Plug points

Swagger UI exposes most of its internal logic through the plugin system.

Often, it is beneficial to override the core internals to achieve custom behavior.

Note: Semantic Versioning

Swagger UI's internal APIs are not part of our public contract, which means that they can change without the major version change.

If your custom plugins wrap, extend, override, or consume any internal core APIs, we recommend specifying a specific minor version of Swagger UI to use in your application, because they will not change between patch versions.

If you're installing Swagger UI via NPM, for example, you can do this by using a tilde:

{
  "dependencies": {
    "swagger-ui": "~3.11.0"
  }
}

fn.opsFilter

When using the filter option, tag names will be filtered by the user-provided value. If you'd like to customize this behavior, you can override the default opsFilter function.

For example, you can implement a multiple-phrase filter:

const MultiplePhraseFilterPlugin = function() {
  return {
    fn: {
      opsFilter: (taggedOps, phrase) => {
        const phrases = phrase.split(", ")

        return taggedOps.filter((val, key) => {
          return phrases.some(item => key.indexOf(item) > -1)
        })
      }
    }
  }
}

JSON Schema components

In swagger there are so called JSON Schema components. These are used to render inputs for parameters and components of request bodies with application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/* media-type.

Internally swagger uses following mapping to find the JSON Schema component from OpenAPI Specification schema information:

For each schema’s type(eg. string, array, …) and if defined schema’s format (eg. ‘date’, ‘uuid’, …) there is a corresponding component mapping:

If format defined:

`JsonSchema_${type}_${format}`

Fallback if JsonSchema_${type}_${format} component does not exist or format not defined:

`JsonSchema_${type}`

Default:

`JsonSchema_string`

With this, one can define custom input components or override existing.

Example Date-Picker plugin

If one would like to input date values you could provide a custom plugin to integrate react-datepicker into swagger-ui. All you need to do is to create a component to wrap react-datepicker accordingly to the format.

There are two cases:

  • type: string
    format: date
    
    The resulting name for mapping to succeed: JsonSchema_string_date
  • type: string
    format: date-time
    
    The resulting name for mapping to succeed: JsonSchema_string_date-time

This creates the need for two components and simple logic to strip any time input in case the format is date:

import React from "react";
import DatePicker from "react-datepicker";
import "react-datepicker/dist/react-datepicker.css";

const JsonSchema_string_date = (props) => {
  const dateNumber = Date.parse(props.value);
  const date = dateNumber
    ? new Date(dateNumber)
    : new Date();

  return (
    <DatePicker
      selected={date}
      onChange={d => props.onChange(d.toISOString().substring(0, 10))}
    />
  );
}

const JsonSchema_string_date_time = (props) => {
  const dateNumber = Date.parse(props.value);
  const date = dateNumber
    ? new Date(dateNumber)
    : new Date();

  return (
    <DatePicker
      selected={date}
      onChange={d => props.onChange(d.toISOString())}
      showTimeSelect
      timeFormat="p"
      dateFormat="Pp"
    />
  );
}


export const DateTimeSwaggerPlugin = {
  components: {
    JsonSchema_string_date: JsonSchema_string_date,
    "JsonSchema_string_date-time": JsonSchema_string_date_time
  }
};