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<title>SlickGrid example: Explicit grid initialization</title>
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The container which the grid is being created in needs to be in the DOM and participate in layout
(can be 'visibility:hidden' but not 'display:none') in order for SlickGrid to be able to make certain
measurements and initialize event listeners. Normally, this is done when a SlickGrid instance is
being created. Optionally, you can defer the initialization until the above condition is met and call
the <b>grid.init()</b> method explicitly. To use explicit initialization, set the <b>explicitInitialization</b>
option to true.
This example demonstrates creating a SlickGrid inside a detached element and calling <b>init()</b> explicitly
when the element is added to the DOM.
<h2>View Source:</h2>
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<script src="../lib/jquery-1.7.min.js"></script>
<script src="../lib/jquery.event.drag-2.2.js"></script>
<script src="../slick.core.js"></script>
<script src="../slick.grid.js"></script>
var grid;
var columns = [
{id: "title", name: "Title", field: "title"},
{id: "duration", name: "Duration", field: "duration"},
{id: "%", name: "% Complete", field: "percentComplete"},
{id: "start", name: "Start", field: "start"},
{id: "finish", name: "Finish", field: "finish"},
{id: "effort-driven", name: "Effort Driven", field: "effortDriven"}
var options = {
enableCellNavigation: true,
enableColumnReorder: false,
explicitInitialization: true
$(function () {
var data = [];
for (var i = 0; i < 500; i++) {
data[i] = {
title: "Task " + i,
duration: "5 days",
percentComplete: Math.round(Math.random() * 100),
start: "01/01/2009",
finish: "01/05/2009",
effortDriven: (i % 5 == 0)
// create a detached container element
var myGrid = $("<div id='myGrid' style='width:600px;height:500px;'></div>");
grid = new Slick.Grid(myGrid, data, columns, options);
// ... later on, append the container to the DOM and initialize SlickGrid
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