Meet dhtmlxSuite 4.2 with New Component – dhtmlxSidebar

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We are excited to announce the update of our JavaScript UI library, dhtmlxSuite. This update is directed to enhance the functionality of the library by fixing the known bugs and making other improvements. We didn’t add lots of new features to the existing components, but we would like to present a new widget – dhtmlxSidebar.

JavaScript Sidebar Navigation Menu

Our new JavaScript sidebar component represents a nice vertical navigation menu. Any items can be placed in Sidebar on the left side and any DHTMLX components can be attached on the right.

javascript navigation menu

The look of dhtmlxSidebar can be customized with 5 predefined templates and 3 built-in skins (skyblue, web, terrace). Apart from the default options, you can create you own custom template – we’ve already prepared a detailed instruction for you in our docs.

custom template in sidebar

dhtmlxSidebar has some basic functionality now, and we hope that you will help us with its further development by feature requests and suggestions. We’ll gladly review all of them.

New feature in full-screen mode of DHTMLX container components

Since 4.2, we use a common full-screen init technology for all container components to attach header, footer, menu, toolbar, status bar to the component’s top. From now you can init any container component in a full-screen mode directly, no need in adding an extra layer with layout. Check the demo.

Integration of popup and menu with Google Maps marker

We’ve added two samples that show you how dhtmlxPopup and dhtmlxMenu can be pinned on Google map marker. Almost any DHTMLX component can be inserted in dhtmlxPopup, so you can display different kind of information for the user when he clicks on the marker.

google maps marker with popup

google map marker with menu

Checkboxes in multicolumn combo

By multiple requests, we’ve added the ability to use checkboxes in multocolumn mode which is used for more convenient representation of data in dhtmlxCombo.

checkboxes in multicolumn combo

Due to many feedbacks and users’ suggestions we’ll be able to fix many problems and improve DHTMLX components.

You may find the full what’s new list in our documentation.

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  1. kris April 8, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Waiting for portal component, from the forums I read this was due to be released in the next version. Are there any plans? Please let us know. It would really help to have a roadmap so people using dhmlx components can plan accordingly

    • Ivan (DHTMLX team) April 9, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Hi, Kris, we’re definitely going to release it. For now our team is still working on it, but the component will be ready quite soon.

  2. Khalid Gaffar April 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Wooow! Really exciting ..great advance I love it

  3. Man April 12, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Good news, could you give doc in chm format please …

  4. Brian May 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Sidebar is spectacular. Took around 3 minutes to read the documentation and add it to a layout.

    In some cases I may even use it for as a horizontal navigation bar without the associated component on the right, like when I need a nav bar which when clicked will locate to a new page. I wasn’t sure if this would be possible until after using it for the first time.

    This is a very comfortable UI. Someone in dhtmlx has got talent!

    • Ivan (DHTMLX team) May 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks, Brian. Your feedback is very important for us! If you have any suggestions about extending the existing functionality of dhtmlxSidebar, you’re welcome to contact us at

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