Survey Toolbox categories

Separate your toolbox items by different categories



var editorOptions = { };
var editor = new SurveyEditor.SurveyEditor("editorElement", editorOptions);

                name: "countries",
                isCopied: true,
                iconName: "icon-default",
                title: "All countries",
                category: "Custom",
                json: {
                    "type": "dropdown",
                    optionsCaption: "Select a country...",
                    choicesByUrl: {
                        url: ""
        editor.toolbox.changeCategories([{ name: "panel", category: "Panels" }, { name: "paneldynamic", category: "Panels" }, { name: "matrix", category: "Matrix" }, { name: "matrixdropdown", category: "Matrix" }, { name: "matrixdynamic", category: "Matrix" }]);
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Question Toolbox API

By default there is one category in the Toolbox (General) and its title is not shown.

You may change the category of the default question types by calling changeCategory function
editor.toolbox.changeCategory("panel", "Panels");
editor.toolbox.changeCategory("paneldynamic", "Panels");
The better way is to use changeCategories function. It will rebuild toolbox presentation model just one time:
editor.toolbox.changeCategories([{ name: "panel", category: "Panels" }, { name: "paneldynamic", category: "Panels" }, { name: "matrix", category: "Matrix" }]);

You may change the name of the default (General) category as any other localizable string. Please make sure to run this code before creating the Editor.
SurveyEditor.defaultStrings.ed.toolboxGeneralCategory = "Common";