Getting started in EJ2 TypeScript Toolbar control

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This section explains how to create a simple Toolbar using TypeScript, and how to configure ToolBar items like button, separator, and input components 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 Toolbar component in your application.

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
    |-- @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 Toolbar CSS files are available in the ej2-navigations package 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-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css';

Initialize the Toolbar with commands

The Toolbar can be rendered by defining an array of items. An item is rendered with text by defining the default item type as a Button. For more information about item configuration, refer to the Item Configuration section.

  • Add the HTML div tag with its id attribute set to element in your index.html file where you will initialize the Toolbar.

[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 style="margin: 50px;">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>
  • Import the Toolbar component to your app.ts file, and initialize it to the element #element as shown below.

[src/app/app.ts]

import { Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-navigations';

// Initialize Toolbar component
let toolbarObj: Toolbar = new Toolbar( {
    items: [
    { text: 'Cut' },
    { text: 'Copy' },
    { text: 'Paste' },
    { type: 'Separator'},
    { text: 'Bold' },
    { text: 'Italic' },
    { text: 'Underline' },
    ]
});

// Render initialized Toolbar
toolbarObj.appendTo('#element');
  • Now, run the application in the browser using the following command.
npm start

Output will look like this:

import {Toolbar} from '@syncfusion/ej2-navigations';
let toolbar: Toolbar = new Toolbar({
    items: [
      { text: 'Cut' },
      { text: 'Copy' },
      { text: 'Paste' },
      { type: 'Separator'},
      { text: 'Bold' },
      { text: 'Italic' },
      { text: 'Underline' },
    ]
});
toolbar.appendTo('#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 Toolbar</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Toolbar Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/angular/demos/src/toolbar/toolbar.component.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>
        <br/><br/>
        <div id='result'></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

In the above sample code, #element is the id of the HTML element in a page where the Toolbar is initialized.

See Also

NOTE

You can refer to our JavaScript Toolbar feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our JavaScript Toolbar example that shows you how to render the Toolbar in JavaScript.