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Getting Started with JavaScript (ES5)

The Essential JS 2 for JavaScript (global script) is an ES5 formatted pure JavaScript framework which can be directly used in the latest web browsers.

Control Initialization

The Essential JS 2 JavaScript controls can be initialized by using either of the following ways.

  • Using local script and style references in a HTML page.
  • Using CDN link for the script and style reference.

Using local script and style references in an HTML page

Step 1: Create an app folder myapp for Essential JS 2 JavaScript controls.

Step 2: You can get the global scripts and styles from the Essential Studio JavaScript (Essential JS 2) build installed location.

Syntax:

Script: **(installed location)**/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/{RELEASE_VERSION}/Essential JS 2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/dist/global/{PACKAGE_NAME}.min.js

Styles: **(installed location)**/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/{RELEASE_VERSION}/Essential JS 2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/styles/material.css

Example:

Script: C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/15.4.30/Essential JS 2/ej2-inplace-editor/dist/global/ej2-inplace-editor.min.js

Styles: C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/15.4.30/Essential JS 2/ej2-inplace-editor/styles/material.css

Step 3: Create a folder myapp/resources and copy/paste the global scripts and styles from the above installed location to myapp/resources location.

Step 4: Create an HTML page (index.html) in myapp location and add the Essentials JS 2 script and style references.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 - In-place Editor</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 material theme -->
            <link href="resources/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 In-place Editor's global script -->
            <script src="resources/ej2-inplace-editor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
       </body>
  </html>

Step 5: Now, add the In-place Editor element and initiate the Essential JS 2 In-place Editor control in the index.html by using following code

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 material theme -->
            <ink href="resources/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 In-place Editor's global script -->
            <script src="resources/ej2-inplace-editor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
            <!-- Add the HTML <div> element  -->
             <div id="element"></div>
            <script>
                var editObj = new ej.inplaceeditor.InPlaceEditor({
                    type: 'Text',
                    value: 'Andrew',
                    model: {
                        placeholder: 'Enter employee name'
                    }
                });
                //Render initialized In-place Editor control
                editObj.appendTo('#element');
            </script>
       </body>
  </html>

Step 6: Now, run the index.html in web browser, it will render the Essential JS 2 In-place Editor control.

Step 1: Create an app folder myapp for the Essential JS 2 JavaScript controls.

Step 2: The Essential JS 2 control’s global scripts and styles are already hosted in the following CDN link formats.

Syntax:

Script: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/dist/global/{PACKAGE_NAME}.min.js

Styles: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/styles/material.css

Example:

Script: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inplace-editor/dist/global/ej2-inplace-editor.min.js

Styles: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inplace-editor/styles/material.css

Step 3: Create an HTML page (index.html) in myapp location and add the CDN link references. Now, add the In-place Editor element and initiate the Essential JS 2 In-place Editor control in the index.html by using the following code.

Step 4: Now, run the index.html in web browser, it will render the Essential JS 2 In-place Editor control.

Configuring DropDownList

You can render the Essential JS 2 DropDownList by changing the type property as DropDownList and configure its properties and methods using the model property.

In the following sample, type and model values are configured to render the DropDownList control.

[index.html]

var data = ['Australia', 'Bermuda', 'Canada', 'Cameroon', 'Denmark', 'Finland', 'Greenland', 'Poland'];

var editObj = new ej.inplaceeditor.InPlaceEditor({
    type: 'DropDownList',
    model: {
        dataSource: data,
        placeholder: 'Select Country'
    }
});
editObj.appendTo('#element');

Integrate DatePicker

You can render the Essential JS2 DatePicker by changing the type property as Date  and also configure its properties and methods using the model property.

In the following sample, type and model values are configured to render the DatePicker control.

[index.html]

var editObj = new ej.inplaceeditor.InPlaceEditor({
    type: 'Date',
    value: new Date('04/12/2018'),
    model: {
        showTodayButton: true
    }
});
editObj.appendTo('#element');
Source
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index.js
index.html
var genderData = ['Male', 'Female'];
var editObj = new ej.inplaceeditor.InPlaceEditor({
    type: 'Date',
    mode: 'Inline',
    value: new Date('04/12/2018'),
    model: {
        showTodayButton: true,
        placeholder: 'Select date of birth'
    }
});
editObj.appendTo('#dateofbirth');

var editObj = new ej.inplaceeditor.InPlaceEditor({
    value: 'Andrew',
    mode: 'Inline',
    model: {
        placeholder: 'Enter your name'
    }
});
editObj.appendTo('#element');

var editObj = new ej.inplaceeditor.InPlaceEditor({
    type: 'DropDownList',
    value: 'Male',
    mode: 'Inline',
    model: {
        dataSource: genderData,
        placeholder: 'Select gender'
    }
});
editObj.appendTo('#gender');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 In-place Editor</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript In-place Editor Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="index.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="control-group">
            <h3> Modify Basic Details </h3>
            <table>
                <tbody><tr>
                    <td>Name</td>
                    <td class="left">
                        <div id="element"></div>
                    </td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Date of Birth</td>
                    <td class="left">
                        <div id="dateofbirth"></div>
                    </td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Gender</td>
                    <td class="left">
                        <div id="gender"></div>
                    </td>
                </tr>
            </tbody></table>
        </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>

Submitting data to the server (save)

You can submit editor value to the server by configuring the url, adaptor and primaryKey property.

Property Usage
url Gets the URl for server submit action.
adaptor Specifies the adaptor type that is used by DataManager to communicate with DataSource.
primaryKey Defines the unique primary key of editable field which can be used for saving data in the data-base.

The primaryKey property is mandatory. If it’s not set, edited data are not sent to the server.

Refresh In-place Editor with modified value

The edited data is submitted to the server and you can see the new values getting reflected in the In-place Editor.

Source
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index.js
index.html
ej.inplaceeditor.InPlaceEditor.Inject(ej.inplaceeditor.MultiSelect);
var serviceUrl = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/development/web-services/api/Editor/UpdateData';
var frameWorkList = ['Andrew Fuller', 'Janet Leverling', 'Laura Callahan', 'Margaret Hamilt', 'Michael Suyama', 'Nancy Davloio', 'Robert King'];
var newEle = document.getElementById('newValue');
var oldEle = document.getElementById('oldValue');
var editObj = new ej.inplaceeditor.InPlaceEditor({
    mode: 'Inline',
    type: 'DropDownList',
    value: 'Andrew Fuller',
    name: 'Employee',
    url: serviceUrl,
    primaryKey: "Employee",
    adaptor: 'UrlAdaptor',
    actionSuccess: function (e) {
        oldEle.textContent = newEle.textContent;
        newEle.textContent = e.value;
    },
    model: {
        dataSource: frameWorkList,
        popupHeight: '200px',
        placeholder: 'Select employee'
    }
});
editObj.appendTo('#element');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 In-place Editor</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript In-place Editor Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="index.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="control-group">
            Best Employee of the year: <div id="element"></div>
        </div>
        <table style="margin:auto;width:50%">
            <tbody><tr>
                <td style="text-align: left">
                    Old Value :
                </td>
                <td id="oldValue" style="text-align: left">
                </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td style="text-align: left">
                    New Value :
                </td>
                <td id="newValue" style="text-align: left">
                    Andrew Fuller
                </td>
            </tr>
        </tbody></table>
    </div>

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

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