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Getting started with JavaScript AppBar control

08 Dec 2022 / 2 minutes to read

This section explains how to create a simple AppBar and configure its available functionalities in TypeScript using Essential JS 2 QuickStart seed repository.

Dependencies

The following list of dependencies are required to use the AppBar component in your application.

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|-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base

Setup your development environment

To get started with the AppBar component, clone Essential JS 2 quickstart, and install the npm packages using the following commands.

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git clone https://github.com/syncfusion/ej2-quickstart.git quickstart
cd quickstart
npm install

The project is pre-configured with common settings (src/styles/styles.css, system.config.js) to start all the Essential JS 2 components.

[src/system.config.js]

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System.config({
  paths: {
"npm:": "./node_modules/",
"syncfusion:": "npm:@syncfusion/",
  },
  map: {
app: "app",

//Syncfusion packages mapping
"@syncfusion/ej2-base": "syncfusion:ej2-base/dist/ej2-base.umd.min.js",
"@syncfusion/ej2-buttons": "syncfusion:ej2-buttons/dist/ej2-buttons.umd.min.js",
"@syncfusion/ej2-data": "syncfusion:ej2-data/dist/ej2-data.umd.min.js",
"@syncfusion/ej2-popups": "syncfusion:ej2-popups/dist/ej2-popups.umd.min.js",
"@syncfusion/ej2-lists": "syncfusion:ej2-lists/dist/ej2-lists.umd.min.js",
"@syncfusion/ej2-inputs": "syncfusion:ej2-inputs/dist/ej2-inputs.umd.min.js",
"@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons": "syncfusion:ej2-splitbuttons/dist/ej2-splitbuttons.umd.min.js",
"@syncfusion/ej2-navigations": "syncfusion:ej2-navigations/dist/ej2-navigations.umd.min.js",
  },
  packages: {
app: { main: "app", defaultExtension: "js" },
  },
});

System.import("app.ts");

Adding Style sheet to the Application

To render AppBar component, need to import navigations and its dependent components styles as given below in styles.css.

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@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css";

Adding AppBar component to the application

Add the HTML header tag with the id attribute as appbar to your index.html file.

[src/index.html]

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
<title>Essential JS 2 - AppBar</title>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
<meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2" />
<meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="resources/favicon.ico" />
<link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/bootstrap@5.1.3/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />

<!--style reference from node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2/-->
<link href="/styles/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<script src="node_modules/systemjs/dist/system.src.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="system.config.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  </head>

  <body>
<div class="control-container">
  <header id="appbar"></header>
</div>
  </body>
</html>

Import the AppBar component in your app.ts file and initialize it with the #appbar.

[src/app/app.ts]

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import { AppBar } from "@syncfusion/ej2-navigations";

const apparObj = new AppBar({
  colorMode: 'Primary'
});
appbarObj.appendTo("#appbar");

Run the application

Run the application in the browser using the following command:

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npm start

The following example shows a basic AppBar component.

Source
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app.ts
index.html
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import { AppBar } from "@syncfusion/ej2-navigations";
import { Button } from "@syncfusion/ej2-buttons";

const appbarObj: AppBar = new AppBar({
  colorMode: 'Primary'
});
appbarObj.appendTo("#appbar");

const defaultButtonMenuObj: Button = new Button({ cssClass: 'e-inherit', iconCss: 'e-icons e-menu' });
defaultButtonMenuObj.appendTo('#defaultButtonMenu');

const defaultButtonLoginObj: Button = new Button({ cssClass: 'e-inherit', content: 'FREE TRIAL' });
defaultButtonLoginObj.appendTo('#defaultButtonLogin');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 - AppBar</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/bootstrap@5.1.3/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--system js reference and configuration-->
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div class="control-section default-appbar-section">
            <div class="control-container">
                <header id="appbar">
                    <button id="defaultButtonMenu"></button>
                    <span class="regular" style="margin:0 5px">EJ2 AppBar</span>
                    <div class="e-appbar-spacer"></div>
                    <button id="defaultButtonLogin"></button>
                </header>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>