Getting Started

This section explains briefly about how to create an Accordion in your application with JavaScript.

Configure Accordion

This section encompasses the details on how you can configure the Accordion control in your application and customize it with various properties such as multiple open, rounded corner and icons for the Accordion header according to your requirement.

The following screenshot illustrates you the usage of Accordion control in listing the controls under the Essential Studio products.

The usage of Accordion control is described in the following sections.

Create a Simple Accordion

Create an HTML file and add the following references to the required libraries.

  • html
  • <html>
    <head>
        <title>Essential Studio for JavaScript : Default Functionalities</title>
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" charset="utf-8" />
        <!-- Style sheet for default theme (flat azure) -->
        <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/18.3.0.35/js/web/flat-azure/ej.web.all.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <!--Scripts-->
        <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/js/assets/external/jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
        <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/js/assets/external/jquery.easing.1.3.min.js"></script>
        <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/18.3.0.35/js/web/ej.web.all.min.js"></script>
        <!--Add custom scripts here -->
    </head>
    <body>
        <!-- Add Accordion element here. -->
    </body>
    </html>

    Add a <div> element. It is a container for Accordion control. The width property is used to define the width of the Accordion control.

  • html
  • <div id="accordion" style="width: 500px">
        <h3>
            <a href="#">Essential Studio ASP.NET</a>
        </h3>
        <div>
            <!-- add accordion contents here to load contents under this header -->
            <ul>
                <li>
                    <h4>DocIO</h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Pdf  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Gauge  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Schedule  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Diagram  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Tools </h4>
                </li>
            </ul>
        </div>
        <h3>
            <a href="#">Essential Studio ASP.NET MVC</a>
        </h3>
        <div>
            <!-- add accordion contents here to load contents under this header -->
            <ul>
                <li>
                    <h4>Chart </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Grid  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Gantt  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Schedule  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Diagram  </h4>
                </li>
            </ul>
        </div>
        <h3>
            <a href="#">Essential Studio JavaScript</a>
        </h3>
        <div>
            <!-- add accordion contents here to load contents under this header -->
            <ul>
                <li>
                    <h4>Chart </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Grid  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Gantt  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Schedule  </h4>
                </li>
                <li>
                    <h4>Diagram  </h4>
                </li>
            </ul>
        </div>
    </div>

    Create the Accordion control as follows.

  • javascript
  • $(function () {
            // document ready
            // Initialize Accordion control creation.
            $("#accordion").ejAccordion();
        });

    You can execute the above code example to display the Accordion control with simple control list.

    You can customize the Accordion control using various properties. The Accordion control properties and its default values are described in the following section.

    Configure Multiple Open

    You can have multiple Accordion tabs opened to view all products at a time. To achieve this set the enableMultipleOpen property of the Accordion control to true.

    NOTE

    enableMultipleOpen property is false by default.

    You can also open all the panels during initialization using the selectedItems property of the Accordion control. The following code sample illustrates the opening of multiple tabs by passing the tab index values of tab.

  • javascript
  • $(function () {
            $("#accordion").ejAccordion({
                enableMultipleOpen: true, /* To set the multiple content panels  active at a time   */
                selectedItems: [0, 1, 2]  /* To set the selected panels  active at a time   */
            });
        });

    Accordion control with enableMultipleOpen property is illustrated in the following screen shot.

    Setting rounded corner

    Accordion control, by default, is rendered in a regular rectangle. You can modify the regular rectangles with rounded corners by setting the showRoundedCorner property to True. You can select the items on rendering by using selectedItems property.

    NOTE

    showRoundedCorner property is False by default.

  • javascript
  • $(function () {
            $("#accordion").ejAccordion({
                enableMultipleOpen: true,
                selectedItems: [0, 1, 2],
                showRoundedCorner: true /* To set rounded corner for the accordion headers   */
            });
        });

    The following screenshot illustrates the Accordion control with rounded corners.

    Customize Icon

    You can customize the Header icon using customIcon property. This property has two features such as header and selectedHeader. By default, the classes of header and selectedHeader are e-collapse and e-expand respectively.

    You can change the + and - symbols in the Accordion header, that are the default icons with Up or Down arrow icons.

    Up or Down arrow icons are available in e-arrowheadup and e-arrowheaddown classes respectively in the ej.widgets.core.min.css stylesheets from the sample.

    You can set the Up or Down arrow icon to Accordion header, by adding e-arrowheadup and e-arrowheaddown class to selectedHeader and header properties respectively.

  • javascript
  • $(function () {
            $("#accordion").ejAccordion({
                enableMultipleOpen: true,
                selectedItems: [0, 1, 2],
                showRoundedCorner: true,
                customIcon: {
                    header: "e-arrowheaddown", /*  To set icon for the collapsed accordion headers  */
                    selectedHeader: "e-arrowheadup" /*  To set icon for the selected accordion headers  */
                }
            });
        });

    The following screenshot illustrates the customization of selectedHeader and header of the Accordion control.