@skpm/dialog

A Sketch module for displaying native system dialogs for opening and saving files, alerting, etc.

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Sketch dialogs

A Sketch module for displaying native system dialogs for opening and saving files, alerting, etc. The API is the mimicking the Electron dialog API.

Installation

To use this module in your Sketch plugin you need a bundler utility like skpm and add it as a dependency:

npm i -S @skpm/dialog

Usage

An example of showing a dialog to select multiple files and directories:

import dialog from '@skpm/dialog'
console.log(
  dialog.showOpenDialogSync({
    properties: ['openFile', 'openDirectory', 'multiSelections']
  })
)

Methods

The dialog module has the following methods:

  • showOpenDialog
  • showOpenDialogSync
  • showSaveDialog
  • showSaveDialogSync
  • showMessageBox
  • showMessageBoxSync

dialog.showOpenDialogSync([document, ]options)

  • document Document (optional)
  • options Object
    • title String (optional)
    • defaultPath String (optional)
    • buttonLabel String (optional) - Custom label for the confirmation button, when left empty the default label will be used.
    • filters FileFilter[] (optional)
    • properties String[] (optional) - Contains which features the dialog should use. The following values are supported:
      • openFile - Allow files to be selected.
      • openDirectory - Allow directories to be selected.
      • multiSelections - Allow multiple paths to be selected.
      • showHiddenFiles - Show hidden files in dialog.
      • createDirectory - Allow creating new directories from dialog.
      • noResolveAliases - Disable the automatic alias (symlink) path resolution. Selected aliases will now return the alias path instead of their target path.
      • treatPackageAsDirectory - Treat packages, such as .app folders, as a directory instead of a file.
    • message String (optional) - Message to display above input boxes.

Returns String[], an array of file paths chosen by the user, if the callback is provided it returns an empty array.

The document argument allows the dialog to attach itself to a Sketch document window, making it a sheet.

The filters specifies an array of file types that can be displayed or selected when you want to limit the user to a specific type. For example:

{
  filters: [
    { name: 'Images', extensions: ['jpg', 'png', 'gif'] },
    { name: 'Movies', extensions: ['mkv', 'avi', 'mp4'] },
    { name: 'Custom File Type', extensions: ['as'] }
  ]
}

The extensions array should contain extensions without wildcards or dots (e.g. 'png' is good but '.png' and '*.png' are bad).

dialog.showOpenDialog([document, ]options)

  • document Document (optional)
  • options Object
    • title String (optional)
    • defaultPath String (optional)
    • buttonLabel String (optional) - Custom label for the confirmation button, when left empty the default label will be used.
    • filters FileFilter[] (optional)
    • properties String[] (optional) - Contains which features the dialog should use. The following values are supported:
      • openFile - Allow files to be selected.
      • openDirectory - Allow directories to be selected.
      • multiSelections - Allow multiple paths to be selected.
      • showHiddenFiles - Show hidden files in dialog.
      • createDirectory - Allow creating new directories from dialog.
      • noResolveAliases - Disable the automatic alias (symlink) path resolution. Selected aliases will now return the alias path instead of their target path.
      • treatPackageAsDirectory - Treat packages, such as .app folders, as a directory instead of a file.
    • message String (optional) - Message to display above input boxes.

Returns Promise<Object> - Resolve with an object containing the following:

  • canceled Boolean - whether or not the dialog was canceled.
  • filePaths String[] - An array of file paths chosen by the user. If the dialog is cancelled this will be an empty array.

Returns String[], an array of file paths chosen by the user, if the callback is provided it returns undefined.

The document argument allows the dialog to attach itself to a Sketch document window, making it a sheet.

The filters specifies an array of file types that can be displayed or selected when you want to limit the user to a specific type. For example:

{
  filters: [
    { name: 'Images', extensions: ['jpg', 'png', 'gif'] },
    { name: 'Movies', extensions: ['mkv', 'avi', 'mp4'] },
    { name: 'Custom File Type', extensions: ['as'] }
  ]
}

The extensions array should contain extensions without wildcards or dots (e.g. 'png' is good but '.png' and '*.png' are bad).

dialog.showSaveDialogSync([document, ]options)

  • document Document (optional)
  • options Object
    • title String (optional)
    • defaultPath String (optional) - Absolute directory path, absolute file path, or file name to use by default.
    • buttonLabel String (optional) - Custom label for the confirmation button, when left empty the default label will be used.
    • filters FileFilter[] (optional)
    • message String (optional) - Message to display above text fields.
    • nameFieldLabel String (optional) - Custom label for the text displayed in front of the filename text field.
    • showsTagField Boolean (optional) - Show the tags input box, defaults to true.

Returns String, the path of the file chosen by the user, if a callback is provided it returns undefined.

The document argument allows the dialog to attach itself to a Sketch document window, making it a sheet.

The filters specifies an array of file types that can be displayed, see dialog.showOpenDialog for an example.

dialog.showSaveDialog([document, ]options)

  • document Document (optional)
  • options Object
    • title String (optional)
    • defaultPath String (optional) - Absolute directory path, absolute file path, or file name to use by default.
    • buttonLabel String (optional) - Custom label for the confirmation button, when left empty the default label will be used.
    • filters FileFilter[] (optional)
    • message String (optional) - Message to display above text fields.
    • nameFieldLabel String (optional) - Custom label for the text displayed in front of the filename text field.
    • showsTagField Boolean (optional) - Show the tags input box, defaults to true.

Returns Promise<Object> - Resolve with an object containing the following:

  • canceled Boolean - whether or not the dialog was canceled.
  • filePath String (optional) - If the dialog is canceled, this will be undefined.

The document argument allows the dialog to attach itself to a Sketch document window, making it a sheet.

The filters specifies an array of file types that can be displayed, see dialog.showOpenDialog for an example.

Note: Using the asynchronous version is recommended to avoid issues when expanding and collapsing the dialog.

dialog.showMessageBox([document, ]options)

  • document Document (optional)
  • options Object
    • type String (optional) - Can be "none", "info", "error", "question" or "warning". Both "warning" and "error" display the same warning icon.
    • buttons String[] (optional) - Array of texts for buttons.
    • defaultId Integer (optional) - Index of the button in the buttons array which will be selected by default when the message box opens.
    • title String (optional) - Title of the message box, some platforms will not show it.
    • message String - Content of the message box.
    • detail String (optional) - Extra information of the message.
    • checkboxLabel String (optional) - If provided, the message box will include a checkbox with the given label.
    • checkboxChecked Boolean (optional) - Initial checked state of the checkbox. false by default.
    • icon String (optional) - path to the image (if you use skpm, you can just require('./path/to/my/icon.png'))

Returns Integer - the index of the clicked button.

Shows a message box, it will block the process until the message box is closed.

The document argument allows the dialog to attach itself to a Sketch document window, making it a sheet.

dialog.showMessageBoxSync([document, ]options)

  • document Document (optional)
  • options Object
    • type String (optional) - Can be "none", "info", "error", "question" or "warning". Both "warning" and "error" display the same warning icon.
    • buttons String[] (optional) - Array of texts for buttons.
    • defaultId Integer (optional) - Index of the button in the buttons array which will be selected by default when the message box opens.
    • title String (optional) - Title of the message box, some platforms will not show it.
    • message String - Content of the message box.
    • detail String (optional) - Extra information of the message.
    • checkboxLabel String (optional) - If provided, the message box will include a checkbox with the given label.
    • checkboxChecked Boolean (optional) - Initial checked state of the checkbox. false by default.
    • icon String (optional) - path to the image (if you use skpm, you can just require('./path/to/my/icon.png'))

Returns Promise<Object> - resolves with a promise containing the following properties:

  • response Number - The index of the clicked button.
  • checkboxChecked Boolean - The checked state of the checkbox if checkboxLabel was set. Otherwise false.

Shows a message box, it will block the process until the message box is closed.

The document argument allows the dialog to attach itself to a Sketch document window, making it a sheet.

Sheets

Dialogs are presented as sheets attached to a window if you provide a document reference in the document parameter, or modals if no document is provided.

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