Live example web widget
We've created an example of how you can initialize and destroy the Chatlayer.ai chat widget through your own Javascript code.
<html>
<head>
<title>Chatlayer Events Example</title>
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
</head>
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<body>
<button onclick="initChatlayer()">Initialize Chatlayer</button>
<button onclick="destroyChatlayer()">Destroy Chatlayer</button>
<br />
<br />
<button onclick="openChatlayer()">Open Chatlayer Widget</button>
<button onclick="closeChatlayer()">Close Chatlayer Widget</button>
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<script>
/**
* This example showcases the destruction of a Chatlayer webwidget
* by triggering the JSON builder plugin in the flow.
*
* The JSON builder action dialog was set up as follows:
* https://minio.dev.chatlayer.ai/public/JSONBuilder.png
*
*/
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let chatlayerInstance = null;
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const initChatlayer = () => {
if (chatlayerInstance) return;
console.log("Initializing the Chatlayer widget ...");
chatlayerInstance = chatlayer({ lang: "en" });
// Event types are "event", "open" and "close"
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chatlayerInstance.on("open", event => {
console.log('OPENED');
});
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chatlayerInstance.on("close", event => {
console.log('CLOSED')
});
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chatlayerInstance.on("event", event => {
// Note the content of event here: the "action" key with value "destroy"
// originates directly from the configured JSON Builder action.
const isChatlayerDestroyEvent = event.action === "destroy";
if (isChatlayerDestroyEvent) {
destroyChatlayer();
}
});
};
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const destroyChatlayer = () => {
if (!chatlayerInstance) return;
console.log("Destroying the Chatlayer widget ...");
// To destroy the widget, it has to be opened first
chatlayerInstance.open();
chatlayerInstance.destroy();
chatlayerInstance = null;
};
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const openChatlayer = () => {
if (!chatlayerInstance) {
console.log("Please initialize Chatlayer first!");
return;
}
chatlayerInstance.open();
};
​
const closeChatlayer = () => {
if (!chatlayerInstance) {
console.log("Please initialize Chatlayer first!");
return;
}
chatlayerInstance.close();
};
</script>
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<!-- Note the absence of the onload prop on the following script tag. -->
<!-- To automatically initialize the webwidget, you would add the prop: -->
<!-- onload="initChatlayer()" -->
<script
src="https://chatbox.staging.chatlayer.ai/sdk/5ecbcf1514c3dc4942f05f96"
async
></script>
</body>
</html>
JSON builder plugin configuration:
View a live version of this code here.
As you can see from the example above, you can initialize the widget, open/close it, as well as destroy it from your own code. The example shows you how to use the JSON Builder plugin to trigger a destroy event for the chat widget.
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