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Icons and customization in JavaScript (ES5) ListBox control

15 Jun 2021 / 3 minutes to read

Icons

To place the icon on a list box, set the iconCss property to e-icons with the required icon CSS. By default, the icon is positioned to the left side of the list.

In the following sample, icon classes are mapped with iconCss field.

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index.html
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// define the array of object
var data = [
    { text: 'Account Settings', id: 'list-01', iconCss: 'e-list-icons e-list-user-settings' },
    { text: 'Address Book', id: 'list-02', iconCss: 'e-list-icons e-list-address-book' },
    { text: 'Delete', id: 'list-03', iconCss: 'e-list-icons e-list-delete' },
    { text: 'Forward', id: 'list-04', iconCss: 'e-list-icons e-list-forward' },
    { text: 'Reply', id: 'list-05', iconCss: 'e-list-icons e-list-reply' },
    { text: 'Reply All', id: 'list-06', iconCss: 'e-list-icons e-list-reply-all' },
    { text: 'Save All Attachments', id: 'list-07', iconCss: 'e-list-icons e-list-save-all-attachments' },
    { text: 'Save As', id: 'list-08', iconCss: 'e-list-icons e-list-icon-save-as' },
    { text: 'Touch/Mouse Mode', id: 'list-09', iconCss: 'e-list-icons e-list-touch' },
    { text: 'Undo', id: 'list-10', iconCss: ' e-list-icons e-list-undo' }
];

// initialize ListBox component
var listObj = new ej.dropdowns.ListBox({
    //set the data to dataSource property
    dataSource: data,
    fields: { text: 'text', iconCss: 'iconCss'}
});
listObj.appendTo('#listbox');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 ListBox</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <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-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/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" style="margin:0 auto; width:250px;">
        <input id="listbox">
    </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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#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  height: 40px;
  width: 30%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  left: 45%;
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'e-listbox-icons';
  src:
  url(data:application/x-font-ttf;charset=utf-8;base64,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format('truetype');
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style: normal;
}
  
.e-list-icons {
  font-family: 'e-listbox-icons';
  speak: none;
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  font-variant: normal;
  text-transform: none;
  -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
  -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale;
}

.e-list-touch:before { 
  content: "\e700"; 
}

.e-list-reply-all:before { 
  content: "\e701"; 
}
.e-list-reply:before { 
  content: "\e702"; 
}

.e-list-save-all-attachments:before { 
  content: "\e703"; 
}

.e-list-icon-save-as:before { 
  content: "\e704"; 
}

.e-list-user-settings:before { 
  content: "\e705"; 
}

.e-list-address-book:before { 
  content: "\e706"; 
}

.e-list-delete:before { 
  content: "\e707"; 
}

.e-list-forward:before { 
  content: "\e708"; 
}

.e-list-undo:before { 
  content: "\e709"; 
}

Templates

ListBox items can be customized according to the requirement using itemTemplate property.

In the following sample, the items in the cart are displayed using list box template,

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// define the array of object
var data = [
    { text: 'JavaScript', pic: 'javascript', description: 'It is a lightweight interpreted or JIT-compiled programming language.' },
    { text: 'TypeScript', pic: 'typeScript', description: 'It is a typed superset of Javascript that compiles to plain JavaScript.' },
    { text: 'Angular', pic: 'angular', description: 'It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework.' },
    { text: 'React', pic: 'react', description: 'A JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It can also render on the server using Node.' },
    { text: 'Vue', pic: 'vue', description: 'A progressive framework for building user interfaces. it is incrementally adoptable.' }
];

// initialize ListBox component
var listObj = new ej.dropdowns.ListBox({
    //set the data to dataSource property
    dataSource: data,
    itemTemplate: '<div class="list-wrapper">' +
    '<span class="${pic} e-avatar e-avatar-xlarge e-avatar-circle"></span>' +
    '<span class="text">${text}</span><span class="description">' +
    '${description}</span></div>'
});
listObj.appendTo('#listbox');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 ListBox</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <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-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/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">
        <input id="listbox">
    </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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#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  height: 40px;
  width: 30%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  left: 45%;
}

#container {
  width: 72%;
  margin: 0 auto;
}

.e-listbox-wrapper {
  margin: auto;
  max-width: 400px;
  box-sizing: border-box;
}

#container {
  box-sizing: border-box;
}

#container .e-listbox-wrapper:not(.e-list-template) .e-list-item {
  padding: 0;
  position: unset;
  cursor: pointer;
  height: 76px;
  line-height: normal;
}

.list-wrapper {
    height: inherit;
    position: relative;
    padding: 14px 12px 14px 78px;
}

.list-wrapper .text,
.list-wrapper .description {
  display: block;
  margin: 0;
  padding-bottom: 3px; 
  white-space: normal;
}

.list-wrapper .description {
  font-size: 12px;
  font-weight: 500;
}

#container .e-listbox-wrapper .list-wrapper .text {
  font-weight: bold;
  font-size: 13px;
}

.list-wrapper .e-avatar {
    position: absolute;
    left: 5px;
    background-color: transparent;
    font-size: 22px;
    top: calc(50% - 33px);
}

.javascript {
  background-image: url('jses5-1.svg');
  width: 70px;
  height: 50px;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
} 
.typeScript {
    background-image: url('javascript1.svg');
    width: 70px;
    height: 50px;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
}

.angular {
    background-image: url('angular1.svg');
    width: 70px;
    height: 50px;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
}

.vue {
  background-image: url('vue.svg');
  width: 70px;
  height: 50px;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
}

.react {
  background-image: url('react.svg');
  width: 70px;
  height: 50px;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  margin-left: 10px;
}

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