HAML

HAML is the Ruby on Rails template language that GitLab uses.

GitLab UI form builder

GitLab UI is a Vue component library that conforms to the Pajamas design system. Most of these components rely on JavaScript and therefore can only be used in Vue.

However, some of the simpler components (checkboxes, radio buttons, form inputs) can be used in HAML by applying the correct CSS classes to the elements. A custom Ruby on Rails form builder exists to help use GitLab UI components in HAML.

Use the GitLab UI form builder

To use the GitLab UI form builder:

  1. Change form_for to gitlab_ui_form_for.
  2. Change f.check_box to f.gitlab_ui_checkbox_component.
  3. Remove f.label and instead pass the label as the second argument in f.gitlab_ui_checkbox_component.

For example:

  • Before:

    = form_for @group do |f|
      .form-group.gl-mb-3
        .gl-form-checkbox.custom-control.custom-checkbox
          = f.check_box :prevent_sharing_groups_outside_hierarchy, disabled: !can_change_prevent_sharing_groups_outside_hierarchy?(@group), class: 'custom-control-input'
          = f.label :prevent_sharing_groups_outside_hierarchy, class: 'custom-control-label' do
            %span
              = s_('GroupSettings|Prevent members from sending invitations to groups outside of %{group} and its subgroups.').html_safe % { group: link_to_group(@group) }
            %p.help-text= prevent_sharing_groups_outside_hierarchy_help_text(@group)
    
      .form-group.gl-mb-3
        .gl-form-checkbox.custom-control.custom-checkbox
          = f.check_box :lfs_enabled, checked: @group.lfs_enabled?, class: 'custom-control-input'
          = f.label :lfs_enabled, class: 'custom-control-label' do
            %span
              = _('Allow projects within this group to use Git LFS')
              = link_to sprite_icon('question-o'), help_page_path('topics/git/lfs/index')
            %p.help-text= _('This setting can be overridden in each project.')
    
  • After:

    = gitlab_ui_form_for @group do |f|
      .form-group.gl-mb-3
        = f.gitlab_ui_checkbox_component :prevent_sharing_groups_outside_hierarchy,
            s_('GroupSettings|Prevent members from sending invitations to groups outside of %{group} and its subgroups.').html_safe % { group: link_to_group(@group) },
            help_text: prevent_sharing_groups_outside_hierarchy_help_text(@group),
            checkbox_options: { disabled: !can_change_prevent_sharing_groups_outside_hierarchy?(@group) }
    
      .form-group.gl-mb-3
        = f.gitlab_ui_checkbox_component :lfs_enabled, checkbox_options: { checked: @group.lfs_enabled? } do |c|
          = c.label do
            = _('Allow projects within this group to use Git LFS')
            = link_to sprite_icon('question-o'), help_page_path('topics/git/lfs/index')
          = c.help_text do
            = _('This setting can be overridden in each project.')
    

Available components

When using the GitLab UI form builder, the following components are available for use in HAML.

note
Currently only the listed components are available but more components are planned.

gitlab_ui_checkbox_component

GitLab UI Docs

Arguments
Argument Description Type Required (default value)
method Attribute on the object passed to gitlab_ui_form_for. Symbol true
label Checkbox label. label slot can be used instead of this argument if HTML is needed. String false (nil)
help_text Help text displayed below the checkbox. help_text slot can be used instead of this argument if HTML is needed. String false (nil)
checkbox_options Options that are passed to Rails check_box method. Hash false ({})
checked_value Value when checkbox is checked. String false ('1')
unchecked_value Value when checkbox is unchecked. String false ('0')
label_options Options that are passed to Rails label method. Hash false ({})
Slots

This component supports ViewComponent slots.

Slot Description
label Checkbox label content. This slot can be used instead of the label argument.
help_text Help text content displayed below the checkbox. This slot can be used instead of the help_text argument.

gitlab_ui_radio_component

GitLab UI Docs

Arguments
Argument Description Type Required (default value)
method Attribute on the object passed to gitlab_ui_form_for. Symbol true
value The value of the radio tag. Symbol true
label Radio label. label slot can be used instead of this argument if HTML content is needed inside the label. String false (nil)
help_text Help text displayed below the radio button. help_text slot can be used instead of this argument if HTML content is needed inside the help text. String false (nil)
radio_options Options that are passed to Rails radio_button method. Hash false ({})
label_options Options that are passed to Rails label method. Hash false ({})
Slots

This component supports ViewComponent slots.

Slot Description
label Checkbox label content. This slot can be used instead of the label argument.
help_text Help text content displayed below the radio button. This slot can be used instead of the help_text argument.