The Lightning Component modern framework is a User Interface framework to develop dynamic web apps for mobile and desktop devices. As is the case with each release, the latest Spring ‘18 release is packed with rich features including, the newly added Lightning Component features!
Currently, Spring’18 release is available under the pre-release program. On the 5th and 6th of January, Sandboxes will be upgraded; as a result, your organization will get the look and feel of Spring’18 release.
If you have not read the entire 437 pages of Salesforce Spring’18 release notes yet, check out Spring’18 release quick summary and, the Top 10 Lightning Experience Gems of Salesforce Spring’18 Release! written by me.
I combed through the release notes and highlighted the added capabilities to the Lightning Component features. Believe me, it was hard to stop at just five! To kick things off, here is my take on the coolest Lightning Component features from Spring’18 release.
1) Build Exciting User Interfaces with New Base Lightning Components:- Now you can accelerate your development with a fresh medley of new built-in Lightning components. The new components cover a broad range of user interface elements and give you a whole new tool bag for your development. Following are few of the new component features. Please note that these features require API version 42.0 or later.
a) lightning:inputName: – It will display a name compound field with support for salutation, first name, middle name, last name, informal name, and suffix.
b) lightning:treeGrid: – It will display a hierarchical view of data presented in a table.