ng2-config-initializer-decorator
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Overview

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A decorator for angular2 components which allows to pass arbitrary data to a custom defined service.
The service will then behave as a proxy to invoke other specialized services, passing data received from the decorator.

Examples of real world use cases:

  • set a specific layout arrangement when navigating to a route by toggling on and off different router outlets
  • set the active main menu item when the same item is shared by multiple routes

Installation

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  1. Install the package:
$ npm install ng2-config-initializer-decorator --save

Usage

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In a router component (feature component) use the decorator like the following:
(comments added to highlight the important lines)

app.component.ts

import { ConfigInitializer } from 'ng2-config-initializer-decorator';
 
// <any> just to keep focus on the important bits 
// but a type can be defined and used here
@ConfigInitializer<any>({
  layout: 'someLayoutEnumValue',
  mainMenuItem: 'someMainMenuEnumValue',
  someOtherData: 'someOtherValue',
})
// this is the normal Component decorator
// @Component({
//   selector: 'app-root',
//   templateUrl: './app.component.html',
//   styleUrls: ['./app.component.css'],
//   ...
// })
// export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
    ...

This decorator will invoke and pass the data to a provider defined for the CONFIG_INITIALIZER token.
The CONFIG_INITIALIZER is exported by the ng2-config-initializer-decorator module.

Example for the CONFIG_INITIALIZER provider:

app.module.ts

import { CONFIG_INITIALIZER } from 'ng2-config-initializer-decorator';
 
const configInitializer: FactoryProvider = {
  provide: CONFIG_INITIALIZER,
  deps: [
  //  LayoutManagerService, 
  //  MainMenuService
  ],
  useFactory: 
  //  (
  //    layoutManagerService: LayoutManagerService,
  //    mainMenuService: MainMenuService,
  //  ) => {
  //    return (configInitializerData: any) => {
  //      // configInitializerData is the object passed to the decorator
  //      layoutManagerService.setLayout(configInitializerData.layout);
  //      mainMenuService.setActive(configInitializerData.mainMenuItem);
  //    };
  //  },
};
 
// @NgModule({
//   declarations: [
//     AppComponent
//   ],
//   imports: [
//     ...
//   ],
  providers: [
    configInitializer,
    ...
  ],

This factory service will receive the data passed to the decorator and based on that data it can invoke and pass the data to other specialised services such as a LayoutManagerService, a MainMenuService etc.

 ...
// useFactory: 
//    (
//      layoutManagerService: LayoutManagerService,
//      mainMenuService: MainMenuService,
//    ) => {
//      return (configInitializerData: any) => {
          // configInitializerData is the object passed to the decorator
          layoutManagerService.setLayout(configInitializerData.layout);
          mainMenuService.setActive(configInitializerData.mainMenuItem);
//      };
//    },

For a full working example check the ./example folder.
The example also demonstrates how to statically type the decorator.

Links

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NPM:
https://www.npmjs.com/package/ng2-config-initializer-decorator
GITHUB:
https://github.com/efidiles/ng2-config-initializer-decorator.git

Author

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Eduard Fidiles

License

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Released under the MIT license.

Copyright © 2016, Eduard Fidiles

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