Aurelia - History


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In this chapter, you will learn how to use aurelia-history plugin.

Step 1 - Install the Plugin

This plugin is already available as a part of the standard configuration. If you have set aurelia.use.standardConfiguration() as a part of a manual configuration, you are ready to go.

main.js

export function configure(aurelia) {
   aurelia.use
   .standardConfiguration()
   .developmentLogging();

   aurelia.start().then(() => aurelia.setRoot());
}

Step 2 - Using the History

We will use an example from the last chapter (Aurelia - Routing). If we want to set the functionality for navigating back or forward, we can use the history object with back() and forward() methods. We will add this after a router configuration.

app.js

export class App {
   configureRouter(config, router) {
      config.title = 'Aurelia';
      config.map([
         { route: ['','home'],  name: 'home',  
            moduleId: './pages/home/home',  nav: true, title:'Home' },
         { route: 'about',  name: 'about',    
            moduleId: './pages/about/about',    nav: true, title:'About' }
      ]);

      this.router = router;
   }

   goBack() {
      history.back();
   }
	
   goForward() {
      history.forward();
   }
	
}

Now, let's add two buttons to our view.

app.html

<template>
   <nav>
      <ul>
         <li repeat.for = "row of router.navigation">      
            <a href.bind = "row.href">${row.title}</a>
         </li>
      </ul>
   </nav>
	
   <button click.delegate = "goBack()"></button> 
   //The button used for navigationg back...
	
   <button click.delegate = "goForward()"></button> 
   //The button used for navigationg forward...
	
   <router-view></router-view>
	
</template>

The users can navigate back and forward by clicking the buttons we added.

Aurelia History Example

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