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Elm Transit

elm install etaque/elm-transit

Delayed actions with transition progress for enter/exit animations in Elm.

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(Full working example here)

Use WithTransition record extension to extend your own model:

import Transit

-- see recursive type param: Transit needs to know the type of message it will send delayed
type Msg
  = NavigateTo Page
  | SetPage Page
  | TransitMsg (Transit.Msg Msg)

type Page = Page1 | Page2

type alias Model =
  Transit.WithTransition { page: Page }

You're not bound to root model, you can also use it for sub-pages or components transitions.

Then wrap Msg in one of your action types and call start and tick in your update function.

update : Msg -> Model -> (Model, Cmd Msg)
update action model =
  case action of

    NavigateTo page ->
      -- exit phase of 100ms, then `(SetPage page)` will be sent, then enter phase of 200ms
      Transit.start TransitMsg (SetPage page) ( 100, 200 ) model

    TransitMsg a ->
      Transit.tick TransitMsg a model
    SetPage page ->
      ({ model | page = page }, Cmd.none)

A subscription is necessary to receive animation frame ticks when transition is running:

subscriptions : Model -> Sub Msg
subscriptions model =
  Transit.subscriptions TransitMsg model

In your views, you can then either:

  • Use getValue to get the 1 -> 0 -> 1 varying Float, and getStep to know the current phase of transition.

  • Or use one of the provided functions in elm-transit-style (or create one of your own) to add the visual effect in your view:

  div (TransitStyle.fadeSlideLeft 50 model.transition) [ text "Some content" ]


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