Fetching contributors…
Cannot retrieve contributors at this time
244 lines (198 sloc) 8.08 KB

PUGXGeneratorBundle Documentation

Table of contents

  1. Download PUGXGeneratorBundle
  2. Enable the Bundle
  3. Usage
  4. Layout
  5. Pagination
  6. I18n
  7. Filters
  8. Sorting
  9. Fixtures
  10. Cleanup

1. Download PUGXGeneratorBundle

Using composer

Run composer to download the bundle:

$ composer require pugx/generator-bundle --dev

Notice that if your composer.json requires "sensio/generator-bundle", you can remove it (since it is already required by "pugx/generator-bundle").

2. Enable the bundle

Enable the bundle in the kernel:

// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
    // ...
    if (in_array($this->getEnvironment(), ['dev', 'test'])) {
        // ...
        $bundles[] = new PUGX\GeneratorBundle\PUGXGeneratorBundle();

3. Usage

This bundle brings a new command, pugx:generate:crud, that is similar to doctrine:generate:crud. You can get help, like any other Symfony command, just typing

$ php bin/console pugx:generate:crud --help

4. Layout

This bundle is ready to be used with Bootstrap and with Font Awesome. Please note that current supported versions are Boostrap 3 and Font Awesome 4. If you use older versions, please use branch 2.3 of PUGXGeneratorBundle.

So, you can download Bootstrap and Font Awesome in your bundle, or use a CDN. Then, you can use a simple layout, like this one:

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
        <title>{% block title 'My admin' %}</title>
        <link rel="shortcut icon" href="{{ asset('favicon.ico') }}" />
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
        {% block stylesheets %}
            <link href="//" rel="stylesheet">
            <link href="//" rel="stylesheet">
        {% endblock %}
        <nav class="navbar navbar-fixed-top">
            <!-- put your nav bar here -->
        <div class="container">
            {% block body '' %}
        {% block javascripts %}
            <script src="//"></script>
            <script src="//"></script>
        {% endblock %}

If you want the confirm delete functionality, you can add the following JavaScript code, based on jQuery, in one of you files (e.g. acme.js):

$(document).ready(function() {
    'use strict';
    /* delete confirm */
    $('form#delete').submit(function (e) {
        var $form = $(this), $hidden = $form.find('input[name="modal"]');
        if ($hidden.val() === '0') {
            $('#delete_confirm').find('button.btn-danger').click(function () {

If you want more consistent boostrap forms, you can use a theme, like the one provided in Symfony 2.6

If you're using a previous Symfony version, you can copy the theme file in a location like app/Resources/views/form/theme.html.twig, then you can use the --theme option of pugx:generate:crud command, like in this example:

$ php bin/console pugx:generate:crud --entity=AppBundle:Entity \
    --layout=layout.html.twig --theme=form/theme.html.twig \

If you prefer to use such theme for all your forms, you can instead change your configuration:

# app/config.yml
        resources: ['app/Resources/views/form/theme.html.twig']

5. Pagination

You likely want to use pagination in your modules. If so, add KnpPaginatorBundle to your bundles and use --use-paginator flag in pugx:generate:crud command.

6. I18n

Generated templates support I18n. If you want to translate texts, you should enable translation in your configuration:

# app/config.yml
    # ...
    translator: { fallbacks: ["%locale%"] }

Then you should create a translation file, in your preferred format. Messages catalogue is named "admin". Here is an example of a working translation file in YAML format, for Italian language:

# app/Resources/translations/
"%entity% creation":             "Creazione %entity%"
"%entity% edit":                 "Modifica %entity%"
"%entity% list":                 "Elenco %entity%"
Actions:                         Azioni
Back to the list:                Torna alla lista
Confirm delete:                  Conferma eliminazione
Create:                          Crea
Create a new entry:              Crea nuovo
Delete:                          Elimina
"Do you want to proceed?":       "Procedere?"
Edit:                            Modifica
edit:                            modifica
Filter:                          Filtra
No:                              No
Reset filters:                   Azzera filtri
show:                            vedi
"Show/hide filters":             "Mostra/nascondi filtri"
this procedure is irreversible:  questa procedura è irreversibile
You are about to delete an item: Si sta per eliminare un elemento

7. Filters

If you want to use filters (like the ones in the old symfony 1 admin generator), add LexikFormFilterBundle to your bundles. Then, use the --with-filter flag in pugx:generate:crud command.

Since filters require some additional methods in generated controllers, moving them to a generic Controller class (and extending it instead of Symfony default one) could be a good idea.

To enable automatic opening/closing of filters, based on session, you can add following code to your JavaScript:

$(document).ready(function () {
    'use strict';
    /* filter icon */
    $('button.filter').click(function () {
        var $icon = $(this).find('i'), target = $(this).attr('data-target');
        if ($icon.length) {
            if ($(target).height() > 0) {
                $icon.attr('class', 'fa fa-angle-down');
            } else {
                $icon.attr('class', 'fa fa-angle-right');

There is a known limitation for generation of relations in filter form class, so you need to adapt field configuration by hand.

8. Sorting

You can add sorting in columns, by using --with-sort flag in pugx:generate:crud command. If you do so, instead of simple labels, table headers will contain links to toggle sorting ascending and descending.

9. Fixtures

You can generate some fixtures by using something like --fixtures=2, when 2 is the number of objects that will be generated in fixtures class (can be any number greater than 0). If your entity has some relations, references need to be adapted. For now, there is no support for DependentFixtureInterface.

10. Cleanup

As already mentioned in filters section, if you run more than one generation, it could be a good idea to refactor procteted methods in controllers to an abstract class, to avoid duplicate code. If you find yourself repeating generating many CRUDs, you can also copy templates from skeleton directory (inside this bundle) to app\Resources\PUGXGeneratorBundle\skeleton (in your project).

Also, since it's not easy to always generate correct spaces, because they depend on dynamic names, another good idea could be running a coding standard fixer, like the SensioLabs one.