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    settings-panel unstable

    Simple settings panel for your app, demo or tests.


    In the preview there is a typer theme, for other themes or customizations see demo.


    npm install settings-panel

    var createPanel = require('settings-panel')
    var panel = createPanel([
      {type: 'range', label: 'my range', min: 0, max: 100, value: 20},
      {type: 'range', label: 'log range', min: 0.1, max: 100, value: 20, scale: 'log'},
      {type: 'text', label: 'my text', value: 'my cool setting', help: 'why this is cool'},
      {type: 'checkbox', label: 'my checkbox', value: true},
      {type: 'color', label: 'my color', format: 'rgb', value: 'rgb(10,200,0)', change: value => console.log(value)},
      {type: 'button', label: 'gimme an alert', change: () => alert('hello!')},
      {type: 'select', label: 'select one', options: ['option 1', 'option 2'], value: 'option 1'}
        title: 'Settings',
        style: 'position: absolute; right: 0; z-index: 1'

    Run this in requirebin


    const Panel = require('settings-panel')

    **`let panel = new Panel(fields, options?)`**

    The first argument is a list of fields or object with id/field pairs. Each field may have following properties:

    • type one of rangeintervalcheckboxcolorselectswitchrawtextareatext or any <input> type. If undefined, type will be detected from the value.
    • id used as key to identify the field. If undefined, the label will be used instead.
    • label label for the input. If label is false, it will be hidden.
    • value current value of the field.
    • default explicitly defines default value, if differs from the initial value.
    • orientation defines position of a label relative to the input, one of top, left, right, bottom. Redefines options.orientation.
    • style appends additinal style to the field, can be a css object or css string.
    • hidden defines whether field should be visually hidden, but present as a value.
    • disabled just disables the input, making it inactive.
    • input callback, invoked if value changed.
    • init invoked once component is set up.
    • change invoked each time the field value changed, whether through input or API.
    • before and after define an html to display before or after the element, can be a string, an element or a function returning one of the two. That may come handy in displaying help, info or validation messages, separators, additional buttons, range limits etc - anything related to the element.
    • title will display text in tooltip.

    For example,

    {type: 'checkbox', label: 'My Checkbox', value: true, input: value => {}}

    Some types have additional properties:

    • range can specify a min, max, and step (or integer steps). Scale can be either 'linear' (default) or 'log'. If a log scale, the sign of min, max, and value must be the same and only steps is permitted (since the step size is not constant on a log scale). It also takes precision optional parameter for the displayed value.
    • interval obeys the same semantics as range inputs, except the input and ouput is a two-element array corresponding to the low/high bounds, e.g. value: [1, 7.5].
    • color can specify a format as either rgbhexarray
    • select, switch and checkbox can specify options, either as an Array (in which case the value is the same as the option text) or as an object containing key/value pairs (in which case the key/value pair maps to value value/label pairs).
    • text and textarea can specify placeholder.
    • raw can define content method, returning HTML string, element or documentFragment.


    // element to which to append the panel
    container: document.body,
    // a title to add to the top of the panel
    title: 'Settings',
    // specifies label position relative to the input: `top` • `left` • `bottom` • `right`
    orientation: 'left',
    // collapse by clicking on title
    collapsible: false,
    // use a theme, see `theme` folder.
    // available themes: typer, flat, control, dragon
    theme: require('settings-panel/theme/none'),
    //theme customization, can redefine theme defaults
    palette: ['black', 'white'],
    labelWidth: '9em',
    inputHeight: '1.6em',
    fontFamily: 'sans-serif',
    fontSize: 13,
    //additional css, aside from the theme’s one. Useful for custom styling
    css: '',
    //appends additional className to the panel element.
    className: ''
    **`panel.on(event, callback)`**

    Attach callback to change, input or init event.

    The callback will recieve name, data and state arguments:

    panel.on('change', (name, value, state) => {
      // name === 'my checkbox'
      // value === false
      // state === {'my checkbox': false, 'my range': 75, ...}

    Get the value of a field defined by name. Or get full list of values, if name is undefined.

    **`panel.set(name, value|options)`**

    Update specific field, with value or field options. You can also pass an object or array to update multiple fields:

    panel.set({ 'my range': { min: -100, value: 200}, 'my color': '#fff' });

    Rerender panel with new options. Options may include values for the theme, like palette, fontSize, fontFamily, labelWidth, padding etc, see specific theme file for possible options.

    Spotted in the wild


    See also

    control-panel — original forked settings panel.
    oui — sci-ish panel.
    dat.gui — other oldschool settings panel.
    quicksettings — an alternative versatile settings panel.
    dis-gui — remake on dat.gui.


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