dynamically create components/event handler

asked 2008-06-05 03:48:25 +0800

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By: ramisyuanbo

What is the elegant way to dynamically create components and setting up their event handler?

My situation is like this:
I need to show a table on my page, with data retrieved from database. I use "<grid>" tag for this table.
For each row, one of the columns is a Toolbarbutton, by clicking which some details will be shown about that row.

I do it in this way.
1. there's a <grid> in the page
2. setup the grid's Model and RowRenderer in script 3. in the RowRenderer's render method, make up a button and add to the row
Toolbarbutton button = new Toolbarbutton((String)rowData[0]);
org.zkoss.zk.ui.metainfo.ZScript zscript = new org.zkoss.zk.ui.metainfo.ZScript(null, "java",
"showLoginInfo(\""+((String)rowData[0])+"\");", null);
org.zkoss.zk.ui.metainfo.EventHandler eventHandler = new org.zkoss.zk.ui.metainfo.EventHandler( zscript, null);
button.addEventHandler("onClick", eventHandler);
row.appendChild( button );
where showLoginInfo is a script function written in the page.

This kind of cross-over reference looks very ugly.

What's the best way to do this kinda stuff?

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answered 2008-06-05 06:49:47 +0800

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By: oberinspector

i often use the addForward function for this... i have a class which creates my gui:

public class MyGUI extends Window{
public MyGui{
Textbox tb = new Textbox();
tb.addForward("onChange", this, "onTbChanged");

public void onTbChanged(){
//handle the input

when you do things in java directly there is normaly no need to use zscript, since it is also executed at server side...


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answered 2008-12-16 00:16:25 +0800

judacoor gravatar image judacoor
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updated 2008-12-16 00:16:52 +0800

oberinspector, I've tryed what you said and it works perfectly fine!

I'm using toolbarbuttons inside a tree, trying to give the user the capability to delete records from that tree. So when the user clicks the toolbarbutton the record is erased.

The problem I have is that I don't understand how to read a value from the onClick event in the toolbarbutton, for I would need to know which record to erase...

I've got this so far:

public class PacSearch extends Window implements AfterCompose {

public void afterCompose() {
Components.addForwards(this, this);
Components.wireVariables(this, this);

//And inside renderTree:

Toolbarbutton b = new Toolbarbutton("Hi");
b.addForward("onClick", this, "onTBClicked");
Treecell cellasd = new Treecell();

it does it for a bunch of times so I can get about 100 records in the tree (I'm just testing)

public void onTBClicked(){
String x = pacTree.getSelectedItem().getLabel();
System.out.println("Button was pressed!!! "+x);

As you can see I tryed getting the selectedItem from the tree (pacTree) but it's no use, because when you click the tbButton you're not selecting an item from the tree, so you get a nullpointer exception.

Could you please help me?
All I need is some way to obtain an attribute like "recordId" from the tbButton when it's pressed, but I don't know if there's a way to get the Event or something..

Please help me, I would appreciate your help very much, since I'm new to java and ZK


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answered 2008-12-18 09:54:33 +0800

PeterKuo gravatar image PeterKuo
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You can search these two api in http://www.zkoss.org/doc/devguide-single/index.html
for hints:

You can set recordId in each toolbarbutton by setAttribute.
When it clicked, event.getTarget() will point to the clicking target.
Therefore, you can retrieve back recordId.

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