The purpose of this adapter is to explain and show helper functionalities, modifying the DOM elements and setting event bindings.
Suppose that you create a
customMessage that offers three different payment methods in the
conversationMessage: It uses the helpers to do so, to modify the styles and bind the click event in each of the payment method images.
Finally, you set a variable with the selected payment method, and display the final message:
This adapter can be found in the Github helpers adapter adapters repository.
The configuration adapter array calls the
selectPayment function. This function uses the
onDisplayChatbotMessage subscription to interrupt the
welcomeMessage and replace it with a
customAnswer message that contains the three payment method images.
selectPayment function also has
onReady. You use the helpers.setListener function on the given classes:
bot.helpers.setListener('.credit_card', 'elementExists', modifyStyling,bot);
modifyStyling function when the chatbot SDK detects that the
credit_card class exists. You also send the bot instance to
extraData, as you need this to remove the listener inside the
modifyStyling class: this way, the function only triggers once.
The onReady subscription also has the following
setListeners for every payment option:
paypalListener = bot.helpers.setListener('.paypal', 'click', clickPayment,bot);
This function is binding the event click to the given DOM element. It calls the
clickPayment function, and sends the bot instance so you can use chatbot actions and helpers inside the
clickPayment function, if applicable, you send the
addVariable request with the value of the
listenerID clicked. This stores the
payment variable with the payment method that the user selected.
This adapter uses of the following actions:
displayChatbotMessageto send the initial message.
In addition to the actions, it also uses the following subscriptions:
onReady set the initial helpers.setListeners, setting the new event bindings once the chatbot is ready.
onDisplayChatbotMessage to interrupt the initial message and send our customMessage
And finally the helpers functionality:
setListenerLets you bind these two event in the given selectors:
elementExists: Used to detect when the given selector is rendered in the DOM, so you can modify the styles of this element using the
click: Clicking calls the
clickPayment function. This allows you to detect which of the payment elements the user selected, and set a variable with the option.
helpers.removeListenerThis function removes the event binding with the given ID. Use this in the
clickPaymentfunction, so that the user cannot select a different option after the first click.