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From Aanjaneya Shukla <aanjan...@vmware.com>
Subject RE: getting object fron its container
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2011 16:24:35 GMT
Okay, but if I have multiple Window object and I randomly load an object into my frame. In
this case I have access to only the Container object and if I have to suppose disable a button
in my window then I need the Button object. And in this case I don't have location of bxml
file, hence I don't think BXMLSerializer can be used.


From: Greg Brown [gk_brown@verizon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 20:53
To: user@pivot.apache.org
Subject: Re: getting object fron its container

Actually, because the BXML ID value is mapped to Component#setName() via the IDProperty annotation,
you could also get the button in the example below via getNamedComponent("Button1").

However, as Chris noted, getNamedComponent() is not recursive. If you want access to all values
declared with IDs in your BXML file, you should use BXMLSerializer.getNamespace().get() or
implement Bindable in your root element.


On Feb 2, 2011, at 5:06 AM, Chris Bartlett wrote:

The Container#getNamedComponent(String) method is defined here

You can see that it only iterates over the direct child Components in the Container and then
checks for a matching name property.
It does *not* check to see if those Components are actually instances of Container, and then
recursively iterate over them.

It appears that none of the standard Pivot Containers override this method at look into child
Containers, so you would need to roll your own method if you need to do that.

Bear in mind that theContainer#getNamedComponent(String) method attempts to match against
BXMLSerializer sets the Component's name property to the same value as the bxml:id as a convenience,
but these are 2 separate values.

The Component's name can be set explicity in BXML as follows.
<PushButton bxml:id="Button1" name="Foo" buttonData="%Button1”/>
or in java (including at runtime) with

If you wanted to find this PushButton by name you would have to supply a value of "Foo", and
not "Button1"

It will often be more convenient to use the @BXML annotation to pick up objects in your code.
The section titled 'The Bindable Interface' in the following tutorial contains more info.


On 2 February 2011 17:43, Aanjaneya Shukla <aanjaneya@vmware.com<mailto:aanjaneya@vmware.com>>
I am having some issues using ‘getNamedComponent’ method.

BXML file:
<PushButton bxml:id="Button1" buttonData="%Button1”/>

Java file:
PushButton Button1 = (PushButton)window.getNamedComponent("Button1");

I want to get Button object but I have getting null value returned.

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