Calling Directly

Calling Templates Directly

The simplest way to use a template is to simply call it's render method, which generates the email HTML, given the provided props.

const html = myTemplate.render(props)
// Do something with HTML

If you've defined an onSend method, we can also send in a similarly simple fashion.

await myTemplate.send({
	meta: { to: "" }
	data: props

Express Example (Manual)

To integrate these templates into an existing or custom API setup, we can just call them directly, as demonstrated below.

/**=== express-server.ts ===*/
const app = express()
app.get("/my-template", (req) =>{
	return myTemplate.render(req.body)
})"/my-template", async (req) => {
	await myTemplate.send(req.body)

However, doing so for every template is tedious. Instead, we can use one of the utilities exported by Brail to expedite the process. See: API, SDK

Creating Local SDKs

If you wish to call the templates directly, including exposing them as a library, it's best to create a "local SDK".

/* 📄 my-template-lib.ts */
import { createSdk } from "brail/sdk";
// This can now be exported as a lib or used directly
export const email = createSdk(templates);
/* 📄 my-other-project.ts */
const html = email.myTemplate.render({/** Props */*/})

createSdk is essentially an identity function that returns a more concise type definition, omitting noisy properties