matestack-ui-bootstrap
Boost your productivity & easily create reactive andstyled web UIs in pure Ruby.
matestack-ui-bootstrap ships all you need to build reactive AND styled UIs in pure Ruby orchestrating styled components (based on Bootstrap v5) with a simple Ruby DSL. Additionally smart CRUD components helps you building beautiful data-driven admin and application UIs.
All features of matestack-ui-core and matestack-ui-vuejs can be mixed in which gives you maximum flexibility while implementing your UIs.

Compatibility

matestack-ui-bootstrap requires matestack-ui-vuejs and matestack-ui-core
matestack-ui-bootstrap is tested against:
  • Rails 7.0.1 + Ruby 3.0.0 + Vue.js 3.2.26
  • Rails 6.1.1 + Ruby 3.0.0 + Vue.js 3.2.26
  • Rails 6.1.1 + Ruby 2.7.2 + Vue.js 3.2.26
  • Rails 6.0.3.4 + Ruby 2.6.6 + Vue.js 3.2.26
  • Rails 5.2.4.4 + Ruby 2.6.6 + Vue.js 3.2.26
Rails versions below 5.2 are not supported.
Vue.js 2.x is supported when using the Compat build of Vue.js

Documentation/Installation

Feature walk-through

You might want to have a look at the dummy app in oder to better understand what kind of results you get out of matestack-ui-bootstrap

All Bootstrap v5 components, available in pure Ruby

Alongside smart components, matestack-ui-boostrap ships all Bootstrap v5 components enabling you to use them in pure Ruby.
Imagine adding a Bootstrap `card` component within one line of Ruby, skipping recreating the required DOM structures again and again?
bs_card title: "foo", body: "bar" #bs_card is shipped within matestack-ui-bootstrap
renders:
<div class="card">
<div class="card-body">
<h5 class="card-title">foo</h5>
<p class="card-text">bar</p>
</div>
</div>
Mix that with Matestack's core components, Bootstrap's utility classes or custom CSS for customized UI implementation. That means you're able to use Bootstrap and matestack-ui-boostrap components with a high level of abstraction for maximum productivity right next to core components like `div` with a lower level of abstraction for maximum flexibility!
On top of that, you're able to use all kinds of methods in order to render your UI based on conditions like `current_user.is_super_admin?`. Adjusting the UI to your custom rules based on pure Ruby is super easy. That's what we call flexible abstraction!
The following code snippet demonstrates the usage of components shippend in matestack-ui-bootstrap (bs_*) alongside using utility classes (mt-3) and matestack-ui-core components (small,b ...) and reactive components from matestack-ui-vuejs (transition):
class MyAdmin::Pages::Customer::Index < Matestack::Ui::Page
def response
bs_container do
bs_row do
Customer.last(6).each do |customer|
bs_col sm: 4, class: "mt-3" do
card_for(customer)
end
end
end
end
end
def card_for customer
bs_card title: customer.name, img_path: asset_pack_url('.../xyz.png'), class: "shadow-sm" do
card_body_for(customer)
end
end
def card_body_for customer
small class: "mb-3" do
b text: "Email:"
plain customer.email
end
if current_user.is_super_admin?
transition path: form_path(id: customer.id) do
bs_btn size: :sm, text: "edit", class: "mt-3"
end
end
end
end

Flexible, responsive, prebuilt app layouts

Use our prebuilt app templates through class inheritance in order to quickly setup typical layouts including sidebar and header navigation. Styles can be customized via SCSS theming.
Thanks to the fact that you're dealing with pure Ruby classes, it's also pretty easy to modify prebuilt UI structures and appearance in order to tailor the admin app to your individual needs.
class MyAdmin::Layout < Matestack::Ui::Bootstrap::Layouts::AdminTemplate
# the response method is defined by the parent class
# you just need to pass in some configuration using the methods below
# it's still possible to overwrite and adjust the response method
# defined in the parent class
def sidebar_top_partial
div class: "text-center" do
transition path: root_path, delay: 300 do
h4 "Your Rails Backend"
end
end
div class: "text-center my-5" do
bs_avatar img_path: asset_pack_url('media/images/avatar-placeholder.png')
div class: "my-3" do
plain current_admin.email
end
end
end
def sidebar_navigation_items
[
{ type: :transition, path: dummy_dashboard_path, text: "Dashboard", icon: "columns-gap" },
{ type: :transition, path: dummy_products_path, text: "Products", icon: "box" },
{ type: :transition, path: dummy_customers_path, text: "Customers", icon: "people-fill" },
{ type: :transition, path: dummy_orders_path, text: "Orders", icon: "cart-check-fill"},
]
end
def toasts
[
{ show_on: "failure", class: "bg-danger text-white", body: "Error!" },
{ show_on: "success", class: "bg-primary text-white", body: "Success!" },
]
end
leading to something like this (layout with sidebar and toasts tiggered on form and action submissions, page content is obviously defined somewhere else ;) -->

Powerful page layout components for great UI experience

Use components like bs_page_heading or bs_section_card together with grid components like bs_row and bs_col in order to quickly create a well structured, consistent and good looking UI.
Split rendering of complex, data-intesive UIs with Matestack's VueJs async component and increase initial page load performance! All without writing one line of JavaScript:
class MyAdmin::Pages::Dashboard::Show < Matestack::Ui::Page
def response
bs_page_heading title: t("dashboard.title"), subtitle: t("dashboard.subtitle")
bs_row do
bs_col md: 6 do
analytics_partial
end
bs_col md: 6 do
activity_partial
end
end
end
def analytics_partial
async defer: 300, id: "products-card" do
MyAdmin::Components::Dashboard::Products.call()
end
async defer: 600, id: "revenue-card" do
MyAdmin::Components::Dashboard::Revenue.call()
end
end
def activity_partial
bs_row do
bs_col do
async defer: 900, rerender_on: "activity-tracked", id: "activity-card" do
MyAdmin::Components::Dashboard::Activity.call()
end
end
end
end
end
and e.g.:
class MyAdmin::Components::Dashboard::Revenue < Matestack::Ui::Component
def response
section_card title: t("dashboard.revenue.title"), subtitle: t("dashboard.revenue.subtitle") do
row do
col xl: 6 do
text_kpis_partial
end
col xl: 6, class: "py-3" do
chart_kpis_partial
end
end
end
end
# ...
end
leading to something like this -->

Chart.js components accessible in pure Ruby

Want to visualize some data in charts? Matestack UI Bootstrap let's you easily integrate chart.js (copy/paste once from example in documentation [or choose any other chart library]) which from then on allows you to use chart components in pure Ruby without thinking of the JavaScript side!
Choose from line, doughnut, bar or pie charts and use theme colors for consistent coloring of datasets without touching CSS:
class MyAdmin::Components::Dashboard::Products < Matestack::Ui::Component
def response
bs_section_card title: t("..."), subtitle: t("...") do
bs_row do
bs_col xl: 6 do
text_kpis_partial
end
bs_col xl: 6, class: "py-3" do
chart_kpis_partial
end
end
end
end
protected
# ...
def chart_kpis_partial
# Component available for copy/paste in matestack-ui-bootstrap docs!
Components::ChartJs type: :doughnut,
datasets: [
{
data: top_5_product_values,
backgroundColor: [:primary, :secondary, :blue, :indigo, :info]
},
],
labels: top_5_product_names
end
def top_5_products
OrderItem
.group(:product_id)
.sum(:price_in_euro)
.sort_by{|k, v| v}
.reverse
.first(5)
end
def top_5_product_values
top_5_products
.map { |product_id, value| value }
end
def top_5_product_names
top_5_products
.map { |product_id, value| Product.find(product_id).name }
end
end
which leads to something like this -->

Reactive and styled forms in no time

matestack-ui-vuejs already ships reactive forms, usable with pure Ruby. Within matestack-ui-bootstrap you get styled form components, enabling you to create beautiful, reactive forms with a few lines of Ruby!
Create styled forms, with reactive error/success rendering without thinking of any implementation detail:
class MyAdmin::Components::UsersForm < Matestack::Ui::Component
required :user
def response
matestack_form form_config do
bs_form_input key: :name, type: :text, label: "Name"
bs_form_input key: :avatar, type: :file, label: "Avatar"
bs_form_select key: :role, options: [:client, :admin], label: "Role",
placeholder: "Select Role"
bs_form_switch key: :active, label: "Active?"
bs_form_submit button_variant: :primary, spinner_variant: :light, text: "Submit"
end
end
def form_config
{
multipart: true, # due to file upload
for: context.user,
path: admin_user_path(context.user.id),
method: :put,
success: {
emit: :success
},
failure: {
emit: :failure
}
}
end
end
which results in something like this --> (errors are rendered dynamically after async form submission, a error toast would trigger as well if added to the layout)

Reactive, paginated, filterable tables, without the JavaScript hussle

Implementing a paginated, filterable collection is exhausting. And what about some reactivity when switching through the pages in order to avoid full page reloads? You don't want to build that yourself! That's why we've created the collection component, shipped within matestack-ui-core. The bs_smart_collection shipped with matestack-ui-bootstrap gives you even more:
A few lines of Ruby is enough to add a styled, reactive paginated table with filters to your UI! You can optionally modify column rendering and per-row actions via method injection:
class MyAdmin::Pages::Orders::Index < Matestack::Ui::Page
def response
# ...
bs_section_card do
bs_smart_collection collection_config
end
# ...
end
def collection_config
{
id: 'orders',
# Active Record query:
items: Order.includes(:customer, :order_items).all,
paginate: 10,
rerender_on: "success",
columns: {
# just render the ID:
id: 'ID',
# render an attribute of a child model:
'customer.last_name': {
# use a specific table column heading:
heading: 'Customer Name'
},
price_in_euro: {
heading: 'Price in €',
# transform the column content with a Proc:
format: -> (column_data){ "#{column_data} €" },
text: :right
}
},
filters: {
'customer.last_name': {
placeholder: 'Filter by Customer Name',
match: :starts_with,
}
},
slots: {
# inject a method which defines the per row actions:
table_item_actions: method(:table_item_actions)
}
}
end
def table_item_actions order
transition path: edit_dummy_order_path(order), delay: 300 do
bs_btn outline: true, size: :sm, variant: :primary do
bs_icon name: 'arrow-right', size: 20
end
end
end
end
which leads to something like this -->
...and if you're not into tables, you can adjust the collection content rendering with some custom ruby code while keeping all the reactivity:
class MyAdmin::Pages::Products::Index < Matestack::Ui::Page
# ...
def collection_config
{
id: 'products',
items: Product.all,
paginate: 9,
rerender_on: "success",
filters: {
name: {
placeholder: 'Filter by Name',
match: :like
},
},
slots: {
collection_rendering: method(:collection_rendering)
}
}
end
def collection_rendering products
slot do
bs_row do
products.each do |product|
bs_col xl: 4, class: "mb-3" do
collection_card product
end
end
end
end
end
def collection_card product
bs_card title: product.name, subtitle: "#{product.price_in_euro} €", class: "h-100" do
paragraph product.description, class: "fw-lighter"
transition path: edit_dummy_product_path(product), delay: 300 do
bs_btn outline: true, size: :sm, variant: :primary do
bs_icon name: 'arrow-right', size: 20
end
end
action product_delete_action_config(product) do
bs_btn outline: true, size: :sm, variant: :danger do
bs_icon name: 'trash2', size: 20
end
end
end
end
def product_delete_action_config product
{
method: :delete,
path: dummy_product_path(id: product.id),
confirm: true,
success: {
emit: "success"
}
}
end
end
which then looks like this -->
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