Switchable field

ConfiguredSwitchableFieldDefinition renders a complex field that displays alternative forms depending on user choice. Use the field to switch, for example, between:

  • Plain text and rich text editors.

  • Unauthenticated and authenticated SMTP settings.

  • Same and different addresses for shipping and billing.

This switchable field definition is part of the Magnolia 6 UI framework. The fully qualified class name is info.magnolia.ui.field.ConfiguredSwitchableFieldDefinition.

If you work with the Magnolia 5 UI framework, see Switchable field for Magnolia 5 UI instead.

Example definition

switchable:
  $type: switchableField
  field:
    $type: radioButtonGroupField
    layout: horizontal
    datasource:
      $type: optionListDatasource
      options:
        - name: foo
          value: foo
        - name: bar
          value: bar
  itemProvider:
    $type: jcrChildNodeProvider
  forms:
    - name: foo
      properties:
        foo:
          $type: textField
    - name: bar
      properties:
        bar:
          $type: richTextField

Field properties

Field-specific properties

Property Description

field

required

Node containing a select field and data source to switch between forms.

As $type, only comboBoxField and radioButtonGroupField are supported.

As datasource, only optionListDatasource can be used.

Options in radioButtonGroupField are positioned vertically by default. A horizontal layout can be configured using the common layout property of option group field.

forms

required

List of forms to switch between. Forms define fields and similar components as well as their layout.

See Form definition for more information.

propertyNameDecorator

optional, default is info.magnolia.ui.field.NoopNameDecorator

Decorates a property name for a node.

Common complex field properties

Property Description

name

required

Name of the field definition item. Derived from the configured node name. Use alphanumeric characters without spaces.

class

required (unless $type is used)

Type of the field definition item. The value must be a fully qualified class name and a subtype of info.magnolia.ui.field.FieldDefinition. See Field types for possible values.

$type

You can use this as a shortcut for class if the definition class is annotated with info.magnolia.ui.field.FieldType. The proper value is defined by the annotation.

Example class annotation
@FieldType("textField")
public class TextFieldDefinition extends ConfiguredFieldDefinition<String> {
...
}

See Field types for possible values.

itemProvider

required, default is

  • JcrPropertyProvider for JcrMultiValueFieldDefinition

  • JcrChildNodeProviderDefinition for JcrMultiFieldDefinition

  • CurrentItemProviderDefinition for StaticFieldViewDefinition

Node with a $type property that specifies the type of data binding for the subnodes in complex fields.

See Item providers for more information.

Do not use JcrMultiValueFieldDefinition with any item provider other than the default JcrPropertyProvider.

description

optional

Help text displayed when the user clicks the help icon. The value can be literal or a key of a message bundle.

i18n

optional, default is false

Enables i18n authoring support, which allows editors to write foreign-language or regionally targeted content. A two-letter language identifier (en, de, fr, etc.) is displayed on controls where i18n is set to true.

When configuring the property for a multi field, make sure it is defined at the level of the field itself (not its child entries).

label

optional

Field label displayed to editors. The value can be literal or a key of a message bundle.

If you do not provide the property, Magnolia will fall back to a generated i18n key.

If you do not want to have any label, set the property to an empty string such as label: "" in YAML.

styleName

optional

Additional style information for an editor property definition item applied to the element when the form is rendered. The value can be a CSS class or a list of CSS classes separated by white spaces.

The style name will be rendered as an HTML class name, which can be used in a CSS definition. The class name is added to the field by calling the Vaadin method addStyleName.

The referenced class can be defined in:

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