Thursday, April 3, 2014

ZK, AngularJS and Pure HTML Template


As we already know ZK used to generate all html content within 'redraw' function of a ZK Widget, this is a little bit (?) hard to maintain and customize dom structure and style of component.

This article describe how to create ZK Component with AngularJS Directive so you can use a pure HTML template to generate dom elements of ZK Component and has some advantages:
1. Easier to maintain.
2. Easier to customize.

And also some drawbacks (part of them has workaround):
1. Need to load html template via several ajax call.
  Workaround: You can load all templates at once,
       for more information please refer to
       AngularJS: load all templates in one file or AngularJS Merge Template
2. Will blink while rerender, you can use a fake dom to avoid blinking but this may affect the client side performance.
3. Has issue of dynamically insert and compile complex dom elements so need to rerender if dynamically add children.


1. This is just a POC done in a short time, probably not well organized and has some unknown issues.
2. I am not familiar with AngularJS so this POC may contains bad practice.


AngularJS Create Components

ZK Component Development Tutorial: Getting Started

ZK CDT: Fire Event to Server to Create a SelectableTextNote


Online demo


The concept is simple.

In AngularJS, a directive which support pure html template is a function that returns an Object Literal, and registered with a specific name (see Creating Custom Directives).
Both of them -- the name and the function -- can be declared at any places.
e.g. inside the Javascript of ZK Widget.

So we can specify Angular Tag (ngTag) and Angular Template Url (ngTemplateUrl) to each ZK Component and do below:

In ZK Component:
* Server Side:
** Make sure that each templateUrl maps to different tag.
* Client Side:
** Output ngTag in redraw function.
** Store component to zk.ngcomponents in redraw function.
** Register Angular Directive with ngTag.

In Angular Directive
* Use ngTemplateUrl as templateUrl in directive.
* Store $scope, $compile and controller to $element in controller function of directive.
* Bind ZK Widget with Angular Objects above in link function of directive.

Then we can use AngularJS Directive with pure HTML Template then control ZK Widget from AngularJS Directive and vice versa.


for more information.

Program Introduction

Testing zul page

Testing Composer

AngularJS Library

Bootstrap3 CSS Library

Utils for AngularJS ZK Widget

Basic APIs of AngularJS ZK Widget

The Folder Contains All Default Templates

Basic Java Class for AngularJS ZK Component

Please refer to the full project below


Full project at github

Demo Flash (click View Raw to download)


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