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Abp.SettingUi

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An ABP module used to manage ABP settings

demo

If you are using ABP version <2.1.1, please see Abp.SettingManagement.Mvc.UI

Features

  • Manage ABP setting values via UI
  • Support localization
  • Group settings
  • Display settings with appropriate input controls
  • Control display of settings by permissions

Online Demo

We have launched an online demo for this module: https://settingui.samples.easyabp.io

Installation

Add ABP packages with AbpHelper (Recommended)

Run following command in your ABP project root folder:

abphelper module add EasyAbp.Abp.SettingUi -acshlw

Add ABP packages manually

  1. Install the following NuGet packages.

    • EasyAbp.Abp.SettingUi.Application
    • EasyAbp.Abp.SettingUi.Application.Contracts
    • EasyAbp.Abp.SettingUi.Domain.Shared
    • EasyAbp.Abp.SettingUi.HttpApi
    • EasyAbp.Abp.SettingUi.HttpApi.Client (Only Tiered structure is needed)
    • EasyAbp.Abp.SettingUi.Web
  2. Add DependsOn(typeof(AbpSettingUiXxxModule)) attribute to configure the module dependencies. (see how)

Configure localization resource

In order to let SettingUi module use localization resources from this application, we need to add them to SettingUiResource:

  • MyAbpApp.Domain.Shared project - MyAbpAppDomainSharedModule class

    Configure<AbpLocalizationOptions>(options =>
    {
        ...
        options.Resources
            .Get<SettingUiResource>()
            .AddVirtualJson("/Localization/MyAbpApp");
    });

Usage

  1. Grant permission ("Setting UI" - "Show Setting Page")

    permission

  2. Refresh the browser then you can use "Administration" - "Settings" menu to see all ABP built-in settings

Manage custom settings

Beside ABP built-in settings, you can also use this module to manage your own settings.

  1. Define a setting

    • MyAbpApp.Domain project - Settings/MyAbpAppSettingDefinitionProvider class

      public class MyAbpAppSettingDefinitionProvider : SettingDefinitionProvider
      {
          public override void Define(ISettingDefinitionContext context)
          {
              context.Add(
                  new SettingDefinition(
                      "Connection.Ip", // Setting name
                      "127.0.0.1", // Default value
                      L("DisplayName:Connection.Ip"), // Display name
                      L("Description:Connection.Ip") // Description
                  ));
          }
      
          private static LocalizableString L(string name)
          {
              return LocalizableString.Create<MyAbpAppResource>(name);
          }
      }
      • The setting name is "Connection.Ip"
      • Provide a default value: "127.0.0.1"
      • Set the DisplayName and Description to a localizable string by using a helper method L. The format "DisplayName:{SettingName}" is the convention recommended by ABP

      For ABP setting system, please see Settings document

  2. Define localization resources for the setting, for demonstration purpose, we defined English and Chinese localization resources

    • MyAbpApp.Domain.Shared project

      • Localization/MyAbpApp/en.json

        {
            "culture": "en",
            "texts": {
                ...
                "DisplayName:Connection.Ip": "IP",
                "Description:Connection.Ip": "The IP address of the server."
            }
        }
      • Localization/MyAbpApp/zh-Hans.json

        {
            "culture": "zh-Hans",
            "texts": {
                ...
                "DisplayName:Connection.Ip": "IP",
                "Description:Connection.Ip": "服务器的IP地址."
            }
        }
  3. Relaunch the application, we can see the setting displayed, and the localization also works

    custom-setting

Grouping

You may notice that our custom setting is displayed in "Others" tab, and "Others" card, these are the default group display names called "Group1" and "Group2" respectively:

group

So how can we custom the group of the setting? There are two ways:

  1. Use WithProperty method

    The WithProperty method is a method provided by ABP SettingDefinition class, we can directly use it in setting defining:

    • MyAbpApp.Domain project - Settings/MyAbpAppSettingDefinitionProvider class

      context.Add(
          new SettingDefinition(
                  "Connection.Ip", // Setting name
                  "127.0.0.1", // Default value
                  L("DisplayName:Connection.Ip"), // Display name
                  L("Description:Connection.Ip") // Description
              )
              .WithProperty(SettingUiConst.Group1, "Server")
              .WithProperty(SettingUiConst.Group2, "Connection")
      );
      • The constants Group1 and Group2 are defined in the SettingUiConst class
      • Set the "Server" to "Group1", and "Connection" to "Group2"

    Then we should provide the localization resource for these two group names:

    • MyAbpApp.Domain.Shared project

      • Localization/MyAbpApp/en.json

        {
            "culture": "en",
            "texts": {
                ...
                "Server": "Server",
                "Connection": "Connection"
            }
        }
      • Localization/MyAbpApp/zh-Hans.json

        {
            "culture": "zh-Hans",
            "texts": {
                ...
                "Server": "服务器",
                "Connection": "连接"
            }
        }

    Relaunch the application and see if the group names are correctly set

    group-name

  2. Use setting property file

    Another way of setting group is use the setting property file, which is provided by the SettingUi module. It's useful when you can not easily modify the setting definition, or you want to put the grouping information into one single place.

    For demonstration in this way, let's define a new setting:

    • MyAbpApp.Domain project - Settings/MyAbpAppSettingDefinitionProvider class

      new SettingDefinition(
          "Connection.Port",
          8080.ToString(),
          L("DisplayName:Connection.Port"),
          L("Description:Connection.Port")
      )

    The steps of adding localization for this setting are omitted.

    Then we need to create a new json file with arbitrary filename, however the path must be "/SettingProperties", because SettingUi module will look for the setting property files from this path.

    • MyAbpApp.Domain.Shared project - /SettingProperties/MySettingProperties.json file

      {
          "Connection.Port": {
              "Group1": "Server",
              "Group2": "Connection"
          }
      }
      • The setting name Connection.Port as the key of the JSON object
      • Use "Group1" and "Group2" to set the grouping names
    • Relaunch the application to see the new grouped setting

      group-by-setting-property-file

Setting types

By default a setting value is string type, which will be rendered as a text input control in UI. We can custom it simply by providing a setting property "Type":

  • MyAbpApp.Domain.Shared project - /SettingProperties/MySettingProperties.json file

    {
        "Connection.Port": {
            "Group1": "Server",
            "Group2": "Connection",
            "Type": "number"
        }
    }
    • Set the "Connection.Port" setting type to "number"

No need to relaunch the application, just press F5 to refresh the browser, you should be able to see the effect immediately:

type-number

Now the input type changed to "number", and the frontend validations also work.

The setting types can also be configured through WithProperty method, like WithProperty("Type", "number")

For now SettingUi supports following setting types:

  • text (default)
  • number
  • checkbox
  • select
    • Needs an additional property "Options" to provide select options, which is a string separated by a vertical bar (|)

      "Connection.Protocol": {
          "Group1": "Server",
          "Group2": "Connection",
          "Type": "select",
          "Options": "|HTTP|TCP|RDP|FTP|SFTP"
      }
      

      The render result:

      selection

This is the end of the tutorial. Through this tutorial, you should be able to easily manage your settings using SettingUi. The source of the tutorial can be found in the sample folder.

Localization

The SettingUi module uses ABP's localization system to display the localization information of the settings.The languages currently supported are:

  • en
  • zh-Hans
  • tr

The localization resource files are under /Localization/SettingUi of the EasyAbp.Abp.SettingUi.Domain.Shared project.

You can add more resource files to make this module support more languages. Welcome PRs 😊 .

For ABP's localization system, please see the document

Permissions

SettingUi controls whether to display SettingUi's page by checking the SettingUi.ShowSettingPage permission.

As long as the permission is granted, all settings in the system can be modified through SettingUi.

But sometimes, we don't want users to see certain settings in SettingUi, which can be achieved by defining specific permissions.

For example, if we need to hide the "system" group from users, then we need to add a child permission of SettingUi.ShowSettingPage, the name of the permission is SettingUi.System. The code is as follows:

public override void Define(IPermissionDefinitionContext context)
{
    var settingUiPage = context.GetPermissionOrNull(SettingUiPermissions.ShowSettingPage);  // Get ShowSettingPage permission
    var systemGroup = settingUiPage.AddChild("SettingUi.System", L("Permission:SettingUi.System")); // Add display permission of Group1: System
}

In this way, when SettingUi enumerates the settings, if a permission in the form of SettingUi.Group1 is found, the Group1 will only be displayed after the permission is explicitly granted.

We can continue to add permissions to control Group2, such as "System" -> "Password" group, we need to add a permission with the Group2 name as the suffix, the code is as follows:

public override void Define(IPermissionDefinitionContext context)
{
    ...
    var passwordGroup = systemGroup.AddChild("SettingUi.System.Password", L("Permission:SettingUi.System.Password"));   // Add display permission of Group2: Password
}

In this way, when SettingUi enumerates the settings, if a permission in the form of SettingUi.Group1.Group2 is found, the Group2 in Group1 will only be displayed after the permission is explicitly granted.

Of course, we can also continue to add a permission to precisely control a specified setting, such as "System" -> "Password" -> "Required Length", we need to add a permission with the setting name as the suffix, the code is as follows:

public override void Define(IPermissionDefinitionContext context)
{
    ...
    var requiredLength = passwordGroup.AddChild("SettingUi.System.Password.Abp.Identity.Password.RequiredLength", L("Permission:SettingUi.System.Password.RequiredLength"));    // Add display permission of Abp.Identity.Password.RequiredLength
}

In this way, when SettingUi enumerates the settings, if a permission in the form of SettingUi.Group1.Group2.SettingName is found, the setting in Group2 in Group1 will only be displayed after the permission is explicitly granted.

Through the above three-level permission definition way, we can arbitrarily control the display of settings in SettingUi.

The following figure is a screenshot of Setting Ui permissions, and the displayed result:

setting_permission

For ABP's permission system, please see the document