Introduction

In this post I will show you how to add pagination to a Lucky webapp and also style the pagination links with Bootrap and Font Awesome Icons.

Software

The following software versions were used in this post.

  • Lucky - 0.28.0
  • Font Awesome (Free) - 5.15.4
  • Bootstrap - 5.1.0

Enable Pagination

Pagination is built into Lucky, it just needs to be enabled. How awesome is that!

In the src/actions/browser_action.cr file, enable pagination by including Lucky::Paginator::BackendHelpers

file

# src/actions/browser_action.cr
abstract class BrowserAction < Lucky::Action
  # ...
  include Lucky::Paginator::BackendHelpers
  # ...
end
    

Customise Paginator

Lucky comes with 3 built-in styles for pagination.

  • SimpleNav
  • BootstrapNav
  • BulmaNav

Using the template for the built-in Bootstrap paginator from here, we can customise our navigation links based on our tastes/needs. I made a couple of alterations to use FontAwesome icons in place of Previous, Next and the Ellipsis.

Create a file /src/components/shared/pagination_links.cr with the following contents that will be used for styling the paginator.

file

 # /src/components/shared/pagination_links.cr
class Shared::PaginationLinks < BaseComponent
  needs pages : Lucky::Paginator

  def render
    nav aria_label: "pagination " do
      ul class: "pagination justify-content-center" do
        previous_link
        page_links
        next_link
      end
    end
  end

  def page_links
    pages.series(begin: 1, left_of_current: 1, right_of_current: 1, end: 1).each do |item|
      render_page_item(item)
    end
  end

  def render_page_item(page : Lucky::Paginator::Page)
    li class: "page-item" do
      a page.number, href: page.path, class: "page-link"
    end
  end

  def render_page_item(page : Lucky::Paginator::CurrentPage)
    li class: "page-item active disabled" do
      a page.number, href: page.path, class: "page-link"
    end
  end

  def render_page_item(gap : Lucky::Paginator::Gap)
    li class: "page-item" do
      a class: "page-link disabled" do
        i class: "fas fa-ellipsis-h"
      end
    end
  end

  def previous_link
    li class: "page-item #{"disabled" if pages.first_page?}" do
      a href: pages.path_to_previous.to_s, class: "page-link" do
        i class: "fas fa-angle-left"
      end
    end
  end

  def next_link
    li class: "page-item #{"disabled" if pages.last_page? || pages.total == 0}" do
      a href: pages.path_to_next.to_s, class: "page-link" do
        i class: "fas fa-angle-right"
      end
    end
  end
end
    

Paginate Results

To paginate some records, use the paginate() method on an action where a queries results should be paginated.

file

# src/actions/sites/index.cr
class Sites::Index < BrowserAction
  get "/sites" do
    site_pages, sites = paginate(SiteQuery.new)
    html IndexPage, sites: sites, site_pages: site_pages
  end
end
    

Now in the associated page view, tell the page it needs a Lucky::Paginator variable and mount the Shared::PaginationLinks component.

file

# src/pages/sites/index.cr
class Sites::IndexPage < MainLayout
  needs site_pages : Lucky::Paginator
  needs sites : SiteQuery
  # ...
  def render
    # ...
    mount Shared::PaginationLinks, site_pages
  end
end
    

And that's it! Doctor you are being paged 😁

Summary

In this post we added pagination to our Lucky webapp and also styled the paginator with Bootstrap and FontAwesome Icons.

Tags

lucky crystal bootstrap fontawesome