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generator-bcapi

generator-bcapi

A Yeoman generator that provides boilerplate code to easily create toolbar apps.

Maintainer: Petar Bojinov

step 1, run yo bcapi

step 2, run npm install

Prerequisites

  1. Have node.js installed on your computer. See instructions here

  2. Make sure you have yo installed

     npm install -g yo
    

Getting Started

  1. Install the generator by running

     npm install -g generator-bcapi
    
  2. Run the generator

     yo bcapi
    
  3. Install required depedencies

     npm install
    
  4. Start writing your app :)

Generators

Available generators:

Note: Generators are to be run from the root directory of your app.

app

Generates a new toolbar app, generating all the boilerplate you need to get started. The app generator also optionally installs Twitter Bootstrap 3.0 and jQuery (1.10.2)

Example:

yo bcapi

component

Example:

yo bcapi:component red

Produces three files: app/red.html, app/scripts/red.js, app/styles/red.css

app/red.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="../favicon.ico">
    <title>red Launch</title>
    
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles/red.css"/>
</head>
<body>
    <button id="launchGadget" name="Launch Gadget"></button>
 
    <!-- Core JavaScript
    ================================================== -->
    <!-- Placed at the end of the document so the pages load faster -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://api.conduit.com/BrowserCompApi.js"></script> 
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/red.js"></script> 
</body>
</html>

app/scripts/red.js:

window.onload = function() {
 
    //some functions omitted for brevity 
    
    function initialize() {
        window.EBDocumentComplete = function(tabid) {
            //the page has loaded! 
        };
    }
    
    initialize();
};

gadget

Example:

yo bcapi:gadget green

Produces three files: app/green.html, app/scripts/green.js, app/styles/green.css

app/green.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="../favicon.ico">
    <title>green Gadget</title>
    
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles/green.css"/>
</head>
<body>
    <button id="closeButton" name="close"></button>
 
    <!-- Core JavaScript
    ================================================== -->
    <!-- Placed at the end of the document so the pages load faster -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://api.conduit.com/BrowserCompApi.js"></script> 
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/green.js"></script> 
</body>
</html>

app/scripts/green.js:

window.onload = function() {
 
    var closeButton;
 
    function closeWindow() {
        CloseFloatingWindow(); //closes gadget window 
    }
 
    function initialize() {
        closeButton = document.getElementById('closeButton');
        closeButton.onclick = closeWindow;
    }
 
    initialize();
};

launch

Example:

yo bcapi:launch greenLaunch

Produces three files: app/greenLaunch.html, app/scripts/greenLaunch.js, app/styles/greenLaunch.css

app/greenLaunch.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="../favicon.ico">
    <title>greenLaunch Launch</title>
    
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles/greenLaunch.css"/>
</head>
<body>
    <button id="launchGadget" name="Launch Gadget"></button>
 
    <!-- Core JavaScript
    ================================================== -->
    <!-- Placed at the end of the document so the pages load faster -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://api.conduit.com/BrowserCompApi.js"></script> 
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/greenLaunch.js"></script> 
</body>
</html>

app/scripts/greenLaunch.js:

window.onload = function() {
 
    var closeButton;
 
    function toggleGadget() {
 
        //get the current absolute URL path 
        var currentAbsPath = (((document.URL).toString()).split('#'))[0]; // the hash is to support chrome HTML components 
        var APP_PATH = currentAbsPath.substring(0, currentAbsPath.lastIndexOf('/')) + '/';
 
        //use the absolute path, make sure gadget and greenGadget.html are in the same folder! 
        var url = APP_PATH + 'greenGadget.html';
        var width = 100;
        var height = 300;
        var features = 'resizable=no, scrollbars=no, titlebar=no, savelocation=no, saveresizedsize=no, closeonexternalclick=yes, openposition=alignment:(B,R)';
        LaunchGadget(url, width, height, features);
    }
 
    function initialize() {
        closeButton = document.getElementById('close');
        closeButton.onclick = toggleGadget;
    }
 
    initialize();
};

Structure

The basic structure of the project is given in the following way:

├── app/
│   └── scripts/
│   └── styles/
│   └── assets/
├── dist/
│   └── Apps/
├── .editorconfig
├── .jshintrc
├── favicon.ico
├── Gruntfile.js
└── package.json

BCAPI Documentation

BCAPI Documentation

License

MIT License