We have seen how to use @RemoteActions to communicate with Salesforce.com but what if you would like to do a little prototyping with out much time invested in Apex development. Or maybe you don’t have much/any experience with Apex but would like to start working on the front end. Well, Remote Objects may be for you! Let’s take our controller out and re implement our
sf.service.js to use Remote Objects to do all our C.R.U.D. things.
We probably should have covered this first as it may not meet the needs of your project since it has not transnational support but hey, it’s an option. 🙂
Let’s begin by removing the referance to the controller on our
TryVuejs.page. Just delete the
controller="TryVuejsController" attribute, pretty easy so far.
We can leave the Controller in our org as we may want to use it later.
apex:page tag should now look like this:
<apex:page doctype="html-5.0" standardStylesheets="false" showChat="false" applyBodyTag="false" showHeader="false" sidebar="false">
That’s it, controller work done.
On your Visualforce page add the following:
Add Remote Objects
<apex:remoteObjects jsNamespace="WIPDeveloperModels"> <apex:remoteObjectModel name="Contact" fields="Id, Name, MobilePhone, Email, Title, Department, LeadSource, Level__c, Languages__c" /> </apex:remoteObjects>
Here we are adding our Remote Objects. The outer tag,
apex:remoteObjects, defines a base model and gives it a
WIPDeveloperModels, if we didn’t provide the
jsNamespace it would default to
RemoteObjectModel and that would probably be ok but I like
WIPDeveloperModels more. Since you can provide a
jsNamespace you could have multiple models on your page.
apex:remoteObjectModel tag has the name of the object you want to use and the the fields from that object your want mapped
With that done we can move on to updating our
sf.service.js next time.
To Be Continued…
After we get Remote Objects working what do you think we should try next? Let me know by leaving a comment below or emailing email@example.com.