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Production Status: PREVIEW

The User Interface Options component (UI Options) allows users to transform the presentation of the user interface and content resources so that they are personalized to the individual user's needs.

UI Options does three things:

  • places a preferences editor dialog with a set of six panels in a collapsible panel at the top of the page, accessible through a button in the upper right corner of the page;
  • instantiates a cookie-based Settings Store for storing the user's preferences; and
  • acts upon the user's preferences.

The User Interface Options component (UI Options) is a convenient way to add a simple separated-panel preferences editor to any page. The interface will automatically support the set of "starter" preferences provided by the Preferences Framework, in their default configuration. If you require any customization of the preferences editor, you should use the Builder tool of the Preferences Framework directly.

See Also
Tutorial - User Interface Options
Builder
Preferences Framework

 

Creator

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor(container, options)

Supported Events

onReady
Fires after the interface has been rendered into the iframe and the UI Options component is fully instantiated.

onPrefsEditorReady
Fires after the interface has been rendered into the iframe.

Methods

none

Options

listeners
See Supported Events for information

tocTemplate
A relative path to the template that table of contents is based on

templatePrefix
A relative path to the framework-provided templates

messagePrefix
A relative path to the message files

prefsEditor
The data structure that configs the internal prefsEditor component

prefsEditorTypeThe name of a grade component of the internal prefsEditorLoader

enhancerTypeThe name of a grade component of the internal uiEnhancer

storeTypeThe name of a grade component of the internal store 

Modifiable Preference Defaults

UI Options comes with 7 preference out-of-box. The default information of these preferences, such as its default value, the limits of its range, can be modified by redefining corresponding starter primary schema components before instantiating the creator function fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor.

Text Size

The starter component: fluid.prefs.schemas.textSize

Line Space

The starter component: fluid.prefs.schemas.lineSpace

Text Font

The starter component: fluid.prefs.schemas.textFont

Contrast

The starter component: fluid.prefs.schemas.contrast

Table of Contents

The starter component: fluid.prefs.schemas.tableOfContents

Emphasize Links

The starter component: fluid.prefs.schemas.emphasizeLinks

Inputs Larger

The starter component: fluid.prefs.schemas.inputsLarger

Creator

back to top Use the following function to create a UI Options component:

Method

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor(container, options);

Description

Instantiate a separated panel version of the UI Options component, which displays the controls in a sliding panel at the top of the page.

Parameters

container
A CSS-based selectors, single-element jQuery object, or DOM element that identifies the root DOM node where the UI Options interface should be placed.

options
An optional data structure that configures the UI Options component, as described below.

Returns

The UI Options component

Examples

var myUIO = fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    tocTemplate: "../../components/tableOfContents/html/TableOfContents.html"
});

Notes

The UI Options uses the page itself as a live "preview:" As users adjust controls, the page is modified accordingly.

Supported Events

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Listeners can be attached to any supported events through a component's listeners option. Values can be a function reference (not a string function name) or an anonymous function definition, as illustrated below:
var myComponent = component.name("#myContainerID", {
    listeners: {
        eventName1: functionName,
        eventName2: function (params) {
            ...
        }
    }
});

For information on the different types of events, see Infusion Event System.

onReady

Description

This event fires when the UI Options component is fully instantiated, rendered and ready to use.

Type

default

Parameters

uio

The instantiated UI Options component.

Availability

Infusion 1.4 and later (note that the component signature changed in 1.5)

onPrefsEditorReady

Description

This event fires when the UI Options interface has been rendered into the iframe.

Note: use onReady if the listener needs UI Options to be both rendered and ready to use.

Type

default

Parameters

prefsEditorLoader

The instantiated preference editor loader component.

Availability

Infusion 1.5 and later

Options

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The second argument to the creator function is the options argument. This is a JavaScript object containing name/value pairs: The name is the name of the option and the value is the desired setting. Components define their own default values for options, but integrators can override these defaults by providing new values using the options argument. For technical information about how options are merged with defaults, see Options Merging.

var uio = fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor(".myContainer", {
    <option1Name>: <option1value>,
    <option2Name>: <option2value>
    ...
}
});

The options supported by UI Options are described below.

tocTemplate

Description

The tocTemplate option allows you to specify a custom relative path to the templates used by generating table of contents. This template can be found in the source tree of the Infusion distribution.

Default

"../../components/tableOfContents/html/TableOfContents.html"

Example

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    tocTemplate: "html/myTocTemplate.html"
});

See also

Table of Contents API

templatePrefix

Description

The templatePrefix option allows you to specify a custom relative path to the templates used by the UI Options interface. These templates can be found in the source tree of the Infusion distribution.

Default

"../../framework/preferences/html/"

Example

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    templatePrefix: "../infusion/framework/preferences/html/"
});

See also

messagePrefix

messagePrefix

Description

The messagePrefix option allows you to specify a custom relative path to the messages used by the UI Options interface. These message files can be found in the source tree of the Infusion distribution.

Default

"../../framework/preferences/messages/"

Example

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    messagePrefix: "../infusion/framework/preferences/messages/"
});

See also

templatePrefix

prefsEditor

Description

The prefsEditor option allows you to specify a data structure to config the prefsEditor component.

Default

null

Example

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    prefsEditor: {
        listeners: {
            onReady: function (internalEditor) {...}
            onReset: function (internalEditor) {...}
        }
    }
});

prefsEditorType

Description

The prefsEditorType option allows you to specify a custom prefsEditorLoader grade component.

Default

"fluid.prefs.separatedPanel"

Example

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    prefsEditorType: "myNamespace.myPrefsEditor"
});

See also

Internal Prefs Editor

enhancerType

Description

The enhancerType option allows you to specify a custom enhancer grade component.

Default

"fluid.pageEnhancer"

Example

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    enhancerType: "myNamespace.myUIEnhancer"
});

storeType

Description

The storeType option allows you to specify a custom store grade component.

Default

"fluid.globalSettingsStore"

Example

fluid.uiOptions.fullNoPreview("#myContainer", {
    storeType: "myNamespace.mySettingsStore"
});

See also

Cookie Settings Store

Modifiable Preference Defaults

Text Size

Description

To change the text size of the page by a multiplier factor.

The corresponding starter primary schema component for the "Text Size" preference is fluid.prefs.schemas.textSize. To modify its default information, you can redefine this component before calling the Creator fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor.

Default

fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.textSize", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.textSize": {
            "type": "number",
            "default": 1,   // The default is the original text size
            "minimum": 1,   // The minimum value allowed
            "maximum": 2,   // The maximum value allowed
            "divisibleBy": 0.1  // The stepper value for the slider
        }
    }
});
Example
fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.textSize", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.textSize": {
            "type": "number",
            "default": 5,
            "minimum": 1,
            "maximum": 10,
            "divisibleBy": 1
        }
    }
});

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    tocTemplate: "html/myTocTemplate.html"
});

Line Space

Description

To change the line space of the page by a multiplier factor.

The corresponding starter primary schema component for the "Line Space" preference is fluid.prefs.schemas.lineSpace. To modify its default information, you can redefine this component before calling the Creator fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor.

Default

fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.lineSpace", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.lineSpace": {
            "type": "number",
            "default": 1,   // The default text size is 1, the original line space
            "minimum": 1,   // The minimum value allowed
            "maximum": 2,   // The maximum value allowed
            "divisibleBy": 0.1  // The stepper value for the slider
        }
    }
});
Example
fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.lineSpace", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.lineSpace": {
            "type": "number",
            "default": 1,
            "minimum": 0.5,
            "maximum": 2.5,
            "divisibleBy": 0.1
        }
    }
});

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    tocTemplate: "html/myTocTemplate.html"
});

Text Font

Description

To change the text font of the page.

The corresponding starter primary schema component for the "Text Font" preference is fluid.prefs.schemas.textFont. To modify its default information, you can redefine this component before calling the Creator fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor.

Default

fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.textFont", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.textFont": {
            "type": "string",      // The data type
            "default": "default",  // The default is the original font
            "enum": ["default", "times", "comic", "arial", "verdana"]  // The enumeration of possible values
        }
    }
});
Example
fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.textFont", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.textFont": {
            "type": "string",
            "default": "arial",
            "enum": ["default","comic", "arial"]
        }
    }
});

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    tocTemplate: "html/myTocTemplate.html"
});

Contrast

Description

To change the foreground and background contrast of the page.

The corresponding starter primary schema component for the "Contrast" preference is fluid.prefs.schemas.contrast. To modify its default information, you can redefine this component before calling the Creator fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor.

Default

fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.contrast", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.contrast": {
            "type": "string",     // The data type
            "default": "default", // The default is the original contrast settings
            "enum": ["default", "bw", "wb", "by", "yb", "lgdg"] // The enumeration of possible values
        }
    }
});
Example
fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.contrast", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.contrast": {
            "type": "string",
            "default": "bw",
            "enum": ["default", "bw", "wb"]
        }
    }
});

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    tocTemplate: "html/myTocTemplate.html"
});

Table of Contents

Description

To create and render a section of "Table of Contents" at the top of the page.

The corresponding starter primary schema component for the "Table of Contents" preference is fluid.prefs.schemas.tableOfContents. To modify its default information, you can redefine this component before calling the Creator fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor.

Default

fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.tableOfContents", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.tableOfContents": {
            "type": "boolean",   // The data type
            "default": false     // Not to show table of contents by default
        }
    }
});
Example
fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.tableOfContents", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.tableOfContents": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "default": true
        }
    }
});

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    tocTemplate: "html/myTocTemplate.html"
});

Description

To underline and bold links on the page.

The corresponding starter primary schema component for the "Emphasize Links" preference is fluid.prefs.schemas.emphasizeLinks. To modify its default information, you can redefine this component before calling the Creator fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor.

Default

fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.emphasizeLinks", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.emphasizeLinks": {
            "type": "boolean",   // The data type
            "default": false     // Not to emphasize links by default
        }
    }
});
Example
fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.emphasizeLinks", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.emphasizeLinks": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "default": true
        }
    }
});

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    tocTemplate: "html/myTocTemplate.html"
});

Inputs Larger

Description

To enlarge input fields on the page.

The corresponding starter primary schema component for the "Inputs Larger" preference is fluid.prefs.schemas.inputsLarger. To modify its default information, you can redefine this component before calling the Creator fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor.

Default

fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.inputsLarger", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.inputsLarger": {
            "type": "boolean",   // The data type
            "default": false     // Not to enlarge input fields by default
        }
    }
});
Example
fluid.defaults("fluid.prefs.schemas.inputsLarger", {
    gradeNames: ["autoInit", "fluid.prefs.schemas"],
    schema: {
        "fluid.prefs.inputsLarger": {
            "type": "boolean",
            "default": true
        }
    }
});

fluid.uiOptions.prefsEditor("#myContainer", {
    tocTemplate: "html/myTocTemplate.html"
});


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