ExtReact Docs Help


The documentation for the ExtReact product diverges somewhat from the documentation of other Sencha products. The sections below describe documentation for all products except where indicated as unique to ExtReact.

Terms, Icons, and Labels

Many classes have shortcut names used when creating (instantiating) a class with a configuration object. The shortcut name is referred to as an alias (or xtype if the class extends Ext.Component). The alias/xtype is listed next to the class name of applicable classes for quick reference.

ExtReact component classes list the configurable name prominently at the top of the API class doc followed by the fully-qualified class name.

Access Levels

Framework classes or their members may be specified as private or protected. Else, the class / member is public. Public, protected, and private are access descriptors used to convey how and when the class or class member should be used.

Member Types

Member Syntax

Below is an example class member that we can disect to show the syntax of a class member (the lookupComponent method as viewed from the Ext.button.Button class in this case).

lookupComponent ( item ) : Ext.Component

Called when a raw config object is added to this container either during initialization of the items config, or when new items are added), or {@link #insert inserted.

This method converts the passed object into an instanced child component.

This may be overridden in subclasses when special processing needs to be applied to child creation.


item :  Object

The config object being added.


The component to be added.

Let's look at each part of the member row:

Member Flags

The API documentation uses a number of flags to further commnicate the class member's function and intent. The label may be represented by a text label, an abbreviation, or an icon.

Class Icons

- Indicates a framework class

- A singleton framework class. *See the singleton flag for more information

- A component-type framework class (any class within the Ext JS framework that extends Ext.Component)

- Indicates that the class, member, or guide is new in the currently viewed version

Member Icons

- Indicates a class member of type config

Or in the case of an ExtReact component class this indicates a member of type prop

- Indicates a class member of type property

- Indicates a class member of type method

- Indicates a class member of type event

- Indicates a class member of type theme variable

- Indicates a class member of type theme mixin

- Indicates that the class, member, or guide is new in the currently viewed version

Class Member Quick-Nav Menu

Just below the class name on an API doc page is a row of buttons corresponding to the types of members owned by the current class. Each button shows a count of members by type (this count is updated as filters are applied). Clicking the button will navigate you to that member section. Hovering over the member-type button will reveal a popup menu of all members of that type for quick navigation.

Getter and Setter Methods

Getting and setter methods that correlate to a class config option will show up in the methods section as well as in the configs section of both the API doc and the member-type menus just beneath the config they work with. The getter and setter method documentation will be found in the config row for easy reference.

ExtReact component classes do not hoist the getter / setter methods into the prop. All methods will be described in the Methods section

History Bar

Your page history is kept in localstorage and displayed (using the available real estate) just below the top title bar. By default, the only search results shown are the pages matching the product / version you're currently viewing. You can expand what is displayed by clicking on the button on the right-hand side of the history bar and choosing the "All" radio option. This will show all recent pages in the history bar for all products / versions.

Within the history config menu you will also see a listing of your recent page visits. The results are filtered by the "Current Product / Version" and "All" radio options. Clicking on the button will clear the history bar as well as the history kept in local storage.

If "All" is selected in the history config menu the checkbox option for "Show product details in the history bar" will be enabled. When checked, the product/version for each historic page will show alongside the page name in the history bar. Hovering the cursor over the page names in the history bar will also show the product/version as a tooltip.

Search and Filters

Both API docs and guides can be searched for using the search field at the top of the page.

On API doc pages there is also a filter input field that filters the member rows using the filter string. In addition to filtering by string you can filter the class members by access level, inheritance, and read only. This is done using the checkboxes at the top of the page.

The checkbox at the bottom of the API class navigation tree filters the class list to include or exclude private classes.

Clicking on an empty search field will show your last 10 searches for quick navigation.

API Doc Class Metadata

Each API doc page (with the exception of Javascript primitives pages) has a menu view of metadata relating to that class. This metadata view will have one or more of the following:

Expanding and Collapsing Examples and Class Members

Runnable examples (Fiddles) are expanded on a page by default. You can collapse and expand example code blocks individually using the arrow on the top-left of the code block. You can also toggle the collapse state of all examples using the toggle button on the top-right of the page. The toggle-all state will be remembered between page loads.

Class members are collapsed on a page by default. You can expand and collapse members using the arrow icon on the left of the member row or globally using the expand / collapse all toggle button top-right.

Desktop -vs- Mobile View

Viewing the docs on narrower screens or browsers will result in a view optimized for a smaller form factor. The primary differences between the desktop and "mobile" view are:

Viewing the Class Source

The class source can be viewed by clicking on the class name at the top of an API doc page. The source for class members can be viewed by clicking on the "view source" link on the right-hand side of the member row.

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A mixin for components that need to interact with the keyboard. The primary config for this class is the keyMap config. This config is an object with key names as its properties and with values that describe how the key event should be handled.

Key names may key name as documented in Ext.event.Event, numbers (which are treated as keyCode values), single characters (for those that are not defined in Ext.event.Event) or charCode values prefixed by '#' (e.g., "#65" for charCode=65).

Entries that use a keyCode will be processed in a keydown event listener, while those that use a charCode will be processed in keypress. This can be overridden if the keyMap entry specifies an event property.

Key names may be preceded by key modifiers. The modifier keys can be specified by prepending the modifier name to the key name separated by + or - (e.g., "Ctrl+A" or "Ctrl-A"). Only one of these delimiters can be used in a given entry.

Valid modifier names are:

  • Alt
  • Shift
  • Control (or "Ctrl" for short)
  • Command (or "Cmd" or "Meta")
  • CommandOrControl (or "CmdOrCtrl") for Cmd on Mac, Ctrl otherwise.

All these names are case insensitive and will be stored in upper case internally.

For example:

 Ext.define('MyChartPanel', {
     extend: 'Ext.panel.Panel',

     mixins: [

     controller: 'mycontroller',

     // Map keys to methods (typically in a ViewController):
     keyMap: {
         ENTER: 'onEnterKey',

         "ALT+PRINT_SCREEN": 'doScreenshot',

         // Cmd on Mac OS X, Ctrl on Windows/Linux.
         "CmdOrCtrl+C": 'doCopy',

         // This one is handled by a class method.
         ESC: {
             handler: 'destroy',
             scope: 'this',
             event: 'keypress'  // default would be keydown

         "ALT+DOWN": 'openExpander',

         // Match any key modifiers and invoke before any other DOWN keys
         // handlers with lower or default priority.
         "*+DOWN": {
             handler: 'preprocessDownKey',
             priority: 100

The method names are interpreted in the same way that event listener names are interpreted.

No members found using the current filters


Optional Configs

keyMap : Object

An object containing handlers for keyboard events. The property names of this object are the key name and any modifiers. The values of the properties are the descriptors of how to handle each event.

The handler descriptor can be simply the handler function (either the literal function or the method name), or it can be an object with these properties:

  • handler: The function or its name to call to handle the event.
  • scope: The this pointer context (can be "this" or "controller").
  • event: An optional override of the key event to which to listen.

Important: Calls to setKeyMap do not replace the entire keyMap but instead update the provided mappings. That is, unless null is passed as the value of the keyMap which will clear the keyMap of all entries.


scope : String

The default scope to apply to key handlers which do not specify a scope. This is processed the same way as the scope of listeners. It defaults to the "controller", but using 'this' means that an instance method will be used.

getKeyMap : Object

Returns the value of keyMap



setKeyMap (keyMap)

Sets the value of keyMap


keyMap :  Object

keyMapEnabled : Boolean

Enables or disables processing keys in the keyMap. This value starts as null and if it is null when initKeyMap is called, it will automatically be set to true. Since initKeyMap is called by Ext.Component at the proper time, this is not something application code normally handles.

Defaults to:


getKeyMapEnabled : Boolean

Returns the value of keyMapEnabled



setKeyMapEnabled (keyMapEnabled)

Sets the value of keyMapEnabled


keyMapEnabled :  Boolean



Static Methods

override ( members ) : Ext.Base
static sta

Override members of this class. Overridden methods can be invoked via Ext.Base#callParent.

Ext.define('My.Cat', {
    constructor: function() {
        alert("I'm a cat!");

    constructor: function() {
        alert("I'm going to be a cat!");



var kitty = new My.Cat(); // alerts "I'm going to be a cat!"
                          // alerts "I'm a cat!"
                          // alerts "Meeeeoooowwww"

Direct use of this method should be rare. Use Ext.define instead:

Ext.define('My.CatOverride', {
    override: 'My.Cat',
    constructor: function() {
        alert("I'm going to be a cat!");



The above accomplishes the same result but can be managed by the Ext.Loader which can properly order the override and its target class and the build process can determine whether the override is needed based on the required state of the target class (My.Cat).


members :  Object

The properties to add to this class. This should be specified as an object literal containing one or more properties.



this class

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