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Lazy Download Button

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This component allows you to display a normal Vaadin button to download content from your application without blocking the UI while preparing the content. This allows you to load huge files from your backend and let the browser download it when it's ready.

Please also have a look at the examples or the demo source code, if you want to see how to integrate the LDB.

Requires PUSH

Since the content preparation is done in a separate thread, this component needs Push to be activated. The component itself does not check for active Push.

Please lookup the official documentation of Vaadin on how to activate Push: https://vaadin.com/docs/flow/advanced/tutorial-push-configuration.html

Sample code

// Create a new instance - it needs at least a caption (or icon) and a 
// callback to create the content on click time.
//
// Please be aware, that the callback is called OUTSIDE of the current UI.
// You need to use UI.access() if you want to access the UI.

LazyDownloadButton button = new LazyDownloadButton("Download", () -> {
    try {
        // Provide the file content as an input stream. In a WAR project, this could be for instance
        return Files.newInputStream(Paths.get(getClass().getClassLoader().getResource("some-file").toURI()))    } catch (IOException | InterruptedException e) {
        throw new RuntimeException(e);
    }
});

add(button);
// Provide a callback to create the file name on click time

LazyDownloadButton button = new LazyDownloadButton("Download", 
    () -> "my_file.txt", 
    () -> // ... create the input stream here 
);

add(button);
// LDB extends Vaadin Button, so you may use a simple click listener

LazyDownloadButton button = new LazyDownloadButton(...);

button.setDisableOnClick(true);
button.addClickListener(event -> {
    // show some feedback to the user, that the download is prepared in the background
    event.getSource().setText("Preparing download...");
});

// LDB also provides a "download start" listener - this listener is fired, when the client
// side starts the download. Please be aware to NOT remove the button here or its content, otherwise
// the download can fail.

button.addDownloadStartsListener(event -> {
    // restore normal state, so that the user can download the content again
    LazyDownloadButton button = event.getSource();
    button.setText("Download"); 
    button.setEnabled(true);
});

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Version

Released
2019-11-14
Maturity
BETA
License
Apache License 2.0

Compatibility

Framework
Vaadin 14+
Browser
Browser Independent

Lazy Download Button - Vaadin Add-on Directory

Lazy Download Button Lazy Download Button - Vaadin Add-on Directory
This component allows you to display a normal Vaadin button to download content from your application without blocking the UI while preparing the content. This allows you to load huge files from your backend and let the browser download it when it's ready. Please also have a look at the examples or the demo source code, if you want to see how to integrate the LDB. **Requires PUSH** Since the content preparation is done in a separate thread, this component needs **Push** to be activated. The component itself does not check for active Push. Please lookup the official documentation of Vaadin on how to activate Push: https://vaadin.com/docs/flow/advanced/tutorial-push-configuration.html
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