Templates in JQuery ListBox widget

2 May 20196 minutes to read

The ListBox widget’s appearance can be customized based on different needs using templates. The desired templates can be defined using the template property.

  • HTML
  • <ul id="listbox"></ul>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            var data = [{
                text: "Erik Linden",
                imageName: "3",
                designation: "Representative",
                country: "England"
                { text: "John Linden", imageName: "6", designation: "Representative", country: "Norway" },
                { text: "Louis", imageName: "7", designation: "Representative", country: "Australia" },
                { text: "Lawrence", imageName: "8", designation: "Representative", country: "India" }];
            $(function () {
                    dataSource: data,
                    height: "240",
                    width: "350",
                    //defining templates
                    template: '<div><img class="image" src="images/Employees/${imageName}.png" alt="employee"/>' + '<div class="text"> ${text} </div><div class="desig">${designation}</div><div class="country"> ${country} </div></div>'


    In the above code snippet, the image path (images/Employees) is given just for demonstration. Hence the images will not be displayed while using the above code.

    See Also

    Data Binding.

    Define the styles for the template as below.

  • CSS
  • .image
                padding: 3px 10px 3px 3px;
                border:0 none;
                 padding:6px 3px 1px 3px;
                padding:3px 3px 0px 0px;

    ALt text

    Render template with conditional statements

    By default, template property in ListBox control accepts only string values.To render ListBox items using jsrender script template, use the targetID property and map the corresponding element id to this property.

    Refer to the following code.

  • HTML
  • <div class="row">
         <div class="cols-sample-area">
            <div class="ctrllabel">Select a List</div>
            <div id="list"></div>
            <div id="template">
  • <script id="tableTemplate" type="text/x-jsrender">
           {{if ID < 4}}  
          <li><span class="e-icon e-user" style=" display: inline-block;"></span><span style=" display: inline-block;"><b></b></span></li>
          $(function () {
              var list = [{ text: "Erik", ID: "1" }, { text: "John", ID: "2" }, { text: "Nancy", ID: "3" }, { text: "David", ID: "4" }, { text: "Martin", ID: "5" }, {text: "Louis",  ID: "6" }];
            $("#template").append($("#tableTemplate").render(list)); //append jsrender template to div element.
                targetID: "template"

    Refer to the sample here