# Abp.EntityUi

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An abp module that dynamically generates management UI for entities in runtime.

# Online Demo

We have launched an online demo for this module: https://entityui.samples.easyabp.io (opens new window)

# Installation

  1. Follow the document (opens new window) to install the dependent Abp.DynamicMenu module.

  2. Install the following NuGet packages. (see how (opens new window))

    • EasyAbp.Abp.EntityUi.Application
    • EasyAbp.Abp.EntityUi.Application.Contracts
    • EasyAbp.Abp.EntityUi.Domain
    • EasyAbp.Abp.EntityUi.Domain.Shared
    • EasyAbp.Abp.EntityUi.EntityFrameworkCore
    • EasyAbp.Abp.EntityUi.HttpApi
    • EasyAbp.Abp.EntityUi.HttpApi.Client
    • EasyAbp.Abp.EntityUi.Web
  3. Add DependsOn(typeof(AbpEntityUiXxxModule)) attribute to configure the module dependencies. (see how (opens new window))

  4. Add builder.ConfigureAbpEntityUi(); to the OnModelCreating() method in MyProjectMigrationsDbContext.cs.

  5. Add EF Core migrations and update your database. See: ABP document (opens new window).

# Usage

  1. Configure for the modules (or an app itself) you want to use EntityUi.

    public class MyProjectDomainModule : AbpModule
    {
        public override void ConfigureServices(ServiceConfigurationContext context)
        {
            // ...
    
            Configure<AbpEntityUiOptions>(options =>
            {
                options.Modules.Add("MyProject", new AbpEntityUiModuleOptions(typeof(MyProjectDomainModule)));
            });
    
            // ...
        }
    }
    
  2. Run the DbMigrator project, the EntityUi seed contributor (opens new window) will discovery the entities and seed the metadata.

  3. Run the app and log in as the admin user, you can see the "Entity UI" menu item, try to open it and change some entity configuration.

    EntityList

  4. Use the management pages for the entities you just configured:

    BookList EditBook

# Q&A

# How to package the EntityUi configurations for a module

  1. Export the configurations with the http API: /api/abp/entity-ui/integration/module/{moduleName} (GET).

  2. Create a JSON file like EntityUiSeed.json in your module project to save the exported data (see the demo (opens new window)) and set it as an EmbeddedResource.

  3. Configure the EntityUi to use it:

    public class MyProjectDomainModule : AbpModule
    {
        public override void PreConfigureServices(ServiceConfigurationContext context)
        {
            Configure<AbpEntityUiOptions>(options =>
            {
                options.Modules.Add(
                    "MyProject",
                    new AbpEntityUiModuleOptions(typeof(MyProjectDomainModule), "/EntityUiSeed.json")
                );
            });
            
            Configure<AbpVirtualFileSystemOptions>(options =>
            {
                options.FileSets.AddEmbedded<MyProjectDomainModule>();
            });
        }
    }

# Entity UI for dynamic entities?

See the Entity UI dynamic entity provider document.

# Road map

  • [ ] Detail modal.
  • [x] Support dynamic entities.
  • [x] Support the MVC template.
  • [ ] Support the Blazor template.
  • [ ] Support the Angular template.
Last Updated: 12/29/2021, 2:53:03 AM