Actions Drawer

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This document explains the Actions Drawer service in the Components Library.


Actions Drawer is an Angular Service that opens the Drawer with a component/template.

Check out an example usage of the Actions Drawer.

Service configuration:

  • type—an action type.
  • component—a component name.
  • options—an object with a component options. —inputs—inputs of the component.
        type: 'drawer',
        component: 'component_name',
        options: {
            inputs: { ... },

Main Service

The main module registers a component by key via a static method withComponents(). It assigns the object of components to the DrawerActionComponentTypesToken under the hood.

The main service injects all registered types from the DrawerActionComponentTypesToken.

handleAction() method checks if the config (from the argument) contains component or template keys and returns an observable with data by DrawerRef.openComponent() or DrawerRef.openTemplate() accordingly.

    injector: Injector,
    config: DrawerActionConfig,
    context: C,
): Observable<DrawerRef<C>> {

Below, you can find an explanation of how both of them works:

Via the component

  • If a component type is a string:
handleAction(injector, config: { component: 'simple_component' }, context);

the DrawerActionComponentTypesToken returns a component by key from the registered components collection, and then DrawerRef.openComponent() method is called.

  • If a component type is an Angular component:
handleAction(injector, config: { component: SimpleComponent }, context);

the DrawerRef.openComponent() method is called without any manipulations with DrawerActionComponentTypesToken.

Via the template

Another way to open the Drawer is with ng-template. You need to create a template, get its reference and pass it to the handleAction() method as a template config prop.

<ng-template #contentTpl>
import { DrawerTemplateContext } from '@spryker/drawer';

// Find the template
@ViewChild(contentTpl) contentTpl?: TemplateRef<DrawerTemplateContext>;

// Call the method
handleAction(injector, config: { template: contentTpl }, context);
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DrawerRef.openTemplate() is called, and the Drawer is opened with contentTpl template.

Service registration

Any existing Angular component can be registered and used within the Drawer. Also, it’s possible to create and register a custom component that is rendered inside the Drawer.

declare module '@spryker/actions' {
    interface ActionsRegistry {
        drawer: DrawerActionHandlerService;

    imports: [
            drawer: DrawerActionHandlerService,
            'custom': CustomComponent,
export class RootModule {}


Below you can find interfaces for the Actions Drawer:

export interface DrawerActionComponentsRegistry {
    // type: Type<unknown>

export type DrawerActionComponentType = RegistryType<

export interface DrawerActionConfigComponent extends ActionConfig {
    component: DrawerActionComponentType | Type<unknown>;
    options?: Partial<DrawerOptionsComponent>;

export interface DrawerActionConfigTemplate extends ActionConfig {
    template: TemplateRef<DrawerTemplateContext>;
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    options?: Partial<DrawerOptionsTemplate>;

export type DrawerActionConfig =
    | DrawerActionConfigComponent
    | DrawerActionConfigTemplate;