Display Backbone views in a modal fashion
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Usage is pretty straight forward, first you need to include backbone.modalview.js and backbone.modalview.css, then you can simply invoke a modal as follows:

var view = new Backbone.ModalView({
  modalContent: 'Hello, World!'

Because ModalView extends from View you get everything you would in a regular view.

Using With Bower

You can include Backbone.ModalView using Bower: $ bower install --save backbone-modalview. For now it's better to always use the latest version as there's no stable version at the moment.

API Documentation

For the full API documentation you can run yuidoc from the repository folder to build a doc/ directory with specific documentation on the full API.

Extending ModalView

If you want to extend ModalView to add custom functionality you can do so as follows:

var MySuperModalView = Backbone.ModalView.extend({

  initialize: function (options) {
    // Call base constructor in this context
    Backbone.ModalView.prototype.initialize.apply(this, arguments);

    // Your code here...


Styling the modal

Just modify backbone.modalview.css as needed, it's designed to be simple to understand and modify.


Backbone.ModalView uses Semantic Versioning, which quoting from their website can be easily defined as follows:

Given a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, increment the:

  1. MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes,
  2. MINOR version when you add functionality in a backwards-compatible manner, and
  3. PATCH version when you make backwards-compatible bug fixes.

Additional labels for pre-release and build metadata are available as extensions to the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH format.