Handle no color support in EJ2 TypeScript Color picker control

16 Dec 202314 minutes to read

The ColorPicker component supports no color functionality. By clicking the no color tile from palette, the selected color becomes empty and considered as no color has been selected from color picker.

Default no color

To achieve this, set noColor property as true.

In the following sample, the first tile of the color palette represents the no color tile. By clicking the no color tile you can achieve the above functionalities.

import { ColorPicker, ColorPickerEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-inputs';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

let preview: HTMLElement = document.getElementById('preview');

let colorPicker: ColorPicker = new ColorPicker(
    {
        mode: "Palette",
        value: "#ba68c8",
        showButtons: false,
        modeSwitcher: false,
        //To enable no color support
        noColor: true,
        change: (args: ColorPickerEventArgs): void => {
                    preview.style.backgroundColor = args.currentValue.hex;
                    preview.textContent = args.currentValue.hex ? args.currentValue.hex : 'No color';
                }
    },
    '#element');

preview.style.backgroundColor = "#ba68c8";
preview.textContent = "#ba68c8";
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 ColorPicker</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="TypeScript ColorPicker Component" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div class='wrap'>
            <div id="preview"></div>
            <h4>Select color</h4>
            <input id="element" type="color" />
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
</html>
#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

.wrap {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 300px;
  text-align: center;
}

#preview {
  border: 1px solid;
  height: 40px;
  line-height: 40px;
}

h4, #preview {
    font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', 'Helvetica', 'Arial', 'sans-serif';
    font-size: 14px;
}

If the noColor property is enabled, make sure to disable the modeswitcher property.

Custom no color

The following sample show the color palette with custom no color option.

import { ColorPicker, ColorPickerEventArgs, PaletteTileEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-inputs';
import { SplitButton } from '@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons';

let preview: HTMLElement = document.getElementById('preview');

let colorPicker: ColorPicker = new ColorPicker(
    {
        mode: "Palette",
        value: "#f44336",
        showButtons: false,
        modeSwitcher: false,
        inline: true,
        columns: 4,
        presetColors: { 'custom': ['#f44336', '#e91e63', '#9c27b0', '#673ab7', '#2196f3', '#03a9f4', '#00bcd4', '#009688', '#8bc34a', '#cddc39', '#ffeb3b', '#ffc107'] },
        beforeTileRender: (args: PaletteTileEventArgs): void => {
            args.element.classList.add('e-custom-tile');
        },
        change: (args: ColorPickerEventArgs): void => {
                    (document.querySelector(".e-split-btn .e-picker-icon") as HTMLElement).style.borderBottomColor = args.currentValue.hex;
                    preview.style.backgroundColor = args.currentValue.hex;
                    preview.textContent = args.currentValue.hex;
                    if (splitBtn.element.getAttribute("aria-expanded")) {
                        splitBtn.toggle();
                        splitBtn.element.focus();
                    }
                }
    },
    '#element');

let splitBtn: SplitButton = new SplitButton({ iconCss: "e-cp-icons e-picker-icon", target: "#target" }, '#splitbtn')

preview.style.backgroundColor = "#f44336";
preview.textContent = "#f44336";

document.getElementById('no-color').onclick = (): void => {
    //sets color picker value property to null
    colorPicker.setProperties({ 'value': "" }, true);
    (document.querySelector('.e-split-btn .e-picker-icon')as HTMLElement).style.borderBottomColor = "transparent";
    preview.textContent = "No color"
    preview.style.backgroundColor = "transparent";
}
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 ColorPicker</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="TypeScript ColorPicker Component" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/26.1.35/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div class='wrap'>
            <ul id="target" tabindex="0">
                <li class="e-item e-palette-item">
                    <input id="element" type="color" />
                </li>
                <li class="e-item" id="no-color" tabindex="-1">
                    <span class="e-menu-icon e-nocolor"></span>
                    No color
                </li>
            </ul>
            <div>
                <div id="preview"></div>
                <h4>Select color</h4>
                <button id="splitbtn"></button>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
</html>
#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'paint';
  src:
  url(data:application/x-font-ttf;charset=utf-8;base64,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) format('truetype');
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style: normal;
}

.e-cp-icons {
  font-family: 'paint' !important;
  speak: none;
  font-size: 55px;
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  font-variant: normal;
  text-transform: none;
  line-height: 1;
  -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
  -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale;
}

/* Preview area styles */
#preview {
  border: 1px solid;
  height: 40px;
  line-height: 40px;
  width: 100%;
}

.wrap {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 300px;
  text-align: center;
}

/* ColorPicker customization */
.e-dropdown-popup ul#target {
  padding: 0;
}

.e-dropdown-popup ul .e-item.e-palette-item {
  height: auto;
  padding: 0;
}

.e-btn-icon.e-picker-icon {
  border-bottom-color: #f44336;
  border-bottom-style: solid;
  border-bottom-width: 3px;
}

/* Picker icon */
.e-btn-icon.e-picker-icon::before {
  content: '\e700';
}

/* No color li styles */
.e-dropdown-popup ul .e-item .e-menu-icon.e-nocolor {
  height: 22px;
  margin-top: 8px;
  width: 22px;
  background: transparent url('data:image/svg+xml;base64,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');
}

/* Tile customization */
.e-container .e-palette .e-tile.e-custom-tile {
  height: 24px;
  width: 24px;
  margin: 4px;
}

h4, #preview {
    font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', 'Helvetica', 'Arial', 'sans-serif';
    font-size: 14px;
}