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npm i --save api-console

Stand-alone application

To use API Console as a stand-alone application use api-console-app element provided by api-console-app.js file. The stand-alone application supports routing and layout elements (compared to API Console as an element).

In this mode the console has title bar, drawer that holds the navigation, and main element that holds main scrolling region (the body is not a scrolling region in this case). It also enables mobile view when viewport width threshold is reached (740px). Wide view is enabled for viewport >= 1500px and includes request panel (try it) on the right hand side of currently rendered method.

Additionally the console application includes xhr-simple-request, oauth1-authorization, and oauth2-authorization components.

See demo/standalone/index.html for an example.

Web component

A web component offers rendering documentation view as a default view, on user request the request panel (when try it button is pressed), and contains an always hidden navigation that cannot be triggered from element's UI. The application that hosts the element must provide some kind of an UI for the user to trigger the navigation. Navigation can be opened by setting the navigationOpened property/attribute to true.

Because API console as a web component has no layout element you may want to control the height of the console. It should be set as specific value to properly support navigation drawer. Specific value can also be flex: 1 when flex layout is used.

The API Console element does not include xhr-simple-request, oauth1-authorization, or oauth2-authorization components. This components has to be added to the DOM separately. You can ignore this step when authorization and request events are handled by the hosting application. See full documentation for handling API Console events.

See demo/element/index.html for an example.