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🔥 Introducing Dynamic Components

One of the most highly requested features in Lightning Web Components (LWC) is the ability to render dynamic components. With dynamic components, developers have the flexibility to decide at runtime which web component to render, providing a customizable and interactive user experience. This feature allows you to define a placeholder in your code and render the desired component later, based on specific conditions or user interactions.

However, it is important to exercise caution when using dynamic components, as improper implementation can potentially impact performance. To ensure optimal usage, Salesforce provides detailed documentation that outlines the correct way to adopt this feature.

💡 How Dynamic Components Work

Let’s take a closer look at how dynamic components are implemented in LWC. To demonstrate this feature, we’ll refer to the “LWC Recipes” repository, where examples of dynamic components can be found.

In the JavaScript tab of the “LWC Recipes” repository, you’ll find a parent component that renders a child component. The child component dynamically changes based on the selected value in a dropdown menu. For instance, if the value “Full” is selected, a different component called “Light Contact Details” is loaded.

It’s important to note that this dynamic rendering is not achieved through CSS manipulation, but rather by swapping out the entire component. Let’s take a look at the source code for this example.


  <!-- Placeholder for the dynamic component -->


    <!-- Component will be assigned dynamically -->




The code above demonstrates how a placeholder is defined for the dynamic component using the <c-lwc-component> tag. The actual component to be rendered is assigned dynamically in the JavaScript file.

Using a mapping mechanism, we determine which component to import based on the selected value in the dropdown menu. This mapping is initiated whenever the value in the dropdown menu changes, triggering the assignConstructor() method. The appropriate component is then assigned to the Constructor property.

Here is an example of how the assignConstructor() method is implemented:

Example Code:

assignConstructor() {

      const mapping = {         'Full': 'c-contact-tile',         'Light': 'c-contact-tile-light'       };       this.Constructor = mapping[this.selectedValue]; }

This implementation allows for the dynamic loading of different components based on the selected value in the dropdown menu. Additionally, the assignConstructor() method is called in the connectedCallback() lifecycle hook to initialize the component.

Overall, this approach demonstrates how dynamic components can be leveraged to create a more interactive and customizable user interface.

🌟 Unlocking the Potential of Dynamic Components

Dynamic components offer an array of possibilities for enhancing user experiences in appexchange apps. With this feature, you can create components that render differently based on configuration values set by subscribers or customers who have installed the app. This level of customization can greatly improve the adoption and usability of your app.

Imagine having a component in your exchange app that adapts its appearance and functionality based on configuration preferences. For instance, users could select between different themes, layouts, or data display options. This level of flexibility empowers users to tailor their experience to their specific needs, making your app more valuable and user-friendly.

While the current implementation of dynamic components does not support packages, Salesforce has plans to enable this functionality in the future. Once unlocked packages are supported, developers can fully utilize dynamic components in their app exchange apps, unlocking even greater potential for customization and personalization.

📘 Conclusion

Dynamic components in Lightning Web Components (LWC) offer developers a powerful tool for creating highly customizable and interactive web components. Developers can enhance user experiences and provide more tailored solutions by allowing components to be rendered dynamically at runtime.

While adopting dynamic components, referring to Salesforce’s documentation is crucial to ensure proper implementation and avoid any negative impact on performance. With the correct usage, this feature can greatly improve the flexibility and value of your apps, particularly in the app exchange ecosystem.

Unlock the potential of dynamic components, and take your web development to the next level!

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