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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: SkinnableContainer not IVisualElement or UIComponent?
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:45:54 GMT
The only child of a SkinnableComponent is supposed to be Skin and other
children go in the skin.  There is no interface for SkinnableComponent, so I
guess you have to test for it and add to its skin?


On 2/10/13 9:03 PM, "grimmwerks" <grimm@grimmwerks.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to pop something above items that are calling for fullscreen like
> the VideoPlayer; but in my case I've extended the VideoPlayer and created a
> SkinnableComponent for it.
> 
> I've got a little bit of code that I'm using ubiquitously by a few different
> components and for some reason this video player is being seen as NOT an
> IVisualElementContainer but of course the addElement has to work with it vs
> addChild; so I'm unsure how I can or really SHOULD be checking for this?
> Here's the code:
> 
> debugger.trace(this,'test: ' + (note.getBody() is IVisualElementContainer));
> var ui:UIComponent = note.getBody() as UIComponent;
> if(note.getBody() is IVisualElementContainer){
>         var n:IVisualElementContainer = note.getBody() as
> IVisualElementContainer;
>         n.addElement(view);
> }else{
>         ui.addChild(view);
> }
> 
> 
> That first line outputs as false -- and forgive the note.getBody() - -that's
> the way PureMVC / Fabrication sends messaging around.  So I'm basically
> sending the view of the videoPlayerMediator out to be dealt with but for this
> the code throws an error:
> 
> Error: addChild() is not available in this class. Instead, use addElement() or
> modify the skin, if you have one.
> at 
> spark.components.supportClasses::SkinnableComponent/addChild()[E:\dev\4.y\fram
> eworks\projects\spark\src\spark\components\supportClasses\SkinnableComponent.a
> s:1123]
> at 
> com.creativity.player.view::OverlayPanelMediator/respondToFullScreenDisplayVie
> w()[/Users/Shared/__WORK/Adage Creativity Player
> Redone/src/com/creativity/player/view/OverlayPanelMediator.as:178]
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Garry Schafer
> grimmwerks
> grimm@grimmwerks.com
> portfolio: www.grimmwerks.com/
> 
> 
> 
> 

-- 
Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui


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