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In Moonlight, a feature can add assets to to moonlight, like JavaScript files, Images and Stylesheets. This documentation article will cover how developers can add assets to their features and how panel administrator can override assets.

How to Override Assets in Moonlight

Introduction: In Moonlight, you can customize various assets like logos and styles to tailor your system to your preferences. This guide will walk you through the process of overriding assets, allowing you to replace default assets with your own custom ones.

Understanding Asset Storage: Moonlight stores its assets using a structured approach. When you inspect the source file for an asset, such as the favicon, you'll notice a path like /api/core/asset/Core/svg/logo.svg. This path reveals how assets are accessed through Moonlight's API.

API Structure: Assets are served via Moonlight's API, specifically the core API, with the path /api/core/. Assets are accessed through the /asset/ route on the API.

Identifying Asset Features: The next part of the asset path, such as /Core/, indicates the name of the feature to which the asset belongs. This name may vary depending on the specific feature.

Locating the Desired Asset: The remaining part of the path, such as /svg/logo.svg, specifies the exact location of the desired asset within its feature.

Overriding Process: To override an asset, open Moonlight in your web browser and navigate to System => Files. Here, you'll find the file manager. Open the assetOverride folder.

Replacing Assets: Suppose you want to replace the asset /api/core/asset/Core/images/image.png. Start by creating a folder with the name of the asset's feature, such as /Core. Within this folder, create a folder named images to match the original asset's directory structure. Now, upload your desired replacement file (e.g., a .png file) into this folder. It's crucial that the replacement file has the same name as the original asset for the override to work properly.

Examples: The table below illustrates examples of how asset paths map to their override paths.

Api Path Asset Override path
/api/core/asset/Servers/styles/style.css Servers/styles/style.css
/api/core/asset/Core/img/logo.png Core/img/logo.png

Conclusion: By following this guide, you can easily override default assets in Moonlight, enabling you to personalize your system's appearance to better suit your needs and preferences.

For feature developers

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This step by step guide will show you how you can add custom assets to your feature. Lets say you wanted to create an image for your feature

  1. Create a folder in the /Assets Folder, which represents your features name (it don't has to be your exact features name, you it just has a representative purpose), for example /Assets/Test.

  2. Create a folder or the folders, where your image should be saved, lets say you want to save it in /images/test/image.png, so you create this folder.

(We are now in /Assets/Test/images/test)

  1. Save your image in this folder, the path to the image in our example would now be /Assets/Test/images/test/image.png.

  2. Navigate to your Feature.cs file, and go to your OnPreInitialized Task. There you can add your asset to the assets api. Use context.AddAsset("{FEATURE_NAME}", "{FILEPATH}"); to add an asset. The feature name must be the same name as the folder you created in step 1. The file path is the path is the same as the path for the asset in step 2.

  3. You can now access your asset via this api url: /api/core/assets/Test/images/test/image.png

Here are some more examples:

Feature Name Path in /Assets folder AddAsset function Api url for your asset
Support /Assets/Support/styles/styles.css context.AddAsset("Support", "styles/styles.css"); /api/core/assets/Support/styles/styles.css
Billing /Assets/Billing/images/success.png context.AddAsset("Billing", "images/success.png"); /api/core/assets/Billing/images/success.png