Floating panels

19 Dec 20225 minutes to read

The floating functionality of the component allows to effectively use the entire layout for the panel’s placement. If the floating functionality is enabled, the panels within the layout get floated upwards automatically to occupy the empty cells available in previous rows. This functionality can be enabled or disabled using the allowFloating property of the component.

The following sample demonstrates how to enable or disable the floating of panels in the DashboardLayout component using allowFloating property.

    <!--  Button element declaration -->
    <ejs-button id="toggle" cssClass="e-flat e-primary e-outline" content="Enable Floating" isToggle="true"></ejs-button>
     <!-- end of button element -->
<div style="padding-top: 15px;">
    <!--  DashboardLayout element declaration -->
    <ejs-dashboardlayout id="dashboard_default" columns="6" allowFloating="false" cellSpacing="@Model.cellSpacing">
            <e-dashboardlayout-panel sizeX="2" sizeY="2" row="1" col="0" content="<div class='content'>0</div>">
            <e-dashboardlayout-panel sizeX="2" sizeY="2" row="2" col="2" content="<div class='content'>1</div>">
            <e-dashboardlayout-panel sizeX="2" sizeY="2" row="3" col="4" content="<div class='content'>2</div>">
    <!-- end of dashboardlayout element -->

    document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
        // Create instances for dashboardlayout
        var dashboard = document.getElementById('dashboard_default').ej2_instances[0];
        var resetPanels = dashboard.serialize();
        resetPanels[0].content = '<div class="content">0</div>';
        resetPanels[1].content = '<div class="content">1</div>';
        resetPanels[2].content = '<div class="content">2</div>';
        // Toggle button to enable and disable floating
        document.getElementById('toggle').onclick = function (e) {
            var toggleBtn = document.getElementById('toggle').ej2_instances[0];
            let panels = [];
            if (toggleBtn.content == "Disable Floating and Reset") {
                toggleBtn.content = 'Enable Floating';
                dashboard.allowFloating = false;
                dashboard.panels = resetPanels;
            } else {
                toggleBtn.content = 'Disable Floating and Reset';
                dashboard.allowFloating = true;

    /* DashboardLayout element styles  */
    #dashboard_default .e-panel .e-panel-container .content {
        vertical-align: middle;
        font-weight: 600;
        font-size: 20px;
        text-align: center;
        line-height: 90px;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc;

namespace WebApplication.Controllers
    public class HomeController : Controller
        public class spacingModel
            public double[] cellSpacing { get; set; }
        public ActionResult Index()
            spacingModel modelValue = new spacingModel();
            modelValue.cellSpacing = new double[] { 10, 10 };
            return View(modelValue);

When allowFloating value set as false, the output is like the below.

Floating panels1

When allowFloating value set as true, the output is like the below.

Floating panels2


You can refer to our ASP.NET Core Dashboard Layout feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our ASP.NET Core Dashboard Layout example to know how to present and manipulate data.