Month: April 2018

Dynamically Creating Lightning Tabs

In this blog, I am going to show how to create a lightning component tabs dynamically by using lightning:tabset and lightning:tab components. In this example, simple I am creating four tabs dynamically when the user clicks on the button.

Lightning Component 

 

On click of the button, the tabs will created dynamically as shown below.

 

lightning:notificationsLibrary Example

In this blog, I am going to explain how to use lightning:notificationsLibrary that provides an easy way to display notices and toast in the app. lightning:notificationsLibrary  component is supported in Lightning Experience, Salesforce app, and Lightning communities only. Include one <lightning:notificationsLibrary aura:id=”notifLib”/> tag in the component that triggers the notifications, where aura:id is a unique local ID. Only one tag is needed for multiple notifications.

Notices

Notices interrupt the user’s workflow and block everything else on the page. Notices must be acknowledged before a user regains control over the app again. As such, use notices sparingly. They are not suitable for confirming a user’s action, such as before deleting a record. To dismiss the notice, only the OK button is currently supported.

 

Toasts

Toasts are less intrusive than notices and are suitable for providing feedback to a user following an action, such as after a record is created. A toast can be dismissed or can remain visible until a predefined duration has elapsed.

 

 

The Below lightning component shows the different type of notifications.

 

 

 

 

 

Usage of lightning:treeGrid

In this blog, I am going to show how to use lightning:treeGrid. A lightning:treeGrid component displays hierarchical data in a table. Its appearance resembles lightning:datatable, with the exception that each row can be expanded to reveal a nested group of items. Rows that contain nested data display a chevron icon to denote that they can be expanded or collapsed. Each column can be displayed based on the data type. In this example, I am going to show account and its contacts and opportunities as a tree grid.

Apex Class 

Lightning Component 

 

 

Below image shows the treegrid output.

 

 

Custom Navigation Model for Flow Screens with Lightning Component

In this blog, I am going to explain how to use the custom lightning component button that is used to control the navigation of flow.By default, users navigate a flow by clicking standard buttons at the bottom of each screen. The lightning:availableForFlowScreens interface provides two attributes to help you fully customize your screen’s navigation. To figure out which navigation actions are available for the screen, loop through the availableActions attribute. To programmatically trigger one of those actions, call the navigateFlow action from your JavaScript controller.

Flow Navigation Actions

The availableActions attribute lists the valid navigation actions for that screen NEXT, BACK, PAUSE, RESUME, FINISH are the possible actions. A screen’s available actions are determined by:

  • Where in the flow the screen is. For example, Previous isn’t supported on the first screen in a flow, Finish is supported for only the last screen in a flow, and you can never have both Next and Finish.
  • Whether the flow creator opted to hide any of the actions in the screen’s Navigation Actions controls. For example, if Allow Pause is de-selected, the Pause action isn’t included in availableActions.

Component 

Here is the lightning component

 

 

Flow 

Here the simple flow that I created for testing
You can see below the image that shows how the lightning component interacts with flow navigation.
Once you click the next button on the component it will take to the next action i.e Finish.

Using Lightning Components In Visualforce page

In this blog, I am going to explain how to invoke the lightning component from the visualforce page by using Lightning out. Add Lightning components to your Visualforce pages to combine features you’ve built using both solutions. Implement new functionality using Lightning components and then use it with existing Visualforce pages. Lightning Components for Visualforce is based on Lightning Out, a powerful and flexible feature that lets you embed Lightning components into almost any web page.

Step 1: Create Sample Component

Create a lightning component with below code which contains two attributes

Step 2: Create  Lightning Dependency App

To use Lightning Components for Visualforce, define component dependencies by referencing a Lightning dependency app. This app is globally accessible and extends ltng:outApp. The app declares dependencies on any Lightning definitions (like components) that it uses.

Step 3: Using in Visualforce from the page

There are three steps to add Lightning components to a Visualforce page.

  1. Add the Lightning Components for Visualforce JavaScript library to your Visualforce page using the <apex:includeLightning/>  component.
  2. To reference this app on your page, use the following JavaScript code.
  3. Finally, add your top-level component to a page using $Lightning.createComponent(String type, Object attributes, String locator, function callback). This function is similar to $A.createComponent(), but includes an additional parameter, domLocator, which specifies the DOM element where you want the component inserted.

Here is the final code.