robust-apricot
robust-apricot•4mo ago

how can i add my own custom items to themedsiderv2

I would like to add my own item (not a simple action on a resource) that has its own icon, text, handler etc., to the side bar. I am using ThemedSiderV2.
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
Hi @oshiri3676. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- You can add custom items to the <ThemedSiderV2> component in refine by using one of the following methods: 1. Using Resource Definitions: You can use the resources property on the <Refine> component. The <Sider> component shows the resources whose list property is set. So, you can have an extra navigation link by adding a resource with the list attribute. Here is an example:
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";

<Refine
...
resources={[
{
name: "dashboard",
list: "/",
meta: {
label: "Dashboard",
icon: "🏠",
},
},
]}
/>;
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";

<Refine
...
resources={[
{
name: "dashboard",
list: "/",
meta: {
label: "Dashboard",
icon: "🏠",
},
},
]}
/>;
Source (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/faq#how-can-i-add-an-item-to-the-sider-component) 2. Using render property of <Sider> component: The render property is a function that receives an object with the items and logout properties. The items property is the list of navigation items and the logout property is the logout button. Here is an example:
import { Layout, Sider } from "@refinedev/antd";

const CustomSider = () => {
return (
<Sider
render={({ items, logout }) => {
return (
<>
<a href="<https://refine.dev/">👋> Navigation Link</a>
{items}
{logout}
</>
);
}}
/>
);
};

const CustomLayout = () => {
return <Layout Sider={CustomSider}>...</Layout>;
};
import { Layout, Sider } from "@refinedev/antd";

const CustomSider = () => {
return (
<Sider
render={({ items, logout }) => {
return (
<>
<a href="<https://refine.dev/">👋> Navigation Link</a>
{items}
{logout}
</>
);
}}
/>
);
};

const CustomLayout = () => {
return <Layout Sider={CustomSider}>...</Layout>;
};
Source (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/faq#using-render-property-of-sider-component) 3. Using swizzle command: You can use the command to copy the default Sider component to your project. This will allow you to customize the sider as you want. You can refer to the swizzle section of Development guide (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/development/#using-swizzle) for more details. Please note that you need to replace <Sider> with <ThemedSiderV2> in the examples above if you are using <ThemedSiderV2>. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
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robust-apricot
robust-apricot•4mo ago
@kapa.ai - If i use approach number 1 ("Using Resource Defintion" with a list attribute), but it's not a real resource with an underlying database table, then I'll need to create a custom handler in an override of the dataprovider, right? Is there an alternative?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Yes, if you use the "Using Resource Definitions" approach and the resource doesn't have an underlying database table, you'll need to handle this in your data provider. You can override the specific methods of your data provider to return custom data or perform custom actions for this resource. Here's an example of how you can override a specific method of your data provider:
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";

const simpleRestProvider = dataProvider("API_URL");
const myDataProvider = {
...simpleRestProvider,
getList: async ({ resource }) => {
if (resource === "myCustomResource") {
// handle your custom resource here
// return data in the format { data: MyData[], total: number }
}

// fallback to the original getList method for other resources
return await simpleRestProvider.getList({ resource });
},
};

<Refine dataProvider={myDataProvider} />;
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";

const simpleRestProvider = dataProvider("API_URL");
const myDataProvider = {
...simpleRestProvider,
getList: async ({ resource }) => {
if (resource === "myCustomResource") {
// handle your custom resource here
// return data in the format { data: MyData[], total: number }
}

// fallback to the original getList method for other resources
return await simpleRestProvider.getList({ resource });
},
};

<Refine dataProvider={myDataProvider} />;
Source (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/faq#how-i-can-override-specific-function-of-data-providers) Alternatively, if you don't want to modify the data provider, you can consider using the other two approaches: "Using render property of <Sider> component" or "Using swizzle command". These approaches allow you to add custom items to the sidebar without needing to define a new resource or modify the data provider. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
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robust-apricot
robust-apricot•4mo ago
@kapa.ai - If I use the <Sider> render approach, how do i ensure that my custom item has the same formatting as the standard items?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- When using the render prop of the <Sider> or <ThemedSiderV2> component, you can ensure that your custom item has the same formatting as the standard items by using the same components and styles that refine uses for its standard items. Refine uses Ant Design under the hood, so you can use Ant Design's components to create your custom items. For example, you can use the <Menu.Item> component to create a custom item that looks like a standard item. Here's an example:
import { Layout, Sider } from "@refinedev/antd";
import { Menu } from "antd";
import { HomeOutlined } from "@ant-design/icons";

const CustomSider = () => {
return (
<Sider
render={({ items, logout }) => {
return (
<>
<Menu.Item key="custom" icon={<HomeOutlined />}>
Custom Item
</Menu.Item>
{items}
{logout}
</>
);
}}
/>
);
};

const CustomLayout = () => {
return <Layout Sider={CustomSider}>...</Layout>;
};
import { Layout, Sider } from "@refinedev/antd";
import { Menu } from "antd";
import { HomeOutlined } from "@ant-design/icons";

const CustomSider = () => {
return (
<Sider
render={({ items, logout }) => {
return (
<>
<Menu.Item key="custom" icon={<HomeOutlined />}>
Custom Item
</Menu.Item>
{items}
{logout}
</>
);
}}
/>
);
};

const CustomLayout = () => {
return <Layout Sider={CustomSider}>...</Layout>;
};
In this example, <HomeOutlined /> is the icon for the custom item, and "Custom Item" is the text. You can replace them with your own icon and text. Please note that you need to import the necessary components and icons from Ant Design. In this example, Menu and HomeOutlined are imported from Ant Design. Source (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/faq#using-render-property-of-sider-component) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
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robust-apricot
robust-apricot•4mo ago
@kapa.ai - Does refine always use ant design for the menu items, even when I've chosen to integrate with mui?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- No, refine does not always use Ant Design for the menu items. The UI library used for the menu items depends on the UI integration you've chosen for your refine application. If you've chosen to integrate with Material UI (MUI), then refine will use MUI components for the menu items. Similarly, if you've chosen to integrate with Ant Design, then refine will use Ant Design components for the menu items. Refine provides integration packages for both Material UI (https://refine.dev/docs/ui-integrations/material-ui/introduction) and Ant Design (https://refine.dev/docs/ui-integrations/ant-design/introduction). These packages provide a set of ready-to-use components and hooks that connect refine with the respective UI components. So, the look and feel of your application, including the menu items, will be consistent with the UI library you've chosen. If you want to customize the menu items, you can do so by using the components and styles from the UI library you've chosen. For example, if you're using MUI, you can use MUI's components to create your custom menu items. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
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robust-apricot
robust-apricot•4mo ago
@kapa.ai - How can I provide a custom title to the sider without override the sider component?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- You can provide a custom title to the <Sider> or <ThemedSiderV2> component by using the Title prop. This prop accepts a React.FC component to render at the top of the sider. Here's an example of how to use the Title prop with <ThemedSiderV2>:
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import { ThemedLayoutV2, ThemedSiderV2 } from "@refinedev/mantine";
import { CustomTitle } from "./CustomTitle";

const App: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Refine
// ...
>
<ThemedLayoutV2
Sider={() => (
<ThemedSiderV2
Title={({ collapsed }) => <CustomTitle collapsed={collapsed} />}
// ...
/>
)}
>
{/* ... */}
</ThemedLayoutV2>
</Refine>
);
};
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import { ThemedLayoutV2, ThemedSiderV2 } from "@refinedev/mantine";
import { CustomTitle } from "./CustomTitle";

const App: React.FC = () => {
return (
<Refine
// ...
>
<ThemedLayoutV2
Sider={() => (
<ThemedSiderV2
Title={({ collapsed }) => <CustomTitle collapsed={collapsed} />}
// ...
/>
)}
>
{/* ... */}
</ThemedLayoutV2>
</Refine>
);
};
In this example, CustomTitle is a custom component that you need to define. The collapsed prop is a boolean that indicates whether the sider is collapsed or not. Source (https://refine.dev/docs/ui-integrations/mantine/components/themed-layout#sider) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
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robust-apricot
robust-apricot•4mo ago
@kapa.ai - Can you show me an example of adding a properly formatted menu item to the sidebar render function using mui?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Sure, you can add a properly formatted menu item to the sidebar using Material UI (MUI) components in the render function of the <Sider> or <ThemedSiderV2> component. Here's an example:
import { Layout, Sider } from "@refinedev/mui";
import { ListItem, ListItemIcon, ListItemText } from "@mui/material";
import HomeIcon from '@mui/icons-material/Home';

const CustomSider = () => {
return (
<Sider
render={({ items, logout }) => {
return (
<>
<ListItem button>
<ListItemIcon>
<HomeIcon />
</ListItemIcon>
<ListItemText primary="Custom Item" />
</ListItem>
{items}
{logout}
</>
);
}}
/>
);
};

const CustomLayout = () => {
return <Layout Sider={CustomSider}>...</Layout>;
};
import { Layout, Sider } from "@refinedev/mui";
import { ListItem, ListItemIcon, ListItemText } from "@mui/material";
import HomeIcon from '@mui/icons-material/Home';

const CustomSider = () => {
return (
<Sider
render={({ items, logout }) => {
return (
<>
<ListItem button>
<ListItemIcon>
<HomeIcon />
</ListItemIcon>
<ListItemText primary="Custom Item" />
</ListItem>
{items}
{logout}
</>
);
}}
/>
);
};

const CustomLayout = () => {
return <Layout Sider={CustomSider}>...</Layout>;
};
In this example, ListItem, ListItemIcon, and ListItemText are MUI components used to create a custom menu item. HomeIcon is the icon for the custom item, and "Custom Item" is the text. You can replace them with your own icon and text. Please note that you need to import the necessary components and icons from MUI. In this example, ListItem, ListItemIcon, ListItemText, and HomeIcon are imported from MUI. Source (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/faq#using-render-property-of-sider-component) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
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robust-apricot
robust-apricot•4mo ago
@kapa.ai - Using your mui example, the custom item still doesn't look exactly the same as the built-in items.
kapa.ai
kapa.ai•4mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- The built-in items in the sidebar use some additional styling and components to achieve their look and feel. If you want your custom item to look exactly the same as the built-in items, you would need to use the same components and styles. Unfortunately, the exact components and styles used for the built-in items are not specified in the provided extracts. However, you can inspect the built-in items using your browser's developer tools to see what components and styles are used, and then apply the same to your custom item. Alternatively, you can use the swizzle feature to copy the default Sider component to your project. This will allow you to see the exact code used for the built-in items, and you can then use the same code for your custom item. You can refer to the swizzle section of Development guide (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/development/#using-swizzle) for more details. Please note that using the swizzle feature requires some knowledge of React and the UI library you're using (in this case, Material UI). If you're not comfortable with this, you might want to consider getting help from a developer who is familiar with these technologies. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
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kapa.ai•4mo ago
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