Project owner:Bill Keese


Just as dijit.DropDownMenu is a container for dijit.MenuItem’s, so dijit.Toolbar is a container for buttons. Any button-based Dijit component can be placed on the toolbar, including ComboButtons and DropdownButtons.


Programmatic example

In this example, we borrow some of the toolbar buttons from the Editor.


var toolbar;
    toolbar = new dijit.Toolbar({}, "toolbar");
    dojo.forEach(["Cut", "Copy", "Paste"], function(label){
        var button = new dijit.form.Button({
            // note: should always specify a label, for accessibility reasons.
            // Just set showLabel=false if you don't want it to be displayed normally
            label: label,
            showLabel: false,
            iconClass: "dijitEditorIcon dijitEditorIcon"+label
<span id="toolbar"></span>

Note that iconClass is a CSS class that’s been defined by the theme, see Themes for details.

Declarative example

Creation from markup is even easier.

 <!-- Tags end on line afterwards to eliminate any whitespace -->
 <div id="toolbar1" data-dojo-type="dijit.Toolbar"
     ><div data-dojo-type="dijit.form.Button" id="toolbar1.cut"
         data-dojo-props="iconClass:'dijitEditorIcon dijitEditorIconCut', showLabel:false">Cut</div
     ><div data-dojo-type="dijit.form.Button" id="toolbar1.copy"
         data-dojo-props="iconClass:'dijitEditorIcon dijitEditorIconCopy', showLabel:false">Copy</div
     ><div data-dojo-type="dijit.form.Button" id="toolbar1.paste"
         data-dojo-props="iconClass:'dijitEditorIcon dijitEditorIconPaste', showLabel:false">Paste</div
     ><!-- The following adds a line between toolbar sections
         --><span data-dojo-type="dijit.ToolbarSeparator"></span
      ><div data-dojo-type="dijit.form.ToggleButton" id="toolbar1.bold"
         data-dojo-props="iconClass:'dijitEditorIcon dijitEditorIconBold', showLabel:false">Bold</div>


Note the use of showLabel=”false” above. We’ve specified a label but then hidden it. This is important for accessibility reasons, so that users that can’t see the icon still know what the button does.


Action Key
Move focus between widgets in the toolbar Left and right arrow keys

Known Issues

In high contrast mode when a toggle button is checked an html entity character (✓) is displayed since the CSS background image icon for the checked state is no longer visible. When the toggle button is part of a toolbar the checkmark character does not display properly in IE6. In IE6 with high contrast mode turned on, a checked toggle button in a toolbar displays as two vertical bars rather than the checkmark character.

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