Column menu in EJ2 JavaScript Treegrid control

16 Sep 202315 minutes to read

The column menu has options to integrate features like sorting, filtering, and autofit. It will show a menu with the integrated feature when users click on multiple icon of the column. To enable column menu, you need to define the showColumnMenu property as true.

By default, column menu is enabled for all columns and you can disable column menu for a particular column by defining the showColumnMenu as false in columns property.

To use the column menu, inject the ColumnMenu module in the treegrid.

The default items are displayed in following table.

Item Description
SortAscending Sort the current column in ascending order.
SortDescending Sort the current column in descending order.
AutoFit Auto fit the current column.
AutoFitAll Auto fit all columns.
Filter Show the filter option as given in filterSettings.type
ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.Page,ej.treegrid.Resize,ej.treegrid.Filter,ej.treegrid.Sort,ej.treegrid.ColumnMenu);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
     dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    height: 315,
    allowFiltering: true,
    allowResizing: true,
    filterSettings: { type: 'Menu' },
    allowSorting: true,
    showColumnMenu: true,
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
        { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', width: 90, textAlign: 'Right' },
        { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 180 },
        {
            field: 'startDate', headerText: 'Start Date', width: 90, textAlign: 'Right',showColumnMenu: false, type: 'date',format: 'yMd'
        },
        { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' }
    ]
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
<!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="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/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">
        <div id="TreeGrid"></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>

Custom column menu item

The custom column menu items can be added to the column menu by defining the columnMenuItems as a collection of the MenuItemModel.

The action for custom column menu items can be performed using columnMenuClick event.

In the below example, clear sorting action was performed through columnMenuItems by using clearSorting method of the Tree Grid.

ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.ColumnMenu,ej.treegrid.Sort);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    height: 315,
    showColumnMenu: true,
    allowSorting: true,
    sortSettings: {
      columns: [{ direction: 'Ascending', field: 'taskID' }],
    },
    columnMenuItems: [{ text: 'Clear Sorting', id: 'clearsorting' }],
    columnMenuClick: function (args) {
        if (args.item.id === 'clearsorting') {
            treeGridObj.clearSorting();
        }
    },
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
        { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', width: 90, textAlign: 'Right' },
        { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 180 },
        {
            field: 'startDate', headerText: 'Start Date', width: 90, textAlign: 'Right', type: 'date',format: 'yMd'
        },
        { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' }
    ]
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
<!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="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/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">
        <div id="TreeGrid"></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>

Customize menu items for particular columns

It is possible to customize specific items from the column menu for particular columns using columnMenuOpen event. columnMenuOpen event can be utilized to determine which items to customize in column menu.

The following example shows how to hide the built-in Filter menu item when the column menu is opened for the taskName column, while allowing it to remain visible for all other columns.

ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.ColumnMenu,ej.treegrid.Sort,ej.treegrid.Filter);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    height: 315,
    showColumnMenu: true,
    allowSorting: true,
    allowFiltering: true,
    filterSettings: { type: 'Menu' },
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columnMenuOpen: function (args) {
        for (const item of args.items) {
            if (item.text === 'Filter' && args.column.field === 'taskName') {
                item.hide = true;
            } else {
                item.hide = false;
            }
        }
    },
    columns: [
        { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', width: 90, textAlign: 'Right' },
        { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 180 },
        {
            field: 'startDate', headerText: 'Start Date', width: 90, textAlign: 'Right', type: 'date',format: 'yMd'
        },
        { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' }
    ]
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
<!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="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/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">
        <div id="TreeGrid"></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>