Slots V1 (deprecated)

Slots V1 is now deprecated and will be removed in 3.0. Please migrate to Slots V2

Slots enable multiple blocks of content to be passed to a single ViewComponent, reducing the need for sub-components (e.g. ModalHeader, ModalBody).

By default, slots can be rendered once per component. They provide an accessor with the name of the slot (#header) that returns an instance of ViewComponent::Slot, etc.

Slots declared with collection: true can be rendered multiple times. They provide an accessor with the pluralized name of the slot (#rows), which is an Array of ViewComponent::Slot instances.

To learn more about the design of the Slots API, see #348 and #325.

Defining Slots

Slots are defined by with_slot:

with_slot :header

To define a collection slot, add collection: true:

with_slot :row, collection: true

To define a slot with a custom Ruby class, pass class_name:

with_slot :body, class_name: 'BodySlot'

Note: Slot classes must be subclasses of ViewComponent::Slot.

Example ViewComponent with Slots

# box_component.rb

class BoxComponent < ViewComponent::Base
  include ViewComponent::Slotable

  with_slot :body, :footer
  with_slot :header, class_name: "Header"
  with_slot :row, collection: true, class_name: "Row"

  class Header < ViewComponent::Slot
    def initialize(classes: "")
      @classes = classes

    def classes
      "Box-header #{@classes}"

  class Row < ViewComponent::Slot
    def initialize(theme: :gray)
      @theme = theme

    def theme_class_name
      case @theme
      when :gray
      when :hover_gray
      when :yellow
      when :blue
      when :hover_blue

# box_component.html.erb

<div class="Box">
  <% if header %>
    <div class="<%= header.classes %>">
      <%= header.content %>
  <% end %>
  <% if body %>
    <div class="Box-body">
      <%= body.content %>
  <% end %>
  <% if rows.any? %>
      <% rows.each do |row| %>
        <li class="Box-row <%= row.theme_class_name %>">
          <%= row.content %>
      <% end %>
  <% end %>
  <% if footer %>
    <div class="Box-footer">
      <%= footer.content %>
  <% end %>

# index.html.erb

<%= render( do |component| %>
  <% component.slot(:header, classes: "my-class-name") do %>
    This is my header!
  <% end %>
  <% component.slot(:body) do %>
    This is the body.
  <% end %>
  <% component.slot(:row) do %>
    Row one
  <% end %>
  <% component.slot(:row, theme: :yellow) do %>
    Yellow row
  <% end %>
  <% component.slot(:footer) do %>
    This is the footer.
  <% end %>
<% end %>