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The dgrid project provides widgets for lists of data, including simple sets of scrolling rows, grids of data, on-demand lazy-loaded data, and various mixins for additional functionality.

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


Installing with bower

dgrid and its dependencies can be installed via bower using the following command:

bower install dgrid

Note that by default, bower installs to a bower_components subdirectory. If you'd like to install to the current directory instead (which tends to be more appropriate for AMD projects), add a .bowerrc with the following:

    "directory": "."

By default, bower will automatically find the highest tagged version of dgrid and install it along with its dependencies. Alternatively, the latest development version of dgrid can be installed by instructing bower to install from the master branch:

bower install dgrid#master

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

bower install dijit#<target>

...where <target> corresponds to the version of Dojo you have installed.

Manual Download

Alternatively, dgrid and its dependencies can be downloaded individually:

  • dstore for store-backed grids
  • The Dojo Toolkit SDK version 1.8 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/components)
  • dojo
  • dojox (optional, dependency of some dgrid tests)
  • dstore
  • util (optional, e.g. if pursuing a custom build)


RawGit now offers CDN hosting of raw tagged git URLs. It can serve any version of dgrid and dstore via MaxCDN.

For example, here's a packages configuration for dgrid 0.4.0 and dstore 1.0.0:

packages: [
        name: 'dgrid',
        location: '//cdn.rawgit.com/SitePen/dgrid/v0.4.0'
        name: 'dstore',
        location: '//cdn.rawgit.com/SitePen/dstore/v1.0.0'

Browser and Dojo Version Support

dgrid 0.4 works with Dojo 1.8 or higher, and supports the following browsers:

  • IE 8+
  • Firefox latest + ESR
  • Chrome latest (desktop and mobile)
  • Safari latest (desktop and mobile)
  • Opera latest

dgrid 0.4 does not support quirks mode. You are heavily encouraged to include the HTML5 DOCTYPE (<!DOCTYPE html>) at the beginning of your pages.


Documentation for dgrid components is available in the doc folder. In addition, the website hosts a number of tutorials.

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


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 asked in the following places:

Web interfaces for IRC and the mailing list 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.


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

Note that installing dgrid via bower will not include the test folder; if you wish to run dgrid's unit tests, download the package directly.

Setting up

Note: Commands listed in this section are all written assuming they are run inside the dgrid directory.

Run npm install to install the latest geezer version of Intern 2, which supports IE 8 in addition to modern browsers:

npm install

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:

grunt intern:remote

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 latest 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:

grunt test

This runs the intern:local Grunt task, which uses the configuration in intern.local.js. This configuration overrides intern.js to use NullTunnel, and to test in Chrome by default (this can be customized as desired according to the browsers you have installed).