Interaction
Interaction features of Universal Dashboard
Universal Dashboard enables the ability to create interactive websites with PowerShell. There are several cmdlets that have been implemented to provide feedback to the user, update components and read the state of components.

Clipboard

You can set string data into the user's clipboard with Set-UDClipboard.
New-UDButton -Text 'Clipboard' -OnClick {
Set-UDClipboard -Data 'Hello, there!'
}

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Downloads

You can start a download within the user's browser by using Start-UDDownload. Due to security of web browsers, the user will need to take an action (like click a button) to allow the download to take place. Start-UDDownload is not suited for large file downloads.
New-UDButton -Text 'Download' -OnClick {
Start-UDDownload -StringData 'Hello, World!'
}

Event Handlers

Many components support event handlers in the form of script blocks. You may also see these referred to as endpoints as that is what they were called in Universal Dashboard v2. These event handlers allow you to invoke PowerShell scripts when certain actions take place on the page.
For example, you may have a button click that calls an event handler. This button will show a toast when clicked. You can include any valid PowerShell cmdlet within the event handler code.
New-UDButton -Text 'Click Me' -OnClick {
Show-UDToast 'Hello!'
}

Variable Scope

Variables are automatically scoped into event handlers. You will be able to access variables that you define outside of the variable within the event handler.
$MyVariable = "Hello!"
New-UDButton -Text 'Click Me' -OnClick {
Show-UDToast $MyVariable
}

Event Data

Some event handlers handlers will provide data as a string or as a hashtable. This depends on the event handler you are using. For example, the New-UDButton -OnClick event handler does not provide any data. On the other hand, the New-UDSelect -OnChange will provider event data.
You can access the event data by using the $Body variable to access the data as a string (sometimes formatted as JSON) or as a hashtable by using the $EventData variable.
New-UDSelect -Option {
New-UDSelectOption -Name 'One' -Value 1
New-UDSelectOption -Name 'Two' -Value 2
New-UDSelectOption -Name 'Three' -Value 3
} -OnChange { Show-UDToast -Message $EventData }

Forms

Submit a Form

You can force a form to submit using the Invoke-UDForm cmdlet. You can optionally chose to enforce validation by including the -Validate parameter.
New-UDForm -Id 'form' -Content {
New-UDTextbox -Id 'Text' -Label 'Submit Me'
} -OnSubmit {
Show-UDToast "Hello!"
}
New-UDButton -Text "Submit Form" -OnClick {
Invoke-UDForm -Id 'form'
}

Validate a Form

You can force a form to validate by using Test-UDForm.
New-UDForm -Id 'form' -Content {
New-UDTextbox -Id 'Text' -Label 'Submit Me'
} -OnSubmit {
Show-UDToast "Hello!"
} -OnValidate {
New-UDValidationResult
}
New-UDButton -Text "Submit Form" -OnClick {
Test-UDForm -Id 'form'
}

JavaScript

You can invoke JavaScript from PowerShell by using the Invoke-UDJavaScript cmdlet.
New-UDButton -Text 'Alert Me' -OnClick {
Invoke-UDJavaScript -JavaScript 'alert("Hello!")'
}

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Toast

Show a toast

You can use the Show-UDToast cmdlet to create a toast message that will appear on the end user's webpage. It happens over a websocket and will show the toast immediately as it is called.
Show-UDToast -Message 'Hello, World!'

Show as toast with an Icon

Toasts support icons as strings. You can use all the FontAwesome v5 icons.
Show-UDToast -Icon "Ad" -Message "Test"

Hide a toast

Hides a toast based on the specified ID.
Show-UDToast -Message 'Hello, World!' -Id 'Toast' -Duration 30000
New-UDButton -Text 'Click' -OnClick {
Hide-UDToast -Id 'Toast'
}

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Redirect

You can redirect users to different pages using the Invoke-UDRedirect cmdlet. It happens over a websocket and will redirect as soon as the cmdlet is called.
Invoke-UDRedirect http://www.ironmansoftware.com

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Modal

You can open a modal using the Show-UDModal cmdlet. It will open as soon as you call it. You can include whatever components you like within the modal.
Read more about Modals here.

Managing Component State

You can manage component state dynamically by using the UDElement commands.

Getting Component State

You can receive the state of an element using Get-UDElement . The state will be returned as a hashtable. This is primarily useful for input components.
$Value = (Get-UDElement -Id 'txtExample').value

Setting Component State

Alternatively, you can set component state using Set-UDElement . You will need to specify an ID and a hashtable of properties to set on the component. All built in components support Set-UDElement.
New-UDTextbox -Id 'textbox'
New-UDButton -Text 'Click' -OnClick {
Set-UDElement -Id 'textbox' -Properties @{
Value = 'My Value'
}
}

Removing a Component

You can remove components from the page using Remove-UDElement . The component will no longer appear on the page.
Remove-UDComponent -Id 'txtExample'

Adding a component

Add a child component to an existing parent component.
New-UDElement -Id 'myDiv' -Tag div
New-UDButton -Text 'Click' -OnClick {
Add-UDElement -ParentId 'myDiv' -Content {
New-UDTypography -Text 'Hi'
}
}

Clear a component

You can remove all the children components from an component by using Clear-UDElement.
New-UDElement -Id 'myDiv' -Tag div
New-UDButton -Text 'Click' -OnClick {
Add-UDElement -ParentId 'myDiv' -Content {
New-UDTypography -Text 'Hi'
}
Add-UDElement -ParentId 'myDiv' -Content {
New-UDTypography -Text 'Hi'
}
Add-UDElement -ParentId 'myDiv' -Content {
New-UDTypography -Text 'Hi'
}
}
New-UDButton -Text 'Clear' -OnClick {
Clear-UDElement -Id 'myDiv'
}

Reloading a Component

Some components support reloading. You can trigger a reload of a component using Sync-UDElement.
New-UDDynamic -Id 'reloadMe' -Content {
Get-Date
}
New-UDButton -Text 'Reload' -OnClick {
Sync-UDElement -Id 'reloadMe'
}

Select a component

You can select a component with Select-UDElement.
New-UDElement -Id 'txt' -Tag input -Properties @{ type = text }
New-UDButton -Text 'Select' -OnClick {
Select-UDElement -Id 'txt' -ScrollToElement
}

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Forms
Submit a Form
Validate a Form
JavaScript
Toast
Show a toast
Show as toast with an Icon
Hide a toast
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Redirect
Modal
Managing Component State
Getting Component State
Setting Component State
Removing a Component
Adding a component
Clear a component
Reloading a Component
Select a component
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