Utils

Framework7 utils is a set of helper methods that used internally and can be handy during development as well.

It is avaialable as a utils property of Framework7 class (Framework7.utils) and same property on initialized app instance (app.utils):

// If we need it in place where we don't have access to app instance or before we init the app
var now = Framework7.utils.now();


// After we init the app we can access it as app instance property
var app = new Framework7({ /*...*/ });
var now = app.utils.now();

Utils Methods

parseUrlQuery()

app.utils.parseUrlQuery(url)- parse url query get parameters

  • url - string - url with GET parameters. Required.

Method returns object with query parameters

var query = app.utils.parseUrlQuery('http://google.com/?id=5&foo=bar');
console.log(query); // { id: 5, foo: 'bar' }

serializeObject()

app.utils.serializeObject(object)- Create a serialized representation of a plain object suitable for use in a URL query string

  • object - object - Object to serialize

returns a new unique array

var params = { foo: 'bar', id: 5 };
console.log(app.utils.serializeObject(params)); // 'foo=bar&id=5'

requestAnimationFrame()

app.utils.requestAnimationFrame(callback)- Cross-browser implementation on requestAnimationFrame

  • callback - function - function to call when it's time to update your animation for the next repaint

returns animation request id, that uniquely identifies the entry in the callback list

var animId;
function anim() {
  var left = parseInt($$('#anim').css('left'), 10) + 1;
  $$('#anim').css({left: left + 'px'})
  animId = app.utils.requestAnimationFrame(anim);
}
animId = app.utils.requestAnimationFrame(anim);

cancelAnimationFrame()

app.utils.cancelAnimationFrame(requestID)- Cancels an animation frame request

  • requestID - number - The ID value returned by the call to app.utils.requestAnimationFrame() that requested the callback
app.utils.cancelAnimationFrame(animId);

removeDiacritics()

app.utils.removeDiacritics(text)- Replace diacritics in specified text string with standard latin characters

  • text - string - Text string
var text = app.utils.removeDiacritics('ÁÓL');
console.log(text); //-> 'AOL'

nextFrame()

app.utils.nextFrame(callback)- Executes code on next available animation frame.

  • callback - string - function to call when it's time to update your animation for the next repaint.
app.utils.nextFrame(function() {
  // do something on next frame
});

nextTick()

app.utils.nextTick(callback, delay)- executes code after required delay. Basically alias for setTimeout

  • callback - string - function to call after specified delay
  • delay - number - delay in ms. Optional, by deault is 0

returns timeout ID

app.utils.nextTick(function() {
  // do something on next tick
});

now()

app.utils.now()- returns current timestamp in ms

var now = app.utils.now();
setTimeout(function () {
  var timeDiff = app.utils.now() - now;
  console.log(timeDiff + 'ms past');
}, 2000);

extend()

app.utils.extend(target, ...from)- extends target object with properties and methods from from objects

  • target - object - target object to extend
  • from - object - objects to copy properties and methods from

returns target object with extended properties and methods

This method becomes very handy if you need to extend one object with properties of others or when you need a deep copy of an object.

var a = {
  apple: 0,
  cherry: 97
};
// Pass as empty object as target to copy a into b
var b = app.utils.extend({}, a);

console.log(b); // { apple: 0, cherry: 97 }
console.log(a === b); // false
var a = {
  apple: 0,
  cherry: 97
};
var b = {
  banana: 10,
  pineapple: 20,
}

// Extends a with b
app.utils.extend(a, b);

console.log(a); // { apple: 0, cherry: 97, banana: 10, pineapple: 20 }
var a = {
  apple: 0,
  cherry: 97
};
var b = {
  banana: 10,
  pineapple: 20,
}

// Create new object c from the merge of a and b
var c = app.utils.extend({}, a, b);

console.log(c); // { apple: 0, cherry: 97, banana: 10, pineapple: 20 }
var a = {
  apple: 0,
  cherry: 97
};
var b = {
  apple: 10,
  pineapple: 20,
}

// Extend a with b
app.utils.extend(a, b);

console.log(a); // { apple: 10, cherry: 97, pineapple: 20 }

uniqueNumber()

app.utils.uniqueNumber()- returns unique number, increased by 1 with every call

app.utils.uniqueNumber(); // -> 2

app.utils.uniqueNumber(); // -> 3

app.utils.uniqueNumber(); // -> 4

id()

app.utils.id(mask, map)- generates random ID-like string

  • mask - string - ID string mask, by default is xxxxxxxxxx
  • map - string - characters that will be used for generation, by default is 0123456789abcdef

returns randomly generated string

app.utils.id() // -> ffe28ab56e

app.utils.id('xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx') // -> 1ea3-f127-dc67-627d

app.utils.id('xxxx-xxxx', 'abcd') // -> aabc-ccda

preloaderContent()

There are methods to return theme-related (iOS, MD or Aurora) content of Preloader element. This method can be useful if you create preloaders dynamically.

app.utils.iosPreloaderContent()- returns required preloader inner content (HTML string) for iOS theme

app.utils.mdPreloaderContent()- returns required preloader inner content (HTML string) for MD theme

app.utils.auroraPreloaderContent()- returns required preloader inner content (HTML string) for Aurora theme

// call method dynamically based on current app theme
var preloaderContent = app.utils[app.theme + 'PreloaderContent']();

// create required preloader content
var myPreloader = '<div class="preloader">' + preloaderContent + '</div>';

// add it somewhere
$('.something').append(myPreloader);

colorHexToRgb()

app.utils.colorHexToRgb(hexColor)- converts HEX color to RGB color

  • hexColor - string - HEX color string

returns [R, G, B] array

app.utils.colorHexToRgb('#f00') // -> [255, 0, 0]

colorRgbToHex()

app.utils.colorRgbToHex(R, G, B)- converts RGB color to HEX color

  • R - number - red value (0 - 255)
  • G - number - green value (0 - 255)
  • B - number - blue value (0 - 255)

returns HEX color string

app.utils.colorHexToRgb(255, 0, 0) // -> '#ff0000'

colorRgbToHsl()

app.utils.colorRgbToHsl(R, G, B)- converts RGB color to HSL color

  • R - number - red value (0 - 255)
  • G - number - green value (0 - 255)
  • B - number - blue value (0 - 255)

returns [H, S, L] array

app.utils.colorRgbToHsl(255, 0, 0) // -> [0, 1, 0.5]

colorHslToRgb()

app.utils.colorHslToRgb(H, S, L)- converts HSL color to RGB color

  • H - number - hue value (0 - 360)
  • S - number - saturation value (0 - 1)
  • L - number - lightness value (0 - 1)

returns [R, G, B] array

app.utils.colorHslToRgb(0, 1, 0.5) // -> [255, 0, 0]

colorHsbToHsl()

app.utils.colorHsbToHsl(H, S, B)- converts HSB(V) color to HSL color

  • H - number - hue value (0 - 360)
  • S - number - saturation value (0 - 1)
  • B - number - brightness value (0 - 1)

returns [H, S, L] array

app.utils.colorHsbToHsl(360, 0.5, 0.5) // -> [360, 0.33, 0.375]

colorHslToHsb()

app.utils.colorHslToHsb(H, S, L)- converts HSL color to HSB(V) color

  • H - number - hue value (0 - 360)
  • S - number - saturation value (0 - 1)
  • L - number - lightness value (0 - 1)

returns [H, S, L] array

app.utils.colorHslToHsb(360, 0.5, 0.5) // -> [360, 0.66, 0.75]

colorThemeCSSProperties()

app.utils.colorThemeCSSProperties(hexColor)- returns object with generate CSS variables required to set specified theme color

  • hexColor - string - HEX color string

returns object with required CSS variables and their values.

app.utils.colorThemeCSSProperties(R, G, B)- returns object with generate CSS variables required to set specified theme color

  • R - number - red value
  • G - number - green value
  • B - number - blue value

returns object with required CSS variables and their values.

app.utils.colorThemeCSSProperties('#f00')
/* returns the following object:
{
  "--f7-theme-color": "#f00",
  "--f7-theme-color-rgb": "255, 0, 0",
  "--f7-theme-color-shade": "#d60000",
  "--f7-theme-color-tint": "#ff2929"
}
*/
app.utils.colorThemeCSSProperties(255, 0, 0)
/* returns the following object:
{
  "--f7-theme-color": "#f00",
  "--f7-theme-color-rgb": "255, 0, 0",
  "--f7-theme-color-shade": "#d60000",
  "--f7-theme-color-tint": "#ff2929"
}
*/