Getting started in EJ2 TypeScript Message control

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This section explains the steps required to create a simple JavaScript Message control and configure its available functionalities in the TypeScript using the Essential JS 2 quickstart seed repository. This seed repository is pre-configured with all the Essential JS 2 packages.

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 following list of dependencies are required to use the Message control in the application.

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

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

The combined CSS files are available in the Essential JS 2 package root folder. This can be referenced in the ~/src/styles/styles.css file of your application using the following code.

@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-notifications/styles/material.css';

You can check out the themes section to know more about built-in themes and CSS reference for individual controls.
To use the combined control styles, make use of Syncfusion CRG (Custom Resource Generator) in the application.

Add Message control

Now, start adding the Essential JS 2 Message control to the application. To get started, add the HTML <div> element to the index.html file.

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

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 Message control</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 Message" />
    <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>
    <!--Element which will render as Message-->
    <div id="msg"></div>
</body>

</html>

Add the following code in the app.ts file to convert the div element to message control.

[src/app/app.ts]

import { Message } from '@syncfusion/ej2-notifications'
let msgObj: Message = new Message({
    content: 'Please read the comments carefully'
});
msgObj.appendTo('#msg');

Run the application

Run the application in the browser using the following command.

npm start

The following example shows a basic Message control.

<html>

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 Message control</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 Message control" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/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="msg-default">
            <div id='msg'></div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <style>
        /* Sample level styles */
        .msg-default .e-message {
            margin: 100px;
        }
    </style>
</body>

</html>

NOTE

You can also explore our JavaScript Message example that shows you how to render the Message in JavaScript.