Adaptive in EJ2 JavaScript Grid Control

30 Apr 202414 minutes to read

The Grid user interface (UI) was redesigned to provide an optimal viewing experience and improve usability on small screens. This interface will render the filter, sort, column chooser, column menu(supports only when the rowRenderingMode as Horizontal) and edit dialogs adaptively and have an option to render the grid row elements in the vertical direction.

Render adaptive dialogs

The Syncfusion EJ2 JavaScript Grid offers a valuable feature for rendering adaptive dialogs, specifically designed to enhance the user experience on smaller screens. This feature proves especially useful for optimizing the interface on devices with limited screen real estate. The functionality is achieved by enabling the enableAdaptiveUI property, allowing the grid to render filter, sort, and edit dialogs in full-screen mode.

The following sample demonstrates how to enable and utilize adaptive dialogs in the Syncfusion EJ2 JavaScript Grid:

ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Page, ej.grids.Filter, ej.grids.Sort, ej.grids.Edit, ej.grids.Aggregate, ej.grids.Toolbar);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: data,
    enableAdaptiveUI: true,
    allowPaging: true,
    allowSorting: true,
    allowFiltering: true,
    filterSettings: { type: 'Excel' },
    toolbar: ['Add', 'Edit', 'Delete', 'Update', 'Cancel', 'Search'],
    editSettings: { allowAdding: true, allowEditing: true, allowDeleting: true, mode: 'Dialog' },
    height: '100%',
    load: function() {
        grid.adaptiveDlgTarget = document.getElementsByClassName('e-mobile-content')[0];
    },
    columns: [
        { field: 'SNO', headerText: 'S NO', isPrimaryKey: true, width: 150, validationRules: { required: true, number: true } },
        { field: 'Model', headerText: 'Model Name', width: 200, editType: "dropdownedit", validationRules: { required: true } },
        { field: 'Developer', headerText: 'Developer', filter: { type : 'Menu' }, width: 200, validationRules: { required: true } },
        { field: 'ReleaseDate', headerText: 'Released Date', type: 'date', editType: "datepickeredit", format: 'yMMM', width: 200 },
        { field: 'AndroidVersion', headerText: 'Android Version', filter: { type : 'CheckBox' }, width: 200, validationRules: { required: true } }
    ]
});
grid.appendTo('#adaptivebrowser');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-base/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container" class="e-adaptive-demo e-bigger">
        <div class="e-mobile-layout">
            <div class="e-mobile-content">
                <div id="adaptivebrowser"></div>
            </div>
        </div>
    <br>
        <div class="datalink">Source:
            <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Android_smartphones" target="_blank">Wikipedia: List of Android smartphones</a>
        </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>

Vertical row rendering

The Syncfusion EJ2 JavaScript Grid introduces the feature of vertical row rendering, allowing you to display row elements in a vertical order. This is particularly useful for scenarios where a vertical presentation enhances data visibility. This is achieved by setting the rowRenderingMode property to the value Vertical.

The default row rendering mode is Horizontal.

The following sample demonstrates how to dynamically change the row rendering mode between Vertical and Horizontal based on a DropDownList selection:

ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Page, ej.grids.Filter, ej.grids.Sort, ej.grids.Edit, ej.grids.Aggregate, ej.grids.Toolbar);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: data,
    enableAdaptiveUI: true,
    rowRenderingMode: 'Vertical',
    allowPaging: true,
    allowSorting: true,
    allowFiltering: true,
    filterSettings: { type: 'Excel' },
    toolbar: ['Add', 'Edit', 'Delete', 'Update', 'Cancel', 'Search'],
    editSettings: { allowAdding: true, allowEditing: true, allowDeleting: true, mode: 'Dialog' },
    height: '100%',
    load: function() {
        grid.adaptiveDlgTarget = document.getElementsByClassName('e-mobile-content')[0];
    },
    columns: [
        { field: 'SNO', headerText: 'S NO', isPrimaryKey: true, width: 150, validationRules: { required: true, number: true } },
        { field: 'Model', headerText: 'Model Name', width: 200, editType: "dropdownedit", validationRules: { required: true } },
        { field: 'Developer', headerText: 'Developer', filter: { type : 'Menu' }, width: 200, validationRules: { required: true } },
        { field: 'ReleaseDate', headerText: 'Released Date', type: 'date', editType: "datepickeredit", format: 'yMMM', width: 200 },
        { field: 'AndroidVersion', headerText: 'Android Version', filter: { type : 'CheckBox' }, width: 200, validationRules: { required: true } }
    ],
    aggregates: [{
        columns: [{
            type: 'Count',
            field: 'Model',
            footerTemplate: 'Total Models: ${Count}'
        }]
    }]
});
grid.appendTo('#verticalrender');

var dropdown = new ej.dropdowns.DropDownList({
    dataSource: [
        { text: 'Vertical', value: 'Vertical' },
        { text: 'Horizontal', value: 'Horizontal' },,
    ],
    index: 0,
    width: 150,
    change:  changeAlignment,
});
dropdown.appendTo('#dropdownlist');
function  changeAlignment(args) {
    grid.rowRenderingMode = args.value;
}
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-base/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">

    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container" class="e-adaptive-demo e-bigger">
        <div  style="padding: 8px;">
        <label style="padding:  10px 10px 26px 0">Select row rendering mode :</label>
        <input type="text" tabindex="1" id="dropdownlist" /> </div>
        <div class="e-mobile-layout">
            <div class="e-mobile-content">
                <div id="verticalrender"></div>
            </div>
        </div>
    <br>
        <div class="datalink">Source:
            <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Android_smartphones" target="_blank">Wikipedia: List of Android smartphones</a>
        </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>

enableAdaptiveUI property must be enabled for vertical row rendering.

Supported features by vertical row rendering

The following features are only supported in vertical row rendering:

  • Paging, including Page size dropdown
  • Sorting
  • Filtering
  • Selection
  • Dialog Editing
  • Aggregate
  • Infinite scroll
  • Toolbar - Options like Add, Filter, Sort, Edit, Delete, Search, and Toolbar template are available when their respective features are enabled. The toolbar dynamically includes a three-dotted icon, containing additional features like ColumnChooser, Print, PdfExport, ExcelExport, or CsvExport, once these features are enabled. Please refer to the following snapshot.

VerticalmodeColumnMenu

A snapshot of the adaptive grid displaying enabled paging along with a pager dropdown.

AdaptivePagerDropdown

The Column Menu feature, which includes grouping, sorting, autofit, filter, and column chooser, is exclusively supported for the Grid in Horizontal rowRenderingMode.