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Class Grid

Grid

An organized grid to display a collection of grid items.

var grid = CardService.newGrid()
    .setTitle("My Grid")
    .setNumColumns(2)
    .addItem(CardService.newGridItem()
        .setTitle("My item"));

Methods

MethodReturn typeBrief description
addItem(gridItem)GridAdds a new grid item to the grid.
setAuthorizationAction(action)GridSets an authorization action that opens a URL to the authorization flow when the object is clicked.
setBorderStyle(borderStyle)GridSets the border style applied to each grid item.
setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType)GridSets an action that composes a draft email when the object is clicked.
setNumColumns(numColumns)GridThe number of columns to display in the grid.
setOnClickAction(action)GridSets an action that executes when the object is clicked.
setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action)GridSets an action that opens a URL in a tab when the object is clicked.
setOpenLink(openLink)GridSets a URL to be opened when the object is clicked.
setTitle(title)GridSets the title text of the grid.

Detailed documentation

addItem(gridItem)

Adds a new grid item to the grid.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
gridItemGridItemThe grid item to add.

Return

Grid — This object, for chaining.


setAuthorizationAction(action)

Sets an authorization action that opens a URL to the authorization flow when the object is clicked. This opens the URL in a new window. When the user finishes the authorization flow and returns to the application, the add-on reloads.

A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.

// ...

var action = CardService.newAuthorizationAction().setAuthorizationUrl('url');
CardService.newTextButton().setText('Authorize').setAuthorizationAction(action);

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
actionAuthorizationActionThe object that specifies the authorization action to take when this element is clicked.

Return

Grid — This object, for chaining.


setBorderStyle(borderStyle)

Sets the border style applied to each grid item. Default is NO_BORDER.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
borderStyleBorderStyleThe border style to apply.

Return

Grid — This object, for chaining.


setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType)

Sets an action that composes a draft email when the object is clicked. A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.

The Action parameter must specify a callback function that returns a ComposeActionResponse object configured using ComposeActionResponseBuilder.setGmailDraft(draft).

// ...

var action = CardService.newAction().setFunctionName('composeEmailCallback');
CardService.newTextButton()
    .setText('Compose Email')
    .setComposeAction(action, CardService.ComposedEmailType.REPLY_AS_DRAFT);

// ...

function composeEmailCallback() {
  var thread = GmailApp.getThreadById(e.threadId);
  var draft = thread.createDraftReply('This is a reply');
  return CardService.newComposeActionResponseBuilder()
      .setGmailDraft(draft)
      .build();
}

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
actionActionThe object that specifies the compose action to take when this element is clicked.
composedEmailTypeComposedEmailTypeAn enum value that specifies whether the composed draft is a standalone or reply draft.

Return

Grid — This object, for chaining.


setNumColumns(numColumns)

The number of columns to display in the grid. If shown in the right side panel, you can display 1-3 columns and the default value is 1. If shown in a dialog, you can display 2-6 columns and the default value is 2.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
numColumnsIntegerThe number of columns.

Return

Grid — This object, for chaining.


setOnClickAction(action)

Sets an action that executes when the object is clicked. A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.

The Action parameter must specify a callback function that returns a ActionResponse object.

// ...

var action = CardService.newAction().setFunctionName('notificationCallback');
CardService.newTextButton().setText('Create notification').setOnClickAction(action);

// ...

function notificationCallback() {
  return CardService.newActionResponseBuilder()
      .setNotification(CardService.newNotification()
          .setText("Some info to display to user"))
      .build();
}

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
actionActionThe action to take when this element is clicked.

Return

Grid — This object, for chaining.


setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action)

Sets an action that opens a URL in a tab when the object is clicked. Use this function when the URL needs to be built or when you need to take other actions in additon to creating the OpenLink object. A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.

The Action parameter must specify a callback function that returns a ActionResponse object configured using ActionResponseBuilder.setOpenLink(openLink).

// ...

var action = CardService.newAction().setFunctionName('openLinkCallback');
CardService.newTextButton().setText('Open Link').setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action);

// ...

function openLinkCallback() {
  return CardService.newActionResponseBuilder()
      .setOpenLink(CardService.newOpenLink()
          .setUrl('https://www.google.com'))
      .build();
}

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
actionActionThe object that specifies the open link action to take when this element is clicked.

Return

Grid — This object, for chaining.


Sets a URL to be opened when the object is clicked. Use this function when the URL is already known and only needs to be opened. A UI object can only have one of setOpenLink(openLink), setOnClickAction(action), setOnClickOpenLinkAction(action), setAuthorizationAction(action), or setComposeAction(action, composedEmailType) set.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
openLinkOpenLinkAn OpenLink object describing the URL to open.

Return

Grid — This object, for chaining.


setTitle(title)

Sets the title text of the grid. The text must be a plain string with no formatting.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
titleStringThe title text.

Return

Grid — This object, for chaining.