16, Head_ID: 10, Full_Name: 'Robin Cosworth', Prefix: 'Mrs.', Title: 'Shipping Assistant', City: 'Los Angeles', State: 'California', Email: 'robinc@dx-email.com', Skype: 'robinc_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-0942', Birth_Date: '1981-06-12', Hire_Date: '2012-09-01', }, { ID: 17, Head_ID: 9, Full_Name: 'Kelly Rodriguez', Prefix: 'Ms.', Title: 'Support Assistant', City: 'Boise', State: 'Idaho', Email: 'kellyr@dx-email.com', Skype: 'kellyr_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-9248', Birth_Date: '1988-05-11', Hire_Date: '2012-10-13', }, { ID: 18, Head_ID: 9, Full_Name: 'James Anderson', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Support Assistant', City: 'Atlanta', State: 'Georgia', Email: 'jamesa@dx-email.com', Skype: 'jamesa_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(323) 555-4702', Birth_Date: '1987-01-29', Hire_Date: '2012-10-18', }, { ID: 19, Head_ID: 9, Full_Name: 'Antony Remmen', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Support Assistant', City: 'Boise', State: 'Idaho', Email: 'anthonyr@dx-email.com', Skype: 'anthonyr_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(310) 555-6625', Birth_Date: '1986-02-19', Hire_Date: '2013-01-19', }, { ID: 20, Head_ID: 8, Full_Name: 'Olivia Peyton', Prefix: 'Mrs.', Title: 'Sales Assistant', City: 'Atlanta', State: 'Georgia', Email: 'oliviap@dx-email.com', Skype: 'oliviap_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(310) 555-2728', Birth_Date: '1981-06-03', Hire_Date: '2012-05-14', }, { ID: 21, Head_ID: 6, Full_Name: 'Taylor Riley', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Network Admin', City: 'San Jose', State: 'California', Email: 'taylorr@dx-email.com', Skype: 'taylorr_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(310) 555-7276', Birth_Date: '1982-08-14', Hire_Date: '2012-04-14', }, { ID: 22, Head_ID: 6, Full_Name: 'Amelia Harper', Prefix: 'Mrs.', Title: 'Network Admin', City: 'Los Angeles', State: 'California', Email: 'ameliah@dx-email.com', Skype: 'ameliah_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(213) 555-4276', Birth_Date: '1983-11-19', Hire_Date: '2011-02-10', }, { ID: 23, Head_ID: 6, Full_Name: 'Wally Hobbs', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Programmer', City: 'Chatsworth', State: 'California', Email: 'wallyh@dx-email.com', Skype: 'wallyh_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-8872', Birth_Date: '1984-12-24', Hire_Date: '2011-02-17', }, { ID: 24, Head_ID: 6, Full_Name: 'Brad Jameson', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Programmer', City: 'San Fernando', State: 'California', Email: 'bradleyj@dx-email.com', Skype: 'bradleyj_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-4646', Birth_Date: '1988-10-12', Hire_Date: '2011-03-02', }, { ID: 25, Head_ID: 6, Full_Name: 'Karen Goodson', Prefix: 'Miss', Title: 'Programmer', City: 'South Pasadena', State: 'California', Email: 'kareng@dx-email.com', Skype: 'kareng_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(626) 555-0908', Birth_Date: '1987-04-26', Hire_Date: '2011-03-14', }, { ID: 26, Head_ID: 5, Full_Name: 'Marcus Orbison', Prefix: 'Mr.', Title: 'Travel Coordinator', City: 'Los Angeles', State: 'California', Email: 'marcuso@dx-email.com', Skype: 'marcuso_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(213) 555-7098', Birth_Date: '1982-03-02', Hire_Date: '2005-05-19', }, { ID: 27, Head_ID: 5, Full_Name: 'Sandy Bright', Prefix: 'Ms.', Title: 'Benefits Coordinator', City: 'Denver', State: 'Colorado', Email: 'sandrab@dx-email.com', Skype: 'sandrab_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-0524', Birth_Date: '1983-09-11', Hire_Date: '2005-06-04', }, { ID: 28, Head_ID: 6, Full_Name: 'Morgan Kennedy', Prefix: 'Mrs.', Title: 'Graphic Designer', City: 'San Fernando Valley', State: 'California', Email: 'morgank@dx-email.com', Skype: 'morgank_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-8238', Birth_Date: '1984-07-17', Hire_Date: '2012-01-11', }, { ID: 29, Head_ID: 28, Full_Name: 'Violet Bailey', Prefix: 'Ms.', Title: 'Jr Graphic Designer', City: 'La Canada', State: 'California', Email: 'violetb@dx-email.com', Skype: 'violetb_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(818) 555-2478', Birth_Date: '1985-06-10', Hire_Date: '2012-01-19', }, { ID: 30, Head_ID: 5, Full_Name: 'Ken Samuelson', Prefix: 'Dr.', Title: 'Ombudsman', City: 'St. Louis', State: 'Missouri', Email: 'kents@dx-email.com', Skype: 'kents_DX_skype', Mobile_Phone: '(562) 555-9282', Birth_Date: '1972-09-11', Hire_Date: '2009-04-22', }];

To open the column chooser, users should click the button in the toolbar above the TreeList. The way users show and hide columns depends on the columnChooser.mode:

  • "dragAndDrop"
    Users drag and drop column headers to and from the column chooser.

  • "select"
    Users select and deselect check boxes with column names.

In "select" mode, you can choose whether parent element selection affects child/nested elements. Use the selection.recursive property.

If the column chooser contains many hidden columns, you can enable the column search UI. Assign true to the search.enabled property.

In this demo, use the check boxes below the TreeList to toggle the selection and search features.

To hide a column in code, set the columns[].visible property to false.