Check box selection in Angular Treegrid component

17 Nov 20227 minutes to read

Checkbox Selection provides an option to select multiple TreeGrid records with help of checkbox in each row.

To render checkbox in each treegrid row, you need to use checkbox column with type as CheckBox using
column type property.

import { Component, OnInit,ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { sampleData } from './datasource';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-container',
    template: `<ejs-treegrid #treegrid [dataSource]='data' [treeColumnIndex]='2' childMapping='subtasks'
    height='315px' >
        <e-columns>
                <e-column type='checkbox' width='50'></e-column>
                <e-column field='taskID' headerText='Task ID' textAlign='Right' width=90></e-column>
                <e-column field='taskName' headerText='Task Name' textAlign='Left' width=180></e-column>
                <e-column field='startDate' headerText='Start Date' textAlign='Right' format='yMd' width=90></e-column>
                <e-column field='duration' headerText='Duration' textAlign='Right' width=80></e-column>
        </e-columns>
                </ejs-treegrid>`
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {

    public data: Object[];

    ngOnInit(): void {
        this.data = sampleData;
    }
}
import { NgModule,ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { TreeGridModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-treegrid';
import { PageService, SortService, FilterService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-treegrid';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import {ButtonModule} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
import { DropDownListAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';

/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        TreeGridModule,
        ButtonModule,
        DropDownListAllModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent],
    providers: [PageService,
                SortService,
                FilterService]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

By default selection is allowed by clicking a treegrid row or checkbox in that row. To allow Selection only through checkbox, you can set selectionSettings.checkboxOnly property to true.
Selection can be persisted on all the operations using selectionSettings.persistSelection property.
For persisting selection on the TreeGrid, any one of the column should be defined as a primary key using columns.isPrimaryKey property.

Checkbox selection mode

In checkbox selection, selection can also be done by clicking on rows. This selection provides two types of Checkbox Selection mode which can be set by using the following API, selectionSettings.checkboxMode. The modes are;

  • Default: This is the default value of the checkboxMode. In this mode, user can select multiple rows by clicking rows one by one.
  • ResetOnRowClick: In ResetOnRowClick mode, when user clicks on a row it will reset previously selected row. Also you can perform multiple-selection in this mode by press and hold CTRL key and click the desired rows. To select range of rows, press and hold the SHIFT key and click the rows.
import { Component, OnInit,ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { sampleData } from './datasource';
import { SelectionSettingsModel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-grids';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-container',
    template: `<ejs-treegrid #treegrid [dataSource]='data' [treeColumnIndex]='2' childMapping='subtasks'
    height='315px' [selectionSettings]='selectionOptions' >
        <e-columns>
                <e-column type='checkbox' width='50'></e-column>
                <e-column field='taskID' headerText='Task ID' textAlign='Right' width=90></e-column>
                <e-column field='taskName' headerText='Task Name' textAlign='Left' width=180></e-column>
                <e-column field='startDate' headerText='Start Date' textAlign='Right' format='yMd' width=90></e-column>
                <e-column field='duration' headerText='Duration' textAlign='Right' width=80></e-column>
        </e-columns>
                </ejs-treegrid>`
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {

    public data: Object[];
    public selectionOptions: SelectionSettingsModel;

    ngOnInit(): void {
        this.data = sampleData;
        this.selectionOptions = { checkboxMode: 'ResetOnRowClick'};
    }
}
import { NgModule,ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { TreeGridModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-treegrid';
import { PageService, SortService, FilterService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-treegrid';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import {ButtonModule} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
import { DropDownListAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';

/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        TreeGridModule,
        ButtonModule,
        DropDownListAllModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent],
    providers: [PageService,
                SortService,
                FilterService]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);