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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 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 script and style reference.

Using local script and style references in a 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/15.4.17/Essential JS 2/ej2-lists/dist/global/ej2-lists.min.js

Styles: C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/15.4.17/Essential JS 2/ej2-lists/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 a 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</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 material theme -->
            <link href="resources/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 List's global script -->
            <script src="resources/ej2-lists.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
       </body>
  </html>

Step 5: Now, add the ListView element and initiate the Essential JS 2 ListView 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 List's global script -->
            <script src="resources/ej2-lists.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
            <!-- Add the HTML <div> element  -->
             <div id='element'></div>
            <script>
               //define the array of string
                var arts = ["Artwork", "Abstract", "Modern Painting", "Ceramics", "Animation Art", "Oil Painting"];
                // Initialize Essential JS 2 JavaScript ListView control
                var listviewInstance = new ej.lists.ListView({
                    //set the data to datasource property
                    dataSource: arts
                });
                //Render initialized ListView
                listviewInstance.appendTo("#element");
            </script>
       </body>
  </html>

Step 6: Now, run the index.html in web browser, it will render the Essential JS 2 ListView 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 below CDN link formats.

Syntax:

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

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

Example:

Script: https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/dist/global/ej2-lists.min.js

Styles: https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css

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

Source
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index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 material theme -->
            <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 List's global script -->
            <script src="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
           <!-- Add the HTML <div> element  -->
            <div id='element'></div>
            <script>
                //define the array of string
                var arts = ["Artwork", "Abstract", "Modern Painting", "Ceramics", "Animation Art", "Oil Painting"];
                // Initialize Essential JS 2 JavaScript ListView control
                var listviewInstance = new ej.lists.ListView({
                    //set the data to datasource property
                    dataSource: arts
                });
                //Render initialized ListView
                listviewInstance.appendTo("#element");
            </script>
       </body>
  </html>

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

Need to refer dependency control styles and scripts as like above example. We can also use CRG to generate combined control styles.

See Also

Data Binding Types

ListView customization

Virtualization