Web UI

Notify Behavior

Updated: September 8, 2021

In ELEMENTS-1368 we introduced the nuxeo-notify-behavior, as an effort to standardize the way our custom elements send notifications upwards in the DOM.

Before the introduction of this behavior, elements would fire a notify event via dispatchEvent to report information to parent elements. However, this strategy was faulty when the element was not connected to the DOM (e.g., if it was hidden either by a dom-if or a nuxeo-filter).

To address this problem, the new behavior exposes a notify method that fires a notify event from:

  • the current element, if it is attached to the DOM.
  • a fallback target element if the current element is disconnected.

The fallback element can be set with a helper method and it can be used at the application level.

On Nuxeo Web UI, the fallback element is the nuxeo-app (see WEBUI-345).

How to Use the Behavior

To use the nuxeo-notify-behavior in your custom elements, import the behavior with:

import { NotifyBehavior } from '@nuxeo/nuxeo-elements/nuxeo-notify-behavior.js';

Next, you just need to call the notify method with the required event options object (depends on the element handling the event):

_customElementMethod() {
  this.notify({ message: 'A custom message.' });
}

Nuxeo Web UI exposes a set of default options to control the notifications, namely:

Option Description Default value
abort Displays a button to control if a running action can be aborted or not
(since version 3.0.6 - see WEBUI-296).
false
close Indicates if the notification should be closed before any other action. false
dismissible Displays a button to allow the user to dismiss the notification. false
duration Automatic notification dismiss timeout in milliseconds.
Use 0 for a sticky notification that can be closed by sending another notify request with the close option set to true.
4000
message A string containing the message to be displayed in the notification.

Set the Fallback Notification Target

To set the fallback notification target, please import the method using:

import { setFallbackNotificationTarget } from '@nuxeo/nuxeo-elements/nuxeo-notify-behavior.js';

And call setFallbackNotificationTarget, passing the target:

setFallbackNotificationTarget(myCustomFallbackNotificationTargetElement);

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