Datagrid component for jQuery

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import activewidgetsJquery from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@activewidgets/jquery';


ActiveWidgets/jQuery • Datagrid

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ActiveWidgets is a multi-framework UI component library. This package provides datagrid component for jQuery.

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Datagrid demo


Add @activewidgets/jquery to your project dependencies -

> npm i --save @activewidgets/jquery


Import the library into your app -

import "@activewidgets/jquery";

It will add mount function to jQuery. Now, assuming that you've added a placeholder ax-datagrid tag to the page


Assign properties and mount an actual ActiveWidgets component at the placeholder position -

const rows = [
    { message: 'Hello, World!' }

    .prop('rows', rows)

Live example | Source on github | Edit on Codesandbox

CDN links

For quick prototyping the package is also available over ActiveWidgets CDN -

<script src="https://cdn.activewidgets.com/jquery"></script>

Live example | Source on github | Edit on Codesandbox

Mount function

The mount function does not require any arguments - it uses element tagName as a component ID.

<ax-datagrid id="my-grid-1"> ... </ax-datagrid>

You can apply any selector to find the placeholder element (but the tag must be ax-datagrid)

    .prop('rows', rows)

Data properties

You have to provide columns and rows properties to the datagrid to show some data. The properties of each column object define how the data will be rendered -

  • field - where the cell data comes from (string|function)
  • header - column header (string|object)
  • width - column width (number, in pixels)
  • align - cell text alignment (left|right|center)
  • format - number/date format (string|function)
  • fixed - fixed (true/false) for columns on the left or right side

The style (string|object) or className properties allow to change the styling of the column and cell elements.

const columns = [
  {header: 'Code', field: 'customerID', width: 80, style: 'background:#def', fixed: true},
  {header: 'Company Name', field: 'companyName', width: 160},
  {header: 'Contact', field: 'contactName', width: 120},
  {header: 'Title', field: 'contactTitle', width: 120},
  {header: 'Address', field: 'address', width: 120, align: 'right'}

const rows = northwind.customers;

    .prop({ columns, rows })  // use $.prop() to assign properties

Live example | Source on github | Edit on Codesandbox

User events

In addition to the standard DOM keyboard and mouse events the datagrid emits composite mouse event which makes it easier to find the elements affected by the user action.

function onMouse({row}){
    alert(`row ${row.key} clicked!`);

    .prop({ columns, rows })
    .on('mouse', event => onMouse(event.detail))  // pass event.detail to your handler

Live example | Source on github | Edit on Codesandbox

When assigning an event handler, note that the event data is passed in the event.detail property (we are using DOM CustomEvent class).

ActiveWidgets custom events do not bubble, so you should always add an event handler at the component itself, not at some parent element.

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