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A tool for building slack block kit with validation.
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~> 1.17
~> 5.0
~> 10.0
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SlackValidBlockKit

A tool for building Slack Block Kit with validation.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'slack_valid_block_kit'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install slack_valid_block_kit

Usage

You can build views by SlackValidBlockKit.build or SlackValidBlockKit.blocks.

Both methods run validation your views automatically.

# Build modal with validation
modal = SlackValidBlockKit.build do |b|
  b.modal(...)
end

# Build blocks with validation
blocks = SlackValidBlockKit.blocks do |b|
  [...]
end

If you want to skip validations, you write as follows.

# Build modal without validation
modal = SlackValidBlockKit.build(validate: false) do |b|
  b.modal(...)
end

# Build blocks without validation
blocks = SlackValidBlockKit.blocks(validate: false) do |b|
  [...]
end

or you can set to skip validations as config

SlackValidBlockKit::Config.skip_validation = true

For example, when you ride on Rails, you can set in config/initializers/slack_valid_block_kit.rb.

SlackValidBlockKit::Config.skip_validation = Rails.env.production?

You can just use validations.

modal = ... # create a modal hash without SlackValidBlockKit

SlackValidBlockKit.validate!(modal) # raise an exception with the invalid input


blocks = ... # create a blocks array without SlackValidBlockKit

SlackValidBlockKit.validate_blocks!(blocks) # raise an exception with the invalid input

Examples

Modal example with validation

require 'slack_valid_block_kit'
require 'json'

modal = SlackValidBlockKit.build do |b|
  b.modal(
    title: b.plain_text(text: "Modal title"),
    blocks: [
      b.section(
        text: b.mrkdwn(text: "It's Block Kit...but _in a modal_"),
        block_id: "section1",
        accessory: b.button(
          text: b.plain_text(text: "Click me"),
          action_id: "button_abc",
          value: "Button value",
          style: "danger"
        )
      )
    ],
    close: b.plain_text(text: "Cancel"),
    submit: b.plain_text(text: "Save"),
    private_metadata: "Shhhhhhhh",
    callback_id: "view_identifier_12"
  )
end

puts modal.to_json

You will get this. modal example

You can get a just blocks array (with validation).

require 'slack_valid_block_kit'
require 'json'

blocks = SlackValidBlockKit.blocks do |b|
  [
    b.divider,
    b.section(
      text: b.mrkdwn(text: "*<fakeLink.toHotelPage.com|Windsor Court Hotel>*\n★★★★★\n$340 per night\nRated: 9.4 - Excellent"),
      accessory: b.image(
        image_url: "https://api.slack.com/img/blocks/bkb_template_images/tripAgent_1.png",
        alt_text: "Windsor Court Hotel thumbnail"
      )
    ),
    b.context(
      elements: [
        b.image(
          image_url: "https://api.slack.com/img/blocks/bkb_template_images/tripAgentLocationMarker.png",
          alt_text: "Location Pin Icon"
        ),
        b.plain_text(text: "Location: Central Business District", emoji: true)
      ]
    )
  ]
end

puts blocks.to_json

You will get this. message example

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/[USERNAME]/slack_valid_block_kit. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the SlackValidBlockKit project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.