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Initialization

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Download the DHTMLX List package as a part of the DHTMLX Suite library

To initialize dhtmlxList on a page, you need to take the following simple steps:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>How to Start with dhtmlxList</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="../../codebase/suite.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../../codebase/suite.css">
</head>
<body>
<div id="list_container"></div>
<script>
// creating dhtmlxList
var list = new dhx.List("list_container", {
itemHeight: 30
});
</script>
</body>
</html>

Include source files

Unpack the downloaded package into a folder of your project.

After that, create an HTML file and place full paths to JS and CSS files of the dhtmlxSuite library into the header of the file. The files are:

  • suite.js
  • suite.css
<script type="text/javascript" src="../../codebase/suite.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../../codebase/suite.css">

Create a container

Add a container for List and give it an id, for example "list_container":

index.html
<div id="list_container"></div>

Initialize List

Initialize List with the dhx.List object constructor. The constructor has two parameters:

  • the HTML container for List,
  • optional, an object with configuration properties. If this argument is not passed to the constructor, the settings will be default.
index.js
// creating dhtmlxList
var list = new dhx.List("list_container", {
itemHeight:30,
// more config options
});
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To display data in List you should define a template via the template configuration property.

Another way to display data in List is to prepare a data set with the "value" attribute.

Configuration properties

There is a set of properties you can specify for List to optimize its configuration for your needs.

The detailed information on List configuration options can be found in the List API overview article.

Load data into List

Detailed information on loading data into List is given in the Data loading article.

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