node package manager


Inject component io builds into grunt workflow

grunt-component-io task

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-component-io --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "component" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named component to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  component: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here. 
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here. 



Type: Array Default value: ['scripts', 'styles', 'files']

Component requires explicity defined resources, autoload will populate appropriate sections from source folder, in component.json, eg. 'scripts': ['test/lib/a.js','test/lib/b.js'], 'styles': ['bootstrap/bootstrap.min.css', 'custom.css'], 'files': ['fonts/font.ttf'] Note: be careful using autoload: ['styles'], task will concatenate stylesheets in alphabetical order


Type: Boolean Default value: true

Converts html files into js templates. If you want automaticly include generated templates to component.json make sure autoload: ['scripts'] is present


Type: String Default value: 'tmp/'

Folder, to place the output of component build, (build.js)


Type: String Default value: null

Standalone package name. If present, will build component in standalone mode, eg. window['standalone_pkg_name'] = require('package'); Otherwise normal component wrapper will be used, eg. require('package');

Usage Examples

Default Options

In this example, the default options are used to do build component from lib folder. All javascript files will be placed in tmp/build.js, all html files will be converted to templates (index.html > index.js) and added to build.js, all css files will be concatenated and placed in tmp/build.css, all other files will be referenced in component.json under files, symlink will be created tmp/<%= %>/lib/fonts/font.ttf

  component_io: {
    default: ['lib/**/*'],


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Release History

0.1.0 - initial release