willothy/veil.nvim

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CREATED

2023-03-22

UPDATED

5 months ago


veil.nvim

A blazingly fast, animated, and infinitely customizeable startup / dashboard plugin

UPDATE 12/25/2023:

Everything below this notice is deprecated, pending a complete rewrite. As seen in #14, I intend to rebuild Veil as a composable floating-window-based UI library providing rendering, placement, interaction, and query primitives. The architecture should allow for complex startup screens with widgets and graphs, interactable items, animated headers (like before), and much more. Floating windows should also make supporting mouse interaction for heretics (/j) much easier.

Warning
I would not recommend using the current implementation, as I am not maintaining it and it is likely very buggy.

Features

  • Animated sections rendered with virtual text
  • Builtin "standard library"
    • Buttons builtin
    • Oldfiles builtin
    • Current dir builtin
    • Floating widget builtin
    • Ascii frame anim builtin
    • Vertical padding builtin
  • Static text sections
  • Dynamic text sections
    • Per-section state
  • Simple and extensible API
    • Rendering / API V2 (in progress)
  • Interactible components (use buttons with <CR>)
    • Cursor 'hover' events
    • Lock cursor to menus
  • Highlighting
  • Shortcut mappings
  • Startup in <1ms
  • Mouse events
  • API for advanced rendering / terminal graphics

Demo (default config)

https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/38540736/228553706-b68e99a7-c4d6-4803-a06e-4e3bb12109ea.mp4

Installation

{
  'willothy/veil.nvim',
  lazy = true,
  dependencies = {
    -- All optional, only required for the default setup.
    -- If you customize your config, these aren't necessary.
    "nvim-telescope/telescope.nvim",
    "nvim-lua/plenary.nvim",
    "nvim-telescope/telescope-file-browser.nvim"
  }
  config = true,
  -- or configure with:
  -- opts = { ... }
}

Configuration

The defaults assume you have Telescope installed because... you probably do.

local builtin = require("veil.builtin")

local default = {
  sections = {
    builtin.sections.animated(builtin.headers.frames_nvim, {
      hl = { fg = "#5de4c7" },
    }),
    builtin.sections.buttons({
      {
        icon = "",
        text = "Find Files",
        shortcut = "f",
        callback = function()
            require("telescope.builtin").find_files()
        end,
      },
      {
        icon = "",
        text = "Find Word",
        shortcut = "w",
        callback = function()
            require("telescope.builtin").live_grep()
        end,
      },
      {
        icon = "",
        text = "Buffers",
        shortcut = "b",
        callback = function()
            require("telescope.builtin").buffers()
        end,
      },
      {
        icon = "",
        text = "Config",
        shortcut = "c",
        callback = function()
          require("telescope").extensions.file_browser.file_browser({
            path = vim.fn.stdpath("config"),
          })
        end,
      },
    }),
    builtin.sections.oldfiles(),
  },
  mappings = {},
  startup = true,
  listed = false
}

Configuration Recipes

-- in your config:

local current_day = os.date("%A")

require('veil').setup({
  sections = {
    builtin.sections.animated(builtin.headers.frames_days_of_week[current_day], {
      hl = { fg = "#5de4c7" },
    }),
    -- other sections
    -- ...
  }
}