Getting started in EJ2 TypeScript Spreadsheet control

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This section explains the steps to create a simple Spreadsheet control 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 following list of dependencies are required to use the Spreadsheet control in your application:

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-spreadsheet
   |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
   |-- @syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns
   |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
   |-- @syncfusion/ej2-grids

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

Syncfusion JavaScript controls come with built-in themes, which are available in the installed packages. It’s easy to adapt the Syncfusion JavaScript controls to match the style of your application by referring to one of the built-in themes.

The quickstart application is preconfigured to use the Material theme in the ~/src/styles/styles.css file, as shown below:

@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2/material.css";

You can check out the themes section to know more about built-in themes and CSS reference for individual controls.

Add Spreadsheet control

Add the HTML div element with ID attribute as element in 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>
    <!--Element which will render as Spreadsheet-->
    <div id="element"></div>
</body>
</html>

Now, import the Spreadsheet control into your app.ts to instantiate a spreadsheet and append the spreadsheet instance to the #element.

[src/app/app.ts]

import { Spreadsheet } from '@syncfusion/ej2-spreadsheet';

// Initialize Spreadsheet control
let spreadsheet: Spreadsheet = new Spreadsheet();

// Render initialized Spreadsheet
spreadsheet.appendTo('#element');

Run the application

The quickstart project is configured to compile and run the application in the browser. Use the following command to run the application.

npm start

The following example shows a basic Spreadsheet control.

import { Spreadsheet } from '@syncfusion/ej2-spreadsheet';

// Initialize the Spreadsheet control
let spreadsheet: Spreadsheet = new Spreadsheet();

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

<head>
        <title>EJ2 SpreadSheet</title>
        <meta charset="utf-8" />
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
        <meta name="description" content="Typescript Spreadsheet Control" />
        <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" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-spreadsheet/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="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/core-js/2.4.1/shim.min.js"></script>
        <script src="system.config.js"></script>

<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       <!--Element which is going to render-->
       <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
       <div id='container'>
       <div id="element"></div>
       </div>
</body>

</html>

You can refer to our JavaScript Spreadsheet feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our JavaScript Spreadsheet example that shows you how present and manipulate data, including editing, formulas, formatting, importing, and exporting.

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