TreeList Widget

Since 0.20.0

A list for displaying tree-structured data. This was added in 0.20.0 and has quite a minimal functionality.



Type: Array

The initial data for the treelist.

The tree is represented as an Array of items. These are the top-most items in the tree structure. Each item may have a children property that identifies the children of the item.

        label: 'Local',
        icon: 'fa fa-rocket',
        children: [
            { label: "child 1"},
            { label: "child 2"}

Each item can have the following properties:

Property Description
label The label for the item.
id (optional) A unique identifier for the item
class (optional) A css class to apply to the item
icon (optional) A css class to apply as the icon, for example "fa fa-rocket".
selected (optional) if set, display a checkbox next to the item. Its state is set to the boolean value of this property
children (optional) Identifies the child items of this one. Can be provided as an array if the children are immediately known, or as a function to get the children asynchronously. See below for details.
expanded (optional) If the item has children, set whether to display the children

If the children property is provided as a function, that function should accept a single argument of a callback function. That callback function should be called with the array of child items. This allows for the items to be retrieved asynchronously, such as via HTTP request.

children: function(done) {
    $.getJSON('/some/url', function(result) {



Returns the data the treeList is displaying.

If any items had the selected property set on them, its value will reflect the current checkbox state.

data( items )

Sets the data to be displayed by the list.

See the data option for details of the items argument.



Removes all items from the list.


show( itemId )

Ensures an item is visible in the list. The argument itemId must correspond with the id property of an item in the list.

Note: This currently only works for the topmost items in the list. It cannot be used to reveal items below the top level of the tree.



treelistselect( event, item )

Triggered when an item is clicked. If the item had the selected property set originally, its value will be updated to reflect the state of the item’s checkbox.

$(".input").on('treelistselect', function(event, item) {
    if (item.selected) {
        // The checkbox is checked
    } else {
        // The checkbox is not checked
} );

treelistmouseout( event, item )

Triggered when the mouse moves out of the item.

$(".input").on('treelistmouseout', function(event, item) { });

treelistmouseover( event, item )

Triggered when the mouse moves over an item.

$(".input").on('treelistmouseover', function(event, item) { });