How to Dynamically set base 64 image in lightning: carousel image

By | May 29, 2021

In this blog we are going to learn about how to dynamically set image in lightning: carousel. We use this component to display the collection of image. In addition, this component show only one image at a time. For example, let’s start with these component’s attribute.

Src: This attribute stores the path of the image.

Header: The heading of the image element is specified in this attribute.

Description: Image description is provided here.

alternativeText: In case the image is not loaded, this text will be displayed.

<lightning:carousel disableAutoScroll="true">
<aura:iteration items="{!v.Imagelst}" var="tempimg">
<lightning:carouselImage  src = "{!'data:image/png;base64,' + tempimg.Image__c}" header = "Image" >

In above example we can take image data into one list i.e. “Imagelst ” and we can iterate list using aura: iteration. “Imagelst ” is a wrapper object. It’s used to wrap the carousel components together, other features like header, description etc can also be changed depending on the requirement. We can store base 64 string into object record OR we can directly get image from static resource also.

“data: image/png;base64” is an inlined image (png), encoded in base64. It can make a page faster ,the browser doesn’t have to query the server for the image data separately, saving a round trip.

For instance, to use images in your org, upload them as static resources in the Static Resources page in Setup. In addition, to reference a resource in “lightning:carouselImage”, use “{!$Resource.carousel}" syntax in your src attribute, where image is the name you provided in the Name field on the setup page.

If the image path is invalid or the image does not load, because the user is offline or any other reason, the description and alternative text are shown in place of the image.


<aura:component implements="force:appHostable,flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes,flexipage:availableForRecordHome,force:hasRecordId,forceCommunity:availableForAllPageTypes,force:lightningQuickAction" access="global" >
    <aura:attribute name="lstimg" type="Object[]"/>
    <aura:handler name="init" action="{!c.listAction}" value="{!this}"/>
    <div class="slds-align_absolute-center" style="height: 5rem;">
        <div class="slds-size_1-of-2">
            <div class="slds-box slds-align_absolute-center" style="height: 5rem; position: absolute; width: 300px; height: 200px; z-index: 15; top: 50%; left: 50%; margin: -100px 0 0 -150px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" >
                <lightning:carousel disableAutoScroll="false">
                    <aura:iteration items="{!v.lstimg}" var="img">
                        <lightning:carouselImage width="10px" height="10px" src = "{!img.image}" header = "{!img.Header}" description = "{!img.Description}" alternativeText = "{!img.AlterText}" href = "{!img.imgUrl}">

	listAction : function(component, event, helper) 
		//change the image names,header,description etc as required
		var name=['Carousel1','Carousel2','Carousel3'];
		var header=['Card1','Card2','Card3'];
		var description=['Description1','Description2','Description3'];
		var AlternativeText=['Text1','Text2','Text3'];
		var ImageUrl=['','',''];
		var b=['1','2','3','4','5'];
		var list1=[];
		var a=name.length;
		for(var i=0;i<a;i++)
			list1.push({image:$A.get('$Resource.'+name[i]),Header:header[i],Description:description[i],AlterText:AlternativeText[i],imgUrl:ImageUrl[i]}) ;


Carousel Image Output
Carousel Image Output

In conclusion, we can dynamically display image by using Lightning:carousel component and lightning:carouselImage component.

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