Facebook Quick Replies for Microsoft Bot Framework
const quick = ;let message = sessiontext'I am a bot. Press buttons below.';quick;session;
What's it for?
This package provides a way to add Facebook Quick Replies to your bot's message. It works with bots written in Node.js using Microsoft Bot Framework (see the
It supports plain-text buttons, as well as buttons with different text and underlying value. Images on quick reply buttons are not yet supported.
Most common usage
At the top of your file, add:
const builder = ;const quick = ;
Then, when you are creating a message within a dialog:
// Create a plaintext message as usual:let message = sessiontext'What do you think?';// Now add the quick replies:quick;// And send it to the user:session;
This also works fine when your message contains attachments (like
HeroCards, rather than just plain text).
When the bot must receive a different value from what the user sees
This is helpful when the button must tell the bot some additional parameters.
// Create a plaintext message as usual:let message = sessiontext'Do you want to buy this product?';// Now add the quick replies:quick;// And send it to the user:session;
In this case, when the user clicks the Buy Now button, the message that the bot will actually receive is 'BUY #81571'.
Comments and suggestions
If you have any comments, contact me here: https://github.com/catcher-in-the-try/