# Editor

This form field is a rich text editor, with formatting and an optional toolbar.

Class: Code16\Sharp\Form\Fields\SharpFormEditorField

# Configuration

# setHeight(int $height, int|null $maxHeight = null)

Set the textarea height, in pixels.
If $maxHeight is set, the field will auto-grow until:

  • the indicated height in pixels
  • on infinitely if set to 0

# showToolbar()

# hideToolbar()

Show or hide the toolbar (shown by default).

# setToolbar(array $toolbar)

Override the default toolbar, providing an array built with SharpFormEditorField's constants:

const B = "bold";
const I = "italic";
const HIGHLIGHT = "highlight";
const UL = "unordered-list";
const OL = "ordered-list";
const SEPARATOR = "|";
const A = "link";
const H1 = "heading-1";
const H2 = "heading-2";
const H3 = "heading-3";
const UPLOAD_IMAGE = "upload-image";
const UPLOAD = "upload";
const TABLE = "table";
const IFRAME = "iframe";
const RAW_HTML = "html";
const UNDO = "undo";
const REDO = "redo";
const CODE = "code";
const QUOTE = "blockquote";
const HR = "horizontal-rule";


        SharpFormEditorField::B, SharpFormEditorField::I,

# setRenderContentAsMarkdown(bool $renderAsMarkdown = true)

If true te front will send the content as markdown to the back, for storage. Default is false.

# Embed images and files

The editor field allows file embedding, with UPLOAD_IMAGE and UPLOAD tools from the toolbar. To use this feature, add the tool in the toolbar and configure the environment (see below).

Sharp takes care of copying the file at the right place (after image transformation, if wanted), based on the configuration.

When inserting a file, the following tag is added in field text value:


In case of an image the inserted tag is:


# setMaxFileSize(float $sizeInMB)

Max file size allowed.

# setTransformable(bool $transformable = true, bool $transformKeepOriginal = true)

Allow the user to crop or rotate a visual, after the upload.
With $transformKeepOriginal set to true, the original file will remain unchanged, meaning the transformations will be stored directly in the <x-sharp-image/> tag. For instance:


Then at render Sharp will take care of that for the thumbnail (see Display embedded files in the public site below).

# setCropRatio(string $ratio, array $croppableFileTypes = null)

Set a ratio constraint to uploaded images, formatted like this: width:height. For instance: 16:9, or 1:1.

When a crop ratio is set, any uploaded picture will be auto-cropped (centered).

The second argument, $croppableFileTypes, provide a way to limit the crop configuration to a list of image files extensions. For instance, it can be useful to define a crop for jpg and png, but not for gif because it would break animation.

# setStorageDisk(string $storageDisk)

Set the destination storage disk (as configured in Laravel's config/filesystem.php config file).

# setStorageBasePath(string $storageBasePath)

Set the destination base storage path. You can use the {id} special placeholder to add the instance id in the path.

For instance: $field->setStorageBasePath('/users/{id}/markdown')

# setFileFilter($fileFilter)

Set the allowed file extensions. You can pass either an array, or a comma-separated list.

# setFileFilterImages()

Just a setFileFilter([".jpg",".jpeg",".gif",".png"]) shorthand.

# Display embedded files in the public site

You may need to display those embedded files in the public website. The idea here is to display embedded images as thumbnails, and other files as you need. Sharp provides a component for that:

    {!! $html !!}

To handle image thumbnails, you can pass the following props:

    {!! $html !!}


<x-sharp-content> cannot contain complex structure of elements. The simple usage is to output {!! $html !!} as direct child. However, for composition purpose the HTML can be wrapped by a <div>{!! $html !!}</div>.

# Advanced usages

To add custom attributes to <x-sharp-image> component you can use the following syntax:

        class="my-image h-auto"
    {!! $html !!}

# Customize views

You can extend <x-sharp-file> and <x-sharp-image> components by publishing them:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider=Code16\\Sharp\\SharpServiceProvider --tag=views

Here are the parameters passed to the components:

  • $fileModel which is a SharpUploadModel instance (see the documentation)
  • $width, $height, $filters: whatever you passed as attribute

# Handle markdown

The <x-sharp-content> component does not render markdown, you will have to use your own <x-markdown> component or helper function. To make <x-sharp-*> elements working you must enable HTML in your parser (e.g. pass ['html_input' => 'allow'] to league/commonmark (opens new window))



cebe/markdown (opens new window) is not compatible with sharp components

# Formatter

  • toFront: expects a string; will extract embedded files for the front.
  • fromFront: returns a string, handle files (format, transformation, copy).