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Depending on the capabilities of the device on which the app is running, the functionality and the design of the application might differ. By introducing a local JSON model holding the device-dependent data, we can bind properties of our views to the device's capabilities.

As an example, on big screens (if the device is detected as a desktop device), it is not necessary to show the Back button on a detail view in a master-detail scenario, because the master and detail view are shown at the same time. You can control the visibility of the Back button with a property from the device model.

You need to make the sap.ui.Device API available in a JSON model once in your component to allow controls to be adapted to the current platform using data binding. The code below shows an example of how to achieve this:


], function (UIComponent, JSONModel, Device) {


init: function () {
// set the device model
	var oDeviceModel = new JSONModel(Device);
	this.setModel(oDeviceModel, "device");


This instantiates a named JSONModel ("device") which contains all of the properties of the sap.ui.Device class, like browser, device type, or the current orientation of the screen. You can then bind the model properties in your views as follows:


<Page showNavButton="{device>/system/phone}" />
<PullToRefresh visible="{device>/support/touch}" />

If you want to negate a value of the device model or make a simple case decision, you can use the expression binding syntax as shown below:


<SearchField showRefreshButton="{= !${device>/support/touch} }" />

For more information, see sap.ui.Device in the API Reference in the Demo Kit, and the documentation under The Device API.