Integration of aurelia-syncfusion-bridge with latest Aurelia skeleton-navigation-esnext-webpack

Aurelia skeleton-navigation-esnext-webpack uses the Babel transpiler so that we can write our application with esnext code which works well with any standard text editor. This skeleton uses NPM for package management and Webpack for bundling.

The aurelia-syncfusion-bridge plugin brings the Syncfusion Essential Studio for JavaScript Widgets into Aurelia world. So, by configuring aurelia-syncfusion-bridge plugin with latest Aurelia skeleton-navigation-esnext-webpack, we can use Syncfusion components in Aurelia application.

Synopsis

Prerequisites

Aurelia skeleton-navigation-esnext-webpack

In this section, we will discuss about the installation of Aurelia project dependencies.

  • Clone Aurelia skeleton-navigation from master branch and install project dependencies by executing the following commands.
  • bash
  • > git clone https://github.com/aurelia/skeleton-navigation.git
    > cd skeleton-navigation/skeleton-esnext-webpack
    > npm install

    NOTE

    Ensure all the dependencies are installed without any errors.

    Installation of syncfusion-javascript Widgets and aurelia-syncfusion-bridge

    Install syncfusion-javascript Widgets and aurelia-syncfusion-bridge by executing the following commands.

  • bash
  • > npm install syncfusion-javascript --save
    > npm install aurelia-syncfusion-bridge --save

    Webpack configuration

    In this section, we will discuss about the configuration of webpack to seamlessly work with aurelia-syncfusion-bridge.

    • In webpack.config.js file, add aurelia-syncfusion-bridge to entry.vendor like the below code section.
  • javascript
  • entry: {
        app: ['aurelia-bootstrapper'],
        vendor: ['bluebird', 'jquery', 'bootstrap', 'aurelia-syncfusion-bridge'],
      }

    Bridge registration

    In this section, we will discuss about the registration of Syncfusion bridge with Aurelia.

    Register the aurelia-syncfusion-bridge plugin with Aurelia in our main.js file which is in src folder. For example, to register ejGrid component, we need to import syncfusion-javascript/Scripts/ej/web/ej.grid.min in main.js file.

  • javascript
  • import '../static/styles.css';
    import 'font-awesome/css/font-awesome.css';
    import 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.css';
    import 'babel-polyfill';
    import * as Bluebird from 'bluebird';
    import 'syncfusion-javascript/Scripts/ej/web/ej.grid.min';
    Bluebird.config({ warnings: { wForgottenReturn: false } });
    
    export async function configure(aurelia) {
        aurelia.use
            .standardConfiguration()
            .developmentLogging()
            //register aurelia-syncfusion-bridge plugin here
            .plugin(PLATFORM.moduleName('aurelia-syncfusion-bridge'), (syncfusion) => syncfusion.ejGrid());
        await aurelia.start();
        await aurelia.setRoot(PLATFORM.moduleName('app'));
    }

    NOTE

    To use ejTemplate, we need to add syncfusion.ejGrid().ejTemplate(); in our main.js file.

    NOTE

    To load button component with grid component additionally, we need to import syncfusion-javascript/Scripts/ej/web/ej.button.min and add syncfusion.ejGrid().ejButton(); in our main.js file.

    NOTE

    To load all Syncfusion components, we need to import syncfusion-javascript/Scripts/ej/web/ej.web.all.min and add syncfusion.useAll() in our main.js file.

    Getting started

    In this section, we will discuss about the creation of Aurelia Syncfusion Grid component.

    The below step describes to create Syncfusion Aurelia Grid component.

    • Create grid.html file inside src/samples/grid folder structure and use the below code example to render the Grid component.
  • html
  • <template>
        <div>
            <ej-grid e-data-source.two-way="gridData" e-allow-paging=true e-allow-sorting=true e-on-record-click.delegate="recordClick($event.detail)">
                <ej-column e-field="OrderID" e-header-text="Order ID" e-text-align="right"></ej-column>
                <ej-column e-field="CustomerID" e-header-text="Customer ID"></ej-column>
                <ej-column e-field="EmployeeID" e-header-text="Employee ID" e-text-align="right"></ej-column>
                <ej-column e-field="Freight" e-header-text="Freight" e-format="{0:C}" e-text-align="right"></ej-column>
                <ej-column e-field="OrderDate" e-header-text="Order Date" e-format="{0:MM/dd/yyyy}" e-text-align="right"></ej-column>
            </ej-grid>
        </div>
    </template>
    • Create grid.js file with the below code snippet inside src/samples/grid folder.
  • javascript
  • export class Grid {
      constructor() {
        this.gridData = [{
          OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5,
          OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5), Freight: 32.38
        },
        {
          OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6,
          OrderDate: new Date(836505e6), Freight: 11.61
        },
        {
          OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4,
          OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5), Freight: 65.83
        },
        {
          OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3,
          OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5), Freight: 41.34
        },
        {
          OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4,
          OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5), Freight: 51.3
        }];
      }
    
      recordClick(e) {
        //handle event here
      }
    }
    • Add Syncfusion themes in our project by adding the below code snippet in src/app.html file.
  • html
  • <template>
        <require from="./nav-bar.html"></require>
        <!--Add Syncfusion JavaScript themes here-->
        <require from="syncfusion-javascript/Content/ej/web/bootstrap-theme/ej.web.all.min.css"></require>
        <require from="syncfusion-javascript/Content/ej/web/responsive-css/ej.responsive.css"></require>
        <nav-bar router.bind="router"></nav-bar>
    
        <div class="page-host">
            <router-view></router-view>
        </div>
    </template>
    • Now, we are going to configure the navigation for created Grid sample in src/app.js file.
  • javascript
  • import {PLATFORM} from 'aurelia-pal';
    
    export class App {
      configureRouter(config, router) {
        config.title = 'Aurelia';
        config.map([
          { route: ['', 'welcome'], name: 'welcome',      moduleId: PLATFORM.moduleName('./welcome'),           nav: true, title: 'Welcome' },
          { route: 'users',         name: 'users',        moduleId: PLATFORM.moduleName('./users'),             nav: true, title: 'Github Users' },
          { route: 'child-router',  name: 'child-router', moduleId: PLATFORM.moduleName('./child-router'),      nav: true, title: 'Child Router' },
          { route: 'grid',          name: 'grid',         moduleId: PLATFORM.moduleName('./samples/grid/grid'), nav: true, title: 'grid' }
        ]);
    
        this.router = router;
      }
    }

    Running the Application

    To run the app, execute the following command and browse to http://localhost:8080 to see the application.

  • bash
  • > npm start