BackboneJS - View Attributes



These are the hash of attributes that will be set as the HTML DOM element attributes on the view's el (id, class, data-properties, etc.), or a function that returns such a hash.




<!DOCTYPE html>
      <title>View Example</title>
      <script src = ""
         type = "text/javascript"></script>
      <script src = ""
         type = "text/javascript"></script>
      <script src = ""
         type = "text/javascript"></script>
      <div id = "myapp"></div>
      <script type = "text/javascript">
         //'MyModel' is a model name and includes default value
         var MyModel = Backbone.Model.extend ({
            defaults: {
               name: "sachin tendulkar"

         //'ViewDemo' is a name of the view class
         var ViewDemo = Backbone.View.extend ({

            //This function is called when the view is instantiated
            initialize: function () {
               document.write("View is initialized..."+"<br>");
               //gets site name by using model instance
               document.write("The site is: ",this.model.get("Site")+"<br>");
               document.write("The tag name is: ",this.tagName+"<br>");
               document.write("The class name is: ",this.className);
         $(function () {

            //'mymodel' is an instance of the model
            var mymodel = new MyModel({ Site: "TutorialsPoint" });

            //'myview' is an instance of the view class with attributes model, tagName, className
            var myview = new ViewDemo({ model: mymodel, tagName: "mytag", className: "myclass"});


Let us carry out the following steps to see how the above code works −

  • Save the above code in the attributes.htm file.

  • Open this HTML file in a browser.