Initialization

To add dhtmlxToolbar into an application, you need to take the following simple steps:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>How to Start with dhtmlxToolbar</title>         
        <script type="text/javascript" src="../../codebase/suite.js"></script>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../codebase/suite.css">
    </head>
    <body>
        <div id="toolbar_container"></div>
        <script>
            // creating dhtmlxToolbar
            var toolbar = new dhx.Toolbar("toolbar_container");
</script> </body> </html>

Related sample:  Toolbar. Basic Initialization

Include source files

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 the Toolbar and give it an id, e.g. "toolbar_container":

<div id="toolbar_container"></div>

Initialize Toolbar

Initialize Toolbar with the dhx.Toolbar object constructor. The constructor takes two parameters:

  • the HTML object on the page that serves as the toolbar container
  • an object with configuration properties (see the full list below)
var toolbar = new dhx.Toolbar("toolbar_container", {
    // config options
});

Configuration properties

css adds style classes to Toolbar
data specifies an array of data objects to set into Toolbar
menuCss adds style classes to all containers of Toolbar controls with nested items

Load data into Toolbar

There are two handy ways of loading data, i.e. a set of controls into Toolbar:

  • from an external file with the help of the load() method of tree collection:
var toolbar = new dhx.Toolbar("toolbar_container");
toolbar.data.load("../common/dataset.json");

Related sample:  Toolbar. Init With External Data

  • from a local source using the parse() method of tree collection:
var data = [
    {
        type: "button",
        icon: "dxi-plus",
        value: "new"
    },
    {
        type: "button",
        icon: "dxi-folder-open",
        value: "open"
    },
    {
        type: "button",
        icon: "dxi-vault",
        value: "save"
    },
    {
        type: "button",
        icon: "dxi-delete",
        value: "delete"
    }
]
 
var toolbar = new dhx.Toolbar("toolbar_container", {css:"dhx_toolbar--bordered" });
toolbar.data.parse(data);

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

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