Item Selector

An Item Selector is a UI component for selecting entities in a user-friendly manner. Many Liferay apps use Item Selectors to let users select items such as images, videos, audio files, documents, and pages. For example, the Documents and Media Library lets users select files.

Figure 1: Item Selectors let users browse and select different kinds of entities.

Figure 1: Item Selectors let users browse and select different kinds of entities.

The Item Selector API provides a framework for you to use, extend, and create Item Selectors in your own apps. The tutorials in this section show you how to use this framework.

Here are some use cases for the Item Selector API:

  1. Letting your app’s users select entities via an Item Selector.

  2. Configuring an Item Selector to select your app’s custom entity.

  3. Customizing the selection experience by adding a new selection view for an entity.

You’ll learn what a selection view is, along with the Item Selector API’s other components, in the next tutorial.

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