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Custom Panels

Each panel is an object, in the form:

my_panel = {
    name: 'panel_name',
    template: '/absolute/path/to/template.jade',
    process: function(locals){
        // locals: {app, req, res, view, locals}

        // ... logic here ...
        return { locals: {/* my template locals */}};
    }
}

Optionally, panels supports the following additional properties:

standalone: set this property to true to display this panel on the standalone express-debug mount

initialize:

my_panel.initialize = function(app) {
    // perform initialization here, when the application loads
}

request:

my_panel.request = function(req) {
    // perform initialization here, for every request
}

finalize:

my_panel.finalize = function(req) {
    // finish up here, as soon as render is called
}

pre_render:

my_panel.pre_render = function(req) {
    // just before rendering
}

post_render:

my_panel.post_render = function(req) {
    // just after rendering
}

The panels are provided two mixins: print_val, and print_obj. See express-debug/lib/templates/mixins.jade

The options parameter is optional, and allows you to pass in a custom sort option or depth (the max-depth to print recursively). If omitted, the default global setting will be used. The depth parameter is the current depth level of the call, so should be initially omitted, or if used with the options parameter, it should be falsey (0, null, undefined, false, '').

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