Dynamic Updates

The WebchatSettings component offers a dynamic bot interaction, where webchat properties can be updated on the fly depending on the conversation.

Example 1

Let's say you want to prepare the following behavior when starting the conversation:

  • The webchat window color is changed to black.
  • The text input is hidden.
  • Attachements are enabled.
  • There is a blockInputs.

Add the following content in your action file.

import React, { useContext } from 'react'
import { Text, Reply, WebchatSettings } from '@botonic/react'
import { RequestContext } from '@botonic/react'
export default class extends React.Component {
static contextType = RequestContext
render() {
return (
<>
<Text>
Please, type "start" to start the tutorial.
<Reply payload='reply1'>Reply 1</Reply>
<Reply payload='reply2'>Reply 2</Reply>
</Text>
<WebchatSettings
theme={{
brand: { color: 'black' },
}}
blockInputs={[
{ match: [/ugly/i, /bastard/i], message: "don't say that to me" },
]}
enableAttachments={true}
enableUserInput={false}
/>
</>
)
}
}

Example 2

Now you want to get the following behavior during the conversation:

  • A response is given to the previous action.
  • The text input is enabled again.
  • The webchat window color turns to orange.
  • The emojiPicker is enabled.
  • A persistentMenu is dynamically added.

Add the following content in your action file.

import React from 'react'
import { Text, WebchatSettings } from '@botonic/react'
export default class extends React.Component {
render() {
return (
<>
<Text>Ok dude ๐Ÿ˜‰</Text>
<WebchatSettings
theme={{
brand: { color: 'orange' },
}}
enableEmojiPicker={true}
persistentMenu={[
{ label: 'option1', payload: 'opt1' },
{ label: 'option2', payload: 'opt2' },
]}
enableUserInput={true}
/>
</>
)
}
}

Example 3

Finally, a simple action can be added just to change the color (as WebchatSettings only returns visual changes):

export default class extends React.Component {
render() {
return <WebchatSettings theme={{ brand: { color: 'green' } }} />
}
}
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