AppSuite:Writing a simple application with embedded iframe

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Writing a simple application with an embedded iframe

Add app to the launcher

To display an additional App in the AppLauncher, the property „topbar“ = true has to be set in the manifest.json file of the app. To define the order position use the index value in the manifest.json file.

reorder / remove Apps from AppLauncher

To define a custom order of the apps or remove an app from the AppLaucher the server-side setting topbar/order can be used to provide a comma-separated list of apps wich should be available in the AppLauncher. Example: io.ox/core//topbar/order=io.ox/mail,io.ox/contacts,io.ox/portal An app wich is not listed here ain’t available in the AppLauncher.

Provide an iframe for the content area

Developing an additional app wich provide an iframe for the content area is quite easy. All it needs is a manifest file manifest.json

and the app file main.js It is convention to name your main application file main.js.

Both should be located in an designated folder in the apps folder. In this example the namespace com.example will be used. (apps/com.example)

To make use of the provided helper function io.ox/core/tk/iframe has to be required in the define section. The following option for creating the app are available:

       name: 'com.example‘, // the name of the app
       title: gt('Hallo, World!‘), // the title of the app as used in the AppLauncher
       pageTitle: gt('Hallo, World!‘), // the page Title
       domain: '', // the domain wich should be used for the iframe 
       cssNamespace: 'hallo_world‘ // a css class used for namespacing,
       acquireToken: true // generates a login token and appends it to the supplied url

Make sure you build the app (grunt clean default)