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Initialize ButtonGroup using util function in Vue ButtonGroup component

03 Mar 2021 / 2 minutes to read

Though it is a CSS component, for easy initialization of ButtonGroup createButtonGroup util function can be used.

To use createButtonGroup util function, SplitButton dependencies should be configured and it should be added in system.config.js.

Using createButtonGroup method, the Button options, selector, and cssClass is passed and the corresponding classes is added to the elements.

For basic ButtonGroup

To create basic ButtonGroup, the target element along with the button elements needs to be created and createButtonGroup is to be imported from ej2-splitbuttons package.

For radio type ButtonGroup

To create a radio type ButtonGroup, the target element along with the input elements should be created with type radio.

For checkbox type ButtonGroup

Checkbox type ButtonGroup creation is similar to radio type ButtonGroup, instead the type of the input elements should be checkbox.

The following example illustrates how to create ButtonGroup using createButtonGroup function for basic, checkbox and radio type behavior.

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  <div id='app'>
      <h5>Normal behavior</h5>
      <div id='basic'>
      <h5>Checkbox type behavior</h5>
      <div id='checkbox'>
        <input type="checkbox" id="checkbold" name="font" value='bold' />
        <input type="checkbox" id="checkitalic" name="font" value='italic' />
        <input type="checkbox" id="checkunderline" name="font" value='underline' />
      <h5>Radiobutton type behavior</h5>
      <div id='radio'>
        <input type="radio" id="radioleft" name="align" value='left'/>
        <input type="radio" id="radiomiddle" name="align" value='middle'/>
        <input type="radio" id="radioright" name="align" value='right'/>

import Vue from 'vue';
import { createButtonGroup } from '@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons';
import { ButtonPlugin  } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-buttons';


export default {
  name: 'app',
  mounted() {
    createButtonGroup('#basic', {
      buttons: [
          { content: 'HTML' },
          { content: 'CSS' },
          { content: 'Javascript'}

  createButtonGroup('#checkbox', {
      buttons: [
          { content: 'Bold' },
          { content: 'Italic' },
          { content: 'Undeline'}

  createButtonGroup('#radio', {
      buttons: [
          { content: 'Left' },
          { content: 'Center' },
          { content: 'Right'}

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css';
.e-btn-group {
  margin: 0 5px 5px 5px;