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addItem

adds an item to Sidebar

void addItem(object|arrayitemConf);

Parameters

itemConfobject|arrayobject with item config (or array for several items)

Example

// initialize sidebar
var mySidebar = new dhtmlXSideBar({
    parent: "sidebarObj",
    template: "details",
    icons_path: "icons/16x16/",
    width: 160,
    items: [
        {id: "a1", text: "Item 1", icon: "image1.png", selected: true},
        {id: "a2", text: "Item 2", icon: "image2.png"}
    ]
});
 
// add one new item
mySidebar.addItem({
    id: "b1",
    text:   "New Item 1",
    icon:   "image1.png"
});
 
// to add several items at once, use an array
mySidebar.addItem([
    {id: "b1", text: "New Item 1", icon: "image1.png"},
    {id: "b2", text: "New Item 2", icon: "image2.png"}
]);
 
// to add a separator, use the "type" property
mySidebar.addItem([
    {id: "b1", text: "New Item 1", icon: "image1.png"},
    {id: "b2", text: "New Item 2", icon: "image2.png"},
    {type: "separator"},
    {id: "b3", text: "New Item 3", icon: "image3.png"}
]);

Details

if you're going to remove separator by using the removeSep() method, you should also specify id for the separator

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