Angular 2 JS

Angular 2 JS Froala WYSIWYG Editor

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Angular 1 Plugin

Angular 1 plugin for the Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor is also available.

Installation instructions

Install angular2-froala-wysiwyg from npm

npm install angular2-froala-wysiwyg --save

You will need CSS styles and Font Awesome

<!-- index.html -->
<link href="node_modules/froala-editor/css/froala_editor.pkgd.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="node_modules/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css" rel="stylesheet">

Integration


Use with angular-cli

Installing angular-cli

Important: please check angular-cli version, it should be => "1.0.0-beta.24".

Note: you can skip this part if you already have application generated by ng-cli and webpack.

npm i -g angular-cli
ng new my-app
cd my-app

Adding angular2-froala-wysiwyg

  • install angular2-froala-wysiwyg
npm install angular2-froala-wysiwyg --save
  • open src/app/app.module.ts and add
# Import Angular2 plugin.
import { FroalaEditorModule, FroalaViewModule } from 'angular2-froala-wysiwyg';
...

@NgModule({
   ...
   imports: [FroalaEditorModule.forRoot(), FroalaViewModule.forRoot() ... ],
   ... 
})
  • open angular-cli.json and insert a new entry into the styles array
"styles": [
  "styles.css",
  "../node_modules/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.css",
  "../node_modules/froala-editor/css/froala_editor.pkgd.min.css"
],
  • in angular-cli.json and insert a new entry into the scripts array
"scripts": [
  "../node_modules/jquery/dist/jquery.min.js",
  "../node_modules/froala-editor/js/froala_editor.pkgd.min.js"
],
  • in angular-cli.json add the following to load Font Awesome fonts
"addons": [
  "../node_modules/font-awesome/fonts/*.+(otf|eot|svg|ttf|woff|woff2)"
],
  • open src/app/app.component.html and add
<div [froalaEditor]>Hello, Froala!</div>

Run angular-cli

ng serve

Use with ionic v2 or v3

Adding ionic2-froala-wysiwyg

For v3 make sure that you use the latest version of ionic and also the latest version of angular.

Installing Froala Wysiwyg Editor in Ionic is fairly easy, it can be done using npm: bash npm install angular2-froala-wysiwyg --save - open src/app/app.module.ts and add

# Import Froala Editor.
import "froala-editor/js/froala_editor.pkgd.min.js";

# Import Angular2 plugin.
import { FroalaEditorModule, FroalaViewModule } from 'angular2-froala-wysiwyg';
...

@NgModule({
   ...
   imports: [FroalaEditorModule.forRoot(), FroalaViewModule.forRoot() ... ],
   ... 
})
  • open src/app/main.ts and add javascript import * as $ from 'jquery'; window["$"] = $; window["jQuery"] = $; This install will come with Font Awesome as a dependency so there are needed a few more steps to finish the install.
  1. In the package.json from your project add this: json "config": { "ionic_copy": "./config/copy.config.js", "ionic_sass": "./config/sass.config.js" }
  2. On the root of your project you need to create a new folder called config and place inside 2 files:copy.config.js & sass.config.js". These files can be copied to new config folder from nodemodules/@ionic/app-scripts/config/{{nameof_file}}.js

  3. Modify the copied files. In sass.config.js add the reference to font-awesome, verify that you have something similar to this:

 /**
   * includePaths: Used by node-sass for additional
   * paths to search for sass imports by just name.
   */
  includePaths: [
    'node_modules/ionic-angular/themes',
    'node_modules/ionicons/dist/scss',
    'node_modules/ionic-angular/fonts',
    'node_modules/font-awesome/scss'   // <------ Newly added.
  ],

In copy.config add this before copyAssets property:

copyFroalaEditorCss: {
    src: '{{ROOT}}/node_modules/froala-editor/css/froala_editor.pkgd.min.css',
    dest: '{{SRC}}/assets/'
},
copyFontAwesome: {
    src: '{{ROOT}}/node_modules/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css',
    dest: '{{SRC}}/assets/'
},
copyFontsAwesomeFonts: {
   src: 'node_modules/font-awesome/fonts/*',
   dest: '{{WWW}}/fonts/'
},
copyAssets: {    //<-------- this should be last.
   src: ['{{SRC}}/assets/**/*'],
   dest: '{{WWW}}/assets'
}

You should have the files in your {{ROOT}} and {{WWW}} folders ready for further development.

  1. The last step is to add in file src/theme/variables.css:, ```html

@import "font-awesome";

Refrence the new scripts on your view html file and everything should work fine.
```html
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/assets/font-awesome.min.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/assets/froala_editor.pkgd.min.css">

In your desired view add the Froala Editor like this:

<div [froalaEditor]>Hello, Froala!</div>

Use with webpack

Create webpack app

Note: you can skip this part if you already have application generated.

git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/angularclass/angular2-webpack-starter.git
cd angular2-webpack-starter
npm install

Adding angular2-froala-wysiwyg

  • install angular2-froala-wysiwyg
npm install angular2-froala-wysiwyg --save
  • open src/app/app.module.ts and add
# Import the Froala Editor plugin.
import "froala-editor/js/froala_editor.pkgd.min.js";

# Import Angular2 plugin.
import { FroalaEditorModule, FroalaViewModule } from 'angular2-froala-wysiwyg';
...

@NgModule({
   ...
   imports: [FroalaEditorModule.forRoot(), FroalaViewModule.forRoot(), ... ],
   ... 
})
  • open src/app/app.component.ts and add to the template
<div [froalaEditor]>Hello, Froala!</div>
  • open config/webpack.common.js and add the following to CopyWebpackPlugin
{
  from: 'node_modules/froala-editor/css/',
  to: 'assets/froala-editor/css/',
},
{
  from: 'node_modules/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css',
  to: 'assets/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css',
},
{
  from: 'node_modules/font-awesome/fonts',
  to: 'assets/font-awesome/fonts'
}
  • in config/webpack.common.js copy the following to plugins
new webpack.ProvidePlugin({
  $: "jquery",
  jQuery: "jquery"
})
  • open config/head-config.common.js and add a new entry to link
{ rel: 'stylesheet', href: '/assets/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css' },
{ rel: 'stylesheet', href: '/assets/froala-editor/css/froala_editor.pkgd.min.css' }

Run webpack app

npm run start

Use with angular-seed

Create angular-seed app

Note: you can skip this part if you already have application generated. For more details please also read: https://github.com/mgechev/angular-seed.

git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/mgechev/angular-seed.git
cd angular-seed
npm install

Adding angular2-froala-wysiwyg

  • install angular2-froala-wysiwyg
npm install angular2-froala-wysiwyg --save
  • open tools/config/projesct.config.ts and uncomment the following line from the top of the file
import { ExtendPackages } from './seed.config.interfaces';
  • in tools/config/projesct.config.ts add
...

this.NPM_DEPENDENCIES = [
  ...this.NPM_DEPENDENCIES,
  { src: 'jquery/dist/jquery.min.js', inject: 'libs'},
  { src: 'froala-editor/js/froala_editor.pkgd.min.js', inject: 'libs' },
  { src: 'font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css', inject: true },
  { src: 'froala-editor/css/froala_editor.pkgd.min.css', inject: true }
];

...

let additionalPackages: ExtendPackages[] = [
  // required for dev build
  {
    name:'angular2-froala-wysiwyg',
    path:'node_modules/angular2-froala-wysiwyg/bundles/angular2-froala-wysiwyg.umd.min.js'
  },

  // required for prod build
  {
    name:'angular2-froala-wysiwyg/*',
    path:'node_modules/angular2-froala-wysiwyg/bundles/angular2-froala-wysiwyg.umd.min.js'
  }
]

this.addPackagesBundles(additionalPackages);
  • open src/client/app/home/home.module.ts and add
# Import Angular2 plugin.
import { FroalaEditorModule, FroalaViewModule } from 'angular2-froala-wysiwyg';
...

@NgModule({
   ...
   imports: [FroalaEditorModule.forRoot(), FroalaViewModule.forRoot() ... ],
   ... 
})
  • open src/client/app/home/home.component.html and add
<div [froalaEditor]>Hello, Froala!</div>

Run webpack app

npm run start

Use with system.js, jit and aot

Create Angular app

Note: you can skip this part if you already have application generated.

git clone https://github.com/angular/quickstart.git quickstart
cd quickstart
npm install

For AOT configuration, please follow the detailed guides from Angular: https://angular.io/docs/ts/latest/cookbook/aot-compiler.html.

Adding angular2-froala-wysiwyg

  • install angular2-froala-wysiwyg
npm install angular2-froala-wysiwyg --save
  • open src/index.html and add
<link rel="stylesheet" href="node_modules/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="node_modules/froala-editor/css/froala_editor.pkgd.min.css">

<script src="node_modules/jquery/dist/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/froala-editor/js/froala_editor.pkgd.min.js"></script>
  • open src/app/app.module.ts and add
# Import Angular2 plugin.
import { FroalaEditorModule, FroalaViewModule } from 'angular2-froala-wysiwyg';
...

@NgModule({
   ...
   imports: [FroalaEditorModule.forRoot(), FroalaViewModule.forRoot(), ... ],
   ... 
})
  • open src/app/app.component.ts and add to the template
<div [froalaEditor]>Hello, Froala!</div>
  • [only if you're using AOT] open rollup-config.js and add the following
//paths are relative to the execution path
export default {
  ...
  plugins: [
    ...
    commonjs({
      include: [
        'node_modules/rxjs/**',
        'node_modules/angular2-froala-wysiwyg/**'
      ]
    }),
    ...
  ]
}

[only if you're using AOT] Compile

ngc -p tsconfig-aot.json && rollup -c rollup-config.js

Run app

npm run start

Usage


Options

You can pass editor options as Input (optional).

[froalaEditor]='options'

You can pass any existing Froala option. Consult the Froala documentation to view the list of all the available options:

public options: Object = { 
  placeholderText: 'Edit Your Content Here!',
  charCounterCount: false
}

Aditional option is used: * immediateAngularModelUpdate: (default: false) This option synchronizes the angular model as soon as a key is released in the editor. Note that it may affect performances.


Events and Methods

Events can be passed in with the options, with a key events and object where the key is the event name and the value is the callback function.

public options: Object = {
  placeholder: "Edit Me",
  events : {
    'froalaEditor.focus' : function(e, editor) {
      console.log(editor.selection.get());
    }
  }
}

Using the editor instance from the arguments of the callback you can call editor methods as described in the method docs.

Froala events are described in the events docs.


Model

The WYSIWYG HTML editor content model.

[(froalaModel)]="editorContent"

Pass initial content:

public editorContent: string = 'My Document\'s Title'

Use the content in other places:

<input [ngModel]="editorContent"/>
<input [(ngModel)]="editorContent"/> <!-- For two way binding -->

Other two way binding example:

<div [froalaEditor] [(froalaModel)]="editorContent"></div>
<div [froalaEditor] [(froalaModel)]="editorContent"></div>

Use it with reactive forms:

<form [formGroup]="form" (ngSubmit)="onSubmit()">
  <textarea [froalaEditor] formControlName="formModel"></textarea>
  <button type="submit">Submit</button>
</form>

If you want to use two-way binding to display de form model in other places you must include [(froalaModel)]:

<form [formGroup]="form" (ngSubmit)="onSubmit()">
  <textarea [froalaEditor] formControlName="formModel" [(froalaModel)]="form.formModel"></textarea>
  <div [froalaView]="form.formModel"></div>
  <button type="submit">Submit</button>
</form>

If you want to wrap froalaEditor directive into a component that supports reactive forms please see froala.component.ts from demo.


Extend functionality

You can extend the functionality by adding a custom button like bellow:

// We will make usage of the Init hook and make the implementation there.
import { Component, OnInit  } from '@angular/core';
declare var $ :any;

@Component({
  selector: 'app-demo',
  template: `<div class="sample">
               <h2>Sample 11: Add Custom Button</h2>
               <div [froalaEditor]="options" [(froalaModel)]="content" ></div>
             </div>`,


export class AppComponent implements OnInit{

  ngOnInit () {
    $.FroalaEditor.DefineIcon('alert', {NAME: 'info'});
    $.FroalaEditor.RegisterCommand('alert', {
      title: 'Hello',
      focus: false,
      undo: false,
      refreshAfterCallback: false,

      callback: function () {
        alert('Hello!');
      }
    });
  }

  public options: Object = {
    charCounterCount: true,
    toolbarButtons: ['bold', 'italic', 'underline', 'paragraphFormat','alert'],
    toolbarButtonsXS: ['bold', 'italic', 'underline', 'paragraphFormat','alert'],
    toolbarButtonsSM: ['bold', 'italic', 'underline', 'paragraphFormat','alert'],
    toolbarButtonsMD: ['bold', 'italic', 'underline', 'paragraphFormat','alert'],
  };
}

Special tags

You can also use the editor on img, button, input and a tags:

<img [froalaEditor] [(froalaModel)]="imgObj"/>

The model must be an object containing the attributes for your special tags. Example:

public imgObj: Object = {
  src: 'path/to/image.jpg'
};

The froalaModel will change as the attributes change during usage.

  • froalaModel can contain a special attribute named innerHTML which inserts innerHTML in the element: If you are using 'button' tag, you can specify the button text like this:
public buttonModel: Object = {
  innerHTML: 'Click Me'
};

As the button text is modified by the editor, the innerHTML attribute from buttonModel model will be modified too.


Specific option for special tags

  • angularIgnoreAttrs: (default: null) This option is an array of attributes that you want to ignore when the editor updates the froalaModel:
public inputOptions: Object = {
  angularIgnoreAttrs: ['class', 'id']
};

Manual Initialization

Gets the functionality to operate on the editor: create, destroy and get editor instance. Use it if you want to manually initialize the editor.

(froalaInit)="initialize($event)"

Where initialize is the name of a function in your component which will receive an object with different methods to control the editor initialization process.

public initialize(initControls) {
  this.initControls = initControls;
  this.deleteAll = function() {
    this.initControls.getEditor()('html.set', '');
  };
}

The object received by the function will contain the following methods:

  • initialize: Call this method to initialize the Froala Editor
  • destroy: Call this method to destroy the Froala Editor
  • getEditor: Call this method to retrieve the editor that was created. This method will return null if the editor was not yet created

Displaying HTML

To display content created with the froala editor use the froalaView directive.

[froalaView]="editorContent"

<div [froalaEditor] [(froalaModel)]="editorContent"></div>
<div [froalaView]="editorContent"></div>