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Blade toolbar

Introduction and glossary

A blade toolbar is a dedicated area inside blade for adding commands. Hereinafter, the toolbar commands shall be referenced to as toolbar items.

Sample depicting 4 commands inside toolbar.

Toolbar items can be added to a blade instance directly or using Virto Commerce platform toolbar extensibility service.

Adding toolbar items to blade instance directly.

Toolbar items are usually defined and added in angularJS controller, which is bound to blade (UI). Command adding to toolbar is straight forward: define $scope.blade.toolbarCommands array with necessary commands.

$scope.blade.toolbarCommands = [
    name: "Save",
    icon: 'fa fa-save',
    title: 'Save action tooltip text', // or you can use keys for translation ""
    executeMethod: function () {
    canExecuteMethod: function () {
      return isDirty();
    permission: 'platform:security:manage'
    name: "Reset",
    icon: 'fa fa-undo',
    title: 'Reset action tooltip text',
    executeMethod: function () {
      angular.copy($scope.blade.origEntity, $scope.blade.currentEntity);
    canExecuteMethod: function () {
      return isDirty();
    permission: 'platform:security:manage'
    name: "Change password",
    icon: 'fa fa-refresh',
    title: 'Change password action tooltip text',
    executeMethod: function () {
      var newBlade = {
        id: 'accountDetailChild',
        currentEntityId: $scope.blade.currentEntity.userName,
        title: $scope.blade.title,
        subtitle: "Change your password",
        controller: 'platformWebApp.accountChangePasswordController',
        template: 'Scripts/common/security/blades/account-changePassword.tpl.html'
      bladeNavigationService.showBlade(newBlade, $scope.blade);
    canExecuteMethod: function () {
      return true;
    permission: 'platform:security:manage'

Adding toolbar items from external code

A dedicated service is used for adding toolbar items externally (without having a reference to blade instance). The preferred place for toolbar item registration is angularJS module run block. Reference to 'platformWebApp.toolbarService' as toolbarService, create command option and call 'register' on the service:

  name: "ADDITIONAL COMMAND", icon: 'fa fa-cloud',
  title: 'Action command tooltip text',
  executeMethod: function (blade) {
    console.log('test: ' + + this.icon + blade);
  canExecuteMethod: function () { return true; },
  index: 2
}, 'virtoCommerce.marketingModule.itemsDynamicContentListController');

toolbarService.register parameters:

Parameter Description
toolbarItem Toolbar item definition.
toolbarController The full toolbar controller name.

Toolbar item definition structure:

Member Description
name Display name for the command.
icon The icon.
title Tooltip message for the button.
executeMethod Function to execute on command click. The current blade parameter is passed.
canExecuteMethod Function to determine if command could be executed. The command is disabled in the toolbar if boolean false value**returned.
index The 0 based position to insert the item in the toolbar.

Last update: June 25, 2021