Ember Controller for Badge Generation In Badgeyay

Ember Controller for Badge Generation In Badgeyay

Badgeyay is an open source project developed by FOSSASIA Community. This project aims towards giving a platform for badge generation using several customizations options. Current structure of project is in two parts to maintain modularity, which are namely backend, developed in flask, and frontend, developed in ember.

After refactoring the frontend and backend API we need to create a controller for the badge generation in frontend. Controller will help the components to send and receive data from them and prepare the logic for sending request to API so that badges can be generated and can receive the result as response from the server. Particularly we need to create the controller for badge generation route, create-badges.

As there are many customizations option presented to user, we need to chain the requests so that they sync with each other and the logic should not break for the badge generation.

Procedure

  1. Creating the controller from the ember-cli
ember g controller create-badge

 

  1. After the component generation, we need to create actions that can be passed to components. Let’s build action to submit form and then chain the different actions together for the badge generation.
submitForm() {
  const _this = this;
  const user = _this.get(‘store’).peekAll(‘user’);
  let uid;
  user.forEach(user_ => {
    uid = user_.get(‘id’);
  });
  if (uid !== undefined && uid !== ) {
    _this.set(‘uid’, uid);
  }

  let badgeData = {
    uid     : _this.uid,
    badge_size : ‘A3’
  };

  if (_this.csvEnable) {
    badgeData.csv = _this.csvFile;
  }
  if (_this.defFontColor !== && _this.defFontColor !== undefined) {
    badgeData.font_color = ‘#’ + _this.defFontColor;
  }
  if (_this.defFontSize !== && _this.defFontSize !== undefined) {
    badgeData.font_size = _this.defFontSize.toString();
  }
  if (_this.defFont !== && _this.defFont !== undefined) {
    badgeData.font_type = _this.defFont;
  }

  _this.send(‘sendManualData’, badgeData);

},

 

  1. As we can see in the above code snippet that _this.send(action_name, arguments) is calling another action sendManualData. This action then sends a network request to the backend if the Manual data is selected as input source otherwise will go with the CSV upload. If no option is chosen then it will show an error on the user screen, notifying him to select one input source.
sendManualData(badgeData) {
    const _this = this;
    if (_this.manualEnable) {
      let textEntry = _this.get(‘store’).createRecord(‘text-data’, {
        uid   : _this.uid,
        manual_data : _this.get(‘textData’),
        time   : new Date()
      });
      textEntry.save().then(record => {
        _this.set(‘csvFile’, record.filename);
        badgeData.csv = _this.csvFile;
        _this.send(‘sendDefaultImg’, badgeData);
        _this.get(‘notify’).success(‘Text saved Successfully’);
      }).catch(err => {
        let userErrors = textEntry.get(‘errors.user’);
        if (userErrors !== undefined) {
          _this.set(‘userError’, userErrors);
        }
      });
    } else if (_this.csvEnable) {
      if (_this.csvFile !== undefined && _this.csvFile !== ) {
        badgeData.csv = _this.csvFile;
        _this.send(‘sendDefaultImg’, badgeData);
      }
    } else {
      // No Input Source specified Error
    }
  },

 

The above code will choose the manual data if the manual data boolean flag is set else not, and then does a network request and wait for the promise to be resolved. As soon as the promise is resolved it calls another action to for the default image.

  1. After selecting the input source, now the background for the badge has to be selected. It will look for the boolean flags of the defaultImage, backgroundColorImage, customImage and will make the network request accordingly.
sendDefaultImg(badgeData) {
    const _this = this;
    if (_this.defImage) {
      let imageRecord = _this.get(‘store’).createRecord(‘def-image-upload’, {
        uid    : _this.uid,
        defaultImage : _this.defImageName
      });
      imageRecord.save()
        .then(record => {
          _this.set(‘custImgFile’, record.filename);
          badgeData.image = _this.custImgFile;
          _this.send(‘sendBadge’, badgeData);
        })
        .catch(error => {
          let userErrors = imageRecord.get(‘errors.user’);
          if (userErrors !== undefined) {
            _this.set(‘userError’, userErrors);
          }
        });
    } else if (_this.custImage) {
      if (_this.custImgFile !== undefined && _this.custImgFile !== ) {
        badgeData.image = _this.custImgFile;
        _this.send(‘sendBadge’, badgeData);
      }
    } else if (_this.colorImage && _this.defColor !== undefined && _this.defColor !== ) {
      console.log(_this.defColor);
      let imageRecord = _this.get(‘store’).createRecord(‘bg-color’, {
        uid : _this.uid,
        bg_color : _this.defColor
      });
      imageRecord.save()
        .then(record => {
          badgeData.image = record.filename;
          _this.send(‘sendBadge’, badgeData);
        })
        .catch(error => {
          let userErrors = imageRecord.get(‘errors.user’);
          if (userErrors !== undefined) {
            _this.set(‘userError’, userErrors);
          }
        });
    } else {
      // Inflate error for No Image source.
    }
  },

 

After the promise resolvement, the final action is called to send badge data payload to backend api for badge generation.

  1. After the complete preparation of the payload, now it’s time to send the payload to the backend api for the badge generation and after the promise resolvement showing the respective downloadable link in the frontend.
sendBadge(badgeData) {
    const _this = this;
    let badgeRecord = _this.get(‘store’).createRecord(‘badge’, badgeData);
    badgeRecord.save()
      .then(record => {
        _this.set(‘badgeGenerated’, true);
        _this.set(‘genBadge’, record.id);
        _this.get(‘notify’).success(‘Badge generated Successfully’);
      })
      .catch(err => {
        console.error(err.message);
      });
  },

 

Now after the promise resolvement the local variable badgGenerated is set to true so that the success message can be shown in the frontend for successful badge generation along with the link.

Link to respective PR – Link

Topics Involved

  • Chaining of actions and requests
  • Manipulating DOM on the conditional statements
  • Component bindings
  • Ember data
  • Promise resolvement

Resources

  • Link to ember data for the API requests and promise resolvement – Link
  • Implementing Controllers in Ember – Link
  • Chaining actions together in ember – Link
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