Element: <oj-toolbar>

Oracle® JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET)



class ojToolbar



JET Custom Elements

JET components are implemented as custom HTML elements. In addition to the component attributes documented in this page, JET components also support standard HTML global attributes like id and aria-label.

The JET data binding syntax can be used to define both component and global attributes through the use of dynamically evaluated expressions. All attributes (component and global) support attribute-level binding by prefixing the attribute name with ":" (e.g. :id="[...]"). When using attribute-level binding, all expression values are treated as strings. Additionally, component attributes support property-level binding by using the attribute name directly with no ":" prefix. When using property-level binding, the expressions should evaluate to the types documented by the corresponding attributes. Property-level binding is strongly recommended over attribute-level binding for component attributes.

A detailed description of working with custom HTML elements can be found in: JET Custom Element Usage.

  • 8.1.0
  • 0.6.0
  • ojtoolbar

Module usage

See JET Module Loading for an overview of module usage within JET.

Typescript Import Format
//To typecheck the element APIs, import as below.
import {ojToolbar} from "ojs/ojtoolbar";

//For the transpiled javascript to load the element's module, import as below
import "ojs/ojtoolbar";

JET In Typescript

A detailed description of working with JET elements and classes in your typescript project can be found at: JET Typescript Usage.

JET Toolbar

Description: Themeable, WAI-ARIA-compliant toolbar element.

<oj-toolbar id="myToolbar">
    <oj-button id="myButton">
         <span>My Button</span>

The JET Toolbar can contain JET Buttons, JET Menu Buttons, JET Buttonsets, and non-focusable content such as separator icons. Toolbar provides WAI-ARIA-compliant focus management.

A toolbar that contains radios should contain all radios in the radio group.

Touch End User Information

All Toolbar touch interaction is with the individual buttons. See the JET Button touch gesture doc.

Keyboard End User Information

JET Toolbar is a single tabstop, with arrow-key navigation within the toolbar, as follows:

Key Action
LeftArrow Navigate to the previous enabled button on the left, wrapping around at the end.
RightArrow Navigate to the next enabled button on the right, wrapping around at the end.

See also the JET Button keyboard doc, for details on interacting with the individual buttons.

Keyboard Application Developer Information

Any buttonsets placed in the toolbar should have focusManagement set to "none", so as not to compete with the toolbar's focus management.

The application should not do anything to interfere with the Toolbar's focus management, such as setting the tabindex of the buttons. Also, enabled buttons should remain user-visible, without which arrow-key navigation to the button would cause the focus to seemingly disappear.


JET Toolbar takes care of focus management, as noted above.

The application is responsible for applying aria-label and/or aria-controls attributes to the toolbar element, if applicable per the instructions that follow:

If this toolbar is (or might be) placed in context with other toolbars, then the application should apply an aria-label to the toolbar element to distinguish it, e.g. an "Edit" toolbar. The aria-label is optional when there is only one toolbar.

If the toolbar is controlling something else on the page, e.g. bold / italic / underline buttons controlling a rich text editor, then the application should apply an aria-controls attribute to the toolbar element, e.g. aria-controls="myTextEditor".

See the Styling section for information on how to create accessible toolbar separators.

Disabled content: JET supports an accessible luminosity contrast ratio, as specified in WCAG 2.0 - Section 1.4.3 "Contrast", in the themes that are accessible. (See the "Theming" chapter of the JET Developer Guide for more information on which themes are accessible.) Note that Section 1.4.3 says that text or images of text that are part of an inactive user interface component have no contrast requirement. Because disabled content may not meet the minimum contrast ratio required of enabled content, it cannot be used to convey meaningful information.


The following CSS classes can be applied by the page author as needed.

Class Description Example
oj-toolbar-separator Separators should be placed around any buttonsets in the toolbar, and anywhere else in the toolbar that a separator is desirable. For accessibility, additionally apply role and aria-orientation as shown.
<oj-toolbar id="myToolbar" aria-label="Foo" aria-controls="bar">
  <oj-button ...></oj-button>
  <span role="separator" aria-orientation="vertical"
  <oj-button ...></oj-button>
oj-toolbar-top-border Applies a top border to the toolbar, or to the oj-toolbars element, in themes not having this border by default.
<!-- These classes can be mixed and matched, and can also be applied to the
     oj-toolbars element seen in the next example. -->
<oj-toolbar id="myToolbar" aria-label="Foo" aria-controls="bar"
     class="oj-toolbar-top-border oj-toolbar-bottom-border oj-toolbar-no-chrome">
  <!-- toolbar contents -->
oj-toolbar-bottom-border Applies a bottom border to the toolbar, or to the oj-toolbars element, in themes not having this border by default.
oj-toolbar-no-chrome Removes "chrome" (background and border) from the toolbar(s), in themes having this chrome by default.
oj-toolbars An outer element representing a multiple toolbar layout. Contains one or more oj-toolbar-row elements.
<div class="oj-toolbars">
  <div class="oj-toolbar-row">
    <oj-toolbar id="toolbar1" ...>...</oj-toolbar>
    <oj-toolbar id="toolbar2" ...>...</oj-toolbar>
  <div class="oj-toolbar-row">
    <oj-toolbar id="toolbar3" ...>...</oj-toolbar>
oj-toolbar-row Each oj-toolbar-row element is a row containing one or more toolbars. These rows go inside an oj-toolbars element.

Reading direction

The only supported way to set the reading direction (LTR or RTL) is to set the "dir" attribute on the <html> element of the page. As with any JET component, in the unusual case that the reading direction is changed post-create, the toolbar must be refresh()ed, or the page must be reloaded.

Declarative Binding

For elements like Toolbar and Menu that contain a number of like items, applications may wish to use oj-bind-for-each to stamp out the contents as follows:

<oj-toolbar id="myToolbar">
    <oj-bind-for-each data="[[myButtons]]">
            <oj-button :id="[[$current.data.id]]">
                    <oj-bind-text value="[[$current.data.label]]"></oj-bind-text>

Note: Application logic should not interact with the component's properties or invoke its methods until the BusyContext indicates that the component is ready for interaction.


JET components that allow child content support slots. Please see the slots section of the JET component overview doc for more information on allowed slot content and slot types.


The contextMenu slot is set on the oj-menu within this element. This is used to designate the JET Menu that this component should launch as a context menu on right-click, Shift-F10, Press & Hold, or component-specific gesture. If specified, the browser's native context menu will be replaced by the JET Menu specified in this slot.

The application can register a listener for the Menu's ojBeforeOpen event. The listener can cancel the launch via event.preventDefault(), or it can customize the menu contents by editing the menu DOM directly, and then calling refresh() on the Menu.

To help determine whether it's appropriate to cancel the launch or customize the menu, the ojBeforeOpen listener can use component API's to determine which table cell, chart item, etc., is the target of the context menu. See the JSDoc of the individual components for details.

Keep in mind that any such logic must work whether the context menu was launched via right-click, Shift-F10, Press & Hold, or component-specific touch gesture.


chroming :solid|outlined|borderless|full|half chroming :solid|outlined|borderless

Indicates in what states the toolbar's buttons and buttonsets have chrome (background and border).

This option only affects buttons and buttonsets that have never had their own chroming option set. This allows individual buttons and buttonsets to opt out of their toolbar's chroming if needed.

The default chroming varies by theme. Each theme can set its default by setting $toolbarChromingOptionDefault as seen in the example below.

Once a value has been set on this option, that value applies regardless of theme.

Supported Values:
Value Description
borderless Borderless buttons are the least prominent variation. Borderless buttons are useful for supplemental actions that require minimal emphasis.
full In typical themes, full-chrome buttons always have chrome.
Since Description
6.0.0 This value is deprecated and will be removed in the future. Please use borderless instead.
half In typical themes, half-chrome buttons acquire chrome only in their hover, active, and selected states.
Since Description
6.0.0 This value is deprecated and will be removed in the future. Please use solid instead.
outlined Outlined buttons are salient, but lighter weight than solid buttons. Outlined buttons are useful for secondary actions.
solid Solid buttons stand out, and direct the user's attention to the most important actions in the UI.
  • 1.2.0
Item Name
Property chroming
Property change event chromingChanged
Property change listener attribute (must be of type function, see Events and Listeners for additional information.) on-chroming-changed

translations :object|null

A collection of translated resources from the translation bundle, or null if this component has no resources. Resources may be accessed and overridden individually or collectively, as seen in the examples.

If the component does not contain any translatable resource, the default value of this attribute will be null. If not, an object containing all resources relevant to the component.

If this component has translations, their documentation immediately follows this doc entry.

Item Name
Property translations
Property change event translationsChanged
Property change listener attribute (must be of type function, see Events and Listeners for additional information.) on-translations-changed


getProperty(property) : {any}

Retrieves the value of a property or a subproperty. The return type will be the same as the type of the property as specified in this API document. If the method is invoked with an incorrect property/subproperty name, it returns undefined.
Name Type Description
property string The property name to get. Supports dot notation for subproperty access.
  • 4.0.0

Get a single subproperty of a complex property:

let subpropValue = myComponent.getProperty('complexProperty.subProperty1.subProperty2');

refresh() : {void}

Refreshes the toolbar, including the following:
  • Re-applies focus management / keyboard navigation.
  • Rechecks the reading direction (LTR vs. RTL).

A refresh() is required in the following circumstances:

  • After buttons or buttonsets are added to, removed from, or reordered within the toolbar.
  • After a programmatic change to the checked status of a radio button in the toolbar (which should be done via Buttonset's checked option). This applies only to radios, not to checkboxes or push buttons.
  • After the reading direction (LTR vs. RTL) changes.

setProperties(properties) : {void}

Performs a batch set of properties. The type of value for each property being set must match the type of the property as specified in this API document.
Name Type Description
properties Object An object containing the property and value pairs to set.
  • 4.0.0

Set a batch of properties:

myComponent.setProperties({"prop1": "value1", "prop2.subprop": "value2", "prop3": "value3"});

setProperty(property, value) : {void}

Sets a property or a subproperty (of a complex property) and notifies the component of the change, triggering a [property]Changed event. The value should be of the same type as the type of the attribute mentioned in this API document.
Name Type Description
property string The property name to set. Supports dot notation for subproperty access.
value any The new value to set the property to.
  • 4.0.0

Set a single subproperty of a complex property:

myComponent.setProperty('complexProperty.subProperty1.subProperty2', "someValue");