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From Dirk Möbius <dmoeb...@scoop-gmbh.de>
Subject Re: Component names inside the containers
Date Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:47:22 GMT
Since the same discussion has raised up a couple of times now, I  
suggest you again to reconsider adding an 'id' property to  
wtk.Component. See this thread:  
My use case given there was not a good example -- this one is. It  
seems strange to add a whole new palette of subclassed components just  
to add an id property because Component hasn't one.


Greg Brown <gkbrown@mac.com> wrote:

> One option would be to use the "automationID" property of Component.  
> However, I think a better approach would be to define a custom  
> subclass of whatever container type you are using, make it Bindable,  
> and add getters (but not setters) for each of the components you  
> retrieve from the WTKX file. That way, you get type safety and you  
> don't need to maintain two different identifiers for your components.
> On Jun 6, 2010, at 11:09 AM, aappddeevv wrote:
>> I was looking to pass in a container to a method and then pull a  
>> few components out by name (the container has a complex view and  
>> the components I want to access by name are labels, a few labels  
>> out of many labels) to do some processing on. This way I don?t have  
>> to add property setters and getters in my container subclass. In my  
>> method, I don?t have access to the serializer to obtain the  
>> components by id.
>> However, a component name (an optional) property would do the  
>> trick. Is there a way to assign a string ?name? to a component in  
>> WTKX and access it later? In this context, a wtkx:id acts much like  
>> a name but as near as I can tell the wtkx:id is only relevant as a  
>> named component in the serializer versus a property of the  
>> component itself.

Dirk Möbius

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