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Positions in JavaScript (ES5) SpeedDial control

02 Feb 2023 / 2 minutes to read

The Speed dial control can be positioned anywhere on the target using the position property. If the target is not defined, then Speed Dial is positioned based on the browser viewport.

The position values of Speed Dial are as follows:

  • TopLeft
  • TopCenter
  • TopRight
  • MiddleLeft
  • MiddleCenter
  • MiddleRight
  • BottomLeft
  • BottomCenter
  • BottomRight
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index.js
index.html
styles.css
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ej.base.enableRipple(true);

// Initialize action items
var items = [
    { iconCss:'e-icons e-cut'},
    { iconCss:'e-icons e-copy'},
    { iconCss:'e-icons e-paste'}
];

// Initialize the SpeedDial component in linear mode
var linearSpeeddial = new ej.buttons.SpeedDial({
    items: items,
    openIconCss:'e-icons e-edit',
    mode: 'Linear',
    direction: 'Left',
    target: '#targetElement'
});

// Render initialized SpeedDial
linearSpeeddial.appendTo('#speeddial');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
            
    <title>EJ2 SpeedDial</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">
    <!-- Add the SpeedDial component styles. -->
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <!-- Elements to render the SpeedDial component. -->
        <div id="targetElement" style="position:relative;min-height:350px;border:1px solid;"></div>
        <button id="speeddial" title="Edit"></button>
    </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;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

Opens items on hover

You can open the Speed Dial action items on mouse hover by setting the opensOnHover property.

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// Initialize action items
var items = [
{ iconCss: 'e-icons e-cut' },
{ iconCss: 'e-icons e-copy' },
{ iconCss: 'e-icons e-paste' }
];

// Initialize the SpeedDial control
var speedDial = new ej.buttons.SpeedDial({
items: items,
openIconCss: 'e-icons e-edit',
closeIconCss: 'e-icons e-close',
opensOnHover: true,
target: '#targetElement'
});

// Render initialized SpeedDial
speedDial.appendTo('#speedDial');

Programmatically show/hide SpeedDial items

You can open/close the Speed Dial action items programmatically using show and hide methods.

Below example demonstrates open/close action items on button click.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
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ej.base.enableRipple(true);

// Initialize action items
var items = [
    { iconCss: 'e-icons e-cut' },
    { iconCss: 'e-icons e-copy' },
    { iconCss: 'e-icons e-paste' }
];

// Initialize the SpeedDial component
var speedDial = new ej.buttons.SpeedDial({
    items: items,
    openIconCss: 'e-icons e-edit',
    closeIconCss: 'e-icons e-close',
    opensOnHover: true,
    target: '#targetElement'
});

// Render initialized SpeedDial
speedDial.appendTo('#speeddial');

// Show and Hide button click event handler
document.getElementById('show').addEventListener('click', function () {
    speedDial.show();
});

document.getElementById('hide').addEventListener('click', function() {
    speedDial.hide();
});
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
            
    <title>EJ2 SpeedDial</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">
    <!-- Add the SpeedDial component styles. -->
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <!-- Elements to render the SpeedDial component. -->
        <div id="targetElement" style="position:relative;min-height:340px;border:1px solid;padding:10px;">
        <button id="show">Show</button>
        <button id="hide" style="float:right">Hide</button></div>
        <button id="speeddial"></button>
    </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;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

button{
  background-color: #aaa;
  border: none;
  border-radius: 5px;
  color: black;
  padding: 13px 28px;
  text-align: center;
  display: inline-block;
  font-size: 15px;
}

Programmatically refresh the position

You can refresh the position of the Speed Dial using refreshPosition method when the targetposition is changed.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
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ej.base.enableRipple(true);

// Initialize action items
var items = [
    { iconCss: 'e-icons e-cut' },
    { iconCss: 'e-icons e-copy' },
    { iconCss: 'e-icons e-paste' }
];

// Initialize the SpeedDial control
var speedDial = new ej.buttons.SpeedDial({
    items: items,
    openIconCss: 'e-icons e-edit',
    closeIconCss: 'e-icons e-close',
    position: 'MiddleRight',
    target: '#targetElement'
});

// Render initialized SpeedDial
speedDial.appendTo('#speeddial');

// Refresh button click event handler
document.getElementById('refresh').addEventListener('click', function () {
    document.getElementById("targetElement").style.minHeight = "300px";
    speedDial.refreshPosition();
});
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
            
    <title>EJ2 SpeedDial</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">
    <!-- Add the SpeedDial component styles. -->
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <!-- Elements to render the SpeedDial component. -->
        <div id="targetElement" style="position:relative;min-height:340px;border:1px solid;padding:10px;">
        <button id="refresh">Refresh</button></div>
        <button id="speeddial"></button>
    </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;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}

button{
  background-color: #aaa;
  border: none;
  border-radius: 5px;
  color: black;
  padding: 13px 28px;
  text-align: center;
  display: inline-block;
  font-size: 15px;
}