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New in v6: How to create a Quick Button in BackpackForLaravel

Hey there, fellow developers! In this article, we're going to explore the awesome new feature in version 6 of Backpack for Laravel - th...

Karan Datwani
Karan Datwani
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Hey there, fellow developers!

In this article, we're going to explore the awesome new feature in version 6 of Backpack for Laravel - the Quick Button! With this neat little addition, creating buttons in your projects becomes a breeze. This feature has got you covered for most simple button use cases.

Basic Quick Button Setup

First things first, let's see how easy it is to create a basic Quick Button. We're talking about those simple buttons that consist of just an <a> element with a href and a class that's shown if the admin has access to that specific operation. To create such a button, simply use the following code:

// by default, the quick button will figure out the Name and Label from the button name
$this->crud->button('email')->stack('line')->view('crud::buttons.quick');

That's it! With this code snippet, you'll have a Quick Button up and running with minimal effort.

Customizing Your Quick Button

Of course, we often need customizations, so let's dive into how to personalize your Quick Button. You can easily customize various aspects such as Access, Name, Label, and Icon using the meta method.

Here's an example of how you can customize your Quick Button:

$this->crud->button('email')->stack('line')->view('crud::buttons.quick')->meta([
    'access' => 'Email', // Define the access level required to display the button
    'label' => 'Email', // Set a custom label for your button
    'icon' => 'la la-envelope', // Choose an icon for your button
    'wrapper' => [
        'href' => url('something'), // Customize the link for your button
        'target' => '_blank', // Choose if you want the link to open in a new tab
        'title' => 'Create a new email to this user', // Add a title attribute to your button
    ]
]);

As you can see, you can fine-tune your Quick Button to suit your project's specific requirements. Tweak the access, label, icon and even the wrapper element attributes to your heart's content.

Further Resources

If you want to explore even more possibilities and options for creating Buttons, be sure to check out the official documentation at https://backpackforlaravel.com/docs/6.x/crud-buttons. The documentation provides additional insights and examples like "Adding a Custom Button with JavaScript to the "top" stack" that can help you level up your button game!

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That's it for this quick how-to article! Now you're all set to create stylish and efficient Quick Buttons for your Laravel projects using Backpack v6. Happy coding! 🚀

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