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 being able to save the state of an object to a Ext.state.Provider.

To initialize a state provider, do the following:

 Ext.state.Provider.register(new Ext.state.LocalStorage());

In addition to registered a state provider, an id or {@link #cfg!stateId stateId} must be assigned to enable a component to save its state. This id is used as the key under which stateful properties are stored. Auto-generated id properties do not qualify in this case.

Finally, the stateful config is used to specify which configs should be saved and restored.

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Optional Configs

stateful : Boolean / Object / String[]

This config specifies the config properties that will be persisted using the Ext.state.Provider. If this config is set to true, the configs specified by statefulDefaults will be assumed.

 stateful: true

Otherwise, this config can be an array of strings of the properties to save:

 stateful: [

The above is equivalent to:

 stateful: {
     width: true,
     height: true,
     collapsed: true

Note: To be truly stateful, an id or stateId must also be assigned.

A stateful object will save its state when any of these config properties change value.

Defaults to:


getStateful : Boolean / Object / String[]

Returns the value of stateful


Boolean / Object / String[]

setStateful (stateful)

Sets the value of stateful


stateful :  Boolean / Object / String[]

statefulDefaults : Object / String[]
protected pro

The default set of stateful properties. The form of this config is the same as stateful except this config cannot be a Boolean.

This config is intended for classes to specify so that instances can simply enable statefulness using stateful: true.

Defaults to:


getStatefulDefaults : Object / String[]

Returns the value of statefulDefaults


Object / String[]

setStatefulDefaults (statefulDefaults)

Sets the value of statefulDefaults


statefulDefaults :  Object / String[]

stateId : String

The unique id for this object to use for state management purposes.

Defaults to:


getStateId : String

Returns the value of stateId



setStateId (stateId)

Sets the value of stateId


stateId :  String


Static Properties

_configNames : String[]
static sta private pri

The names of the configs that need to be available to transformInstanceConfig.

Defaults to:



Instance Methods

private pri

This method is called before destroy to ensure that this instance's stateful properties are saved to persistent storage. Since this object is about to be destroyed, this cannot be delayed.

_getStateId String
private pri

Returns the state id for this object.



The stateId or the configured id.

getStateBuilder ( [cache] ) : Ext.state.Builder
private pri

Creates a state builder to access or edit this instance's state object. If this instance has a getStatefulOwner, the returned builder will have a parent reference that owner's state builder. This can be an arbitrarily deep chain but does proceed all the way up to the root instance (with no owner) since that is the instance that determines the ultimate state storage key.


cache :  Boolean (optional)

Pass true to return a cached builder.

Defaults to: false



getStatefulOwner Ext.state.Stateful/Array
private pri

This method allows a class to specify an owning stateful object. This is used by Ext.plugin.Abstract to save their state as part of their owning Ext.Component.

The return value can be either a Stateful object or an array whose first element is a Stateful object. This object's state will be stored inside the state object of the returned Stateful object. If an array is returned, the elements beyond the first are sub-keys in the state object.

For example, Ext.plugin.Abstract implement this method like so:

 getStatefulOwner: function() {
     return [ this.cmp, 'plugins' ];

The effect of this is to produce a state object like so:

     plugins: {
         pluginId1: {

In order for a child object's state to be saved and restored, all of its parents must also be stateful (i.e., have a stateId).



loadState ( state, stateful ) : Object
private pri

This method is called to load state from the provided state builder. This method should return the config properties loaded from state.

This method, like saveState, can be overridden by derived classes:

 loadState: function(state) {
     var ret = this.callParent([ state ]);

     if (ret.foo) {
         // use custom data...

         delete ret.foo;  // remove it since it isn't a config

     return ret;

When overriding this method, it is also likely necessary to override saveState.


state :  Ext.state.Builder

stateful :  Object

The stateful properties as an object keyed by config name.



private pri

This method is called when any of the stateful configs are modified.

private pri

Saves the state of this instance to the persistence store. This method is called by the Ext.state.Provider when it is ready to save state to storage.

readStateObject Object
private pri

Returns this instance's state object from the persistence store. This object should contain config properties.



saveState ( state, stateful )
private pri

Saves the current state of this object to the provided state builder. By default this method saves the configs specified as stateful.

This method can also be overridden by subclasses to store custom data directly to the state builder:

 saveState: function(state) {
     this.callParent([ state ]);

     state.set('foo', 42);

When overriding this method, it is also likely necessary to override loadState.


state :  Ext.state.Builder

The state builder to which to save state.

stateful :  Object

The stateful properties as an object keyed by config name.

transformStatefulConfig ( instanceConfig, configurator ) : Object
private pri

This method is called internally by initConfig to apply whatever changes are needed from persistent storage.


instanceConfig :  Object

The base config object

configurator :  Ext.Configurator



The config object to use.

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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