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In this tutorial, we will follow the guideline for developing a plugin to develop our Mood Rating Form Field plugin. Please also refer to the very first tutorial 如何开发一个Bean Shell Hash Variable插件 for more details steps.

1. What is the problem?

We would like to have a rating field with some smiley images which can be reuse for other form.

2. How to solve the problem?

We will develop a Form Field Element Plugin to render our mood rating field. 

3. What is the input needed for your plugin?

To develop a Mood Rating Form Field plugin, we will need to provide some standard inputs for a Form Field element.

  1. Field Id
  2. Field Label
  3. Validator
  4. Readonly
  5. Workflow Variable

4. What is the output and expected outcome of your plugin?

A form field shown selection of smiley images and its radio button.

5. Are there any resources/API that can be reused?

To develop the Mood Rating Form Field plugin, we can extends the Radio field in core product then replace its template and plugin properties options.

6. Prepare your development environment

We need to always have our Joget Workflow Source Code ready and builded by following this guideline

The following tutorial is prepared with a Macbook Pro and the Joget Source Code is version 5.0.1. Please refer to the 如何开发插件 article for other platform commands.

Let's say our folder directory is as follows. 在本教程中,我们将遵循开发插件的  指导方针  来开发我们的表情评分的表单字段插件, 有关更多详细信息步骤,请参阅第一个教程  如何开发一个Bean Shell哈希变量插件

1.什么问题?

我们希望有一个评级领域的一些笑脸图像,可以重用的其他形式。

2.如何解决问题?

我们将开发一个  表单域元素插件  来呈现我们的心情评价字段。

3.你的插件需要什么输入?

为了开发情绪分级表格字段插件,我们将需要为表格字段元素提供一些标准输入。

  1. 字段ID
  2. 字段标签
  3. 验证器
  4. 只读
  5. 工作流变量

4.你的插件的输出和预期结果是什么?

显示选择笑脸图像和单选按钮的表单域。

5.是否有任何资源/ API可以重复使用?

为了开发情绪分级表格字段插件,我们可以扩展核心产品中的无线电字段,然后替换它的模板和插件属性选项。

6.准备你的开发环境

我们需要始终准备好Joget Workflow Source Code,并按照这个指导方针建立起来  。 

下面的教程是用Macbook Pro编写的,Joget源代码是5.0.1版本。 其他平台命令请参阅  如何开发插件文章。

假设我们的文件夹目录如下所示。 

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- Home
  - joget
    - plugins
    - jw-community
      -5.0.1

The "plugins" directory is the folder we will create and store all our plugins and the "jw-community" directory is where the Joget Workflow Source code is stored.

Run the following command to create a maven project in "plugins" directory.“插件”目录是我们将创建和存储我们所有插件的文件夹,“jw-community”目录是Joget Workflow源代码的存储位置。

运行以下命令在“plugins”目录下创建一个maven项目。

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cd joget/plugins/
~/joget/jw-community/5.0.1/wflow-plugin-archetype/create-plugin.sh org.joget mood_rating 5.0.1

Then, the shell script will ask us to key in a version number for the plugin and ask us for a confirmation before it generates the maven project.然后,shell脚本会要求我们输入插件的版本号,并在生成maven项目之前要求我们确认。

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languagebash
Define value for property 'version':  1.0-SNAPSHOT: : 5.0.0
[INFO] Using property: package = org.joget
Confirm properties configuration:
groupId: org.joget
artifactId: mood_rating
version: 5.0.0
package: org.joget
Y: : y

We should get a "BUILD SUCCESS" message shown in our terminal and a "mood_rating" folder created in the "plugins" folder.

Open the maven project with your favourite IDE. I will be using NetBeans.  我们应该在终端上显示“BUILD SUCCESS”消息,在“plugins”文件夹中创建一个“mood_rating”文件夹。

用你最喜欢的IDE打开maven项目。我将使用  NetBeans。  

7. Just code it!

a.

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扩展插件类型的抽象类

在“org.joget”包下创建一个“MoodRatingField”类。然后,使用org.joget.apps.form.lib.Radio class. The   类扩展  该类。该  org.joget.apps.form.lib.Radio class is an implementation of   类是一个实现  org.joget.apps.form.model.Element abstract class. Please refer to Form Field Element Plugin.抽象类。请参阅  表单域元素插件

b.

...

实现所有的抽象方法

像往常一样,我们必须执行所有的抽象方法。我们将使用AppPluginUtil.getMessage方法来支持i18n,并使用常量变量MESSAGE_PATH作为消息资源包目录。

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languagejava
titleImplementation of all basic abstract methods
collapsetrue
package org.joget;
 
import java.util.Map;
import org.joget.apps.app.service.AppPluginUtil;
import org.joget.apps.app.service.AppUtil;
import org.joget.apps.form.lib.Radio;
import org.joget.apps.form.model.FormBuilderPalette;
 
public class MoodRatingField extends Radio {
    
    private final static String MESSAGE_PATH = "message/form/MoodRatingField";
    
    @Override
    public String getName() {
        return "Mood Rating";
    }

    @Override
    public String getVersion() {
        return "5.0.0";
    }
    
    @Override
    public String getClassName() {
        return getClass().getName();
    }
    
    @Override
    public String getFormBuilderCategory() {
        return FormBuilderPalette.CATEGORY_CUSTOM;
    }
    
    @Override
    public String getLabel() {
        //support i18n
        return AppPluginUtil.getMessage("org.joget.MoodRatingField.pluginLabel", getClassName(), MESSAGE_PATH);
    }
 
    @Override
    public String getDescription() {
        //support i18n
        return AppPluginUtil.getMessage("org.joget.MoodRatingField.pluginDesc", getClassName(), MESSAGE_PATH);
    }
    
    @Override
    public String getPropertyOptions() {
        return AppUtil.readPluginResource(getClass().getName(), "/properties/form/moodRatingField.json", null, true, MESSAGE_PATH);
    }
    
    @Override
    public String getFormBuilderTemplate() {
        return "<label class='label'>"+getLabel()+"</label>";
    }
}

Now, we have to create a UI for admin user to provide inputs for our plugin. In getPropertyOptions method, we already specify our 插件属性选项与配置 definition file is located at "现在,我们必须为管理员用户创建一个UI,为我们的插件提供输入。在getPropertyOptions方法中,我们已经指定了我们的  插件属性选项和配置  定义文件位于“/properties/form/moodRatingField.json". Let us create a directory "resources/properties/form" under "moodjson”。让我们在“mood_rating / src / main" directory. After creating the directory, create a file named "moodRatingField.json" in the "properties" folder.In the properties definition options file, we will need to provide options as below. Please note that we can use "@@message.key@@" syntax to support i18n in our properties options.main”目录下创建一个目录“resources / properties / form”。创建目录后,在“properties”文件夹中创建一个名为“moodRatingField.json”的文件。

在属性定义选项文件中,我们需要提供如下的选项。请注意,我们可以在我们的属性选项中使用“@@ message.key @@”语法来支持i18n。

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[{
    title : '@@form.moodRating.config@@',
    properties : [{
        name : 'id',
        label : '@@form.radio.id@@',
        type : 'textfield',
        required : 'True',
        regex_validation : '^[a-zA-Z0-9_]+$',
        validation_message : '@@form.radio.invalidId@@'
    },
    {
        name : 'label',
        label : '@@form.radio.label@@',
        type : 'textfield',
        value : '@@org.joget.MoodRatingField.pluginLabel@@'
    }]
},
{
    title : '@@form.radio.advancedOptions@@',
    properties : [{
        label : '@@form.radio.data@@',
        type : 'header'
    },
    {
        name : 'validator',
        label : '@@form.radio.validator@@',
        type : 'elementselect',
        options_ajax : '[CONTEXT_PATH]/web/property/json/getElements?classname=org.joget.apps.form.model.FormValidator',
        url : '[CONTEXT_PATH]/web/property/json[APP_PATH]/getPropertyOptions'
    },
    {
        label : '@@form.radio.ui@@',
        type : 'header'
    },
    {
        name : 'readonly',
        label : '@@form.radio.readonly@@',
        type : 'checkbox',
        value : 'False',
        options : [{
            value : 'true',
            label : ''
        }]
    },
    {
        label : '@@form.radio.workflow@@',
        type : 'header'
    },
    {
        name : 'workflowVariable',
        label : '@@form.radio.workflowVariable@@',
        type : 'textfield'
    }]
}]

After completing the properties option to collect input, we can work on the main methods of the plugin which are renderTemplate and formatData method. Since we extends Radio class, we do not need to implement formatData method.完成属性选项以收集输入后,我们可以处理插件的主要方法,这些方法是renderTemplate和formatData方法。由于我们扩展了Radio类,所以我们不需要实现formatData方法。

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    @Override
    public String renderTemplate(FormData formData, Map dataModel) {
        String template = "moodRatingField.ftl";
        
        // set value
        String value = FormUtil.getElementPropertyValue(this, formData);
        dataModel.put("value", value);
        String html = FormUtil.generateElementHtml(this, formData, template, dataModel);
        return html;
    }

In the renderTemplate, we specify the template file to "moodRatingField.ftl". Let create this file under "mood在renderTemplate中,我们将模板文件指定为“moodRatingField.ftl”。在“mood_rating / src / main / resources / templates" directory. Then, using FreeMaker syntax to construct our template as below:templates”目录下创建这个文件。然后,使用  FreeMaker  语法来构建我们的模板,如下所示:

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languagexml
<div class="form-cell mood_rating" ${elementMetaData!}>
    <label class="label">${element.properties.label} <span class="form-cell-validator">${decoration}</span><#if error??> <span class="form-error-message">${error}</span></#if></label>
    <div class="form-cell-value" id="${elementParamName!}${element.properties.elementUniqueKey!}">
    <#if !(request.getAttribute("org.joget.MoodRatingField")??) >
        <style>
            .mood_rating .tdstyle {text-align:center;width:20%;border:0px none transparent !important;}
        </style>
    </#if>    
    <table style="width:150px">
        <tbody>
            <tr>
                <td class="tdstyle"><img height="25" width="25" src="${request.contextPath}/plugin/org.joget.MoodRatingField/images/smiley5.png"></td>
                <td class="tdstyle"><img height="25" width="25" src="${request.contextPath}/plugin/org.joget.MoodRatingField/images/smiley4.png"></td>
                <td class="tdstyle"><img height="25" width="25" src="${request.contextPath}/plugin/org.joget.MoodRatingField/images/smiley3.png"></td>
                <td class="tdstyle"><img height="25" width="25" src="${request.contextPath}/plugin/org.joget.MoodRatingField/images/smiley2.png"></td>
                <td class="tdstyle"><img height="25" width="25" src="${request.contextPath}/plugin/org.joget.MoodRatingField/images/smiley1.png"></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <#list ['5', '4', '3', '2', '1'] as i>
                    <td class="tdstyle">
                        <input grouping="${elementParamName!}" id="${elementParamName!}" name="${elementParamName!}" type="radio" value="${i}" <#if error??>class="form-error-cell"</#if> <#if element.properties.readonly! == 'true'> disabled</#if> <#if value?? && value == i>checked</#if> />
                    </td>
                </#list>
            </tr>
        </tbody>
    </table>
    </div>
    <div style="clear:both;"></div>
</div>

There are some smiley image files will be used by the template, let put those image files under "mood有一些笑脸图像文件将被模板使用,让这些图像文件放在“mood_rating / src / main / resources / resources / image" directory.image”目录下

c.

...

管理你的插件的依赖库

没有额外的库需要。

d.

...

We are using i18n message key in getLabel and getDescription method. We will use i18n message key in our properties options definition as well. Then, we will need to create a message resource bundle properties file for our plugin.

...

让你的插件国际化(国际化)准备就绪

我们在getLabel和getDescription方法中使用i18n消息密钥。我们将在我们的属性选项定义中使用i18n消息密钥。然后,我们将需要为我们的插件创建一个消息资源包属性文件。

在“mood_rating / src / main" directory. Then, create a "MoodRatingField.properties" file in the folder. In the properties file, add all the message keys and its label as below.main”目录下创建一个目录“resources / message / form”。然后,在该文件夹中创建一个“MoodRatingField.properties”文件。在属性文件中,添加所有消息密钥及其标签,如下所示。

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org.joget.MoodRatingField.pluginLabel=Mood Rating
org.joget.MoodRatingField.pluginDesc=Form Field for rating mood
form.moodRating.config=Edit Mood Rating

e.

...

注册你的插件到Felix框架

接下来,我们将需要在Activator类(在同一个类包中自动生成)中注册我们的插件类,以告诉Felix框架这是一个插件。

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languagejava
    public void start(BundleContext context) {
        registrationList = new ArrayList<ServiceRegistration>();
        //Register plugin here
        registrationList.add(context.registerService(MoodRatingField.class.getName(), new MoodRatingField(), null));
    }

f.

...

建立它并测试

让我们建立我们的插件。构建过程完成后,我们将在“mood_rating / target”目录下找到创建的“mood_rating-5.0.0.jar" file created under "mood_rating/target" directory.

Then, let's upload the plugin jar to Manage Plugins. After uploading the jar file, double check that the plugin is uploaded and activated correctly.

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Then, check the Mood Rating field is shown in the Form Builder.

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Drag it to the Form Builder Canvas and set its properties.jar”文件。

然后,让我们上传插件jar到  管理插件。上传jar文件后,再次检查插件是否正确上传并激活。

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然后,检查表单生成器中显示的情绪等级字段。

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将其拖到“窗体生成器画布”并设置其属性。

 

Save the properties and check the field is render in canvas as following.保存属性并检查字段是否在画布中呈现,如下所示。

Check and test the field in form.检查并测试表单中的字段。

8.

...

再进一步,分享或出售

你可以从mood_rating_src.zip.To download the ready-to-use plugin jar, please find it in 下载源代码  。

要下载现成的插件jar,请在http://marketplace.joget.org/. (Coming Soon)找到它  。(快来了)