An Aria Templates generator for Yeoman
An Aria Templates generator for Yeoman.
Make sure you have yo installed:
npm install -g yo
npm install -g generator-ariatemplates
yo ariatemplatesto create a very basic aria templates project
After creating your files, you can actually see how everything works launching the command:
It will open a new tab inside your browser and display the Aria Templates hello world template. After that you can start working on your awesome AT project!
to chose which file you want to generate for you project.
to skip the automatic execution of
npmafter scaffolding has finished.
well, to display the integrated help.
The generator-ariatemplates comes also with some subgenerator that you can use to generate single/multiple files.
yo ariatemplates:template MyTemplateto generate a template
yo ariatemplates:templatescript MyTemplateScriptto generate a template script
yo ariatemplates:csstemplate MyTemplateStyleto generate a CSS template
yo ariatemplates:controller MyControllerto generate a module controller
yo ariatemplates:interface IMyInterfaceto generate an interface for a module controller
yo ariatemplates:macro MyMacroto generate a macro library
yo ariatemplates:bootstrap indexto generate the bootstrap file
As explained before, there are 3 possible ways to call the generator:
- calling it in basic mode
- calling it in wizard mode
- calling a subgenerator
The generator does different things, it generates the Aria Templates files, but it also download the Aria Templates framework from bower, it downloads and installs all the dependecies and it creates other files like the grunt configuration file, to let you use the live reload feature during development, and other useful things like the package.json, the .gitignore, the bower.json, etc.
So let's have a look what the application generates.
When you call the generator using
yo ariatemplates the application generates the basic files to let you start a new project with Aria Templates.
So it creates this project structure:
Inside this structure you'll find your Aria Templates files inside the application name folder (in this example 'myapp'), the Aria Templates framework inside the ariatemplates folder and the Gruntfile.js, package.json, bower.json and index.html at the root.
When you call the generator using
yo ariatemplates --wizard the application gives you the possibility to customize your project and choice which files generate inside the application name folder ('myapp'). So the project structure differs from the basic mode project structure only inside myapp folder and it will remain the same for the other files.
The generator comes with 7 SubGenerators that let you create a certain type of Aria Templates such as templates, template scripts, module controller, etc.
yo ariatemplates:template MyTemplate: to generate one or more templates
yo ariatemplates:templatescript MyTemplateScript: to generate one or more template scripts
yo ariatemplates:csstemplate MyTemplateStyle: to generate one or more CSS templates
yo ariatemplates:controller MyController: to generate one or more module controllers
yo ariatemplates:interface IMyInterface: to generate one or more interfaces
yo ariatemplates:macro MyMacro: to generate one or more macro libraries
yo ariatemplates:bootstrap index: to generate the bootstrap file
When you use one of the seven subgenerators the application creates only the file specified in the command typed. You can create more files passing name files separated by space.
Creating your AT project using the generatior gives you the possibility to have a live demo of the project that you created and add also a cool feature, very useful during development, the live reload. The Live Reload shows all the changes that you make on your template directely inside the browser without asking you to press F5 refreshing automatically the template's content.
To launch the live demo type:
Change something inside the template and check your browser.
The Aria Templates generator provides also an help guide. Just type
yo ariatemplates --help to consult it.
If you want to use the generator on linux platform, maybe you'll have some issues due to how yeoman works on linux.
If you face a problem with
update-notifier-yo.xml file you should have a look to this post that explains you how to fix the problem.
Visit our forum to ask questions. If you spotted some problems, please open an issue or ideally, a pull request with the fix and a test. If you feel to contribute please read the Aria Templates guidelines for contributing and try to follow and apply them also to this project.