Virtual Scrolling

Virtual scrolling provides an alternative to paging.

While the user is scrolling the table, the Grid requests and displays only the visible pages.

Getting Started

To set up the Grid for virtual scrolling:

  1. Set its height either through its style property.
  2. Set the regular or detail row height and the number of records.
  3. Provide the data for each page through the onPageChange event handler.

To work properly, virtual scrolling requires you to set the following configuration options:

  • (Required) scrollableSet it to virtual.
  • (Required) height through style
  • (Required) skip
  • (Required) total
  • (Required) pageSizeTo avoid unexpected behavior during scrolling, set pageSize to at least the number of the visible Grid elements. The number of the visible Grid elements is determined by the height and rowHeight settings of the Grid.
  • (Required) data
  • (Optional) rowHeight
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Using Virtualization with Grouping

A groupable Grid with enabled virtualization does not support the expand and collapse functionalities.

You can use virtual scrolling in combination with grouped data.

  1. Set the groupable and group options of the Grid.

  2. Set the scrollable option to virtual.

  3. Handle the emitted onDataStateChange event. The onDataStateChange event fires upon user interaction with the scrolling or changing the groups, and then processes the data and returns the requested page to the Grid.

    To programmatically implement the processing of the data, either:

  • Send a request to the server to execute the grouping for the current page on the server side, or
  • Use the process method of the DataQuery library which automatically processes the data.

The Grid expects the grouped data to be a collection of GroupResults.

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Debouncing pageChange Events

When configured for virtualization, the Grid fires the onPageChange event as often as possible. This behavior allows for a smoother scrolling experience when the data is available in memory.

If the data is requested from a remote service, it is advisable to debounce or otherwise limit the page changes.

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