API Reference

Button Types

Standard Buttons

{ view:"button", id:"my_button", value:"Button", type:"...", inputWidth:100 }

Related sample:  Button ('button')

Type property of a button defines the way is looks like:

  • base (no type) - default button;
  • 'form' - a button for a form (green);
  • 'danger' - a red button to attract user attention;
  • 'prev' - a button with left arrow;
  • 'next' - a button with right arrow;

Icon Buttons

{ view:"button", type:"icon", icon:"mail", label:"Mail", width:80 }

Related sample:  Icons

Icon button features some specific configuration options:

  • icon (string) - icon name. Full list of icon names is available on Font Awesome;
  • label (string) - text on a button by the icon;
  • type (string) - defines the type of a button:
    • icon - an icon button without a distinct border;
    • iconTop - an big borderless icon button with a text label below the icon;
    • iconButton - a small icon button with a label right of the icon;
    • iconButtonTop - a big icon button with a label below the icon;

For further information about icons in Webix components read the Icons with UI Components article.

Image Buttons

{ view:"button", type: "image", image:".../img.gif", label: "Image Button" }

Related sample:  Buttons: Type 'image'

Image button features some specific configuration options:

  • image (string) - path to the desired image;
  • label (string) - text on a button by the image;
  • type (string) - defines the type of a button:
    • image - a borderless image with a left-hand label (if any);
    • imageTop - a borderless image with a bottom label;
    • imageButton - a button with an image and a left-hand label:
    • imageButtonTop - a button with an image and a label below the image;

HTML Buttons

{ view:"button", type: "htmlbutton", css: "icon_back_btn", 
  label: '<span class="webix_icon fa-angle-left"></span><span class="text">back</span>', 

Related sample:  Buttons: Styling

A button with an 'htmlbutton' type can be defined by HTML markup and CSS styling. Setting the css property you indicate the CSS class through which you can style the button itself, its text, icon or image:

.icon_back_btn .webix_icon{ ...}
.icon_back_btn .text{ ... }
.icon_back_btn button{ ... }

Buttons with Badges

{ view:"button", width:40, badge:12, type:"icon", icon:"envelope" }

Any button regardless of its type can be equipped with a badge with the help of a same-name property.

Related sample:  Buttons: Type 'icon' with Badges

Button Configuration

  • value (string) - defines the text displayed on standard buttons (basic, form, danger, prev, next);
  • label (string) - defines the text or/and HTML markup for the button of imageButton and iconButton types and their variations as well as for htmlbutton;
  • width (number) - sets the width of the button;
  • inputWidth (number) - sets the width of the text on the button and adjusts button's width to it;
  • image (string) - sets a path to the button icon;
  • align (string)- positions a button with relation to a parent view;
  • popup (string)- defines the ID of a popup window that will be shown on button click;
  • click (function) - defines a function that will be executed on clicking the button (another possibility is to attach an event to it using the button's ID);
  • css (string) - name of CSS class applied to a button;
  • badge (number/string) - adds an orange circle that notifies about the number of new messages for an icon button;
  • autowidth (boolean) - sets the mode in which the button's width automatically adjusts to the button's content.

Setting Autowidth for Buttons

{ view:"button", label:"Short", autowidth:true }

It's possible to adjust the width of a button to the size of its content, using the autowidth property set to true.

Related sample:  Buttons - AutoWidth

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