The hyperlink could easily be defined by Smart field with the help of corresponding annotation declared in OData Model metadata.

The hyperlink in this example looks like below in UI:

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Once clicked, it will display an additional popup contained more information which is defined in the application code:


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All the source code of this sample project could be found from this link.


Project resource overview


1. the label of Hyperlink field is defined in metadata via annotation “sap:label”

2. the hyperlink field itself is defined in XML view. Its value is bound to field Name in OData Model.


<form:content>
   <smartField:SmartLabel labelFor="idName" />
   <smartField:SmartField value="{Name}" id="idName" editable="false" />
  </form:content>



3. in OData model, the field Name has maintained annotation “com.sap.vocabularies.Common.v1.SemanticObject” so in runtime UI5 framework will render it as a SmartLink.

4. Once pressed, UI5 framework will raise a popup which contains additional three links which are available to click. The navigation target is defined by application as below.

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How link related annotation is parsed and SmartLink instance is created

As discussed in previous two blogs, UI5 framework will try to scan all potential annotations in OData model metadata,

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Since now semantic annotation is available, in line 55 there is a central _getCreator which will return the dedicated function name for control creation.

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In our example, the function name is _createEdmSemantic because of the availability of semantic annotation:

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Within this _createEdmSemantic, a new instance of SmartLink is created.

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In its constructor, the Press event handler is registered and hyperlink CSS class is added.

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How is the popup dialog rendered when hyperlink is pressed

In event handler _linkPressed, semantic Attributes are calculated and returned:

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_linkPressed calls fOpen() for Popup creation and display logic:

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As the first step, in fOpen() a new popup dialog is created via _createPopover().

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The popup dialog is implemented by NavigationPopover. When the links within this popup dialog are clicked, _onInnerNavigate will be called.

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In order to render the hyperlinks within the popup dialog, UI5 framework must know the navigation target url. This information is provided by application and retrieved by UI5 framework asynchronously:

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The navigation target information from application is passed into UI5 framework callback and LinkData instance is created based on each of them, then added to popup dialog instance.

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After that you could observe that the three navigation information are maintained in the popup diaglog instance’s aggregation area:

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Once all is done, TargetsObtained event is raised:

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And the event handler for it will call show function of popup dialog, so you could see it in UI finally.

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