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Publish a Lightning Component

Audience: Users who want to build a Ligthtning Component (Component) to publish to the Lightning Gallery


Develop a Component from a template

The fastest way to build a Component that is ready to be published to the component Gallery is to use the default template.

Generate your Component template with this command:

lightning init component your-component-name

Run the Component

To test that your Component works, first install all dependencies:

cd your-component
pip install -r requirements.txt
pip install -e .

Now import your Component and use it in a Lightning App:

# app.py
from your_component import TemplateComponent
import lightning as L

class LitApp(L.LightningFlow):
    def __init__(self) -> None:
        super().__init__()
        self.your_component = TemplateComponent()

    def run(self):
        print('this is a simple Lightning app to verify your component is working as expected')
        self.your_component.run()

app = L.LightningApp(LitApp())

and run the app:

lightning run app app.py