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README.md

paper-input-place

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Google Places Autocomplete styled as a paper-input, providing a convenient material design input for places.

The element is available as a Polymer 3.0 class based module or as a Polymer 2 hybrid supporting Polymer 2.x and 1.x projects.

Try it on the Live Demos page.

Contents

Installation

For Polymer 3.x Projects

Use npm or yarn to install:

npm i --save paper-input-place
// or using yarn
yarn add paper-input-place

For Polymer 1.x or 2.x projects

Use bower to install. Important - the polymer 1.x/2.x versions are 1.9.xxx

bower install --save paper-input-place#^1.9.12

Basic use

<paper-input-place api-key="your google api key" value="{{tourstop.place}}" 
  label="Pick a place" hide-error></paper-input-place>

The value property is an object:

{
  "search": "Guggenheim Museum, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States",
  "place_id": "ChIJmZ5emqJYwokRuDz79o0coAQ",
  "latLng": {
    "lat": 40.7829796,
    "lng": -73.95897059999999
  }
}

Basic use with validation:

<paper-input-place label="Pick a place" api-key="your google api key" value="{{tourstop.place}}"></paper-input-place>

Basic use with a country code specified (use ISO Alpha-2 code):

<paper-input-place label="kies een plaats, elke plaats" api-key="je google api sleutel" 
  value="{{bestemming.plaats}}" search-country-code="NL">
</paper-input-place>

Additional Properties

apiLoaded

A read only boolean property (notifies) that indicates if the google api is loaded and ready to provide place suggestions and geocoding services.

The control also fires an event, api-loaded, when the google api is ready and attached to the input control.

errorMessage

errorMessage / error-message allows customization of the error message display.

<paper-input-place api-key="your google api key" error-message="Pick a place from the list"
  value="{{myPlace}}" required label="Select your destination"
  invalid="{{noPlace}}"></paper-input-place>
<paper-button disabled$="[[noPlace]]" on-tap="saveIt">Save</paper-button>

hideError

If specified the element doesn't display an error message and doesn't turn red. Set hide-error in the markup to suppress validation.

hideIcon

If true (hide-icon attribute present) the element will not display the "place" icon in the prefix position of the paper-input.

invalid

invalid is a read only property which indicates if the control has a valid place.

<paper-input-place api-key="your google api key"
  value="{{myPlace}}" required label="Select your destination"
  invalid="{{noPlace}}"></paper-input-place>
<paper-button disabled$="[[noPlace]]" on-tap="saveIt">Save</paper-button>

label

The floating label for the paper-input.

latLng

latLng is a read only property which returns an object after the user selects a place from the prompt.

<paper-input-place api-key="your google api key"
  value="{{myPlace}}"
  lat-lng="{{myLatLng}}"></paper-input-place>
{
  "lat": 40.7829796,
  "lng": -73.95897059999999
}

place

place is a read only property which returns an object with detailed information after the user selects a place:

<paper-input-place api-key="your google api key"
  value="{{myPlace}}"
  place="{{myPlaceDetails}}"></paper-input-place>
{
  "place_id": "ChIJmZ5emqJYwokRuDz79o0coAQ",
  "formatted_address": "1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA",
  "search": "Guggenheim Museum, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States",
  "latLng": {
    "lat": 40.7829796,
    "lng": -73.95897059999999
  },
  "basic": {
    "name": "Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum",
    "address": "1071 5th Avenue",
    "city": "New York",
    "state": "New York",
    "stateCode": "NY",
    "postalCode": "10128",
    "country": "United States",
    "countryCode": "US",
    "streetNumber": "1071",
    "route": "5th Avenue",
    "phone": "(212) 423-3500"
  },
  "placeDetails": {
    "address_components": [
      {
        "long_name": "1071",
        "short_name": "1071",
        "types": [
          "street_number"
        ]
      },
      {
        "long_name": "5th Avenue",
        "short_name": "5th Ave",
        "types": [
          "route"
        ]
      },
      {
        "long_name": "Upper East Side",
        "short_name": "UES",
        "types": [
          "neighborhood",
          "political"
        ]
      },
      {
        "long_name": "Manhattan",
        "short_name": "Manhattan",
        "types": [
          "sublocality_level_1",
          "sublocality",
          "political"
        ]
      },
      {
        "long_name": "New York",
        "short_name": "New York",
        "types": [
          "locality",
          "political"
        ]
      },
      {
        "long_name": "New York County",
        "short_name": "New York County",
        "types": [
          "administrative_area_level_2",
          "political"
        ]
      },
      {
        "long_name": "New York",
        "short_name": "NY",
        "types": [
          "administrative_area_level_1",
          "political"
        ]
      },
      {
        "long_name": "United States",
        "short_name": "US",
        "types": [
          "country",
          "political"
        ]
      },
      {
        "long_name": "10128",
        "short_name": "10128",
        "types": [
          "postal_code"
        ]
      }
    ],
    "icon": "https://maps.gstatic.com/mapfiles/place_api/icons/museum-71.png",
    "international_phone_number": "+1 212-423-3500",
    "permanently_closed": false,
    "types": [
      "museum",
      "point_of_interest",
      "establishment"
    ],
    "website": "http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york",
    "url": "https://maps.google.com/?cid=333297768485043384",
    "utc_offset": -240
  }
}

A Note About Handling Addresses

If you need the address and are working with a global scope you should be aware that not all countries will have a street name and number system you can rely on. For example in Japan (except in Kyoto and some Hokkaidō cities) most streets do not have names. In Ghana most rural places don't have numbers. You may want to consider testing place result properties and using formatted_address where needed.

placeholder

Sets the placeholder of the underlying input element.

required

Indicates to the control that selection of a place is mandatory and that an empty input is not valid.

Search Bias Properties - searchCountryCode, searchBounds, searchType

These properties can be used to limit the autocomplete search results by country, a bounding geographic rectangle and/or by type of result.

searchCountryCode

You can provide an ISO Alpha-2 Country code to limit results to the given country.

searchBounds

searchBounds takes an object of the form:

{
  east: number,  // East longitude in degrees.
  west: number,  // West longitude in degrees.
  north: number, // North latitude in degrees.
  south: number, // South latitude in degrees.  
}

For example, this area

{ north: 39.144342, east: 1.672126, south: 38.810722, west: 1.164008}

includes the island of Ibiza, Spain.

searchType

Limits results to a given result type. Valid types are:

  • address
  • geocode
  • establishment
  • (regions)
  • (cities)

language

Sets the input and autocomplete list preferred language. The default is the user's preferred language setting in the browser (see Google Maps Api Localizing).

Specify the language as a supported language code.

It should also be noted that Google does not have a translation for every place name in the world in every supported language.

If you use this attribute you must set it when the element is initialized or at least before the apiKey is set.

If you use this attribute you must also set the language attribute to the same value on any other element that may load the Google Maps API (e.g. google-map) or you will generate API loaded twice errors.

minimizeApi

If true, the element does not load the drawing, geometry or visualization libraries, slightly reducing payload size.

Do not set this attribute if your page includes other elements that use the Google Maps Javascript API (e.g. google-map) as those elements will attempt to load all libraries, generating API loaded twice errors.

The default value, false, is compatible with the api set used by the Google Elements collection.

If you use this attribute you must set it when the element is initialized or at least before the apiKey is set.

Methods

focus()

Sets the focus to the input field.

Convenience Functions

While not needed for the main purpose, the user entering a place, you may have existing data you need to geocode for use in the element. We make these functions available here since the Google API is already loaded.

geocode(address)

The geocode function takes an address as its parameter and returns a promise for a result which is a place object as described in the place property above. Note that this does not have any effect on the control's properties (but, of course one could turn around and set the value property with information from the place detail returned).

this.$$('paper-input-place').geocode(address).then(
  function(result) {
    // do something with result (a place object)
  }.bind(this),
  function(status) {
    // do something with status - the reason the geocode did not work
  }.bind(this)
);

reverseGeocode(latLng)

The reverseGeocode function takes a latLng object as it's parameter and returns a promise for a result which is a place object as described in the place property above. Note that this does not have any effect on the control's properties (but, of course one could turn around and set the value property with information from the place detail returned).

this.$$('paper-input-place').reverseGeocode(latlng).then(
  function(result) {
    // do something with result (a place object)
  }.bind(this),
  function(status) {
    // do something with status - the reason the geocode did not work
  }.bind(this)
);

putPlace(place)

The putPlace function takes a place object and updates the control to reflect that place.

this.$$('paper-input-place').geocode('Qualcomm Stadium').then(
  function(result) {
    // set the control to this place
    this.$$('paper-input-place').putPlace(result);
  }.bind(this),
  function(status) {
    // do something with status - the reason the geocode did not work
  }.bind(this)
);

Styling

Custom Properties

The following custom properties and mixins are available for styling:

Custom property Description Default
--paper-input-place-icon-mixin Mixin applied to all icons {}
--paper-input-place-prefix-icon-mixin Mixin applied to the prefix icon {}
--paper-input-place-postfix-icon-mixin Mixin applied to the postfix icon {}

Paper Input Mixins and Variables

You can style the paper-input-place element as you would any paper-input element - use the mixins and variables of paper-input-container documented on the paper-input-container api page. Apply the style to the paper-input-place element.

Example: make the paper-input-place more green:

<template>
  <style>
    paper-input-place {
      width: 450px;
    }
    paper-input-place.make-it-green {        
      --paper-input-container-underline: {
        border-bottom: 2px dotted lightgreen;
      }
      --paper-input-container-underline-focus: {
        border-bottom: 4px solid green;
      }
      --paper-input-container-label-focus: {
        font-style: italic;
        color: green;
        font-weight: bold;
      }
      --paper-input-container-label: {
        font-style: italic;
        color: lightgreen;
        font-weight: normal;
      }
        --paper-input-container-label-floating: {
        font-style: italic;
        color: darkgreen;
        font-weight: bold;
      }
      /* and a custom property also */
        paper-input-place {
          --paper-input-place-icon-mixin: {
            color: green;
      };
    }
  </style>
  <paper-input-place class="make-it-green" value="{{val}}" place="{{place}}" invalid="{{inv}}" api-key="[[apiKey]]" label="Pick a place, any place" hide-error></paper-input-place>
</template>

Styling the Autocomplete Items List

The list is provided by Google Places Autocomplete and can be styled by CSS classes described here. The trick is the styles must be in the document level (not within a custom element).

Example: Make the list garish:

index.html

<style>
    .pac-container {
      background-color: lightblue;
      border: 2px darkolivegreen ;
      min-width: 450px;
    }
    .pac-item-query {
      font-size: 25px;
    }
    .pac-item:hover {
      background-color: lightgoldenrodyellow;
    }
</style>

Support

Support is available for both the Polymer 2.x/1.x version and the Polymer 3.x version of `paper-input-place'. You may submit issues in the github repository. I strive to address issues within one day.

Contributing

Contributions via pull request are certainly welcome and appreciated.

License

MIT

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