ng2-alfresco-core

Alfresco Angular 2 Components core

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Alfresco Core Library


Properties Basic usage Modes
+ [Click mode](#click-mode)
+ [Drop mode](#drop-mode)
Events Styling Different configurations based on environment settings Properties Events Properties CardViewModel

Prerequisites

Before you start using this development framework, make sure you have installed all required software and done all the necessary configuration, see this page.
If you plan using this component with projects generated by Angular CLI, please refer to the following article: Using ADF with Angular CLI

Install

npm install ng2-alfresco-core

Toolbar Component

<adf-toolbar title="Toolbar">
    <button md-icon-button>
        <md-icon>create_new_folder</md-icon>
    </button>
    <button md-icon-button>
        <md-icon>delete</md-icon>
    </button>
</adf-toolbar>

Properties

| Name | Type | Default | Description | | --- | --- | --- | --- | | title | string | | Toolbar title | | color | string | | Toolbar color, can be changed to empty value (default), primary, accent or warn. |

Upload Directive

Allows your components or common HTML elements reacting on File drag and drop in order to upload content. Used by attaching to an element or component.

Basic usage

The directive itself does not do any file management process, but collects information on dropped files and raises corresponding events instead.
<div style="width:100px; height:100px"
     [adf-upload]="true" 
     [adf-upload-data]="{ some: 'data' }">
    Drop files here...
</div>

It is possible controlling when upload behaviour is enabled/disabled by binding directive to a boolean value or expression:
<div [adf-upload]="true">...</div>
<div [adf-upload]="allowUpload">...</div>
<div [adf-upload]="isUploadEnabled()">...</div>

You can decorate any element including buttons, for example:
<button [adf-upload]="true" [multiple]="true" [accept]="'image/*'">
    Upload photos
</button>

Modes

Directive supports several modes:
  • drop mode, where decorated element acts like a drop zone for files (default mode)
  • click mode, where decorated element invokes File Dialog to select files or folders.

It is also possible combining modes together.
<div [adf-upload]="true" mode="['click']">...</div>
<div [adf-upload]="true" mode="['drop']">...</div>
<div [adf-upload]="true" mode="['click', 'drop']">...</div>

Click mode

For the click mode you can provide additional attributes for the File Dialog:
  • directory, enables directory selection
  • multiple, enables multiple file/folder selection
  • accept, filters the content accepted

<div style="width: 50px; height: 50px; background-color: brown"
     [adf-upload]="true"
     [multiple]="true"
     [accept]="'image/*'">
</div>

<div style="width: 50px; height: 50px; background-color: blueviolet"
     [adf-upload]="true"
     [multiple]="true"
     [directory]="true">
</div>

Drop mode

For the moment upload directive supports only Files (single or multiple). Support for Folders and accept filters is subject to implement.

Events

Once a single or multiple files are dropped on the decorated element the upload-files CustomEvent is raised. The DOM event is configured to have bubbling enabled, so any component up the component tree can handle, process or prevent it:
<div (upload-files)="onUploadFiles($event)">
    <div [adf-upload]="true"></div>
</div>

onUploadFiles(e: CustomEvent) {
    console.log(e.detail.files);
    
    // your code
}

Please note that event will be raised only if valid Files were dropped onto the decorated element.
The upload-files event is cancellable, so you can stop propagation of the drop event to uppper levels in case it has been already handled by your code:
onUploadFiles(e: CustomEvent) {
    e.stopPropagation();
    e.preventDefault();

    // your code
}

It is also possible attaching arbitrary data to each event in order to access it from within external event handlers. A typical scenario is data tables where you may want to handle also the data row and/or underlying data to be accessible upon files drop.
You may be using adf-upload-data to bind custom values or objects for every event raised:
<div [adf-upload]="true" [adf-upload-data]="dataRow"></div>
<div [adf-upload]="true" [adf-upload-data]="'string value'"></div>
<div [adf-upload]="true" [adf-upload-data]="{ name: 'custom object' }"></div>
<div [adf-upload]="true" [adf-upload-data]="getUploadData()"></div>

As part of the details property of the CustomEvent you can get access to the following:
detail: {
    sender: UploadDirective,    // directive that raised given event
    data: any,                  // arbitrary data associated (bound)
    files: File[]               // dropped files
}

Styling

The decorated element gets adf-upload__dragging CSS class name in the class list every time files are dragged over it. This allows changing look and feel of your components in case additional visual indication is required, for example you may want drawing a dashed border around the table row on drag:
<table>
    <tr [adf-upload]="true">
        ...
    </tr>
</table>

.adf-upload__dragging > td:first-child {
    border-left: 1px dashed rgb(68,138,255);
}

.adf-upload__dragging > td {
    border-top: 1px dashed rgb(68,138,255);
    border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(68,138,255);
}

.adf-upload__dragging > td:last-child {
    border-right: 1px dashed rgb(68,138,255);
}

Alfresco Api Service

Provides access to initialized AlfrescoJSApi instance.
export class MyComponent implements OnInit {

    constructor(private apiService: AlfrescoApiService) {   
    }

    ngOnInit() {
        let nodeId = 'some-node-id';
        let params = {};
        this.apiService.getInstance().nodes
            .getNodeChildren(nodeId, params)
            .then(result => console.log(result));
    }
}

Note for developers: the TypeScript declaration files for Alfresco JS API are still under development and some Alfresco APIs may not be accessed via your favourite IDE's intellisense or TypeScript compiler. In case of any TypeScript type check errors you can still call any supported Alfresco JS api by casting the instance to any type like the following:
let api: any = this.apiService.getInstance();
api.nodes.addNode('-root-', body, {});

AppConfigService

The AppConfigService service provides support for loading and accessing global application configuration settings that you store on the server side in the form of a JSON file.
You may need this service when deploying your ADF-based application to production servers. There can be more than one server running web apps with different settings, like different addresses for Alfreco Content/Process services. Or there is a need to change global settings for all the clients.

The service is already pre-configured to look for the "app.config.json" file in the application root address.
That allows deploying ADF-based web applications to multiple servers together with different settings files, for example having development, staging or production environments.
Example of the default settings file content:
app.config.json
{
    "ecmHost": "http://localhost:3000/ecm",
    "bpmHost": "http://localhost:3000/bpm",
    "application": {
        "name": "Alfresco"
    }
}

Please note that settings above are default ones coming with the server. You can override the values in your custom app.config.json file if needed.
You can also change the path or name of the configuration file when importing the CoreModule in your main application.
...
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        ...
        CoreModule.forRoot({
            appConfigFile: 'app.production.config.json'
        })
    ],
    ...
}
export class AppModule { }

Below is a simple example of using the AppConfigService in practice.
app.component.ts
import { AppConfigService } from 'ng2-alfresco-core';

@Component({...})
export class AppComponent {

    constructor(appConfig: AppConfigService) {

        // get nested properties by the path
        console.log(appConfig.get('application.name'));

        // use generics for type safety 
        let version: number = appConfig.get<number>('version');
        console.log(version);
    }
}

You custom components can also benefit from the AppConfigService, you can put an unlimited number of settings and optionally a nested JSON hierarchy.

Different configurations based on environment settings

The CoreModule allows you to provide custom application configuration path. That means you can evaluate the final file name based on conditions, for example environment settings:
let appConfigFile = 'app.config-dev.json';
if (process.env.ENV === 'production') {
    appConfigFile = 'app.config-prod.json';
}

@NgModule({
    imports: [
        ...
        CoreModule.forRoot({
            appConfigFile: appConfigFile
        }),
        ...
    ]
})

Notification Service

The Notification Service is implemented on top of the Angular 2 Material Design snackbar. Use this service to show a notification message, and optionaly get feedback from it.
import { NotificationService } from 'ng2-alfresco-core';

export class MyComponent implements OnInit {

    constructor(private notificationService: NotificationService) {   
    }

    ngOnInit() {
          this.notificationService.openSnackMessage('test', 200000).afterDismissed().subscribe(() => {
                    console.log('The snack-bar was dismissed');
                });                        
    }
}

import { NotificationService } from 'ng2-alfresco-core';

export class MyComponent implements OnInit {

    constructor(private notificationService: NotificationService) {   
    }

    ngOnInit() {
         this.notificationService.openSnackMessageAction('Do you want to report this issue?', 'send', 200000).afterDismissed().subscribe(() => {
                console.log('The snack-bar was dismissed');
            });
    }
}

Context Menu directive

See Demo Shell or DocumentList implementation for more details and use cases.
<my-component [context-menu]="menuItems"></my-component>
<context-menu-holder></context-menu-holder>

@Component({
    selector: 'my-component'
})
export class MyComponent implements OnInit {

    menuItems: any[];
    
    constructor() {
        this.menuItems = [
            { title: 'Item 1', subject: new Subject() },
            { title: 'Item 2', subject: new Subject() },
            { title: 'Item 3', subject: new Subject() }
        ];
    }
    
    ngOnInit() {
        this.menuItems.forEach(l => l.subject.subscribe(item => this.commandCallback(item)));
    }
    
    commandCallback(item) {
        alert(`Executing ${item.title} command.`);
    }

}

Accordion Component

The component provide a way to easy create an accordion menu. You can customize the header and the icon.
<adf-accordion>
    <adf-accordion-group [heading]="titleHeading" [isSelected]="true" [headingIcon]="'assignment'">
        <my-list></my-list>
    </adf-accordion-group>
</adf-accordion>

@Component({
    selector: 'my-component'
})
export class MyComponent implements OnInit {

    titleHeading: string;

    constructor() {
        this.titleHeading = 'My Group';
    }

}

Properties

| Name | Type | Description | | --- | --- | --- | | heading | string | The header title. | | isSelected | boolean | Define if the accordion group is selected or not. | | headingIcon | string | The material design icon. | | hasAccordionIcon | boolean | Define if the accordion (expand) icon needs to be shown or not, the default value is true |

Authentication Service

The authentication service is used inside the login component and is possible to find there an example of how to use it.

Events

| Name | Description | | --- | --- | | onLogin | Raised when user logs in | | onLogout | Raised when user logs out |
app.component.ts
import { AlfrescoAuthenticationService } from 'ng2-alfresco-core';

@Component({...})
export class AppComponent {
    constructor(authService: AlfrescoAuthenticationService) {
        this.alfrescoAuthenticationService.login('admin', 'admin').subscribe(
            token => {
                console.log(token);
            },
            error => {
                console.log(error);
            }
        );
    }
}

ADF Card View

The component shows the CardViewModel} object.
<adf-card-view
    [properties]="[{label: 'My Label', value: 'My value'}]">
</adf-card-view>

Properties

| Name | Type | Description | | --- | --- | --- | | properties | {arrayCardViewModel} | (required) The custom view to render |

CardViewModel

{
    "label": "string",
    "value": "any",
    "format": "string",
    "default": "string"
}

| Name | Type | Description | | --- | --- | --- | | label | string | The label to render | | value | string | The value to render | | format | string | The format to use in case the value is a date | | default | string | The default value to render in case the value is empty |
adf-custom-view

AlfrescoTranslationService

In order to enable localisation support you will need creating a /resources/i18n/en.json file and registering path to it's parent i18n folder:
class MainApplication {
    constructor(translateService: AlfrescoTranslationService) {
        translateService.addTranslationFolder('app', 'resources');
    }
}

Service also allows changing current language for entire application. Imagine you got a language picker that invokes onLanguageClicked method:
class MyComponent {
    constructor(private translateService: AlfrescoTranslationService) {
    }

    onLanguageClicked(lang: string) {
        this.translateService.use('en');
    }
}

It is also possible providing custom translations for existing components by overriding their resource paths:
class MyComponent {
    constructor(private translateService: AlfrescoTranslationService) {
        translateService.addTranslationFolder(
            'ng2-alfresco-login', 
            'i18n/custom-translation/alfresco-login'
        );
    }
}

Important note: addTranslationFolder method redirects all languages to a new folder, you may need implementing multiple languages or copying existing translation files to a new path.

Renditions Service

  • getRenditionsListByNodeId(nodeId: string)
  • createRendition(nodeId: string, encoding: string)
  • getRendition(nodeId: string, encoding: string)
  • isRenditionAvailable(nodeId: string, encoding: string)

Build from sources

Alternatively you can build component from sources with the following commands:
npm install
npm run build

Build from sources

You can build component from sources with the following commands:
npm install
npm run build

The build task rebuilds all the code, runs tslint, license checks and other quality check tools before performing unit testing.

NPM scripts

| Command | Description | | --- | --- | | npm run build | Build component | | npm run test | Run unit tests in the console | | npm run test-browser | Run unit tests in the browser | npm run coverage | Run unit tests and display code coverage report |

Demo

Please check the demo folder for a demo project
cd demo
npm install
npm start

License

Apache Version 2.0