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This is a default control for navigation-related components, can contain any other controls as nested items.

Adding NavItem

A navItem can be easily added to a sidebar with the help of the add() method of Tree Collection:{
type:"navItem", value:"My NavItem"

Related sample: Sidebar. Navigation items


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

Adding an icon

A navItem can have an icon which is set through the corresponding option icon:

type:"navItem", value:"Some",
icon:"dxi dxi-check"

Adding a badge with a number

You can add a number badge to the navItem to display information like the number of new messages. The badge is set via the count property:

type:"navItem", value:"Some",
icon:"dxi dxi-check",

Adding HTML content

You can add any custom HTML content to a navItem with the help of the html property:

type: "navItem",
html: "<img className='item-avatar' src='../avatars/Avatar_07.jpg'/>"

Related sample: Sidebar. Item HTML content

Showing/hiding a navItem

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

Enabling/disabling a navItem

Any navItem in the sidebar can be enabled/disabled:


Setting tooltip

You can add a tooltip to a navItem:

tooltip:"Click me and find out why"