Direct View

Usually components will be included in a regular Django template, however a component can also be specified in a urls.py file in instances where the having an additional template is not necessary.

Template Requirements

  • there must be one (and only one) element that wraps around the portion of the template that should be handled by Unicorn

  • the wrapping element must include unicorn:view as an attribute

  • the template must included the unicorn_scripts and csrf_token template tags

Similar to a class-based view, Unicorn components have a as_view function which is used in urls.py.

Example

# book.py
from django_unicorn.components import UnicornView

class BookView(UnicornView):
    title = ""
<!-- book.html -->
{% load unicorn %}

<html>
  <head>
    {% unicorn_scripts %}
  </head>
  <body>
    {% csrf_token %}
    <h1>Book</h1>

    <div unicorn:view>
      <input unicorn:model="title" type="text" /><br />
      {{ title }}
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
# urls.py
from django.urls import path
from unicorn.components.book import BookView

urlpatterns = [
    path("book", BookView.as_view(), name="book"),
]