ZCS 6.0:Zimlet Developers Guide:Examples:Tab Template

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This zimlet will create a "tab" application that loads HTML content from a template for display in the tab.

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Definition File

Below is the Zimlet Definition File. Notice: the compiled template is included with an <include> element:

<zimlet name="com_zimbra_tabtemplate" version="0.1" description="Demos a tab application with a template">

Handler Object

Below is a snippet from the Handler Object from the zimlet JavaScript file. In zimlet init(), the "tab" application is created. The newly created application name is returned and set as a local zimlet property _simpleAppName for later use.

 * This method gets called by the Zimlet framework when the zimlet loads.
com_zimbra_tabiframeHandlerObject.prototype.init =
function() {
    this._simpleAppName = this.createApp("Tab Template App", "zimbraIcon", "A app in a new tab with a template");

In this snippet, when the tab application is launched, HTML code (that produces an iframe) is loaded into the tab application content:

 * This method gets called by the Zimlet framework when the application is opened for the first time.
 * @param	{String}	appName		the application name		
com_zimbra_tabiframeHandlerObject.prototype.appLaunch =
function(appName) {
  switch (appName) {
    case this._simpleAppName: {
      var app = appCtxt.getApp(appName); // get access to ZmZimletApp

      var content = this._createTabView();
      app.setContent(content); // write HTML to application tab


In this snippet, the template is called and the method returns the HTML content:

 * Creates the tab view using the template.
 * @return	{String}	the tab HTML content
com_zimbra_tabtemplateHandlerObject.prototype._createTabView =
function() {
    return  AjxTemplate.expand("com_zimbra_tabtemplate.templates.Tab#Main");		


Zimlet Package com_zimbra_tabtemplate.zip

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Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite 6.0 Date Created: 01/06/2010
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=ZCS_6.0:Zimlet_Developers_Guide:Examples:Tab_Template Date Modified: 2010-01-09

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