Pagination Component

by on January 9, 2023

Pagination UI Component

Make it easier for your users to navigate through multiple pages of results from large data sets with the prebuilt Pagination component.

The Pagination component, available free in Backendless Marketplace, gives you a visually appealing way to add pagination to a large data set.

Any time you have a large amount of items to display to your users, be it orders received, items for sale, articles to read, job postings, etc., you will want to break the list into multiple pages.

The pagination component includes the basic functionality you’d see on any paginated list on the web. The component can be modified to dynamically accommodate data from your database.

Pagination component example

Read the full documentation here.

How to Install the Pagination Component

Installing custom components from Backendless Marketplace is super easy. First, in UI Builder, select the Components tab.

Go to Components in UI Builder

There, you will see a button labeled Install Component. This will take you to the library of components available in the Marketplace.

Install UI Component in UI Builder

When you click Install Component, you will open a list of available UI Components to install.

Install Pagination UI Component in UI Builder

Select the component you want and click Install.

When you return to the User Interface tab, you will see a new section added to your toolkit on the right-hand side called Custom Components.

Pagination Component added to UI Builder Canvas

You can then simply drag the component onto your canvas just like any other UI Component.

How the Pagination Component Works

When added to your app, the Pagination component offers several basic functions out of the box.

In the settings, you can toggle several items on and off, such as the next and previous buttons, and the first and last buttons. You can also choose between three pre-programmed sizes and four variant appearances.

The four variants are (click to view full size):

Of course, as with any component, you are able to further customize the look using Extensions.

The Pagination component also comes with five event handlers to respond to user actions. These can be used both to determine what data is displayed as well as to trigger additional events, such as updating your internal analytics or displaying new on-screen ads or messages.

Available Options and What They Mean

Once you have placed your component, when you select it, you will see all of the available options (properties) for the component in the toolkit area. These are the default settings for the component that you can easily adjust.

Each of the available properties are described in the table below. For more information, such as Theme styles and event handlers, visit the Pagination GitHub repo.

Property Type Default value Logic Data Binding UI Setting Description
pageCount Number 10 Page Count Loigc YES YES Allows to determine the count of pages
siblingCount Number 1 Sibling Count Logic NO YES Allows to determine how many digits to display either side of current page
variant Select [“normal”, “outline”, “rounded”, “rounded-outline”] normal NO YES Allows to determine the variant of pagination style
size Select [“small”, “normal”, “large”] normal NO YES Allows to determine the size for pagination
isNextButtonVisible Checkbox true NO YES Allows to determine the visible or not visibel “Next” button
isPrevButtonVisible Checkbox true NO YES Allows to determine the visible or not visible “Previous” button
isFirstPageButtonVisible Checkbox true NO YES Allows to determine the visible or not visible “First Page” button
isLastPageButtonVisible Checkbox true NO YES Allows to determine the visible or not visible “Last Page” button


When you click on the Logic icon or tab for the component, you will see the modifiable event handlers, just as you would with a standard component. However, the main logic for the component – the logic that makes it work – is hidden to protect it from accidentally being broken.

Additionally, in the Logic area, you will also find all available data binding properties.

That’s it! Ready to try it for yourself?

The Pagination component is one of many custom components available now in Backendless Marketplace, completely free!

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