Getting Started with ASP.NET Core Toolbar Control

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This section briefly explains about how to include ASP.NET Core Toolbar 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.

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/ej2/20.3.56/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/ej2/20.3.56/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 Toolbar control

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

<ejs-toolbar id="defaultToolbar" width="600px">
    <e-toolbar-items>
        <e-toolbar-item text="Cut" prefixIcon="e-cut-icon tb-icons" tooltipText="Cut"></e-toolbar-item>
        <e-toolbar-item text="Copy" prefixIcon="e-copy-icon tb-icons" tooltipText="Copy"></e-toolbar-item>
        <e-toolbar-item text="Paste" prefixIcon="e-paste-icon tb-icons" tooltipText="Paste"></e-toolbar-item>
        <e-toolbar-item type="Separator"></e-toolbar-item>
        <e-toolbar-item text="Bold" prefixIcon="e-bold-icon tb-icons" tooltipText="Bold"></e-toolbar-item>
        <e-toolbar-item text="Underline" prefixIcon="e-underline-icon tb-icons" tooltipText="Underline"></e-toolbar-item>
        <e-toolbar-item text="Italic" prefixIcon="e-italic-icon tb-icons" tooltipText="Italic"></e-toolbar-item>
        <e-toolbar-item text="Color Picker" prefixIcon="e-color-icon tb-icons" tooltipText="Color-Picker"></e-toolbar-item>
    </e-toolbar-items>
</ejs-toolbar>

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

ASP.NET Core Toolbar Control

Render the Toolbar items using content template

You can bind any HTML elements or other components in Toolbar items, by simply using the content template property in ASP.NET Toolbar.

In the below demo, the Toolbar items are given as Button, MaskedTextBox, RadioButton, DropDownList using the content template. In the content template property of Toolbar, you can directly render these controls like below in the code.

@{
    .....
    var data = new string[] { "Badminton", "Basketball", "Cricket", "Football", "Golf", "Gymnastics", "Hockey", "Tennis" };
}

<ejs-toolbar id="default">
    <e-toolbar-items>
        <e-content-template>
            <div>
                <div> <ejs-button id="btn" content="Click" isPrimary="true"></ejs-button></div>
                <div class='e-separator'> </div>
                <div> <ejs-maskedtextbox id="mask1" mask="345-678-4673"></ejs-maskedtextbox> </div>
                <div class='e-separator'> </div>
                <div>  <ejs-radiobutton id="radio1" label="Credit/Debit Card" name="payment" value="credit/debit"></ejs-radiobutton> </div>
                <div class='e-separator'> </div>
                <div>
                    <ejs-dropdownlist id="games" dataSource="@data" placeholder="Select a game" index="2" popupHeight="220px" />
                </div>
            </div>
        </e-content-template>
    </e-toolbar-items>
</ejs-toolbar>
<style>
    .separator {
        width: 10px;
    }
</style>
public ActionResult Index()
{
    ViewBag.data = new string[] { "Badminton", "Basketball", "Cricket", "Football", "Golf", "Gymnastics", "Hockey", "Tennis" };
    return View();
}

content template

View Sample in GitHub.

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