Office UI fabric Callout in SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

As we know Office UI Fabric which official front-end framework is for building a user interface that fits seamlessly into SharePoint modern experience. In this article, we going to see more detail about the Callout component. The Callout is a powerful way to simplify a user interface. Also, we going to see how to update the title for a selected list item in the SharePoint. At the end of the article, you can find the downlink to download this whole project.

Creating a new SharePoint Framework extension project

The first step we have to create a new SharePoint framework extension project, I have used SharePoint Framework version 1.8.2, if you have any question regarding set-up new SharePoint framework development environment then you can refer my one of the previous article where I explained simple steps to set up a new development environment and create the new project. please refer below image for select input while creating project.

Creating Office UI Fabric Callout component

In order to create new react component we have to create a new folder in the name of components under src\extensions, in that folder we have to create three files,

  1. src\extensions\components\Callout.module.scss
  2. src\extensions\components\Callout.tsx
  3. src\extensions\components\ICalloutProps.ts

In the SCSS file we just used for styling purpose, Its almost same like CSS but using scss we can access CSS classes and functions, tsx is the react component file, here we managing to create control and the events.

Here we creating a component and pushing that using SharePoint base dialog. We also updating list item’s title, for that we passing this.context from the List view commend set file in the react component file, if you have any question about the code logic flow, please post into the comments section below.

import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import { PrimaryButton } from 'office-ui-fabric-react/lib/Button';
import { TextField } from 'office-ui-fabric-react/lib/TextField';
import { ICalloutProps, ICalloutState } from './ICalloutProps';
import { Callout } from 'office-ui-fabric-react/lib/Callout';
import styles01 from './Callout.module.scss';
import { BaseDialog, IDialogConfiguration } from '@microsoft/sp-dialog';
import { SPHttpClient, SPHttpClientResponse } from '@microsoft/sp-http'

export default class CalloutComponent extends BaseDialog {
  public itemTitle: string;
  public itemID: number;
  public spcontext?: any | null;

  public render(): void {
    ReactDOM.render(<Cillout itemID={this.itemID} spcontext={this.spcontext} Title={this.itemTitle} domElement={document.activeElement.parentElement} onDismiss={this.onDismiss.bind(this)} />,

  public getConfig(): IDialogConfiguration {
    return {
      isBlocking: false

  private onDismiss() {

class Cillout extends React.Component<ICalloutProps, ICalloutState> {

  constructor(props: ICalloutProps) {
    this.state = {
      Title: this.props.Title

    this.setState({ Title: this.props.Title });
    this._saveClicked = this._saveClicked.bind(this);
    this._onChangedTitle = this._onChangedTitle.bind(this);

  public render(): JSX.Element {
    return (
          <div className={styles01["ms-CalloutExample-header"]}>
            <p className={styles01["ms-CalloutExample-title"]}>
              Property panel
          <div className={styles01["ms-CalloutExample-inner"]}>
            <div className={styles01["ms-CalloutExample-content"]}>
              <p className={styles01["ms-CalloutExample-subText"]}>
                <TextField label="Title" value={this.state.Title} underlined onChanged={this._onChangedTitle} />
            <div className={styles01["ms-CalloutExample-actions"]}>
              <PrimaryButton text="Save" onClick={this._saveClicked} />
  private onDismiss(ev: any) {

  private _onChangedTitle(newValue: string): void {
    this.setState({ Title: newValue });

  private _saveClicked() {
    const body: string = JSON.stringify({
      '__metadata': {
        'type': 'SP.Data.' + this.props.spcontext.pageContext.list.title + 'ListItem'
      'Title': this.state.Title
    this.props.spcontext.spHttpClient.get(this.props.spcontext.pageContext.web.absoluteUrl + `/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('${this.props.spcontext.pageContext.list.title}')/items(` + this.props.itemID + ')', SPHttpClient.configurations.v1).then
      ((Response: SPHttpClientResponse) => { + `/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('${this.props.spcontext.pageContext.list.title}')/items(` + this.props.itemID + ')', SPHttpClient.configurations.v1,
            headers: {
              'Accept': 'application/json;odata=nometadata',
              'Content-type': 'application/json;odata=verbose',
              'odata-version': '',
              'IF-MATCH': Response.headers.get('ETag'),
              'X-HTTP-Method': 'MERGE'
            body: body
          }).then((response: SPHttpClientResponse) => {
            console.log(`Status code: ${response.status}`);
            console.log(`Status text: ${response.statusText}`);

And then we have typescript file for property interface, in the file, we managing all property interfaces which is required for our extension and the react components.

export interface ICalloutProps {
  isCalloutVisible?: boolean;
  onDismiss: () => void;
  domElement: any;

export interface ICalloutState {

Mapping react component into list view command set

List view commend set files are created by the yeoman generator while creating the project, we just wanted to map ours react component into the this.

  1. \src\extensions\fabricCallout\FabricCalloutCommandSet.ts
  2. \src\extensions\fabricCallout\FabricCalloutCommandSet.manifest.json
import { override } from '@microsoft/decorators';
import {
} from '@microsoft/sp-listview-extensibility';
import Callout from '../components/Callout'; 

export default class FabricCalloutCommandSet extends BaseListViewCommandSet<{}> {
  public onInit(): Promise<void> {
    return Promise.resolve();

  public onListViewUpdated(event: IListViewCommandSetListViewUpdatedParameters): void {
    const compareOneCommand: Command = this.tryGetCommand('COMMAND_1');
    if (compareOneCommand) {
      // This command should be hidden unless exactly one row is selected.
      compareOneCommand.visible = event.selectedRows.length === 1;

  public onExecute(event: IListViewCommandSetExecuteEventParameters): void {
    switch (event.itemId) {
      case 'COMMAND_1':
        const callout: Callout = new Callout();
        callout.spcontext= this.context;;
        throw new Error('Unknown command');

We can change the commend set title and the icon the commend set manifest file,

Also, we can manage where we want to show out custom commend set, for that we have to edit the elements.xml file under \sharepoint\assets\ for more detail about this file please refer the Microsoft documentation

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know in the comments section. Good Luck!!!


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s