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Customize ColorPicker

Custom palette

By default, the Palette will be rendered with default colors. To load custom colors in the palette, specify the colors in the presetColors property. To customize the color palette, add a custom class to palette tiles using beforeTileRender event.

The following sample demonstrates the above functionalities.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
ej.base.enableRipple = true;

var colorPicker = new ej.inputs.ColorPicker({
    mode: 'Palette',
    modeSwitcher: false,
    showButtons: false,
    inline: true,
    // To specify number of columns to be rendered.
    columns: 4,
    value: '#ba68c8',
    //To load custom colors.
    presetColors: {
        'custom1': ['#ef9a9a', '#e57373', '#ef5350', '#f44336', '#f48fb1', '#f06292',
                    '#ec407a', '#e91e63', '#ce93d8', '#ba68c8', '#ab47bc', '#9c27b0', '#b39ddb',
                    '#9575cd', '#7e57c2', '#673AB7'],
        'custom2': ['#9FA8DA', '#7986CB', '#5C6BC0', '#3F51B5', '#90CAF9', '#64B5F6',
                    '#42A5F5', '#2196F3', '#81D4FA', '#4FC3F7', '#29B6F6', '#03A9F4',
                    '#80DEEA', '#4DD0E1', '#26C6DA', '#00BCD4'],
        'custom3': ['#80CBC4', '#4DB6AC', '#26A69A', '#009688', '#A5D6A7', '#81C784',
                    '#66BB6A', '#4CAF50', '#C5E1A5', '#AED581', '#9CCC65', '#8BC34A', '#E6EE9C',
                    '#DCE775', '#D4E157', '#CDDC39'],
        'custom4': ['#FFF59D', '#FFF176', '#FFEE58', '#FFEB3B', '#FFE082', '#FFD54F',
                    '#FFCA28', '#FFC107', '#FFCC80', '#FFB74D', '#FFA726', '#FF9800', '#FFAB91',
                    '#FF8A65', '#FF7043', '#FF5722']
    },
    beforeTileRender: function (args) {
        ej.base.addClass([args.element], ['e-icons', 'e-custom-tile']);
    },
    change: function (args) {
        document.getElementById('preview').style.backgroundColor = args.currentValue.rgba;
    }
}, '#element');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 ColorPicker</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="TypeScript ColorPicker Component">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/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-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="wrap"> 
            <div id="preview"></div>
            <h4>Select color</h4>
            <input id="element" type="color">
        </div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
/* Default styles for the page */
#container {
  visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

.wrap {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 300px;
  text-align: center;
}

#preview {
  background-color: #ba68c8;
  height: 50px;
  width: 100%;
}


/* Tile customization styles */
#element+.e-container {
  background-color: transparent;
  border-color: transparent;
  box-shadow: none;
}

#element+.e-container .e-custom-palette.e-palette-group {
  height: 182px;
}

#element+.e-container .e-palette .e-custom-tile {
  border: 0;
  color: #fff;
  height: 36px;
  font-size: 18px;
  width: 36px;
  line-height: 36px;
  border-radius: 50%;
  margin: 2px 5px;
}

/* Selected state icon */
#element+.e-container .e-palette .e-custom-tile.e-selected::before {
  content: '\e933';
}

#element+.e-container .e-palette .e-custom-tile.e-selected {
  outline: none;
}

Hide input area from picker

By default, the input area will be rendered in ColorPicker. To hide the input area from it, add e-hide-value class to ColorPicker using the cssClass property.

In the following sample, the ColorPicker is rendered without input area.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
ej.base.enableRipple = true;

var colorPicker = new ej.inputs.ColorPicker({ cssClass: 'e-hide-value' }, '#element');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 ColorPicker</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="TypeScript ColorPicker Component">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/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-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="wrap">
            <h4>Choose color</h4>
            <input id="element" type="color">
        </div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

.wrap {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 300px;
  text-align: center;
}

Custom handle

Color picker handle shape and UI can be customized. Here, we have customized the handle as svg icon. The same way you can customize the handle based on your requirement.

The following sample show the customized color picker handle.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
ej.base.enableRipple = true;

var colorPicker = new ej.inputs.ColorPicker(
    {
       value: '#344aae',
        // To hide the input area
        cssClass: 'e-custom-picker',
        modeSwitcher: false,
        open: function(args) {
            args.element.querySelector('.e-handler').classList.add('e-icons');
        } 
    }, '#element');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 ColorPicker</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="TypeScript ColorPicker Component">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/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-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="wrap">
            <h4>Choose color</h4>
            <input id="element" type="color">
        </div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
/* Default styles for the page */
#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

.wrap {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 300px;
  text-align: center;
}

/* To hide the handle balloon preview */
.e-color-picker-tooltip.e-popup.e-popup-open {
  display: none;
}

/* Handle customization styles */
.e-custom-picker .e-container .e-hsv-container .e-handler {
  background: transparent url('data:image/svg+xml;base64,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');
  font-size: 16px;
  height: 16px;
  line-height: 16px;
  margin-left: -8px;
  margin-top: -8px;
  border: none;
  box-shadow: none;
  width: 16px;
}

h4 {
    font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', 'Helvetica', 'Arial', 'sans-serif';
    font-size: 14px;
}

Custom primary button

By default, the applied color will be updated in primary button of the color picker. You can customize that as icon.

In the following sample, the picker icon is added to primary button and using change event the selected color will be updated in bottom portion of the icon.

Source
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index.js
index.html
styles.css
ej.base.enableRipple = true;

var colorPicker = new ej.inputs.ColorPicker(
        {
                change: function (args) {
                        colorPicker.element.nextElementSibling.querySelector('.e-selected-color').style.borderBottomColor = args.currentValue.rgba;
                      }
        },
        '#element');

ej.base.addClass([colorPicker.element.nextElementSibling.querySelector('.e-selected-color')], 'e-icons');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 ColorPicker</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="TypeScript ColorPicker Component">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/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-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="wrap">
            <h4>Choose color</h4>
            <input id="element" type="color">
        </div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

.wrap {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 300px;
  text-align: center;
}

/* Icon customization */
.e-colorpicker-wrapper #element+.e-split-btn-wrapper .e-split-btn .e-selected-color {
  background: none;
  border-bottom-style: solid;
  border-bottom-width: 3px;
  width: 14px;
  margin: 0px 2px;
  border-bottom-color: #008000;
}

.e-colorpicker-wrapper #element+.e-split-btn-wrapper .e-split-btn .e-selected-color .e-split-preview {
  display: none;
}

.e-colorpicker-wrapper #element+.e-split-btn-wrapper .e-split-btn .e-selected-color::before {
  content: '\e35c';
}

h4 {
    font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', 'Helvetica', 'Arial', 'sans-serif';
    font-size: 14px;
}

The Essential JS 2 provides a set of icons that can be loaded by applying e-icons class name to the element. You can also use third party icon to customize the primary button.

Display hex code in input

The color picker input element can be showcased in the place of primary button. The applied color hex code will be updated in the primary button input.

The following sample shows the color picker with input.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
ej.base.enableRipple = true;

var colorPicker = new ej.inputs.ColorPicker({}, '#element');

var target = colorPicker.element.nextElementSibling;
target.insertBefore(colorPicker.element, target.children[1]);
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 ColorPicker</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="TypeScript ColorPicker Component">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/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-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="wrap">
            <h4>Choose color</h4>
            <input id="element" class="e-input" type="text" readonly>
        </div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

.wrap {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 300px;
  text-align: center;
}


/* Input element customization */
.e-colorpicker-wrapper .e-split-btn-wrapper #element.e-input {
  height: 16px;
  margin: 0;
  opacity: 1;
  position: initial;
  width: 75px;
}

/* To hide primary button */
.e-colorpicker-wrapper .e-split-btn-wrapper .e-split-btn {
  display: none;
}

/* Secondary button customization */
.e-colorpicker-wrapper .e-split-btn-wrapper .e-btn.e-dropdown-btn {
  background: transparent;
  border-color: transparent;
  border-bottom-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.42);
}

.e-colorpicker-wrapper .e-split-btn-wrapper .e-input:focus+.e-btn.e-dropdown-btn {
  padding-bottom: 3px;
  border-bottom-width: 2px;
  border-bottom-color: #e3165b;
}

.e-colorpicker-wrapper .e-split-btn-wrapper .e-btn.e-dropdown-btn .e-caret {
  transform: rotate(0deg);
  transition: transform 200ms ease-in-out;
}

.e-colorpicker-wrapper .e-split-btn-wrapper .e-btn.e-dropdown-btn.e-active .e-caret {
  transform: rotate(180deg);
}

h4 {
    font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', 'Helvetica', 'Arial', 'sans-serif';
    font-size: 14px;
}

Custom UI

The color picker UI can be customized in all possible ways. The following sample shows the excel like UI customization with help of SplitButton and Dialog component. In that by clicking the more colors option from color palette, the dialog contains color picker will open.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
ej.base.enableRipple = true;

var colorPalette = new ej.inputs.ColorPicker(
    {
        mode: 'Palette',
        inline: true,
        showButtons: false,
        modeSwitcher: false,
        change: paletteOnChange
    }
    , '#palette');

var splitBtn = new ej.splitbuttons.SplitButton(
    {
        target: '#target',
        iconCss: 'e-icons e-font-icon',
        open: function (args) {
            args.element.children[1].addEventListener('click', openDialog);
        },
        beforeClose: function (args) {
            args.element.children[1].removeEventListener('click', openDialog);
        }
    }
    , '#split-btn');

var modalDialog = new ej.popups.Dialog(
    {
        target: '.wrap',
        width: '270px',
        height: '336px',
        isModal: true,
        visible: false,
        cssClass: 'e-dlg-picker',
        content: '<input type="color" id="picker" />',
        animationSettings: { effect: 'Zoom' },
        open: dialogOpen,
        overlayClick: dlgClose
    }
    , '#modal-dialog');

var colorPicker = new ej.inputs.ColorPicker(
    {
        inline: true,
        modeSwitcher: false,
        change: pickerOnChange
    }
    , '#picker');

function openDialog() {
    modalDialog.show();
}

function dialogOpen() {
    colorPicker.refresh();
    colorPicker.element.nextElementSibling.querySelector('.e-ctrl-btn .e-cancel').addEventListener('click', dlgClose);
}

function dlgClose() {
    modalDialog.hide();
}

function paletteOnChange(args) {
    splitBtn.element.querySelector('.e-font-icon').style.borderBottomColor = args.currentValue.rgba;
}

function pickerOnChange(args) {
    paletteOnChange(args);
    dlgClose();
}
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 ColorPicker</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="TypeScript ColorPicker Component">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/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-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="wrap">
            <ul id="target" tabindex="0">
                <li class="e-item e-palette-item">
                    <input id="palette" type="color">
                </li>
                <li class="e-item" tabindex="-1">
                    <span class="e-menu-icon"></span>
                    More colors...
                </li>
            </ul>
            <h4>Select color</h4>
            <button id="split-btn"></button>
            <div id="modal-dialog"></div>
        </div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

.wrap {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  min-height: 350px;
  text-align: center;
}

/* Primary button icon preview */
.e-btn-icon.e-font-icon {
  border-bottom-style: solid;
  border-bottom-width: 3px;
}

/* Primary button icon */
.e-btn-icon.e-font-icon::before {
  content: '\e34c';
}

.e-dropdown-popup ul .e-item:first-child.e-palette-item {
  height: auto;
  padding: 0;
}

.e-dlg-picker.e-dialog .e-dlg-content {
  padding: 0;
  background-color: transparent;
}

/* Sets ColorPicker height */
.e-dlg-picker.e-dialog {
  max-height: 336px !important;
}

/* More colors li icon customization */
.e-dropdown-popup ul .e-item:last-child .e-menu-icon {
  height: 24px;
  margin-top: 6px;
  width: 24px;
  background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #fff 0, #000 100%);
  background-color: #0450c2;
  background-blend-mode: hard-light;
}

h4 {
    font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', 'Helvetica', 'Arial', 'sans-serif';
    font-size: 14px;
}