Decorators

Active Admin allows you to use the decorator pattern to provide view-specific versions of a resource. Draper is recommended but not required.

To use decorator support without Draper, your decorator must support a variety of collection methods to support pagination, filtering, etc. See this github issue discussion and this gem for more details.

Example usage

# app/models/post.rb
class Post < ActiveRecord::Base
  # has title, content, and image_url
end

# app/decorators/post_decorator.rb
class PostDecorator < Draper::Decorator
  delegate_all

  def image
    h.image_tag model.image_url
  end
end

# app/admin/post.rb
ActiveAdmin.register Post do
  decorate_with PostDecorator

  index do
    column :title
    column :image
    actions
  end
end

Forms

By default, ActiveAdmin does not decorate the resource used to render forms. If you need ActiveAdmin to decorate the forms, you can pass decorate: true to the form block.

ActiveAdmin.register Post do
  decorate_with PostDecorator

  form decorate: true do |f|
    # ...
  end
end
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