Getting started in EJ2 TypeScript Drop down button control

3 Nov 20236 minutes to read

This section explains how to create a simple Drop down button, and configure its available functionalities in TypeScript, using Essential JS 2 quickstart seed repository.

This application is integrated with the webpack.config.js configuration and uses the latest version of the webpack-cli. It requires node v14.15.0 or higher. For more information about webpack and its features, refer to the webpack documentation.

Dependencies

The list of dependencies required to use the DropDownButton component in your application is given as follows:

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-popups
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons

Set up development environment

Open the command prompt from the required directory, and run the following command to clone the Syncfusion JavaScript (Essential JS 2) quickstart project from GitHub.

git clone https://github.com/SyncfusionExamples/ej2-quickstart-webpack- ej2-quickstart

After cloning the application in the ej2-quickstart folder, run the following command line to navigate to the ej2-quickstart folder.

cd ej2-quickstart

Add Syncfusion JavaScript packages

Syncfusion JavaScript (Essential JS 2) packages are available on the npmjs.com public registry. You can install all Syncfusion JavaScript (Essential JS 2) controls in a single @syncfusion/ej2 package or individual packages for each control.

The quickstart application is preconfigured with the dependent @syncfusion/ej2 package in the ~/package.json file. Use the following command to install the dependent npm packages from the command prompt.

npm install

Import the Syncfusion CSS styles

To render DropDownButton component, need to import Button and its dependent components styles as given below in the ~/src/styles/styles.css file, as shown below:

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

Add DropDownButton to the project

Add the HTML button tag with ID attribute as the element to your index.html file.

[src/index.html]

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2</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://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
</head>

<body>
    <div>
        <!--Element which is going to render-->
        <button id="element">Clipboard</button>
    </div>

</body>

</html>

Then, import the DropDownButton component in your app.ts file and initialize with the #element.

[src/app/app.ts]

import { DropDownButton, ItemModel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons';

//Initialize action items.
let items: ItemModel[] = [
    {
        text: 'Cut'
    },
    {
        text: 'Copy'
    },
    {
        text: 'Paste'
    }];

// Initialize DropDownButton component.
let drpDownBtn: DropDownButton = new DropDownButton({ items: items });

// Render initialized DropDownButton.
drpDownBtn.appendTo('#element');

Run the application

Run the application in the browser using the following command:

npm start

The following example shows a basic DropDownButton component.

import { DropDownButton, ItemModel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

enableRipple(true);

//Initialize action items.
let items: ItemModel[] = [
    {
        text: 'Cut'
    },
    {
        text: 'Copy'
    },
    {
        text: 'Paste'
    }];

// Initialize the DropDownButton component.
let drpDownBtn: DropDownButton = new DropDownButton({ items: items });

// Render initialized DropDownButton.
drpDownBtn.appendTo('#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 DropDownButton</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <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="styles.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'>
        <button id='element'>Clipboard</button>
    </div>
</body>

</html>
#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

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