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Global toolbar commands plugin

Describes how to add commands to the global toolbar.

You can create a command plugin for the global toolbar in the Optimizely Content Management System (CMS) user interface. To add commands to the global toolbar, create a Command Provider for the toolbar and add it to the global command registry. The global command registry maps command providers against keys.

Create a command provider for the global toolbar

The following example shows how to create a provider that adds three commands to the areas inside the global toolbar.

//alloy/MyGlobalToolbarProvider
define([
    "dojo/_base/declare",
    "dijit/form/Button",
    "dijit/form/ToggleButton",
    
    "epi-cms/component/command/_GlobalToolbarCommandProvider",
    "alloy/TestCommand",
    "alloy/MyToggleCommand"
  ], 
  function (declare, Button, ToggleButton, _GlobalToolbarCommandProvider, TestCommand, MyToggleCommand) 
  {
    return declare([_GlobalToolbarCommandProvider], 
    {
      constructor: function () 
      {
        this.inherited(arguments);
    
        // The Global Toolbar has three areas that you can add commands to ["leading", "center", "trailing"]
        // the _GlobalToolbarCommandProvider extends the _CommandProviderMixin with helper methods for easy adding 
        // of commands to the different areas
    
        //Create dijit/Form/Button in the leading area and bind the TestCommand to it
        this.addToLeading(new TestCommand(
          {label:"First command"}), 
          {showLabel:true, widget:Button});
    
        //Create dijit/Form/ToggleButton in the center area and bind the TestCommand to it
        this.addToCenter(new MyToggleCommand(
          {label:"Second command"}),
          {showLabel:true, widget:ToggleButton});
    
        //Create dijit/Form/Button in the trailing area and bind the TestCommand to it
        this.addToTrailing(new TestCommand(
          {label:"Third command"}),
          {showLabel:true, widget:Button});
      }
    });
  }
);

The following code shows the test commands:

//alloy/TestCommand.js
define([
    "dojo/_base/declare",
    "epi/shell/command/_Command"
  ],
  function (declare, _Command) 
  {
    return declare([_Command], 
    {
      name         : "Test",
      label        : "Test command",
      tooltip      : "Click to execute me",
      iconClass    : "dijitIconNewPage", //Define your own icon css class here.
      canExecute   : true,
    
      _execute     : function ()
      {
        alert("label : " + this.label);
      }
    });
  }
);
    
//alloy/MyToggleCommand.js
define([
    "dojo/_base/declare",
    "epi/shell/command/ToggleCommand"
  ],
  function (declare, ToggleCommand) 
  {
  return declare([ToggleCommand], 
    {
      name        : "Test",
      label       : "Click here to toggle",
      tooltip     : "Click to toggle me",
      iconClass   : "dijitIconNewPage", //Define your own icon css class here.
      canExecute  : true,
    
      _execute    : function () 
      {
        alert("Label : " + this.label);
      }
    });
  }
);

For the system to find your command provider, you must register it in the global command registry:

var commandregistry = dependency.resolve("epi.globalcommandregistry");
    
//The first parameter is the "area" that your provider should add commands to
//For the global toolbar the area is "epi.cms.globalToolbar"
//You need to register your custom global toolbar provider that we created before using that area
commandregistry.registerProvider("epi.cms.globalToolbar", new MyGlobalToolbarProvider());

To initialize your command provider, see Add a module initializer. See the example of an initializer at episerver / alloy-mvc-template.

You can find a working example of all described components on our Alloy MVC on GitHub.

Clone the repository, check out branch doc/global-toolbar-provider and run the site. You will see the new commands added in the global toolbar.