Create Custom Input Types

In this document we will create a custom input type step by step. Our input type is multi-select combobox input type.

  1. Go to *.Core and create a folder named CustomInputTypes.

  2. Create a class named MultiSelectComboboxInputType in that folder.

    /// <summary>
    /// Multi Select Combobox value UI type.
    /// </summary>
    [Serializable]
    [InputType("MULTISELECTCOMBOBOX")]
    public class MultiSelectComboboxInputType : InputTypeBase
    { 
    }
    
  3. Go to AppDynamicEntityParameterDefinitionProvider and add new input type.

     public class AppDynamicEntityParameterDefinitionProvider : DynamicEntityParameterDefinitionProvider
    {
        public override void SetDynamicEntityParameters(IDynamicEntityParameterDefinitionContext context)
        {
           	...
            context.Manager.AddAllowedInputType<MultiSelectComboboxInputType>();
     	...
        }
    }
    
  4. Go to angular\src\app\shared\common\input-types folder

  5. Create new component named MultiSelectComboboxInputTypeComponent as seen below.

    ng g component multi-select-combobox-input-type
    

    multi-select-combobox-input-type.component.html

    import { Component, OnInit, Injector } from '@angular/core';
    import { InputTypeComponentBase } from '../input-type-component-base';
    
    @Component({
      templateUrl: './multi-select-combobox-input-type.component.html'
    })
    export class MultiSelectComboboxInputTypeComponent extends InputTypeComponentBase implements OnInit {
      filteredValues: string[];
    
      constructor(
        injector: Injector,
      ) {
        super(injector);
      }
    
      ngOnInit() {
        this.filteredValues = this.allValues;
      }
    
      getSelectedValues(): string[] {
        debugger;
        if (!this.selectedValues) {
          return [];
        }
        return this.selectedValues;
      }
    
      filter(event) {
        this.filteredValues = this.allValues
          .filter(item =>
            item.toLowerCase().includes(event.query.toLowerCase())
          );
      }
    }
    

    multi-select-combobox-input-type.component.html

    <p-autoComplete [(ngModel)]="selectedValues" [suggestions]="filteredValues" (completeMethod)="filter($event)" [minLength]="1" [multiple]="true" inputStyleClass="form-control" styleClass="w-100">
    </p-autoComplete>
    

    You must extend InputTypeComponentBase. Since you extend InputTypeComponentBase your component will have selectedValues(initial stored selected values), allValues(all values that your component can have, if your component needs initial values.)

  6. Then go to angular\src\app\shared\common\input-types\input-type-configuration.service.ts and add your input type.

    export class InputTypeConfigurationService {
      ...
      private initialize(): void {  
      ...
    
        let multiselectComboBoxInputType = new InputTypeConfigurationDefinition(
          'MULTISELECTCOMBOBOX',
          MultiSelectComboboxInputTypeComponent,
          true//is that input type need values to work. For example dropdown need initial values to select.
        );
    
        this.InputTypeConfigurationDefinitions.push(multiselectComboBoxInputType);
      }
      ...
    }
    
    
    
  7. Go to angular\src\app\shared\common\app-common.module.ts and add your component to entryComponents:

    @NgModule({
      	...
        declarations: [
          	...
            MultipleSelectComboboxInputTypeComponent
        ],
        ...,    
        entryComponents: [
            ...
            MultipleSelectComboboxInputTypeComponent
        ]
    })
    

All done. Your custom input type is ready to use in dynamic parameter. Create new dynamic parameter which uses that input type, add it to an entity. Then you can go to manage page and use it.

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