Getting Started with ASP.NET Core SpeedDial Control

22 Dec 20226 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include [ASP.NET Core SpeedDial] control in your ASP.NET Core application using Visual Studio.

Prerequisites

System requirements for ASP.NET Core controls

Create ASP.NET Core web application with Razor pages

Install ASP.NET Core package in the application

Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic to learn more about installing NuGet packages in various OS environments. To add ASP.NET Core controls in the application, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search for Syncfusion.EJ2.AspNet.Core and then install it.

NOTE

The Syncfusion.EJ2.AspNet.Core NuGet package has dependencies, Newtonsoft.Json for JSON serialization and Syncfusion.Licensing for validating Syncfusion license key.

Add Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Tag Helper

Open ~/Views/_ViewImports.cshtml file and import the Syncfusion.EJ2 TagHelper.

@addTagHelper *, Syncfusion.EJ2

Add style sheet

Checkout the Themes topic to learn different ways (CDN, NPM package, and CRG) to refer styles in ASP.NET Core application, and to have the expected appearance for Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls. Here, the theme is referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Pages/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.38/fluent.css" />
</head>

Add script reference

In this getting started walk-through, the required scripts are referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Pages/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls scripts -->
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.38/dist/ej2.min.js"></script>
</head>

Register Syncfusion Script Manager

Open ~/Pages/Shared/_Layout.cshtml page and register the script manager at the end of `<body>` in the ASP.NET Core application as follows.

<body>
...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Script Manager -->
    <ejs-scripts></ejs-scripts>
</body>

Add ASP.NET Core SpeedDial control

Now, add the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Fab tag helper in ~/Pages/Index.cshtml page.

@{
    List<SpeedDialItem> items = new List<SpeedDialItem>();
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        Text="Cut"
    });
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        Text="Copy"
    });
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        Text="Paste"
    });
}

<div id="target" style="min-height:200px; position:relative; width:300px; border:1px solid;">
    <ejs-speeddial id="speeddial" target="#target" content="Edit" items="items"></ejs-speeddial>
</div>

Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to run the app. Then, the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core SpeedDial control will be rendered in the default web browser.

ASP.NET Core SpeedDial Control

Positioning

The speed dial can be positioned using the position property. The speed dial is positioned based on the target, if target is defined else positioned based on the browser viewport. The position values are TopLeft, TopCenter, TopRight, MiddleLeft, MiddleCenter, MiddleRight, BottomLeft, BottomCenter and BottomRight.

@{
    List<SpeedDialItem> items = new List<SpeedDialItem>();
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-cut",
        Text="Cut"
    });
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-copy",
        Text="Copy"
    });
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-paste",
        Text="Paste"
    });
}

<div id="target" style="min-height:200px; position:relative; width:300px; border:1px solid;">
    <ejs-speeddial id="speeddial" target="#target" position="BottomLeft" content="Edit" items="items"></ejs-speeddial>
</div>

ASP.NET Core SpeedDial Control

Linear and radial display modes

You can use the mode property to either display the menu in linear order like a list or like a radial menu in radial (circular) direction.

@{
    List<SpeedDialItem> items = new List<SpeedDialItem>();
    List<SpeedDialItem> items1 = new List<SpeedDialItem>();
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-cut"
    });
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-copy"
    });
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-paste"   
    });
    items1.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-cut",
        Text="Cut"
    });
    items1.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-copy",
        Text="Copy"
    });
    items1.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-paste",
        Text="Paste"
    });
}

<div id="target" style="min-height:200px; position:relative; width:300px; border:1px solid;">
    <ejs-speeddial id="speeddial" target="#target" position="BottomLeft" content="Edit" items="items" mode="Radial" openIconCss="e-icons e-edit"></ejs-speeddial>
    <ejs-speeddial id="speeddial1" target="#target" position="BottomRight" content="Edit" items="items1" mode="Linear" openIconCss="e-icons e-edit"></ejs-speeddial>
</div>

ASP.NET Core SpeedDial Control

ASP.NET Core SpeedDial Control

Clicked event

The speed dial control triggers the clicked event when an action item is clicked. You can use this event to perform the required action.

@{
    List<SpeedDialItem> items = new List<SpeedDialItem>();
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-cut",
        Text="Cut"
    });
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-copy",
        Text="Copy"
    });
    items.Add(new SpeedDialItem
    {
        IconCss="e-icons e-paste",
        Text="Paste"
    });
}

<div id="target" style="min-height:200px; position:relative; width:300px; border:1px solid;">
    <ejs-speeddial id="speeddial" clicked="clicked" target="#target" openIconCss="e-icons e-edit" items="items"></ejs-speeddial>
</div>

<script>
    function clicked(args) {
        alert(args.item.text + " is clicked");
    }
</script>

ASP.NET Core SpeedDial Control