Create your own view

The search page is served by service.

This service ends up into base-layout-cssjs-loader.xsl (See source file web/src/main/webapp/xslt/base-layout-cssjs-loader.xsl) which contains the logic to load the right html page.

The view parameter

You can pass a parameter view to the url to point on a custom view.

If no parameter is specified, the view value will be taken from the system/ui/defaultView settings, and if no setting is set, is value will be default.

It will be stored in $searchView XSLT variable.

Loading the view

The view is loaded from (See source file web/src/main/webapp/xslt/ui-search/search.xsl):

<div data-ng-include="'{$uiResourcesPath}views/{$searchView}/templates/index.html'"

The view main template is loaded through the AngularJS directive ng-include and will point on the path /web-ui/src/main/resources/catalog/views/${view}/templates/index.html.

For the default view, you can find this template in source file web-ui/src/main/resources/catalog/views/default/templates/index.html.

Loading the javascript

To init AngularJS main module you have to use the directive ng-app and point on your main AngularJS module.

<html ng-app="{$angularModule}" lang="{$lang}" id="ng-app">

In the case of the search page (, the $angularApp variable equals gn_search. And for the default view the $angularModule equals gn_search_default.

So, by default, the main AngularJS module is loaded here from gn_search_default module declared here (See source file web-ui/src/main/resources/catalog/views/default/module.js.

From here, you can build your AngularJS module dependency tree and load your application.

CSS files

In the same logic, the CSS that is loaded into the page is gn_search_default.less.