Getting Started with AngularJS ListBox

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The ListBox widget that contains a list of selectable items. It performs exceptionally well with thousands of items and supports checkboxes, template, single and multiple selection, keyboard navigation and virtual scrolling.
This section explains briefly about how to create a web ListBox in your application with Angular JavaScript by step-by-step instructions. The following screenshot illustrates the functionality of a ListBox widget.

Getting Started

Create a ListBox widget in AngularJS

Essential JavaScript includes angular directives for all controls with the ej.widget.angular.min.js script file. All the Essential JS directives have been encapsulated into a single module called ejangular. To render our ej controls in angular, you need to refer the “angular.min.js” and “ej.widget.angular.min.js” in your application.

Create a new HTML file and include the below code:

  • HTML
  • <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en" ng-app="listboxApp">
        <title>Essential Studio for JavaScript : AngularJS Support for Listbox </title>
        <!-- Style sheet for default theme (flat azure) -->
        <link href=" 24.2.3/js/web/flat-azure/ej.web.all.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <script src="" type="text/javascript"> </script>
        <script src=""></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src=" 24.2.3/js/web/ej.web.all.min.js "></script>
        <script src=" 24.2.3/js/common/ej.widget.angular.min.js"></script>
        <!--Add custom scripts here -->
    <body ng-controller="ListboxCtrl">
        <!--Add necessary HTML elements-->

    The ng-app directive explains the root element (<html> or <body> tags) of the application. You will assign a name to the ng-app directive, then you must create a module with that name. In this module, you will have to define your directives, services, filters and configurations.

    A controller is defined using ng-controller directive. Each controller accepts an object $scope which we pass as a parameter. This object is used to bind the controller with view.

    Properties can be bind to ejListBox control using the prefix e- and particular property name as shown as below

    Create UL and LI elements and add in the body tag as below.

  • HTML
  • <div>
        <ul id="list1" ej-listbox>
            <li>Audi A4</li>
            <li>Audi A5</li>
            <li>Audi A6</li>
            <li>Audi A7</li>
            <li>Audi A8</li>
            <li>BMW 501</li>
            <li>BMW 502</li>
            <li>BMW 503</li>
            <li>BMW 507</li>
            <li>BMW 3200</li>

    To render the ejListBox using angular directive, we need to inject the ejangular module with modules.

  • JS
  • <script>
            angular.module('listboxApp', ['ejangular'])
             .controller('ListboxCtrl', function ($scope) {

    Data binding

    The Listbox supports the data binding feature. When a widget’s model attribute is bound to a scope variable, it can reflect the changes both ways.

    The below table depicts the properties of ListBox widget that supports model binding:

    control Supported properties
    ejListbox value dataSource

    Please use the below code the bind the ListBox in two-way support.

  • HTML
  • <div class="content-container-fluid">
        <div class="row">
            <div class="cols-sample-area">
                <div class="frame">
                    <div class="ctrllabel">Select a car</div>
                    <div class="angularbind">
                        <div id="control">
                                <ul id="Ul1" ej-listbox e-datasource="datalist" e-fields-id="id" e-fields-text="text" e-value="value"></ul>
                        <div id="binding">
                            <input type="text" id="listValue" class="input ejinputtext" ng-model="value" />
                        <h6><span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: normal; margin: 5px; text-align: center">Note:Two Way Angular Support</span></h6>
  • JS
  • angular.module('listboxApp', ['ejangular'])
             .controller('ListboxCtrl', function ($scope) {
        $scope.dataList= [
               { bikeId: "bk1", bikeName: "Apache RTR" },
               { bikeId: "bk2", bikeName: "CBR 150-R" },
               { bikeId: "bk3", bikeName: "CBZ Xtreme" },
               { bikeId: "bk4", bikeName: "Discover" },
               { bikeId: "bk5", bikeName: "Dazzler" },
               { bikeId: "bk6", bikeName: "Flame" },
               { bikeId: "bk7", bikeName: "Fazer" },
               { bikeId: "bk8", bikeName: "FZ-S" },
               { bikeId: "bk9", bikeName: "Pulsar" },
               { bikeId: "bk10", bikeName: "Shine" },
               { bikeId: "bk11", bikeName: "R15" },
               { bikeId: "bk12", bikeName: "Unicorn" }
    $scope.value = "Dazzler";

    Here the ngModel directive binds an input, select, textarea (or custom form control) to a property on the scope using NgModelController, which is created and exposed by this directive.

    Run the above code to render the following output.

    Data binding


    The ListBox widget also supports the item selection.

  • HTML
  • <div>
        <ul id="listbox" ej-listbox e-datasource="datalist" e-fields-id="id" e-fields-text="text" e-selectedindex="2"></ul>

    Run the above code to render the following output.