Interface IManagedForm

  • All Known Implementing Classes:
    ManagedForm

    public interface IManagedForm
    Managed form wraps a form widget and adds life cycle methods for form parts. A form part is a portion of the form that participates in form life cycle events.

    There is no 1/1 mapping between widgets and form parts. A widget like Section can be a part by itself, but a number of widgets can gather around one form part.

    This interface should not be extended or implemented. New form instances should be created using ManagedForm.

    Since:
    3.0
    See Also:
    ManagedForm
    Restriction:
    This interface is not intended to be implemented by clients.
    Restriction:
    This interface is not intended to be extended by clients.
    • Method Detail

      • initialize

        void initialize()
        Initializes the form by looping through the managed parts and initializing them. Has no effect if already called once.
        Since:
        3.1
      • getToolkit

        FormToolkit getToolkit()
        Returns the toolkit used by this form.
        Returns:
        the toolkit
      • getForm

        ScrolledForm getForm()
        Returns the form widget managed by this form.
        Returns:
        the form widget
      • reflow

        void reflow​(boolean changed)
        Reflows the form as a result of the layout change.
        Parameters:
        changed - if true, discard cached layout information
      • fireSelectionChanged

        void fireSelectionChanged​(IFormPart part,
                                  ISelection selection)
        A part can use this method to notify other parts that implement IPartSelectionListener about selection changes.
        Parameters:
        part - the part that broadcasts the selection
        selection - the selection in the part
      • getParts

        IFormPart[] getParts()
        Returns all the parts currently managed by this form.
        Returns:
        the managed parts
      • addPart

        void addPart​(IFormPart part)
        Adds the new part to the form.
        Parameters:
        part - the part to add
      • removePart

        void removePart​(IFormPart part)
        Removes the part from the form.
        Parameters:
        part - the part to remove
      • setInput

        boolean setInput​(Object input)
        Sets the input of this page to the provided object.
        Parameters:
        input - the new page input
        Returns:
        true if the form contains this object, false otherwise.
      • getInput

        Object getInput()
        Returns the current page input.
        Returns:
        page input object or null if not applicable.
      • isDirty

        boolean isDirty()
        Tests if form is dirty. A managed form is dirty if at least one managed part is dirty.
        Returns:
        true if at least one managed part is dirty, false otherwise.
      • dirtyStateChanged

        void dirtyStateChanged()
        Notifies the form that the dirty state of one of its parts has changed. The global dirty state of the form can be obtained by calling 'isDirty'.
        See Also:
        isDirty()
      • commit

        void commit​(boolean onSave)
        Commits the dirty form. All pending changes in the widgets are flushed into the model.
        Parameters:
        onSave -
      • isStale

        boolean isStale()
        Tests if form is stale. A managed form is stale if at least one managed part is stale. This can happen when the underlying model changes, resulting in the presentation of the part being out of sync with the model and needing refreshing.
        Returns:
        true if the form is stale, false otherwise.
      • staleStateChanged

        void staleStateChanged()
        Notifies the form that the stale state of one of its parts has changed. The global stale state of the form can be obtained by calling 'isStale'.
      • refresh

        void refresh()
        Refreshes the form by refreshing every part that is stale.
      • setContainer

        void setContainer​(Object container)
        Sets the container that owns this form. Depending on the context, the container may be wizard, editor page, editor etc.
        Parameters:
        container - the container of this form
      • getContainer

        Object getContainer()
        Returns the container of this form.
        Returns:
        the form container
      • getMessageManager

        IMessageManager getMessageManager()
        Returns the message manager that will keep track of messages in this form.
        Returns:
        the message manager instance
        Since:
        3.3