CodeGuyRoss CodeGuyRoss - 1 month ago 13
Javascript Question

Getting most basic Backgrid.js example working

I am trying to get the most basic example of backgrid.js to work. In other words, an example where i can drop the source folder into my xampp/htdocs folder and run without having to do anything else.

I have tried many ways to get the code to run but i cannot get anything to show up.
Here is the html page i made to try to see an example working.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="bootstrap/css/bootstrap.css"/>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="lib/backgrid.css"/>
<script src="jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
<script src="underscore-min.js"></script>
<script src="backbone-min.js"></script>
<script src="lib/backgrid.js"></script>

<div id="grid">
<script type="text/javascript">
var Territory = Backbone.Model.extend({});

var Territories = Backbone.Collection.extend({
model: Territory,
url: "territories.json"

var territories = new Territories();

var columns = [{
name: "id", // The key of the model attribute
label: "ID", // The name to display in the header
editable: false, // By default every cell in a column is editable, but *ID* shouldn't be
// Defines a cell type, and ID is displayed as an integer without the ',' separating 1000s.
cell: Backgrid.IntegerCell.extend({
orderSeparator: ''
}, {
name: "name",
label: "Name",
// The cell type can be a reference of a Backgrid.Cell subclass, any Backgrid.Cell subclass instances like *id* above, or a string
cell: "string" // This is converted to "StringCell" and a corresponding class in the Backgrid package namespace is looked up
}, {
name: "pop",
label: "Population",
cell: "integer" // An integer cell is a number cell that displays humanized integers
}, {
name: "percentage",
label: "% of World Population",
cell: "number" // A cell type for floating point value, defaults to have a precision 2 decimal numbers
}, {
name: "date",
label: "Date",
cell: "date"
}, {
name: "url",
label: "URL",
cell: "uri" // Renders the value in an HTML anchor element

// Initialize a new Grid instance
var grid = new Backgrid.Grid({
columns: columns,
collection: territories

// Render the grid and attach the root to your HTML document

// Fetch some countries from the url
territories.fetch({reset: true});


Thanks for your time!


You seem to be adding the grid to non-existing element:


Use $("#grid") instead and you should see the result.