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

Run angular-cli

ng serve

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>

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', 'ng-model', '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>