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README.md

ember-render-vendor

ember-render-vendor is an Ember+Electron addon that wraps RenderVendor's blazing-fast PDF rendering services with opinionated build tooling for easy integration into Ember apps.

Installation

  • ember install ember-render-vendor --save

n.b. we use --save to install e-r-v as a dep, so it will be packaged with your e-electron builds

Usage

This addon's default blueprint should generate a renderers dir at the root of your app, with one subdir (-public).

Any files added to -public will be available for use in all renderer templates.

Valid renderers subdirs do not start with a -, and contain two files:

  • template.hbs, a handlebars file that defines your renderer's template (w/ dynamic data provided by data); and
  • renderer.js, which is loaded into your Ember app and may be accessed with the rendererFor helper (use it like service injection)
    • import { rendererFor } from 'ember-render-vendor';

Sample files

{{! renderers/invoice/template.hbs }}

<div id="container">
  <img id="logo" src="imgs/logo"/>

  <h1>hello {{data.customerName}}</h1>
  <h4>you owe {{data.total}}</h4>
</div>

<style>
  #logo {
    padding: 10px;
  }

  h1 {
    font-weight: bold;
  }
</style>
// renderers/invoice/renderer.js

import Renderer from 'ember-render-vendor';

export default Renderer.extend({
  attrs: [
    { 'customer.name': 'customerName' },
    'total'
  ],

  render() {
    return this._super({
      type: 'pdf',
      width: '2.25in',
      height: '1.25in'
    })
  }
});
// app/routes/invoice.js

import { rendererFor } from 'ember-render-vendor';

export Ember.Route.extend({
  renderer: rendererFor('invoice'),

  afterModel(model) {
    this.set('renderer.data', model);
  },

  actions: {
    renderPdf() {
      this.get('renderer').render()
        .then((buffer) => console.log(`raw pdf buffer: ${buffer}`));
    }
  }
});
// ember-electron/main.js
// n.b. ideally this will move to an addon-friendly initializer + cleanup story upstream

// ...

let initializersDir = join(process.cwd(), 'ember-electron', 'initializers');
readdirSync(initializersDir)
  .map((name) => require(join(initializersDir, name)))
  .forEach((initializer) => initializer(app));

// ...

Running

  • ember electron
  • ember electron:package

ToDos

  • write test suite
  • chat with Fastboot team about server integration
  • consider implementing e-electron build tooling upstream