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A lightweight, mobile-ready, data-driven, modular grid widget designed for use with the Dojo object store

css Fix #886: Add ColumnHider trigger node to domNode to always be visible
demos Improve styles of multiview demo
doc tree: Add enableTransitions column definition property
extensions Fix #841: ColumnHider: Avoid IE10 header cell bugs with ColumnResizer
test Fix #874: tree: Remove unnecessary code causing nested expansion issues
util Keyboard: Move contains function to util/misc for reuse Update version for tag
CellSelection.js Fix #873: Make ui- classes optional based on addUiClasses property
ColumnSet.js Fix #885: Escape column IDs in CSS selectors like we do grid IDs
Grid.js Fix #901: CompoundColumns: Fix programmatic sort arrow placement
GridFromHtml.js Fix #664: Allow blank labels (specified as empty string)
GridWithColumnSetsFromHtml.js Fix newline format
Keyboard.js Fix #899: Keyboard: Restore _focusNode even if grid isn't focused
List.js Fix #907: List: Don't attempt to run DOM-sensitive has test immediately
OnDemandGrid.js rename table to grid
OnDemandList.js Fix #817: tree: insert preload nodes into the linked list correctly Move documentation from the GH wiki into the repository
Selection.js Fix #786: Shift + row select highlights outside text (IE)
TouchScroll.js Fix #344: TouchScroll: Don't cancel touchmove if area can't scroll
_StoreMixin.js Add warning about not setting sort on observable stores
editor.js editor: Rename _focusedCell to _focusedEditorCell to disambiguate
package.js I definitely did not leave a console.log in the package.js.
package.json Update version for dev towards next 0.3 release
selector.js Fix #822: Don't modify the selection when clicking on disabled rows
tree.js tree: Add enableTransitions column definition property

This project provides widgets for lists of data, including simple sets of scrolling rows, grids of data, on-demand lazy-loaded data, and various plugins for additional functionality. This project also provides touch scrolling for mobile devices with native style momentum, bouncing, and scrollbars.

The dgrid project is available under the same dual BSD/AFLv2 license as the Dojo Toolkit.


Automatic Download with CPM

dgrid can be installed via CPM using the following command:

cpm install dgrid

The above command will automatically find the highest tagged version of dgrid and install it. Alternatively, the latest development version of dgrid can be installed by instructing CPM to install from the master branch:

cpm install dgrid master

Note that while dgrid lists the dojo package as a dependency, it does not install dijit, as it is not a hard requirement. Dijit can be additionally installed by running:

cpm install dijit

Manual Download

Alternatively, dgrid and its dependencies can be downloaded individually:

  • xstyle
  • put-selector
  • The Dojo Toolkit SDK version 1.7 or higher
    • Out of the DTK components, Dojo core is the only hard dependency for dgrid; however, some of the test pages also use components from Dijit, and Dojox (namely grid for a comparison test, and mobile for a mobile page).

It is recommended to arrange all dependencies as siblings, resulting in a directory structure like the following:

  • dgrid
  • dijit (optional, dependency of some dgrid tests)
  • dojo
  • dojox (optional, dependency of some dgrid tests)
  • put-selector
  • xstyle
  • util (optional, e.g. if pursuing a custom build)

dgrid works best with the latest revision of Dojo 1.7 or higher. As of this writing, Dojo 1.9.3 is recommended.

Note that while dgrid supports Dojo 1.8 and 1.9 and may take advantage of features or fix issues specific to them where possible, it does not have any hard dependency on APIs new to 1.8 or 1.9, so as to maintain compatibility with 1.7.


The doc folder contains documentation for dgrid components. In addition, the website hosts a number of tutorials.

If upgrading from a previous dgrid release, please be sure to read the release notes.


dgrid uses Intern as its test runner. Tests can either be run using the browser, or using Sauce Labs. More information on writing your own tests with Intern can be found in the Intern wiki.

Setting up

Note: Commands listed in this section are all written assuming they are run in the parent directory containing dgrid, dojo, etc.

Install the latest geezer version of Intern, which supports IE 6, 7, and 8 in addition to modern browsers.

npm install intern-geezer

Running via the browser

  1. Open a browser to http://hostname/path_to_dgrid/test/intern/runTests.html
  2. View the console

Running via Sauce Labs

Make sure the proper Sauce Labs credentials are set in the environment:

export SAUCE_USERNAME=<your_sauce_username>
export SAUCE_ACCESS_KEY=<your_sauce_access_key>

Then kick off the runner with the following command:

node node_modules/intern-geezer/runner config=dgrid/test/intern/intern

Running via local Selenium server


Obtain the latest version of the Selenium server and the IE driver server from Selenium's Download page. (The IE driver server needs to be placed in a folder on your PATH.)

The Selenium server can be started by executing:

java -jar path\to\selenium-server-standalone-<version>.jar

Mac OS X

The easiest way to obtain the Selenium standalone server for Mac OS X is by using Homebrew. Once Homebrew is installed, run the following commands:

brew update # ensure you have the lastest formulae
brew install selenium-server-standalone
brew install chromedriver # for automating tests in Chrome

Recent versions of selenium-server-standalone install a selenium-server script which can be used to start up the server. For additional information (e.g. how to start the server at login), see the output of brew info selenium-server-standalone.

Running the tests

Once the Selenium server is running, kick off the Intern test runner with the following command (run from the directory containing dgrid):

node node_modules/intern-geezer/runner config=dgrid/test/intern/intern.local

The configuration in intern.local.js overrides intern.js to not use Sauce Connect, and to attempt to run Firefox and Chrome by default (this can be customized as desired according to the browsers you have installed).


Reporting Issues

Bugs or enhancements can be filed by opening an issue in the issue tracker on GitHub.

When reporting a bug, please provide the following information:

  • Affected browsers and Dojo versions
  • A clear list of steps to reproduce the problem
  • If the problem cannot be easily reproduced in an existing dgrid test page, include a Gist with code for a page containing a reduced test case

If you would like to suggest a fix for a particular issue, you are welcome to fork dgrid, create a branch, and submit a pull request. Please note that a Dojo CLA is required for any non-trivial modifications.

Getting Support

Questions about dgrid usage can be discussed on the dojo-interest mailing list or in the #dojo IRC channel on Web interfaces are available from the Dojo Toolkit Community page.

SitePen also offers commercial support for dgrid, as well as Dojo and a number of other JavaScript libraries.

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