LWC Quick Actions: Salesforce Summer '21 Release

Alex Colburn – June 10, 2021

The Developers Speak is a video series featuring certified Salesforce consultants at Digital Mass. They come to you twice a month to help bridge the gap between business problems and technical solutions.

On this episode, Andrew will be talking about LWC quick actions.

Updates to LWC quick actions

Hello, Andrew here, back with Digital Mass to talk more about the Summer 21 feature set that you can be expecting to hit your org on June 11th and 12th. I'm very excited today to talk to the developers in particular about lightning web component quick actions an exciting new feature that we've all been sort of looking forward to for a long time now. It represents a jumping-off point to transition into lightning web components fully from the Aura framework, which existed as a separate JavaScript framework for implementing web components since about 2017.

Lightning web components, generally speaking, benefit from increased efficiency and standardization with modern web practices and standards. LWC's have always been Salesforces' intended direction in terms of new componentry. Lightning web component quick actions offer you all of the same functionality that you would get with an Aura quick action with a couple of minor caveats.

LWC quick actions are currently only supported for your record pages. Your lightning record pages are fully functional with quick actions, but as of right now, your home pages, your app pages, and your community pages still do have to sit on the old aura framework, but now's a good time to really get accustomed to how to build these components and learn how to transition from Aura. If you have exclusively designated record-based quick actions that sit on that aura framework, definitely get accustomed to transitioning those over. You'll really benefit from that increased performance and the standardization that comes with fully adopting lightning web components.

Meet the developer:

Meet Andrew Davis: Andrew joined the Digital Mass team as a Senior Salesforce Developer in August 2020. He came in with a few certifications on his belt and hasn't slowed down since. Andrew currently holds Platform Developer 1, Platform Developer 2, Certified Administrator, Platform App Builder, Marketing Cloud Email Specialist, Marketing Cloud Developer, and the Javascript Developer certifications.

Outside of work, Andrew likes to spend his time playing D&D, camping, and burying himself in Youtube playlists exploring things ranging from emerging technologies to how to hand-sew your own socks - it’s pretty obvious he fits right in with the DM crew!