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Customizable controls

One of the things that we wanted to support from day one is customizable controls on resource pages, and now, Avo supports customizable controls on Index, Show, and Edit views and for the table row.

Default controls

By default, Avo displays a few buttons (controls) for the user to use on the Index, Show, and Edit views which you can override using the appropriate resource options.

Customize the controls

You can take over and customize them all using the index_controls, show_controls, edit_controls, and row_controls class attributes.

Show page

On the Show view the default configuration is back_button, delete_button, detach_button, actions_list, and edit_button.

To start customizing the controls, add a show_controls block and start adding the desired controls.

ruby
class Avo::Resources::Fish < Avo::BaseResource
  self.show_controls = -> do
    back_button label: "", title: "Go back now"
    link_to "Fish.com", "https://fish.com", icon: "heroicons/outline/academic-cap", target: :_blank
    link_to "Turbo demo", "/admin/resources/fish/#{params[:id]}?change_to=🚀🚀🚀 New content here 🚀🚀🚀",
      class: ".custom-class",
      data: {
        turbo_frame: "fish_custom_action_demo"
      }
    delete_button label: "", title: "something"
    detach_button label: "", title: "something"
    actions_list label: "Runnables", exclude: [ReleaseFish], style: :primary, color: :slate
    action Avo::Actions::ReleaseFish, style: :primary, color: :fuchsia, icon: "heroicons/outline/globe"
    edit_button label: ""
  end
end

Edit page

On the Edit view the default configuration is back_button, delete_button, actions_list, and save_button.

To start customizing the controls, add a edit_controls block and start adding the desired controls.

ruby
class Avo::Resources::Fish < Avo::BaseResource
  self.edit_controls = -> do
    back_button label: "", title: "Go back now"
    link_to "Fish.com", "https://fish.com", icon: "heroicons/outline/academic-cap", target: :_blank
    delete_button label: "", title: "something"
    detach_button label: "", title: "something"
    actions_list exclude: [Avo::Actions::ReleaseFish], style: :primary, color: :slate, label: "Runnables"
    action Avo::Actions::ReleaseFish, style: :primary, color: :fuchsia, icon: "heroicons/outline/globe" if view != :new
    save_button label: "Save Fish"
  end
end

Index page

On the Index view the default configuration contains the actions_list, attach_button, and create_button.

To start customizing the controls, add a index_controls block and start adding the desired controls.

ruby
class Avo::Resources::Fish < Avo::BaseResource
  self.index_controls = -> do
    link_to "Fish.com", "https://fish.com", icon: "heroicons/outline/academic-cap", target: :_blank
    actions_list exclude: [Avo::Actions::DummyAction], style: :primary, color: :slate, label: "Runnables" if Fish.count > 0
    action Avo::Actions::DummyAction, style: :primary, color: :fuchsia, icon: "heroicons/outline/globe" if Fish.count > 0
    attach_button label: "Attach one Fish"
    create_button label: "Create a new and fresh Fish"
  end
end

Row controls

On the Index view the on the end of each table row the default configuration contains the order_controls show_button, edit_button, detach_button, and delete_button.

To start customizing the controls, add a row_controls block and start adding the desired controls.

The controls you customize here will be displayed on the grid view too.

ruby
class Avo::Resources::Fish < Avo::BaseResource
  self.row_controls = -> do
    action Avo::Actions::ReleaseFish, label: "Release #{record.name}", style: :primary, color: :blue,
      icon: "heroicons/outline/hand-raised" unless params[:view_type] == "grid"
    edit_button title: "Edit this Fish now!"
    show_button title: "Show this Fish now!"
    delete_button title: "Delete this Fish now!", confirmation_message: "Are you sure you want to delete this Fish?"
    actions_list style: :primary, color: :slate, label: "Actions" unless params[:view_type] == "grid"
    action Avo::Actions::ReleaseFish, title: "Release #{record.name}", icon: "heroicons/outline/hand-raised", style: :icon
    link_to "Information about #{record.name}", "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/#{record.name}",
      icon: "heroicons/outline/information-circle", target: :_blank, style: :icon
  end
end

Controls

A control is an item that you can place in a designated area. They can be one of the default ones like back_button, delete_button, or edit_button to custom ones like link_to or action.

You may use the following controls:

back_button

Links to a previous page. The link is not a history.back() action. It's computed based on the parameters sent by Avo. That ensures the user has consistent hierarchical progress through the app.

Supported options

label, title, style, color, and icon.

delete_button

Adds the appropriate destroy form. It will take into account your authorization policy rules.

Supported options

label, title, style, color, and icon.

detach_button

Adds the appropriate detach form. It's visible only on the association (has_one) page. It will take into account your authorization policy rules.

Supported options

label, title, style, color, and icon.

actions_list

A dropdown where the user can see and run all the actions assigned to that resource.

Supported options

label, title, style, color, icon, and exclude.

exclude option

Filters out the specified actions.

It's used in conjunction with the action control. For example, when you extract an action, you don't want it to be displayed in the actions_list anymore, so you use the exclude option to filter it out.

Example

ruby
actions_list exclude: DisableAccount
# Or
actions_list exclude: [ExportSelection, PublishPost]

edit_button

Links to the record edit page.

Supported options

label, title, style, color, and icon.

Renders a link to a path set by you.

Supported options

title, style, color, icon, target, data, and class.

action

Renders a button that triggers an action. You must provide it an Action class.

Supported options

title, style, color, and icon.

Example

ruby
action Avo::Actions::DisableAccount
action Avo::Actions::ExportSelection, style: :text
action Avo::Actions::PublishPost, color: :fuchsia, icon: "heroicons/outline/eye"

WARNING

When you use the action helper in any customizable block it will act only as a shortcut to display the action button, it will not also register it to the resource.

You must manually register it with the action declaration.

ruby
class Avo::Resources::Fish < Avo::BaseResource
  self.title = :name

  self.show_controls = -> do
    # In order to use it here
    action Avo::Actions::ReleaseFish, style: :primary, color: :fuchsia
  end

  # 👇 Also declare it here 👇
  def actions
    action Avo::Actions::ReleaseFish, arguments: { both_actions: "Will use them" }
  end
end

Control Options

title

Sets the tooltip for that control.

Possible values

Any string value.

style

Sets the style attribute for the Avo::ButtonComponent.

Possible values

:primary, :outline, :text

color

Sets the color attribute for the Avo::ButtonComponent

Possible values

Can be any color of Tailwind`s default color pallete as a symbol.

icon

Sets the icon for that button.

Possible values

Any Heroicon you want. You must specify the style of the heroicon like so heoricons/outline/academic-cap or heroicons/solid/adjustments.

target

Sets the target for that control. So whatever you pass here will be passed to the control.

Possible values

:_blank, :_top, :_self

class

Sets the classes for that control.

Possible values

Any string value.

Conditionally hiding/showing actions

Actions have the visible block where you can control the visibility of an action. In the context of show_controls that block is not taken into account, but yiou can use regular if/else statements because the action declaration is wrapped in a block.

ruby
class Avo::Resources::Fish < Avo::BaseResource
  self.show_controls = -> do
    back_button label: "", title: "Go back now"

    # visibility conditional
    if record.something?
      action Avo::Actions::ReleaseFish, style: :primary, color: :fuchsia, icon: "heroicons/outline/globe"
    end

    edit_button label: ""
  end
end