Getting started in EJ2 TypeScript Listview control

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This section briefly explains how to create ListView component and configure its available functionalities in TypeScript using the 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

Install the below required dependent packages to render the ListView control.

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-lists
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-data

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 the ListView component, need to import lists and its dependent component’s 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-lists/styles/material.css";

Add ListView to the project

Add the HTML <div> element for ListView control to your index.html.

[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 id="container">
        <!--element which is going to render-->
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Import the ListView control into your app.ts and append it to the #element.

[src/app/app.ts]

import { ListView } from '@syncfusion/ej2-lists';

//Initialize ListView control
let listviewInstance: ListView = new ListView();

//Render initialized ListView
listviewInstance.appendTo("#element");

Bind data source

Populate the data in ListView by using the dataSource property. Here, an array of JSON values are passed to the ListView control.

[src/app/app.ts]

import { ListView } from '@syncfusion/ej2-lists';

//define the array of JSON
let arts: { [key: string]: string }[] = [
    { text: 'Artwork', id: '01' },
    { text: 'Abstract', id: '02' },
    { text: 'Modern Painting', id: '03' },
    { text: 'Ceramics', id: '04' },
    { text: 'Animation Art', id: '05' },
    { text: 'Oil Painting', id: '06' }];

//Initialize ListView control
let listviewInstance: ListView = new ListView({
    //set the data to datasource property
    dataSource: arts
});

//Render initialized ListView
listviewInstance.appendTo("#element");

Run the application

Use the npm run start command to run the application in the browser.

npm run start

The following example shows a basic ListView.

import { ListView } from '@syncfusion/ej2-lists';

//define the array of JSON
let arts: { [key: string]: string }[] = [
    { text: 'Artwork', id: '01' },
    { text: 'Abstract', id: '02' },
    { text: 'Modern Painting', id: '03' },
    { text: 'Ceramics', id: '04' },
    { text: 'Animation Art', id: '05' },
    { text: 'Oil Painting', id: '06' }];

//Initialize ListView control
let listviewInstance: ListView = new ListView({
    //set the data to datasource property
    dataSource: arts
});

//Render initialized ListView
listviewInstance.appendTo("#element");
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 for ListView </title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for ListView UI Control" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.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-lists/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 id='element'></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

See Also

Data Binding Types

ListView customization

Virtualization