How to add custom button in toolbar

17 Feb 202212 minutes to read

The toolbar items can be customized using the toolbarSettings API and toolbarClick event.

The following example shows adding a custom item in the toolbar.

The new toolbar button is added using toolbarSettings. The toolbarClick event is used to add an event handler to the new toolbar button.

@{
    string[] items = new string[] { "NewFolder", "Upload", "Delete", "Download", "Rename", "SortBy", "Refresh", "Selection", "View", "Details", "Custom" };
}
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="sample-container">
        <!--  Filemanager element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().FileManager("file").AjaxSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerAjaxSettings()
        {
            Url = "/Home/FileOperations",
            GetImageUrl = "/Home/GetImage",
            UploadUrl = "/Home/Upload",
            DownloadUrl = "/Home/Download"
        }).ToolbarSettings(new Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.FileManagerToolbarSettings()
        {
            Items = items
        }).ToolbarClick("toolbarClick").ToolbarCreate("onCreate").Render()
        <!-- end of filemanager element -->
    </div>
</div>
<script>
    // event for custom toolbar item
    function toolbarClick(args) {
        if (args.item.text === 'Custom') {
            alert('You have clicked custom toolbar item')
        }
    }
    function onCreate(args) {
        for (var i = 0; i < args.items.length; i++) {
            if (args.items[i].id === this.element.id + '_tb_custom') {
                args.items[i].prefixIcon = 'e-icons e-fe-tick';
            }
        }
    }
</script>
<style>
    .e-fe-tick::before {
        content: '\e614';
    }
</style>
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web.Mvc;
//File Manager's base functions are available in the below package
using Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.Base;
//File Manager's operations are available in the below package
using Syncfusion.EJ2.FileManager.PhysicalFileProvider;
using Newtonsoft.Json;
// Use the package for hosting
using System.Web.Hosting;


namespace WebApplication.Controllers
{
    public class HomeController : Controller
    {
        // Accessing the File Operations from File Manager package
        PhysicalFileProvider operation = new PhysicalFileProvider();
        public HomeController()
        {
            // Map the path of the files to be accessed with the host
            var path = HostingEnvironment.MapPath("~/Content/Files");
            // Assign the mapped path as root folder
            operation.RootFolder(path);
        }
        public ActionResult FileOperations(FileManagerDirectoryContent args)
        {
            // Processing the File Manager operations
            switch (args.Action)
            {
                case "read":
                    // Path - Current path; ShowHiddenItems - Boolean value to show/hide hidden items
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.GetFiles(args.Path, args.ShowHiddenItems)));
                case "delete":
                    // Path - Current path where of the folder to be deleted; Names - Name of the files to be deleted
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Delete(args.Path, args.Names)));
                case "copy":
                    //  Path - Path from where the file was copied; TargetPath - Path where the file/folder is to be copied; RenameFiles - Files with same name in the copied location that is confirmed for renaming; TargetData - Data of the copied file
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Copy(args.Path, args.TargetPath, args.Names, args.RenameFiles, args.TargetData)));
                case "move":
                    // Path - Path from where the file was cut; TargetPath - Path where the file/folder is to be moved; RenameFiles - Files with same name in the moved location that is confirmed for renaming; TargetData - Data of the moved file
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Move(args.Path, args.TargetPath, args.Names, args.RenameFiles, args.TargetData)));
                case "details":
                    if (args.Names == null)
                    {
                        args.Names = new string[] { };
                    }
                    // Path - Current path where details of file/folder is requested; Name - Names of the requested folders
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Details(args.Path, args.Names)));
                case "create":
                    // Path - Current path where the folder is to be created; Name - Name of the new folder
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Create(args.Path, args.Name)));
                case "search":
                    // Path - Current path where the search is performed; SearchString - String typed in the searchbox; CaseSensitive - Boolean value which specifies whether the search must be casesensitive
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Search(args.Path, args.SearchString, args.ShowHiddenItems, args.CaseSensitive)));
                case "rename":
                    // Path - Current path of the renamed file; Name - Old file name; NewName - New file name
                    return Json(operation.ToCamelCase(operation.Rename(args.Path, args.Name, args.NewName)));
            }
            return null;
        }

        // Processing the Upload operation
        public ActionResult Upload(string path, IList<System.Web.HttpPostedFileBase> uploadFiles, string action)
        {
            FileManagerResponse uploadResponse;
            //Invoking upload operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path where the file is to uploaded; uploadFiles - Files to be uploaded; action - name of the operation(upload)
            uploadResponse = operation.Upload(path, uploadFiles, action, null);

            return Content("");
        }
        // Processing the Download operation
        public ActionResult Download(string downloadInput)
        {
            FileManagerDirectoryContent args = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<FileManagerDirectoryContent>(downloadInput);
            //Invoking download operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path where the file is downloaded; Names - Files to be downloaded;
            return operation.Download(args.Path, args.Names);
        }
        // Processing the GetImage operation
        public ActionResult GetImage(FileManagerDirectoryContent args)
        {
            //Invoking GetImage operation with the required paramaters
            // path - Current path of the image file; Id - Image file id;
            return operation.GetImage(args.Path, args.Id, false, null, null);
        }
        public ActionResult Index()
        {
            return View();
        }
    }
}

Output be like the below.

FileManager custom toolbar item