Topic: data-mdb-color-picker-init is not working, in webpack configuration

coregenion priority asked 7 months ago

I have installed MDB Pro using webpack and like this:

// MDB
import * as mdb from 'mdb-ui-kit/js/mdb.umd.min.js';
window.mdb = mdb;
import mdbPlugins from 'mdb-ui-kit/plugins/js/all.min.js';
window.mdbPlugins = mdbPlugins;

The npm build is successful without any errors.

I can render it by using the API like: $('.color-picker').colorPicker(); This works fine

What I am doing wrong?

Expected behavior

I should see the Color picker rendered by just using <div class="color-picker" data-mdb-color-picker-init></div>

Actual behavior

Instead, I get Uncaught ReferenceError: mdb is not defined

Resources (screenshots, code snippets etc.)

Grzegorz Bujański staff answered 7 months ago

Imports are always performed before the rest of the code. . Plugins need access to mdb, but since window.mdb = mdb will be performed after plugin import, this error occurs.

You can solve this in a simple way. Create two additional files. E.g. mdb.js and plugins.js and add the appropriate imports to them:


import './mdb';
import './plugins';


import * as mdb from 'mdb-ui-kit/js/mdb.umd.min.js';
window.mdb = mdb;


import * as plugins from 'mdb-ui-kit/plugins/js/all.min.js'; // lib
window.plugins = plugins;

After that the color picker should start working.

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Specification of the issue

  • ForumUser: Priority
  • Premium support: Yes
  • Technology: MDB Standard
  • MDB Version: MDB5 7.0.0
  • Device: Laptop
  • Browser: Chrome
  • OS: Windows
  • Provided sample code: Yes
  • Provided link: No