Let's say I have a modal component with a header and footer facet, like:

<aura:attribute name="header" type="Aura.component[]" />
<aura:attribute name="footer" type="Aura.component[]" />

    <h2>{! v.header }</h2>

{! v.body }

    {! v.footer }

Is there a way to test (or have a conditional for) if the footer has been set?

I want to be able to not show the footer (or have some default content) if the consumer (parent component) does not include a footer value.

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Yes, aura:if plus empty() would get you there:

<aura:if isTrue="{!empty(v.footer)}">
  Default Content
  <aura:set attribute="else">


aura:if causes an extra rendering cycle, but dynamically renders its content, which can save rendering/execution time.

empty() returns true if a value is undefined, null, empty string, or an empty array.

  • Perfect - thanks!
    – jbyrd
    May 6, 2021 at 13:27

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