Universal web component to create resizable split layouts

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SplitMe - Universal Splitter

SplitMe is a universal splitter built with Stencil. It can be embedded in projects using any framework or even plain HTML.

See a Live Demo.

demo

Table of Contents

Setup

Option 1 (HTML)

Add the SplitMe script tag to your index.html:

<script src="https://unpkg.com/split-me/dist/split-me.js"></script>

Option 2 (React / Angular / Vue)

Add SplitMe to your project:

npm install --save split-me

Import SplitMe in your index.js:

import { defineCustomElements as defineSplitMe } from 'split-me/dist/loader';

defineSplitMe(window);

Basic Usage

Use the split-me tag anywhere you like. Set the number of slots in the splitter through the n attribute. Set the order the inner elements through the slot attribute:

<split-me n="2">
  <div slot="0" class="fill red"></div>
  <div slot="1" class="fill green"></div>
</split-me>

<style>
  .fill {
    height: 100%;
    width: 100%;
  }
</style>

Splitters can be arbitrarily nested into each other to achieve any layout.

<split-me n="3" sizes="0.3, 0.3, 0.4" min-sizes="0.2, 0.0, 0.0">
  <div slot="0" class="fill red"></div>
  <div slot="1" class="fill green"></div>
  <split-me slot="2" n="2" d="vertical" fixed>
    <div slot="0" class="fill blue"></div>
    <div slot="1" class="fill magenta"></div>
  </split-me>
</split-me>

Advanced Usage

Properties

Property Attribute Description Type
d d The direction of the splitter. "horizontal" \| "vertical"
fixed fixed Prevent the splitter from being resized. boolean
maxSizes max-sizes The maximum sizes of the slots. Same format as sizes number[] \| string
minSizes min-sizes The minimum sizes of the slots. Same format as sizes number[] \| string
n n The number of slots in the splitter. number
sizes sizes The initial sizes of the slots. Acceptable formats are: sizes="0.33, 0.67" or sizes="50%, 25%, 25%" number[] \| string
throttle throttle The minimum time (in ms) between resize events while dragging. number

Events

Event Detail Description
slotResized IResizeEvent Emitted every time dragging causes the slots to resize
interface IResizeEvent {
  sizes: number[]; // [0.25, 0.75]
  divider: number; // internal divider index
  originalEvent: MouseEvent | TouchEvent; // event that triggered resize
}

Saving State

function handle(event) {
  // extrapolate details
  const { sizes, divider, originalEvent } = event.detail;
  const sourceElement = event.target;

  console.log(sourceElement, originalEvent);
  console.dir({ divider, sizes });

  // store state
  localStorage.setItem('split-sizes', sizes);
}

const el = document.querySelector('split-me');

// loads sizes, but only if they have not been set yet.
el.sizes = el.sizes || localStorage.getItem('split-sizes');

// listen on changes
el.addEventListener('slotResized', handle);

Styling

SplitMe exposes a few CSS variables that can be overridden in order to adjust the styling of the dividers (gutters) to your liking.

This is the list of variables and their default values:

:host {
  --divider-length: 100%; /* Length of the divider along the principal axis */
  --divider-thickness: 0.15rem; /* Thickness of the divider */
  --divider-color: #eeeeee; /* Background color of the divider */
  --divider-shadow: 0 0 0.3rem black; /* Shadow of the divider */
  --divider-image-h: none; /* Background image of the divider when d="horizontal" */
  --divider-image-v: none; /* Background image of the divider when d="vertical" */
  --divider-background-repeat: no-repeat; /* Repeat rule of the background image */
  --divider-background-position: center; /* Position of the background image */
  --phantom-divider-thickness: 2rem; /* Thickness of the phantom divider used to grab mouse events */
}

Any of these variables can be overridden when using SplitMe in your app. For example, to make the dividers thicker and change their color to yellow:

<split-me n="2">
  <div slot="0" class="fill red"></div>
  <div slot="1" class="fill green"></div>
</split-me>

<style>
  :root split-me {
    --divider-thickness: 0.75rem;
    --divider-color: yellow;
  }
</style>

TODO

  • Prevent resizing
  • Specify initial sizes
  • Specify minimum and maximum sizes
  • Customizable splitter style

Install

Link to this version
ImportedReleased 30 May 2019MIT License
Framework Support
Browser Independent
Install with
npm install split-me"@1.2.0-1"
Run the above npm command in your project folder. If you have any issues installing, please contact the author.
Release notes - Version 1.2.0-1

Dependencies

  • lodash.throttle#^4.1.1