Angular Wrapper for chardin.js instruction overlay which was inspired by the Gmail composer tour at the time.
Include the angular-help-overlay js file (min or source), chardin.js, and chardin.css. If you are using grunt and using a bowerInstall task, you probably will still need to manually include chardin.js and chardin.css yourself, however the angular-help-overlay should be injected just fine.
Next, install the module to your app:
angular.module('YourApp', ['angularHelpOverlay']) ... });
Usage is straightforward: Find the dom element where you want to the overlay to appear (e.g., body, div, etc.) and add this tag to the element:
With showHelp being a scoped boolean property. Setting that property to true will enable the overlay. Since this is just an AngularJS wrapper around a jquery plugin, this directive still uses chardin.js native attribute lookups:
<div data-intro="Some Help description here" data-position="top">...</div>
data-intro: Text to show with the instructions
bottom), where to place the text with respect to the element
Additionally this directive provides delegation of chardin.js start and stop events via, overlay-start-callback and overlay-stop-callback:
<body help-overlay="showHelp" overlay-start-callback="startFn(event)" overlay-stop-callback="stopFn(event)">...</body>
events being passed are the original chardin.js event objects.
Note: The chardin.js attributes will not work on elements that get replaced at compile time, particularly those that are angular directives with replace:true. The workaround for this is to enclose the directive with a simple html wrapper element (e.g.,
<span> or a <div>) with the chardin.js attributes on it.
The example folder contains a modified example of the original chardin.js (i.e., minus the image animate).