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SlickGrid BootStrap support

Support to make SlickGrid work with Twitter Bootstrap styles.

Please visit the live demo.

SlickGrid is an advanced JavaScript grid/spreadsheet component

To learn about SlickGrid, please check out the SlickGrid wiki.


The package can be installed easily with bower.

$ bower install slickgrid-bootstrap

Running the examples locally

You can now load components/slickgrid-bootstrap/examples/example-bootstrap.html from your browser.

Alternate installation

If instead of bower, you would like to use an alternative installation method, clone the repository from git, and further process it, according to your specific needs.

$ git clone git://


For development of the package itself, or for running the examples, you need to have NodeJS and npm (the Node Package Manager) already installed on your system.

Following this, the installation happens in two phases: first the NodeJS, then the front-end packages will be installed from their respective repositories.

Installing NodeJS modules

We will install the modules locally. First please make sure that you have not installed any packages locally to the current directory or any of the subdirectories. (Please also read the next section about the local package binaries.)

Then you can use npm to install both the sources and the necessary node tools, and change your working directory to the place of the installation:

$ npm install git+
$ cd node_modules/slickgrid-bootstrap-dev

Alternately, if you have already checked out these sources from git, you can go to this directory and install it locally with npm:

$ git clone
$ cd slickgrid-bootstrap-dev
$ npm install .

Both methods ended up installing executables in the node_modules/.bin directory. You can add this location to your path. (Note that this has an effect only on the current shell.)

$ export PATH=$PWD/node_modules/.bin:$PATH

Following this, you will be able to execute the installed commands grunt, bower, and so on, without specifying their exact execution path each time.

Local package binaries

Due to the way npm works, this directory will only hold the executables from those packages that were pulled in as a dependancy from our package, and have not been previously installed. If you have previously installed some package, it will be where you have installed it, and it will only be executable if you have made it so (globally installed modules are in the global system path, locally installed modules will be in their respective .bin directories, and should have been added to the path previously.) This should not normally be a concern for you, but may be the reason for not being to able to execute binaries provided by some package that otherwise is installed correctly.

Installing front-end components

We will use bower for the installation. You can use your favourite front-end package manager if you know what you are doing, and you update Gruntfile.js appropriately.

In the following, install the front-end dependencies into the components directory:

$ bower install

Following this, build the resources needed for the examples.

$ grunt

If you want to develop, you can start grunt in watch mode:

$ grunt watch

This will rebuild the example resources each time any of their sources changes.

Running the example demo

You can now load examples/example-bootstrap.html from your browser.