BackboneJS - View El


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Description

It defines which element to be used as the view reference. The this.el is created from the view's tagName, className, id and attributes properties, if specified. If not, el is an empty div.

Syntax

view.el

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <head>
      <title>View Example</title>
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.1.3.min.js"
         type = "text/javascript"></script>
      
      <script src = "https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/underscore.js/1.8.2/underscore-min.js"
         type = "text/javascript"></script>
      
      <script src = "https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/backbone.js/1.1.2/backbone-min.js"
         type = "text/javascript"></script>
   </head>
   
   <script type = "text/javascript">
   
      //'ViewDemo' is a name of the view class
      ViewDemo = Backbone.View.extend ({

         //This function gets called when the view is instantiated
         initialize: function(){
            document.write("Hello !!!! This is el property...");
         }
      });

      //'viewdemo' is a instance of the 'ViewDemo' class
      var viewdemo = new ViewDemo({ el: $("myapp") });
   </script>
   
   <body>
      <div id = "myapp"></div>
   </body>
   
</html>

Output

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

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

  • Open this HTML file in a browser.

backbonejs_view.htm
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