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Steps: Features

Define steps

We provide two components: lion-steps and lion-step. Steps need to be direct children of lion-steps.

<lion-steps>
  <lion-step initial-step>Step 1</lion-step>
  <lion-step>Step 2</lion-step>
  <lion-step>......</lion-step>
  <lion-step>Step N</lion-step>
</lion-steps>

The first step needs to be explicitly set via initial-step so that it get status entered, while others are untouched by default. You can navigate between steps using next() and previous() methods, so that next step gets entered status, while previous one becomes left:

next() {
  return this.shadowRoot.getElementById('steps').next();
}

previous() {
  return this.shadowRoot.getElementById('steps').previous();
}

Conditions

You can provide a condition to a step (with or without invert-condition emulating if-else flow):

<lion-steps data="[[data]]">
  <lion-step>...</lion-step>
  <lion-step>step where `data.smth` is set</lion-step>
  <lion-step condition="myConditionFunc">if</lion-step>
  <lion-step condition="myConditionFunc" invert-condition>else</lion-step>
  <lion-step>...</lion-step>
</lion-steps>

<script>
  // you have `data` property defined in the scope
  ...
  myConditionFunc(data) {
    return data.smth === "what-you-need";
  }
  ...
</script>

If a condition was not met a step gets a status skipped.

Forward only steps

If you have an intermediate step loading data via AJAX request and then automatically calling next(), you can flag it as forward-only. This will ensure that navigation to the previous step is possible and does not lead to another AJAX request which leads to next step again, breaking the flow for a user.

<lion-steps>
  <lion-step>preliminary step</lion-step>
  <lion-step forward-only>data is loaded and next() is called automatically afterwards</lion-step>
  <!-- user decides to go to previous step here -->
  <lion-step>do smth with data</lion-step>
</lion-steps>

Events

If you need to be notified when transition between steps occurs use the transition event by providing steps data:

<lion-steps @transition="${onTransition}">
  <lion-step>Step 1</lion-step>
  <lion-step>Step 2</lion-step>
  <lion-step>Step 3</lion-step>
</lion-steps>

<script>
  ...
  onTransition(event) {
    console.log(event.detail.fromStep.number); // Number
    console.log(event.detail.fromStep.element); // <lion-step>
    console.log(event.detail.toStep.number); // Number
    console.log(event.detail.toStep.element); // <lion-step>
  }
  ...
</script>

For notifications about specific step status change you can use individual events like this:

<lion-steps>
  <lion-step @leave="${onLeave}">Step 1</lion-step>
  <lion-step @skip="${onSkip}">Step 2</lion-step>
  <lion-step @enter="${onEnter}">Step 3</lion-step>
</lion-steps>