Sugar's user interface is dependent on the client (i.e. base, mobile, or portal) being used to access the system. Clients are the various platforms that use Sugar's APIs to render the user interface. Each platform type will have a specific path for its components. While the Developer Guide mainly covers the base client type, the following sections will outline the various metadata locations.
Clients are the various platforms that access and use Sidecar to render content. Depending on the platform you are using, the layout, view, and metadata will be driven based on its client type. The following sections describe the client types.
The base client is the Sugar application that you use to access your data from a web browser. The framework's specific views, layouts, and fields are rendered using Sidecar. Files specific to this client type can be found in the following directories:
The mobile client is the SugarCRM Mobile application that you use to access data from your mobile device. The framework specific views, layouts, and fields for this application are found in the following directories:
The portal client is the customer self-service portal application that comes with the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Sugar. The framework specific views, layouts, and fields for this application are found in the following directories:
Sidecar is a platform that moves processing to the client side to render pages as single-page web apps. Sidecar contains a complete Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework based on the Backbone.js library.
The Backbone events module is a lightweight pub-sub pattern that gets mixed into each Backbone class (Model, View, Collection, Router, etc.). This means that you can listen to or dispatch custom named events from any Backbone object.
Routes determine where users are directed based on patterns in the URL.
Layouts are component plugins that define the overall layout and positioning of the page. Layouts replace the previous concept of MVC views and are used system-wide to generate rows, columns, bootstrap fluid layouts, and pop-ups by wrapping and placing multiple views or nested layouts on a page.
For Sidecar, Sugar's subpanel layouts have been modified to work as simplified metadata. This page is an overview of the metadata framework for subpanels.
The drawer layout widget, located in ./clients/base/layouts/drawer/, is used to display a window of additional content to the user. This window can then be closed to display the content the user was previously viewing.
The alert view widget, located in ./clients/base/views/alert/, displays helpful information such as loading messages, notices, and confirmation messages to the user.
The language library, located in ./sidecar/src/core/language.js, is used to manage the user's display language as well as fetch labels and lists. For more information on customizing languages, please visit the language framework documentation.
The MegaMenu is the header navigation bar located at the top of every Sugar page. It is the primary tool used to navigate the front end of the Sugar application.
Administration links are the shortcut URLs found on the Administration page in the Sugar application. Developers can create additional administration links using the extension framework.
The legacy MVC Architecture.
Last modified: 09/04/2017 09:30am