Create an HTML Widget

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Description

Create an HTML widget based on widget YAML and JavaScript contained within the specified package.

Usage

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createWidget(name, x, width = NULL, height = NULL,
  sizingPolicy = htmlwidgets::sizingPolicy(), package = name,
  dependencies = NULL, elementId = NULL, preRenderHook = NULL)

Arguments

name

Widget name (should match the base name of the YAML and JavaScript files used to implement the widget)

x

Widget instance data (underlying data to render and options that govern how it's rendered). This value will be converted to JSON using toJSON and made available to the widget's JavaScript renderValue function.

width

Fixed width for widget (in css units). The default is NULL, which results in intelligent automatic sizing based on the widget's container.

height

Fixed height for widget (in css units). The default is NULL, which results in intelligent automatic sizing based on the widget's container.

sizingPolicy

Options that govern how the widget is sized in various containers (e.g. a standalone browser, the RStudio Viewer, a knitr figure, or a Shiny output binding). These options can be specified by calling the sizingPolicy function.

package

Package where the widget is defined (defaults to the widget name).

dependencies

Additional widget HTML dependencies (over and above those defined in the widget YAML). This is useful for dynamic dependencies that only exist when selected widget options are enabled (e.g. sets of map tiles or projections).

elementId

Use an explicit element ID for the widget (rather than an automatically generated one). Useful if you have other JavaScript that needs to explicitly discover and interact with a specific widget instance.

preRenderHook

A function to be run on the widget, just prior to rendering. It accepts the entire widget object as input, and should return a modified widget object.

Details

For additional details on developing widgets, see package vignettes: vignette("develop_intro", package = "htmlwidgets").

Value

An object of class htmlwidget that will intelligently print itself into HTML in a variety of contexts including the R console, within R Markdown documents, and within Shiny output bindings.