In Visualforce you could add an apex:outputLink to a page and had a link that showed a Mini layout on Hover.

I want the exact same thing in a custom Lightning component. Add a record link and have a user customizable Compact layout to show up on Link hover.

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Is that doable and how? If not, why not or when?

I know that I could built that myself using a custom popover component and lightning:recordViewForm. But that is a lot of work and less flexible because there is no easy way to make the displayed fields customizable by users.

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    I'd say there isn't such a thing. Even for lightning:outputField, the docs say "Lookups render as text only. Linking and hover overlays on lookup values are not supported." May 17, 2018 at 15:23

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AFAIK There is no standard base lightning:component for a popover,

But you can use the one from the strike library:



Another option: use lightning:overlayLibrary with the showCustomPopover method - that would set the visual popover, then inside it put your own fields

  • Hello, do you have any example on how to use the strike component for this? Thanks Mar 21, 2019 at 14:09
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    @FranciscoRiccomagno I can see that their website is down, you can use their github repo: github.com/appiphony/Strike-Components search for the popover component. Unfortunately I do not have a working example of it Mar 26, 2019 at 8:32

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