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Button

This is a simple button that can have an icon. Button can be twoState and can have a badge with a number, which can be useful for displaying the number of new messages, etc.

Related sample: Ribbon. Group Buttons

Creating Buttons

This is the basic syntax of a button:

{
type:"button", value:"Best button"
}

Properties

You can provide the following properties in the configuration object of a Button control.

Adding Buttons

Button can be easily added to a ribbon block with the help of the add() method of TreeCollection:

ribbon.data.add({
type:"button", value:"Best button"
},-1,"blockId");

Adding HTML content

You can add a custom element to a button with the help of the html property:

{
type: "button",
html: "<div id='preloader'><div id='loader'></div></div >",
size: "auto"
}

Related sample: Ribbon. Item HTML Content

Showing/hiding Button

To hide/show a button, you should pass the ID of the button to the hide()/show() methods:

ribbon.show(id);
ribbon.hide(id);

Enabling/disabling Button

Any button in the ribbon can be enabled/disabled:

ribbon.enable(id);
ribbon.disable(id);

Adding an icon

A button can have an icon:

{
type:"button", value:"Done",
icon:"dxi dxi-check"
}

Adding a badge with a number

You can add a number badge to the button to display information like the number of new messages. Set the count property:

{
type:"button", value:"Done",
icon:"dxi dxi-check",
count:10
}

Related sample: Ribbon. Buttons

Styling buttons

You can style Button by adding custom CSS classes in the css property:

{
type:"button", value:"Best button", css:"best_button"
}

Where "best_button" can be a CSS class like this:

.best_button{
background-color:cornflowerblue;
}
.best_button:hover{
background-color:rgb(183, 199, 228);
}

TwoState Buttons

You can create buttons with two states: active (pressed) and inactive (unpressed).

{
type:"button", value:"Select", twoState:true, active:true
}

Changing the state of Button

The state of a TwoState button or values of controls can be changed programmatically with the setState() method of ribbon:

{
type:"button", twoState:true, value:"Check", id:"check"
}
...
ribbon.setState({check:true}); // active:true
// or
ribbon.setState({check:false}); // active:false

setState() accepts one parameter - a key-value pair with the ID of the button and the new value.

Accessing the state of Button

The current state of a TwoState button and values of controls can be checked with the getValues() method:

{
type:"button", value:"Check", twoState:true, id:"check"
}
...
ribbon.getState();
// { check:true }
// or
// { check:false }