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Scrolling in JavaScript Grid control

14 Apr 2021 / 3 minutes to read

The scrollbar will be displayed in the grid when content exceeds the element width or height. The vertical and horizontal scrollbars will be displayed based on the following criteria:

  • The vertical scrollbar appears when the total height of rows present in the grid exceeds its element height.
  • The horizontal scrollbar appears when the sum of columns width exceeds the grid element width.
  • The height and width are used to set the grid height and width, respectively.

The default value for height and width is auto.

Set width and height

To specify the width and height of the scroller in the pixel, set the pixel value to a number.

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index.ts
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import { Grid } from '@syncfusion/ej2-grids';
import { data } from './datasource.ts';

let grid: Grid = new Grid({
dataSource: data,
height: 315,
width: 400,
columns: [
    { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 120 },
    { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID', width: 150 },
    { field: 'EmployeeID', headerText: 'Employee ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 120 },
    { field: 'ShipCity', headerText: 'Ship City', width: 150 },
    { field: 'ShipCountry', headerText: 'Ship Country', width: 150 },
    { field: 'ShipName', headerText: 'Ship Name', width: 150 }
]
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/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>
</head>
<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container' style='height:350px;'>
        <div id='Grid'></div>        
    </div>
</body>
</html>

Responsive with parent container

Specify the width and height as 100% to make the grid element fill its parent container. Setting the height to 100% requires the grid parent element to have explicit height.

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index.ts
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import { Grid, Page } from '@syncfusion/ej2-grids';
import { data } from './datasource.ts';

Grid.Inject(Page);

let grid: Grid = new Grid({
dataSource: data,
columns: [
            { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 120, type: 'number' },
            { field: 'CustomerID', width: 140, headerText: 'Customer ID', type: 'string' },
            { field: 'Freight', headerText: 'Freight', textAlign: 'Right', width: 120, format: 'C' },
            { field: 'OrderDate', headerText: 'Order Date', width: 140, format: 'yMd' }
],
height: '100%',
allowPaging: true
});

grid.appendTo('#Grid');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/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>

    <style>
        .e-resizable {
            resize: both;
            overflow: auto;
            border: 1px solid red;
            padding: 10px;
            height: 300px;
            min-height: 250px;
            min-width: 250px;
        }
        .e-text{
            font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif;
            font-size: 14px;
        }
    </style>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <p class="e-text"> The parent container can be resizable by dragging the bottom-right corner.</p>
    <div id='container' class='e-resizable'>
        <div id='Grid'></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Scroll to selected row

You can scroll the grid content to the selected row position by using the rowSelected event.

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import { Grid, RowSelectEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-grids';
import { NumericTextBox } from '@syncfusion/ej2-inputs';
import { data } from './datasource.ts';

let grid: Grid = new Grid({
dataSource: data,
height: '270',
width: '100%',
columns: [
    { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 120 },
    { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID', width: 150 },
    { field: 'EmployeeID', headerText: 'Employee ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 120 },
    { field: 'ShipName', headerText: 'Ship Name', width: 150 }
],
rowSelected: rowSelected
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');

let numeric: NumericTextBox = new NumericTextBox({
width: 200,
min: 0,
showSpinButton: false,
format: 'N',
placeholder: 'Enter index to select a row',
change: onchange
}, '#numeric');

function onchange(): void {
grid.selectionModule.selectRow(parseInt(numeric.getText(), 10));
}

function rowSelected(args: RowSelectEventArgs) {
let rowHeight: number = grid.getRows()[grid.getSelectedRowIndexes()[0]].scrollHeight;
grid.getContent().children[0].scrollTop = rowHeight * grid.getSelectedRowIndexes()[0];
}
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/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>
</head>
<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container' style='height:350px;'>
        <input id='numeric' type="text"/>
        <div id='Grid'></div>        
    </div>
</body>
</html>