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AutoConnectElements API

AutoConnectButton

Constructor

AutoConnectButton(const char* name = "", const char* value = "", const String& action = String(), const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_None)
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valueValue of the element.
actionNative code of the action script executed when the button is clicked.
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.

Public member variables

action

HTML native code of the action script to be executed when the button is clicked. It is mostly used with a JavaScript to activate a script.1

Type
String

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

name

The element name.

Type
String

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

value

Value of the element.

Type
String

Public member functions

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Button

AutoConnectCheckbox

Constructor

AutoConnectCheckbox(const char* name = "", const char* value = "", const char* label = "", const bool checked = false, const ACPosition_t labelPosition = AC_Behind, const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_BR)
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valueValue of the element.
labelA label string prefixed to the checkbox.
checkChecked state of the checkbox.
labelPositionSpecifies the position of the label to generate.
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.

Public member variables

checked

It indicates the checked status of the checkbox. The value of the checked checkbox element is packed in the query string and sent by submit.

Type
bool

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

label

A label is an optional string. A label is always arranged on the right side of the checkbox. Specification of a label will generate an HTML <label> tag with an id attribute. The checkbox and the label are connected by the id attribute.

Type
String

labelPosition

Specifies the position of the label to generate with ACPostion_t enumeration value.

Type
ACPosition_t

  • AC_Infront : Place a label in front of the check box.
  • AC_Behind : Place a label behind the check box.

name

The element name.

Type
String

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

value

Value of the element. It becomes a value attribute of an HTML <input type="checkbox"> tag.

Type
String

Public member functions

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Checkbox

AutoConnectElement

Constructor

AutoConnectElement(const char* name = "", const char* value = "", const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_None)
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valueValue of the element.
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.

Public member variables

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

name

The element name.

Type
String

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

value

Value of the element. It is output as HTML as it is as a source for generating HTML code.

Type
String

Public member functions

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Element

as<T>

AutoConnectElement& as<T>(void)

Casts the reference to the AutoConnectElement the specified type.

Parameter
TThe element type. AutoConnectElements type such as AutoConnectButton, AutoConnectCheckbox, AutoConnectFile, AutoConnectInput, AutoConnectRadio, AutoConnectSelect, AutoConnectStyle, AutoConnectSubmit, AutoConnectText.
Return value
A reference to the AutoConnectElement with actual type.

AutoConnectFile

Constructor

AutoConnectFile(const char* name = "", const char* value = "", const char* label = "", const ACFile_t store = AC_File_FS, const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_BR)
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valueFile name to be upload.
labelLabel string.
storeThe ACFile_t enumerator that represents the media to save the uploaded file.
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.

Public member variables

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

label

A label is an optional string. A label is always arranged on the left side of the file input box. Specification of a label will generate an HTML <label> tag with an id attribute. The file input box and the label are connected by the id attribute.

Type
String

mimeType

The mime type of the upload file which included as Media type in the http post request. Set by the client (usually the browser) that requested the upload. It is determined by the file type as application/octet-stream, text etc. which is described in IANA Media Type.

Type
String

name

The element name.

Type
String

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

size

Size of the uploading file.

Type
size_t

store

Specifies the save destination of the uploaded file. You can use the built-in uploader to save uploaded file to the flash of the ESP8266/ESP32 module or external SD media without writing a dedicated sketch code. It also supports saving to any destination using a custom uploader that inherits from the AutoConnectUploadHandler class.

Type
ACFile_t

  • AC_File_FS : Save the uploaded file to SPIFFS in the flash.
  • AC_File_SD : Save the uploaded file to SD.
  • AC_File_Extern : Save the file using your own upload handler.

value

File name to be upload. The value contains the value entered by the client browser to the <input type="file"> tag and is read-only.

Type
String

Public member functions

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectFile.

Return value
AC_File

AutoConnectInput

Constructor

AutoConnectInput(const char* name = "", const char* value = "", const char* label = "", const char* pattern = "", const char* placeholder = "", const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_BR, const ACInput_t apply = AC_Input_Text)
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valueValue of the element.
labelLabel string.
patternRegular expression string for checking data format.
placeholderA placeholder string.
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.
applySpecifies the type of input that the text box accepts.

Public member variables

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

label

A label is an optional string. A label is always arranged on the left side of the input box. Specification of a label will generate an HTML <label> tag with an id attribute. The input box and the label are connected by the id attribute.

Type
String

name

The element name.

Type
String

pattern

A pattern specifies a regular expression that the input-box's value is checked against on form submission.

Type
String

placeholder

A placeholder is an option string. Specification of a placeholder will generate a placeholder attribute for the input tag.

Type
String

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

value

Value of the element. It becomes a value attribute of an HTML <input type="text"> tag. An entered text in the custom Web page will be sent with a query string of the form. The value set before accessing the page is displayed as the initial value.

Type
String

apply

Specifies the type of input that the text box accepts. AutoConnectInput will generate either a <input type="text">, <input type="password">, or <input type="number"> tag based on the apply specifying as input type. The input type can be specified the following values in the ACInput_t enumeration type. 1

Type
ACInput_t

  • AC_Input_Text : input type="text"
  • AC_Input_Password : input type="password"
  • AC_Input_Number : input type="number"

Public member functions

isValid

bool isValid(void)

Evaluate the pattern as a regexp and return whether value matches. Always return true if the pattern is undefined.

Return value
trueThe value matches a pattern.
falseThe value does not match a pattern.

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Input

AutoConnectRadio

Constructor

AutoConnectRadio(const char* name = "", std::vector<String> const& values = {}, const char* label = "", const ACArrange_t order = AC_Vertical, const uint8_t checked = 0, const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_BR)
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valuesAn array of values of the radio buttons. Specifies a std::vector object.
labelLabel string.
orderThe direction to arrange the radio buttons.
checkedAn index to be checked in the radio buttons.
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.

Public member variables

checked

Specifies the index number (1-based) of the values to be checked. If this parameter is not specified neither item is checked.

Type
uint8_t

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

label

A label is an optional string. A label will be arranged in the left or top of the radio buttons according to the order.

Type
String

name

The element name.

Type
String

order

Specifies the direction to arrange the radio buttons. A label will place in the left or the top according to the order. It is a value of ACArrange_t type and accepts one of the following:

Type
ACArrange_t

  • AC_Horizontal : Horizontal arrangement.
  • AC_Vertical : Vertical arrangement.

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

values

An array of String type for the radio button options. It is an initialization list can be used. The <input type="radio"> tags will be generated from each entry in the values.

Type
std::vector<String>

Public member functions

add

void add(const String& value)

Adds an option for the radio button.

Parameter
valueAn option string to add to the radio button.

check

void check(const String& value)

Indicates the check of the specified option for the radio buttons. You can use the check function for checking dynamically with arbitrary of the radio button.

Parameter
valueAn option string to be checked.

empty

void empty(const size_t reserve = 0)

Clear the array of option strings that AutoConnectRadio has in the values. When the reserve parameter is specified, a vector container of that size is reserved.

The empty function resets the checked value to zero. When the empty function is executed, any button will be turned off.

Parameter
reserveReserved size of a container for the radio button option strings.

operator [ ]

const String& operator[] (const std::size_t n)

Returns a value string of the index specified by n.

Parameter
nIndex of values array to return. Its base number is 0.
Return value
A reference of a value string indexed by the specified the n.

size

size_t size(void)

Returns number of options which contained.

Return value
Number of options which contained.

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Radio

value

  const String& value(void) const

Returns current checked option of the radio buttons.

Return value
A String of an option current checked. If there is no checked option, a null string returned.

AutoConnectRange

Constructor

AutoConnectRange(const char* name = "", const int value = 0, const char* label = "", const int min = 0, const int max = 0, const int step = 1, const ACPosition_t magnify = AC_Void, const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_BR, const char* style = "")
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valueThe initial value in the range.
labelLabel string.
minThe most negative value within the range of allowed values.
maxThe greatest value in the range of permitted values.
stepThe granularity that the value must adhere to.
magnifySpecifies the display position of the current value of the range.
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.
styleA style code with CSS format that qualifiers the range slider.

Public member variables

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

label

A label is an optional string. A label is always arranged on the left side of the input box. Specification of a label will generate an HTML <label> tag with an id attribute. The range slider and the label are connected by the id attribute.

Type
String

magnify

Display position of the current value of the range.
Type
ACPosition_t
  • AC_Infront : Displays the current value on the left side.
  • AC_Behind : Displays the current value on the right side.
  • AC_Void : No display the current value. This is the default.

max

The greatest value in the range.

Type
int

min

The most negative value within the range.

Type
int

name

The element name.

Type
String

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

step

The granularity that the value must adhere to.

Type
int

style

A style code with CSS format that qualifiers the range slider.

Type
String

value

Value of the element. It becomes a value attribute of an HTML <input type="range"> tag. A value of range in the custom Web page will be sent with a query string of the form.

Type
int

Public member functions

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Range

AutoConnectSelect

Constructor

AutoConnectSelect(const char* name = "", std::vector<String> const& options = {}, const char* label = "", const uint8_t selected = 0, const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_BR)
Parameters
nameThe element name.
optionsAn array of options of the select element. Specifies a std::vector object.
labelLabel string.
selectedAn option should be pre-selected when the page loads.
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.

Public member variables

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

name

The element name.

Type
String

label

A label is an optional string. A label will be arranged in the top of the selection list.

Type
String

options

An array of String type for the selection options. It is an initialization list can be used. The <option value> tags will be generated from each entry in the options.

Type
std::vector<String>

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

selected

A selected is an optional value. Specifies 1-based index value of an options array that an option should be pre-selected when the page loads.

Type
uint8_t

Public member functions

add

void add(const String& option)

Adds a selectable option string for the selection list.

Parameter
optionA string of selectable item to be contained in the select element.

empty

void empty(const size_t reserve = 0)

Clear the array of options list that AutoConnectSelect has in the options. When the reserve parameter is specified, a vector container of that size is reserved.

The empty function resets the selected value to zero. When the empty function is executed, there are no selected options and the first item is placed at the beginning.

Parameter
reserveReserved size of a container for the options.

operator [ ]

const String& operator[] (const std::size_t n)

Returns an option string of the index specified by n.

Parameter
nIndex of options array to return. Its base number is 0.
Return value
A reference of a option string indexed by the specified the n.

select

void  select(const String& value);

Selects an option with the value.

Parameter
valueString value that option should be selected in an option array.

size

size_t size(void)

Returns number of options which contained.

Return value
Number of options which contained.

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Select

value

const String& value(void) const;

Returns current selected option of the select list.

Return value
A String of an option current selected. If there is no select option, a null string returned.

AutoConnectStyle

Constructor

AutoConnectStyle(const char* name = "", const char* value = "")
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valueRaw CSS code to insert into a style block in a custom web page to generate.

Public member variables

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

name

The element name.

Type
String

value

Raw CSS code to insert into a style block in a custom web page to generate.

Type
String

Public member functions

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Style

AutoConnectSubmit

Constructor

AutoConnectSubmit(const char* name = "", const char* value ="", char* uri = "", const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_None)
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valueThe name of the submit button as an HTML `#!html ` tag, it will also be the label of the button.
uriDestination URI.
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.

Public member variables

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

name

The element name.

Type
String

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

uri

Destination URI.

Type
String

value

The name of the submit button. It will also be the label of the button.

Type
String

Public member functions

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Submit

AutoConnectText

Constructor

AutoConnectText(const char* name = "", const char* value = "", const char* style = "", const char* format = "", const ACPosterior_t post = AC_Tag_None)
Parameters
nameThe element name.
valueString of content for the text element.
styleA style code with CSS format that qualifiers the text.
formatA pointer to a null-terminated multibyte string specifying how to interpret the value. It specifies the conversion format when outputting values. The format string conforms to C-style printf library functions
postSpecifies the tag to be output afterward the element.

Public member variables

enable

Enable HTML tag generation for the element.

Type
boolAutoConnect will generate the element into HTML only if the enable attribute is true.

format

The conversion format when outputting values. The format string conforms to C-style printf library functions.

Type
String

global

The global attribute copies input values ​​between elements of the same name on different custom Web pages.

Type
boolAn entered value will be copied to elements of the same name in other AutoConnectAuxes during page transition.
However, it will be copied only when the destination element has the true for a global attribute.

name

The element name.

Type
String

post

Specifies a tag to add behind the HTML code generated from the element.

Type
ACPosterior_t

  • AC_Tag_None : No generate additional tags.
  • AC_Tag_BR : Add a <br> tag to the end of the element.
  • AC_Tag_P : Include the element in the <p> ~ </p> tag.
  • AC_Tag_DIV : Include the element in the <div> ~ </div> tag.

style

A style code with CSS format that qualifiers the text.

Type
String

value

A content string of the text element.

Type
String

Public member functions

typeOf

ACElement_t typeOf(void)

Returns type of AutoConnectElement.

Return value
AC_Text


  1. ACInput_t does not mind what kind of display effects on the browser. For example, input type="number" has a spin button in Chrome, but has no display effects in iOS Safari. You will see the numeric keypad at inputting the number field with giving the pattern as \d*