Work with Toolbar

Setting/getting values and states

Setting values/states

You can change the value or state (for a TwoState button) of a control with the help of the setState() method. It takes one parameter: a key-value pair with the ID of the control and its new value (state).

Here is how you can use it to change the state of a TwoState button:

{type:"button", twoState:true, id:"check"}
...
toolbar.setState({"check":true});
//or
toolbar.setState({"check":false});

And this is how you can change the value of an input:

{type:"input", id:"name", value:""}
...
toolbar.setState({"name":"Maintenance"});

Related sample:  Toolbar. Set State

Getting values/states

To get the current value of the control, use the getState() method.

Starting from v7.0, the method can take the id of a Toolbar control as a parameter and return the value/state of the control. If id is not specified, the method returns an object with IDs of controls and their values/states.

This is what the method returns for a TwoState button:

{type:"button", twoState:true, id:"check"}
...
toolbar.getState("check"); // -> true/false
// or
toolbar.getState(); // -> { "check":true } or { "check":false }

And this is a possible return value for an input:

{type:"input", id:"name", value:"Maintenance"}
...
toolbar.getState("name"); // -> "Maintenance"
// or
toolbar.getState(); // -> {"name":"Maintenance"}

Related sample:  Toolbar. Get State

Hiding and showing controls

You can show or hide controls by their IDs. Pass them to the corresponding methods - show() and hide():

toolbar.hide(id); // hides a control
toolbar.show(id); // shows a control

Related sample:  Toolbar. Hide/Show

Starting from v7.0, it is possible to hide/show all Toolbar controls on the page at once by using the methods without parameters:

// hides all Toolbar controls
toolbar.hide();
// shows all Toolbar controls
toolbar.show();

Disabling and enabling controls

You can disable or enable controls. The related methods - enable() and disable() - take the IDs of controls as parameters:

toolbar.disable(id); // disables a control
toolbar.enable(id);  // enables a control

Related sample:  Toolbar. Enable/Disable

Starting from v7.0, it is possible to disable/enable all Toolbar controls on the page at once by using the methods without parameters:

// disables all Toolbar controls
toolbar.disable();
// enables all Toolbar controls
toolbar.enable();

Checking if a Toolbar item is disabled

To check if an item of Toolbar is disabled, call the isDisabled() method. The method takes one parameter:


menu.isDisabled("1"); // -> true/false

Related sample:  Toolbar. Enable/Disable

Adding a tooltip to a control

You can attach a tooltip to a control. For this you need to provide the tooltip property with the tooltip text in the control object before the toolbar initialization:

{
    type: "text",
    value: "test1",
    tooltip: "tooltip for test1"
}

Selecting/Unselecting an item

Selecting a toolbar item

To select a particular Toolbar item, make use of the select() method of Toolbar. The method takes two parameters:


toolbar.select("web");

Related sample:  Select/unselect - DHTMLX Toolbar

Unselecting a toolbar item

To remove selection from a selected item, apply the unselect() method of Toolbar. The method may take the id of an item as a parameter:

// unselects a specified selected item
toolbar.unselect("web");

It is also possible to remove selection from all previously selected items of Toolbar via the unselect() method:

// unselects all previously selected items
toolbar.unselect();

Related sample:  Select/unselect - DHTMLX Toolbar

Checking if a toolbar item is selected

To check if an item of Toolbar is selected, call the isSelected() method. The method takes one parameter:


toolbar.isSelected("web"); // -> returns true/false

Related sample:  Select/unselect - DHTMLX Toolbar

Getting selected items

To get the selected items, call the getSelected() method. The method returns an array of IDs of selected items:

toolbar.getSelected(); // -> ["selected_1", "selected_1.1"]

Related sample:  Toolbar. Tooltips

Using Tree collection API

You can manipulate the controls of Toolbar with the help of the Tree collection API.

Adding new controls into Toolbar

It is possible to add more controls into the initialized Toolbar on the fly. Use the add() method of Tree Collection. It takes three parameters:


toolbar.data.add({
    type:"button", value:"Add"
});
toolbar.data.add({
    type:"separator"
});
toolbar.data.add({
    type:"button", value:"Remove"
});

Related sample:  Toolbar. Add

Templates for Toolbar controls in the JSON format are given here.

Updating config of controls

You can change config options of the control via the update() method of Tree Collection. It takes two parameters:

For example, you can change the icon of a control:

toolbar.data.update("edit", { 
    icon: "mdi mdi-pencil" 
});

Related sample:  Toolbar. Update

Removing controls from Toolbar

To remove a control, make use of the remove() method of Tree Collection. Pass the id of the control that should be removed to the method:

toolbar.data.remove("control-id");

Related sample:  Toolbar. Remove

Rearranging controls

You can move menu controls to different positions with the move() method of Tree Collection. For example, this is how you can move an item with ID "2" to the left edge of the toolbar:

toolbar.data.move("2",0);


Check the full list of Tree collection API.

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