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Terms, Icons, and Labels

Many classes have shortcut names used when creating (instantiating) a class with a configuration object. The shortcut name is referred to as an alias (or xtype if the class extends Ext.Component). The alias/xtype is listed next to the class name of applicable classes for quick reference.

Access Levels

Framework classes or their members may be specified as private or protected. Else, the class / member is public. Public, protected, and private are access descriptors used to convey how and when the class or class member should be used.

Member Types

Member Syntax

Below is an example class member that we can disect to show the syntax of a class member (the lookupComponent method as viewed from the Ext.button.Button class in this case).

lookupComponent ( item ) : Ext.Component
protected

Called when a raw config object is added to this container either during initialization of the items config, or when new items are added), or {@link #insert inserted.

This method converts the passed object into an instanced child component.

This may be overridden in subclasses when special processing needs to be applied to child creation.

Parameters

item :  Object

The config object being added.

Returns
Ext.Component

The component to be added.

Let's look at each part of the member row:

Member Flags

The API documentation uses a number of flags to further commnicate the class member's function and intent. The label may be represented by a text label, an abbreviation, or an icon.

Class Icons

- Indicates a framework class

- A singleton framework class. *See the singleton flag for more information

- A component-type framework class (any class within the Ext JS framework that extends Ext.Component)

- Indicates that the class, member, or guide is new in the currently viewed version

Member Icons

- Indicates a class member of type config

- Indicates a class member of type property

- Indicates a class member of type method

- Indicates a class member of type event

- Indicates a class member of type theme variable

- Indicates a class member of type theme mixin

- Indicates that the class, member, or guide is new in the currently viewed version

Class Member Quick-Nav Menu

Just below the class name on an API doc page is a row of buttons corresponding to the types of members owned by the current class. Each button shows a count of members by type (this count is updated as filters are applied). Clicking the button will navigate you to that member section. Hovering over the member-type button will reveal a popup menu of all members of that type for quick navigation.

Getter and Setter Methods

Getting and setter methods that correlate to a class config option will show up in the methods section as well as in the configs section of both the API doc and the member-type menus just beneath the config they work with. The getter and setter method documentation will be found in the config row for easy reference.

History Bar

Your page history is kept in localstorage and displayed (using the available real estate) just below the top title bar. By default, the only search results shown are the pages matching the product / version you're currently viewing. You can expand what is displayed by clicking on the button on the right-hand side of the history bar and choosing the "All" radio option. This will show all recent pages in the history bar for all products / versions.

Within the history config menu you will also see a listing of your recent page visits. The results are filtered by the "Current Product / Version" and "All" radio options. Clicking on the button will clear the history bar as well as the history kept in local storage.

If "All" is selected in the history config menu the checkbox option for "Show product details in the history bar" will be enabled. When checked, the product/version for each historic page will show alongside the page name in the history bar. Hovering the cursor over the page names in the history bar will also show the product/version as a tooltip.

Search and Filters

Both API docs and guides can be searched for using the search field at the top of the page.

On API doc pages there is also a filter input field that filters the member rows using the filter string. In addition to filtering by string you can filter the class members by access level, inheritance, and read only. This is done using the checkboxes at the top of the page.

The checkbox at the bottom of the API class navigation tree filters the class list to include or exclude private classes.

Clicking on an empty search field will show your last 10 searches for quick navigation.

API Doc Class Metadata

Each API doc page (with the exception of Javascript primitives pages) has a menu view of metadata relating to that class. This metadata view will have one or more of the following:

Expanding and Collapsing Examples and Class Members

Runnable examples (Fiddles) are expanded on a page by default. You can collapse and expand example code blocks individually using the arrow on the top-left of the code block. You can also toggle the collapse state of all examples using the toggle button on the top-right of the page. The toggle-all state will be remembered between page loads.

Class members are collapsed on a page by default. You can expand and collapse members using the arrow icon on the left of the member row or globally using the expand / collapse all toggle button top-right.

Desktop -vs- Mobile View

Viewing the docs on narrower screens or browsers will result in a view optimized for a smaller form factor. The primary differences between the desktop and "mobile" view are:

Viewing the Class Source

The class source can be viewed by clicking on the class name at the top of an API doc page. The source for class members can be viewed by clicking on the "view source" link on the right-hand side of the member row.

Ext JS 5.1.3


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Summary

Controllers are the glue that binds an application together. That said, their main purpose is to listen for events (usually from views) and take some action. Here's how we might create a Controller to manage Users:

 Ext.define('MyApp.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     init: function() {
         console.log('Initialized Users! This happens before ' +
                     'the Application launch() function is called');
     }
 });

The init function is a special method that is called when your application boots. It is called before the Ext.app.Application's launch function is executed. This creates an area you can run code prior to Viewport creation.

The controller's cfg-control function makes it easy to listen to events on your view classes and take some action with a handler function. Let's update our Users controller to tell us when the panel is rendered:

 Ext.define('MyApp.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     control: {
         'viewport > panel': {
             render: 'onPanelRendered'
         }
     }

     onPanelRendered: function() {
         console.log('The panel was rendered');
     }
 });

The control method has now set up listeners on views in our application. The control method uses the ComponentQuery engine to quickly and easily get references to components on the page. If you are not familiar with ComponentQuery yet, be sure to check out the Ext.ComponentQuery. In brief, it allows us to pass a CSS-like selector that will find every matching component on the page.

In our init function above, we supplied 'viewport > panel', which translates to "find me every Panel that is a direct child of a Viewport". We then supplied an object that maps event names (just 'render' in this case) to handler functions. In short, whenever a component that matches our selector fires a 'render' event, our onPanelRendered function is called.

Event domains

In Ext JS 4.2, we introduced the concept of event domains. In terms of MVC, an event domain is one or more base classes that fire events to which a Controller wants to listen. Besides Component event domain that encompass Ext.Component-descended Views, Controllers now can listen to events from data Stores, Ext.Direct Providers, other Controllers, and Ext.GlobalEvents. This feature provides a way to communicate between parts of the whole application without the need to bind controllers together tightly, and allows to develop and test application parts in isolation.

See usage examples in cfg-listen method documentation.

Using refs

One of the most useful parts of Controllers is the ref system. These use Ext.ComponentQuery to make it really easy to get references to Views on your page. Let's look at an example of this now:

 Ext.define('MyApp.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     refs: [{
         ref: 'list',
         selector: 'grid'
     }],

     control: {
         'button': {
             click: 'refreshGrid'
         }
     },

     refreshGrid: function() {
         this.getList().store.load();
     }
 });

This example assumes the existence of a Ext.grid.Panel on the page, which contains a single button to refresh the Grid when clicked. In our refs array, we set up a reference to the grid. There are two parts to this - the 'selector', which is a Ext.ComponentQuery selector which finds any grid on the page and assigns it to the reference 'list'.

By giving the reference a name, we get a number of things for free. The first is the getList function that we use in the refreshGrid method above. This is generated automatically by the Controller based on the name of our ref, which was capitalized and prepended with get to go from 'list' to 'getList'.

The way this works is that the first time getList is called by your code, the ComponentQuery selector is run and the first component that matches the selector ('grid' in this case) will be returned. All future calls to getList will use a cached reference to that grid. Usually it is advised to use a specific ComponentQuery selector that will only match a single View in your application (in the case above our selector will match any grid on the page).

Bringing it all together, we configure control to listen to any click on a Ext.button.Button and call our refreshGrid function (again, this will match any button on the page so we advise a more specific selector than just 'button', but have left it this way for simplicity). When the button is clicked we use out getList function to refresh the grid.

You can create any number of refs and control any number of components this way, simply adding more functions to your Controller as you go. For an example of real-world usage of Controllers see the Feed Viewer example in the examples/app/feed-viewer folder in the SDK download.

Generated getter methods

Refs aren't the only thing that generate convenient getter methods. Controllers often have to deal with Models and Stores so the framework offers a couple of easy ways to get access to those too. Let's look at another example:

 Ext.define('MyApp.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     models: ['User'],
     stores: ['AllUsers', 'AdminUsers'],

     init: function() {
         var User, allUsers, ed;

         User = this.getUserModel();
         allUsers = this.getAllUsersStore();

         ed = new User({ name: 'Ed' });
         allUsers.add(ed);
     }
 });

By specifying Models and Stores that the Controller cares about, it again dynamically loads them from the appropriate locations (app/model/User.js, app/store/AllUsers.js and app/store/AdminUsers.js in this case) and creates getter functions for them all. The example above will create a new User model instance and add it to the AllUsers Store. Of course, you could do anything in this function but in this case we just did something simple to demonstrate the functionality.

Further Reading

For more information about writing Ext JS 5 applications, please see the Application Architecture. Also see the Ext.app.Application documentation.

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configs

Optional Configs

application : Ext.app.Application
readonly ro

The Ext.app.Application for this controller accessible via the getApplication method.

Defaults to:

null

getApplication : Ext.app.Application

Returns the value of application

Returns

Ext.app.Application

setApplication (application)

Sets the value of application

Parameters

application :  Ext.app.Application

control : Object

Adds listeners to components selected via Ext.ComponentQuery. Accepts an object containing component paths mapped to a hash of listener functions. The function value may also be a string matching the name of a method on the controller.

In the following example the updateUser function is mapped to to the click event on a button component, which is a child of the useredit component.

 Ext.define('MyApp.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     control: {
         'useredit button[action=save]': {
             click: 'updateUser'
         }
     },

     updateUser: function(button) {
         console.log('clicked the Save button');
     }
 });

The method you pass to the listener will automatically be resolved on the controller. In this case, the updateUser method that will get executed on the button click event will resolve to the updateUser method on the controller,

See Ext.ComponentQuery for more information on component selectors.

getControl : Object

Returns the value of control

Returns

Object

setControl (control)

Sets the value of control

Parameters

control :  Object

id : String

The id of this controller. You can use this id when dispatching.

For an example of dispatching, see the examples under the listen config.

If an id is not explicitly set, it will default to the controller's full classname.

Defaults to:

null

getId String

Retrieves the id of this component. Will autogenerate an id if one has not already been set.

Returns

:String

id

setId (id)

Sets the value of id

Parameters

id :  String

listen : Object

Adds listeners to different event sources (also called "event domains"). The primary event domain is that of components, but there are also other event domains: Ext.app.domain.Global domain that intercepts events fired from Ext.GlobalEvents Observable instance, Ext.app.domain.Controller domain can be used to listen to events fired by other Controllers, Ext.app.domain.Store domain gives access to Store events, and Ext.app.domain.Direct domain can be used with Ext.Direct Providers to listen to their events.

To listen to "bar" events fired by a controller with id="foo":

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     listen: {
         controller: {
             '#foo': {
                 bar: 'onFooBar'
             }
         }
     }
 });

To listen to "bar" events fired by any controller, and "baz" events fired by Store with storeId="baz":

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     listen: {
         controller: {
             '*': {
                 bar: 'onAnyControllerBar'
             }
         },
         store: {
             '#baz': {
                 baz: 'onStoreBaz'
             }
         }
     }
 });

To listen to "idle" events fired by Ext.GlobalEvents when other event processing is complete and Ext JS is about to return control to the browser:

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     listen: {
         global: {            // Global events are always fired
             idle: 'onIdle'   // from the same object, so there
         }                    // are no selectors
     }
 });

As this relates to components, the following example:

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     listen: {
         component: {
             'useredit button[action=save]': {
                 click: 'updateUser'
             }
         }
     }
 });

Is equivalent to:

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     control: {
         'useredit button[action=save]': {
             click: 'updateUser'
         }
     }
 });

Of course, these can all be combined in a single call and used instead of control, like so:

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

     listen: {
         global: {
             idle: 'onIdle'
         },
         controller: {
             '*': {
                 foobar: 'onAnyFooBar'
             },
             '#foo': {
                 bar: 'onFooBar'
             }
         },
         component: {
             'useredit button[action=save]': {
                 click: 'updateUser'
             }
         },
         store: {
             '#qux': {
                 load: 'onQuxLoad'
             }
         }
     }
 });

Defaults to:

null

getListen : Object

Returns the value of listen

Returns

Object

setListen (listen)

Sets the value of listen

Parameters

listen :  Object

listeners : Object

A config object containing one or more event handlers to be added to this object during initialization. This should be a valid listeners config object as specified in the addListener example for attaching multiple handlers at once.

DOM events from Ext JS Ext.Component

While some Ext JS Component classes export selected DOM events (e.g. "click", "mouseover" etc), this is usually only done when extra value can be added. For example the Ext.view.View's itemclick event passing the node clicked on. To access DOM events directly from a child element of a Component, we need to specify the element option to identify the Component property to add a DOM listener to:

new Ext.panel.Panel({
    width: 400,
    height: 200,
    dockedItems: [{
        xtype: 'toolbar'
    }],
    listeners: {
        click: {
            element: 'el', //bind to the underlying el property on the panel
            fn: function(){ console.log('click el'); }
        },
        dblclick: {
            element: 'body', //bind to the underlying body property on the panel
            fn: function(){ console.log('dblclick body'); }
        }
    }
});

setListeners ( listeners )

An alias for addListener. In versions prior to 5.1, listeners had a generated setter which could be called to add listeners. In 5.1 the listeners config is not processed using the config system and has no generated setter, so this method is provided for backward compatibility. The preferred way of adding listeners is to use the on method.

Parameters

listeners :  Object

The listeners

models : String / String[]

Array of models to require from AppName.model namespace. For example:

 Ext.define("MyApp.controller.Foo", {
     extend: "Ext.app.Controller",
     models: ['User', 'Vehicle']
 });

This is equivalent to:

 Ext.define("MyApp.controller.Foo", {
     extend: "Ext.app.Controller",
     requires: ['MyApp.model.User', 'MyApp.model.Vehicle'],

     getUserModel: function() {
         return this.getModel("User");
     },

     getVehicleModel: function() {
         return this.getModel("Vehicle");
     }
 });

Note: If the model has a different namespace than that of the application you will need to specify the full class name as well as define a path in the Loader's paths config or setPath method.

Defaults to:

null

refs : Object / Object[]

The refs config creates a getter method on the controller that internally uses Ext.ComponentQuery to fetch the component instance using the configured selector. The following example will add the getList method to the controller and will return the first component in the application hierarchy with an xtype of "grid". By default, undefined will be returned when the query does not locate the target component.

Ext.define('MyApp.controller.Foo', {
    extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

    refs: [{
        ref: 'list',
        selector: 'grid'
    }]
});

The following fields may be used in the ref definition:

  • ref - name of the reference.
  • selector - Ext.ComponentQuery selector to access the component.
  • autoCreate - True to create the component automatically if not found on page.
  • forceCreate - True to force the creation of the component every time reference is accessed (when get<REFNAME> is called).
  • xtype - Used to create the component by its xtype with autoCreate or forceCreate. If you don't provide xtype, an Ext.Component instance will be created.

The following example will create a getList and getUser method on the controller.

Ext.define('MyApp.controller.Foo', {
    extend: 'Ext.app.Controller',

    refs: [{
        list: 'grid',
        user: {
            autoCreate: true,
            selector: 'form',
            xtype: 'form'
        }
    }]
});

Defaults to:

null

getRefs : Object / Object[]

Returns the value of refs

Returns

Object / Object[]

setRefs (refs)

Sets the value of refs

Parameters

refs :  Object / Object[]

routes : Object

An object of routes to handle hash changes. A route can be defined in a simple way:

routes : {
    'foo/bar'  : 'handleFoo',
    'user/:id' : 'showUser'
}

Where the property is the hash (which can accept a parameter defined by a colon) and the value is the method on the controller to execute. The parameters will get sent in the action method.

At the application level, you can define a event that will be executed when no matching routes are found.

Ext.application({
    name: 'MyApp',
    listen: {
        controller: {
            '#': {
                unmatchedroute: 'onUnmatchedRoute'
            }
        }
    },

    onUnmatchedRoute: function(hash) {
        console.log('Unmatched', hash);
        // Do something...
    }
});

There is also a complex means of defining a route where you can use a before action and even specify your own RegEx for the parameter:

routes : {
    'foo/bar'  : {
        action  : 'handleFoo',
        before  : 'beforeHandleFoo'
    },
    'user/:id' : {
        action     : 'showUser',
        before     : 'beforeShowUser',
        conditions : {
            ':id' : '([0-9]+)'
        }
    }
}

This will only match if the id parameter is a number.

The before action allows you to cancel an action. Every before action will get passed an action argument with a resume and stop methods as the last argument of the method and you MUST execute either method:

beforeHandleFoo : function(action) {
    //some logic here

    //this will allow the handleFoo action to be executed
    action.resume();
},
handleFoo : function() {
    //will get executed due to true being passed in callback in beforeHandleFoo
},
beforeShowUser : function(id, action) {
    //allows for async process like an Ajax
    Ext.Ajax.request({
        url     : 'foo.php',
        success : function() {
            //will not allow the showUser method to be executed but will continue other queued actions.
            action.stop();
        },
        failure : function() {
            //will not allow the showUser method to be executed and will not allow other queued actions to be executed.
            action.stop(true);
        }
    });
},
showUser : function(id) {
    //will not get executed due to false being passed in callback in beforeShowUser
}

You MUST execute the resume or stop method on the action argument. Executing action.resume(); will continue the action, action.stop(); will not allow the action to resume but will allow other queued actions to resume, action.stop(true); will not allow the action and any other queued actions to resume.

The default RegEx that will be used is ([%a-zA-Z0-9\\-\\_\\s,]+) but you can specify any that may suit what you need to accomplish. An example of an advanced condition may be to make a parameter optional and case-insensitive:

routes : {
    'user:id' : {
        action     : 'showUser',
        before     : 'beforeShowUser',
        conditions : {
            ':id' : '(?:(?:\/){1}([%a-z0-9_,\s\-]+))?'
        }
    }
}

Defaults to:

null

getRoutes : Object

Returns the value of routes

Returns

Object

setRoutes (routes)

Sets the value of routes

Parameters

routes :  Object

stores : String / String[]

Array of stores to require from AppName.store namespace and to generate getter methods for. For example:

 Ext.define("MyApp.controller.Foo", {
     extend: "Ext.app.Controller",
     stores: ['Users', 'Vehicles']
 });

This is equivalent to:

 Ext.define("MyApp.controller.Foo", {
     extend: "Ext.app.Controller",

     requires: [
         'MyApp.store.Users',
         'MyApp.store.Vehicles'
     ]

     getUsersStore: function() {
         return this.getStore("Users");
     },

     getVehiclesStore: function() {
         return this.getStore("Vehicles");
     }
 });

Note: If the store has a different namespace than that of the application you will need to specify the full class name as well as define a path in the Loader's paths config or setPath method.

Defaults to:

null

views : String / String[]

Array of views to require from AppName.view namespace and to generate getter methods for. For example:

 Ext.define("MyApp.controller.Foo", {
     extend: "Ext.app.Controller",
     views: ['List', 'Detail']
 });

This is equivalent to:

 Ext.define("MyApp.controller.Foo", {
     extend: "Ext.app.Controller",
     requires: ['MyApp.view.List', 'MyApp.view.Detail'],

     getListView: function() {
         return this.getView("List");
     },

     getDetailView: function() {
         return this.getView("Detail");
     }
 });

Note: If the view has a different namespace than that of the application you will need to specify the full class name as well as define a path in the Loader's paths config or setPath method.

Defaults to:

null

properties

Instance Properties

$className
private pri

Defaults to:

'Ext.Base'

$configPrefixed : Boolean
private pri

The value true causes config values to be stored on instances using a property name prefixed with an underscore ("_") character. A value of false stores config values as properties using their exact name (no prefix).

Defaults to:

true

Available since: 5.0.0

$configStrict : Boolean
private pri

The value true instructs the initConfig method to only honor values for properties declared in the config block of a class. When false, properties that are not declared in a config block will be placed on the instance.

Defaults to:

true

Available since: 5.0.0

eventsSuspended
private pri

Initial suspended call count. Incremented when suspendEvents is called, decremented when resumeEvents is called.

Defaults to:

0

hasListeners : Object
readonly ro

This object holds a key for any event that has a listener. The listener may be set directly on the instance, or on its class or a super class (via observe) or on the Ext.app.EventBus. The values of this object are truthy (a non-zero number) and falsy (0 or undefined). They do not represent an exact count of listeners. The value for an event is truthy if the event must be fired and is falsy if there is no need to fire the event.

The intended use of this property is to avoid the expense of fireEvent calls when there are no listeners. This can be particularly helpful when one would otherwise have to call fireEvent hundreds or thousands of times. It is used like this:

 if (this.hasListeners.foo) {
     this.fireEvent('foo', this, arg1);
 }

init

A template method that is called when your application boots. It is called before the Ext.app.Application's launch function is executed so gives a hook point to run any code before your Viewport is created.

Defaults to:

Ext.emptyFn

Parameters

application :  Ext.app.Application

isConfiguring : Boolean
readonly ro protected pro

This property is set to true during the call to initConfig.

Defaults to:

false

Available since: 5.0.0

isFirstInstance : Boolean
readonly ro protected pro

This property is set to true if this instance is the first of its class.

Defaults to:

false

Available since: 5.0.0

isInstance : Boolean
readonly ro protected pro

This value is true and is used to identify plain objects from instances of a defined class.

Defaults to:

true

isObservable : Boolean

true in this class to identify an object as an instantiated Observable, or subclass thereof.

Defaults to:

true

onLaunch

A template method like init, but called after the viewport is created. This is called after the launch method of Application is executed.

Defaults to:

Ext.emptyFn

Parameters

application :  Ext.app.Application

self : Ext.Class
protected pro

Get the reference to the current class from which this object was instantiated. Unlike Ext.Base#statics, this.self is scope-dependent and it's meant to be used for dynamic inheritance. See Ext.Base#statics for a detailed comparison

Ext.define('My.Cat', {
    statics: {
        speciesName: 'Cat' // My.Cat.speciesName = 'Cat'
    },

    constructor: function() {
        alert(this.self.speciesName); // dependent on 'this'
    },

    clone: function() {
        return new this.self();
    }
});


Ext.define('My.SnowLeopard', {
    extend: 'My.Cat',
    statics: {
        speciesName: 'Snow Leopard'         // My.SnowLeopard.speciesName = 'Snow Leopard'
    }
});

var cat = new My.Cat();                     // alerts 'Cat'
var snowLeopard = new My.SnowLeopard();     // alerts 'Snow Leopard'

var clone = snowLeopard.clone();
alert(Ext.getClassName(clone));             // alerts 'My.SnowLeopard'

Defaults to:

Base

Static Properties

$onExtended
static sta private pri

Defaults to:

[]

methods

Instance Methods

_addDeclaredListeners ( listeners ) : Boolean
private pri

Adds declarative listeners as nested arrays of listener objects.

Parameters

listeners :  Array

Returns

:Boolean

true if any listeners were added

activate

Allow the controller to resume receiving events from the event bus. Routes will also be able to begin firing on this controller. Also see deactivate.

addAfterListener ( eventName, fn, [scope], [options] )
deprecated dep

Appends an after-event handler.

Same as addListener with order set to 'after'.

Parameters

eventName :  String/String[]/Object

The name of the event to listen for.

fn :  Function/String

The method the event invokes.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope for fn.

options :  Object (optional)

An object containing handler configuration.

Deprecated since version 5.1

addBeforeListener ( eventName, fn, [scope], [options] )
deprecated dep

Appends a before-event handler. Returning false from the handler will stop the event.

Same as addListener with order set to 'before'.

Parameters

eventName :  String/String[]/Object

The name of the event to listen for.

fn :  Function/String

The method the event invokes.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope for fn.

options :  Object (optional)

An object containing handler configuration.

Deprecated since version 5.1

addDeprecations ( deprecations )
private pri

This method applies a versioned, deprecation declaration to this class. This is typically called by the deprecated config.

Parameters

deprecations :  Object

addListener ( eventName, [fn], [scope], [options], [order] ) : Object
chainable ch

The on method is shorthand for addListener.

Appends an event handler to this object. For example:

myGridPanel.on("itemclick", this.onItemClick, this);

The method also allows for a single argument to be passed which is a config object containing properties which specify multiple events. For example:

myGridPanel.on({
    cellclick: this.onCellClick,
    select: this.onSelect,
    viewready: this.onViewReady,
    scope: this // Important. Ensure "this" is correct during handler execution
});

One can also specify options for each event handler separately:

myGridPanel.on({
    cellclick: {fn: this.onCellClick, scope: this, single: true},
    viewready: {fn: panel.onViewReady, scope: panel}
});

Names of methods in a specified scope may also be used:

myGridPanel.on({
    cellclick: {fn: 'onCellClick', scope: this, single: true},
    viewready: {fn: 'onViewReady', scope: panel}
});

Parameters

eventName :  String/Object

The name of the event to listen for. May also be an object who's property names are event names.

fn :  Function/String (optional)

The method the event invokes or the name of the method within the specified scope. Will be called with arguments given to fireEvent plus the options parameter described below.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope (this reference) in which the handler function is executed. If omitted, defaults to the object which fired the event.

options :  Object (optional)

An object containing handler configuration.

Note: The options object will also be passed as the last argument to every event handler.

This object may contain any of the following properties:

scope :  Object

The scope (this reference) in which the handler function is executed. If omitted, defaults to the object which fired the event.

delay :  Number

The number of milliseconds to delay the invocation of the handler after the event fires.

single :  Boolean

True to add a handler to handle just the next firing of the event, and then remove itself.

buffer :  Number

Causes the handler to be scheduled to run in an Ext.util.DelayedTask delayed by the specified number of milliseconds. If the event fires again within that time, the original handler is not invoked, but the new handler is scheduled in its place.

onFrame :  Number

Causes the handler to be scheduled to run at the next animation frame event. If the event fires again before that time, the handler is not rescheduled - the handler will only be called once when the next animation frame is fired, with the last set of arguments passed.

target :  Ext.util.Observable

Only call the handler if the event was fired on the target Observable, not if the event was bubbled up from a child Observable.

element :  String

This option is only valid for listeners bound to Ext.Component. The name of a Component property which references an Ext.dom.Element to add a listener to.

This option is useful during Component construction to add DOM event listeners to elements of Ext.Component which will exist only after the Component is rendered.

For example, to add a click listener to a Panel's body:

  var panel = new Ext.panel.Panel({
                              title: 'The title',
                              listeners: {
                                  click: this.handlePanelClick,
                                  element: 'body'
                              }
                          });
                        

In order to remove listeners attached using the element, you'll need to reference the element itself as seen below.

 panel.body.un(...)
                        

delegate :  String (optional)

A simple selector to filter the event target or look for a descendant of the target.

The "delegate" option is only available on Ext.dom.Element instances (or when attaching a listener to a Ext.dom.Element via a Component using the element option).

See the delegate example below.

capture :  Boolean (optional)

When set to true, the listener is fired in the capture phase of the event propagation sequence, instead of the default bubble phase.

The capture option is only available on Ext.dom.Element instances (or when attaching a listener to a Ext.dom.Element via a Component using the element option).

stopPropagation :  Boolean (optional)

This option is only valid for listeners bound to Ext.dom.Element. true to call stopPropagation on the event object before firing the handler.

preventDefault :  Boolean (optional)

This option is only valid for listeners bound to Ext.dom.Element. true to call preventDefault on the event object before firing the handler.

stopEvent :  Boolean (optional)

This option is only valid for listeners bound to Ext.dom.Element. true to call stopEvent on the event object before firing the handler.

args :  Array (optional)

Optional arguments to pass to the handler function. Any additional arguments passed to fireEvent will be appended to these arguments.

destroyable :  Boolean (optional)

When specified as true, the function returns a destroyable object. An object which implements the destroy method which removes all listeners added in this call. This syntax can be a helpful shortcut to using un; particularly when removing multiple listeners. NOTE - not compatible when using the element option. See un for the proper syntax for removing listeners added using the element config.

Defaults to:

false

priority :  Number (optional)

An optional numeric priority that determines the order in which event handlers are run. Event handlers with no priority will be run as if they had a priority of 0. Handlers with a higher priority will be prioritized to run sooner than those with a lower priority. Negative numbers can be used to set a priority lower than the default. Internally, the framework uses a range of 1000 or greater, and -1000 or lesser for handlers that are intended to run before or after all others, so it is recommended to stay within the range of -999 to 999 when setting the priority of event handlers in application-level code. A priority must be an integer to be valid. Fractional values are reserved for internal framework use.

order :  String (optional)

A legacy option that is provided for backward compatibility. It is recommended to use the priority option instead. Available options are:

  • 'before': equal to a priority of 100
  • 'current': equal to a priority of 0 or default priority
  • 'after': equal to a priority of -100

Defaults to:

'current'

order :  String (optional)

A shortcut for the order event option. Provided for backward compatibility. Please use the priority event option instead.

Combining Options

Using the options argument, it is possible to combine different types of listeners:

A delayed, one-time listener.

myPanel.on('hide', this.handleClick, this, {
    single: true,
    delay: 100
});

Attaching multiple handlers in 1 call

The method also allows for a single argument to be passed which is a config object containing properties which specify multiple handlers and handler configs.

grid.on({
    itemclick: 'onItemClick',
    itemcontextmenu: grid.onItemContextmenu,
    destroy: {
        fn: function () {
            // function called within the 'altCmp' scope instead of grid
        },
        scope: altCmp // unique scope for the destroy handler
    },
    scope: grid       // default scope - provided for example clarity
});

Delegate

This is a configuration option that you can pass along when registering a handler for an event to assist with event delegation. By setting this configuration option to a simple selector, the target element will be filtered to look for a descendant of the target. For example:

var panel = Ext.create({
    xtype: 'panel',
    renderTo: document.body,
    title: 'Delegate Handler Example',
    frame: true,
    height: 220,
    width: 220,
    html: '<h1 class="myTitle">BODY TITLE</h1>Body content'
});

// The click handler will only be called when the click occurs on the
// delegate: h1.myTitle ("h1" tag with class "myTitle")
panel.on({
    click: function (e) {
        console.log(e.getTarget().innerHTML);
    },
    element: 'body',
    delegate: 'h1.myTitle'
 });

Defaults to: 'current'

Returns

:Object

Only when the destroyable option is specified.

A Destroyable object. An object which implements the destroy method which removes all listeners added in this call. For example:

this.btnListeners =  = myButton.on({
    destroyable: true
    mouseover:   function() { console.log('mouseover'); },
    mouseout:    function() { console.log('mouseout'); },
    click:       function() { console.log('click'); }
});

And when those listeners need to be removed:

Ext.destroy(this.btnListeners);

or

this.btnListeners.destroy();

addManagedListener ( item, ename, [fn], [scope], [options] ) : Object

The addManagedListener method is used when some object (call it "A") is listening to an event on another observable object ("B") and you want to remove that listener from "B" when "A" is destroyed. This is not an issue when "B" is destroyed because all of its listeners will be removed at that time.

Example:

Ext.define('Foo', {
    extend: 'Ext.Component',

    initComponent: function () {
        this.addManagedListener(MyApp.SomeGlobalSharedMenu, 'show', this.doSomething);
        this.callParent();
    }
});

As you can see, when an instance of Foo is destroyed, it ensures that the 'show' listener on the menu (MyApp.SomeGlobalSharedMenu) is also removed.

As of version 5.1 it is no longer necessary to use this method in most cases because listeners are automatically managed if the scope object provided to addListener is an Observable instance. However, if the observable instance and scope are not the same object you still need to use mon or addManagedListener if you want the listener to be managed.

Parameters

item :  Ext.util.Observable/Ext.dom.Element

The item to which to add a listener/listeners.

ename :  Object/String

The event name, or an object containing event name properties.

fn :  Function/String (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the handler function or the name of a method on the specified scope.

scope :  Object (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the scope (this reference) in which the handler function is executed.

options :  Object (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the addListener options.

Returns

:Object

Only when the destroyable option is specified.

A Destroyable object. An object which implements the destroy method which removes all listeners added in this call. For example:

this.btnListeners = myButton.mon({
    destroyable: true
    mouseover:   function() { console.log('mouseover'); },
    mouseout:    function() { console.log('mouseout'); },
    click:       function() { console.log('click'); }
});

And when those listeners need to be removed:

Ext.destroy(this.btnListeners);

or

this.btnListeners.destroy();

addRef ( refs )

Registers one or more references.

Parameters

refs :  Object/Object[]

callParent ( args ) : Object
protected pro

Call the "parent" method of the current method. That is the method previously overridden by derivation or by an override (see Ext#define).

 Ext.define('My.Base', {
     constructor: function (x) {
         this.x = x;
     },

     statics: {
         method: function (x) {
             return x;
         }
     }
 });

 Ext.define('My.Derived', {
     extend: 'My.Base',

     constructor: function () {
         this.callParent([21]);
     }
 });

 var obj = new My.Derived();

 alert(obj.x);  // alerts 21

This can be used with an override as follows:

 Ext.define('My.DerivedOverride', {
     override: 'My.Derived',

     constructor: function (x) {
         this.callParent([x*2]); // calls original My.Derived constructor
     }
 });

 var obj = new My.Derived();

 alert(obj.x);  // now alerts 42

This also works with static and private methods.

 Ext.define('My.Derived2', {
     extend: 'My.Base',

     // privates: {
     statics: {
         method: function (x) {
             return this.callParent([x*2]); // calls My.Base.method
         }
     }
 });

 alert(My.Base.method(10));     // alerts 10
 alert(My.Derived2.method(10)); // alerts 20

Lastly, it also works with overridden static methods.

 Ext.define('My.Derived2Override', {
     override: 'My.Derived2',

     // privates: {
     statics: {
         method: function (x) {
             return this.callParent([x*2]); // calls My.Derived2.method
         }
     }
 });

 alert(My.Derived2.method(10); // now alerts 40

To override a method and replace it and also call the superclass method, use callSuper. This is often done to patch a method to fix a bug.

Parameters

args :  Array/Arguments

The arguments, either an array or the arguments object from the current method, for example: this.callParent(arguments)

Returns

:Object

Returns the result of calling the parent method

callSuper ( args ) : Object
protected pro

This method is used by an override to call the superclass method but bypass any overridden method. This is often done to "patch" a method that contains a bug but for whatever reason cannot be fixed directly.

Consider:

 Ext.define('Ext.some.Class', {
     method: function () {
         console.log('Good');
     }
 });

 Ext.define('Ext.some.DerivedClass', {
     extend: 'Ext.some.Class',

     method: function () {
         console.log('Bad');

         // ... logic but with a bug ...

         this.callParent();
     }
 });

To patch the bug in Ext.some.DerivedClass.method, the typical solution is to create an override:

 Ext.define('App.patches.DerivedClass', {
     override: 'Ext.some.DerivedClass',

     method: function () {
         console.log('Fixed');

         // ... logic but with bug fixed ...

         this.callSuper();
     }
 });

The patch method cannot use method-callParent to call the superclass method since that would call the overridden method containing the bug. In other words, the above patch would only produce "Fixed" then "Good" in the console log, whereas, using callParent would produce "Fixed" then "Bad" then "Good".

Parameters

args :  Array/Arguments

The arguments, either an array or the arguments object from the current method, for example: this.callSuper(arguments)

Returns

:Object

Returns the result of calling the superclass method

clearListeners

Removes all listeners for this object including the managed listeners

clearManagedListeners

Removes all managed listeners for this object.

constructor ( [config] )

Creates new Controller.

Parameters

config :  Object (optional)

Configuration object.

control ( selectors, [listeners] )

Adds listeners to components selected via Ext.ComponentQuery. Accepts an object containing component paths mapped to a hash of listener functions.

In the following example the updateUser function is mapped to to the click event on a button component, which is a child of the useredit component.

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     init: function() {
         this.control({
             'useredit button[action=save]': {
                 click: this.updateUser
             }
         });
     },

     updateUser: function(button) {
         console.log('clicked the Save button');
     }
 });

Or alternatively one call control with two arguments:

 this.control('useredit button[action=save]', {
     click: this.updateUser
 });

See Ext.ComponentQuery for more information on component selectors.

Parameters

selectors :  String/Object

If a String, the second argument is used as the listeners, otherwise an object of selectors -> listeners is assumed

listeners :  Object (optional)

Config for listeners.

createRelayer ( newName, [beginEnd] ) : Function
private pri

Creates an event handling function which re-fires the event from this object as the passed event name.

Parameters

newName :  String

The name under which to re-fire the passed parameters.

beginEnd :  Array (optional)

The caller can specify on which indices to slice.

Returns

:Function

deactivate

Prevent this controller from receiving events from the event bus. Routes will also not be triggered on inactive controllers unless the Ext.app.route.Route#allowInactive flag is set. Also see activate.

destroy
protected pro

This method is called to cleanup an object and its resources. After calling this method, the object should not be used any further.

doFireEvent ( eventName, args, bubbles )
private pri

Continue to fire event.

Parameters

eventName :  String

args :  Array

bubbles :  Boolean

enableBubble ( eventNames )

Enables events fired by this Observable to bubble up an owner hierarchy by calling this.getBubbleTarget() if present. There is no implementation in the Observable base class.

This is commonly used by Ext.Components to bubble events to owner Containers. See Ext.Component#getBubbleTarget. The default implementation in Ext.Component returns the Component's immediate owner. But if a known target is required, this can be overridden to access the required target more quickly.

Example:

Ext.define('Ext.overrides.form.field.Base', {
    override: 'Ext.form.field.Base',

    //  Add functionality to Field's initComponent to enable the change event to bubble
    initComponent: function () {
        this.callParent();
        this.enableBubble('change');
    }
});

var myForm = Ext.create('Ext.form.Panel', {
    title: 'User Details',
    items: [{
        ...
    }],
    listeners: {
        change: function() {
            // Title goes red if form has been modified.
            myForm.header.setStyle('color', 'red');
        }
    }
});

Parameters

eventNames :  String/String[]

The event name to bubble, or an Array of event names.

fireAction ( eventName, args, fn, [scope], [options], [order] )

Fires the specified event with the passed parameters and executes a function (action). By default, the action function will be executed after any "before" event handlers (as specified using the order option of addListener), but before any other handlers are fired. This gives the "before" handlers an opportunity to cancel the event by returning false, and prevent the action function from being called.

The action can also be configured to run after normal handlers, but before any "after" handlers (as specified using the order event option) by passing 'after' as the order parameter. This configuration gives any event handlers except for "after" handlers the opportunity to cancel the event and prevent the action function from being called.

Parameters

eventName :  String

The name of the event to fire.

args :  Array

Arguments to pass to handlers and to the action function.

fn :  Function

The action function.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope (this reference) in which the handler function is executed. If omitted, defaults to the object which fired the event.

options :  Object (optional)

Event options for the action function. Accepts any of the options of addListener

order :  String (optional)

The order to call the action function relative too the event handlers ('before' or 'after'). Note that this option is simply used to sort the action function relative to the event handlers by "priority". An order of 'before' is equivalent to a priority of 99.5, while an order of 'after' is equivalent to a priority of -99.5. See the priority option of addListener for more details.

Defaults to: 'before'

fireEvent ( eventName, args ) : Boolean

Fires the specified event with the passed parameters (minus the event name, plus the options object passed to addListener).

An event may be set to bubble up an Observable parent hierarchy (See Ext.Component#getBubbleTarget) by calling enableBubble.

Parameters

eventName :  String

The name of the event to fire.

args :  Object...

Variable number of parameters are passed to handlers.

Returns

:Boolean

returns false if any of the handlers return false otherwise it returns true.

fireEventArgs ( eventName, args ) : Boolean

Fires the specified event with the passed parameter list.

An event may be set to bubble up an Observable parent hierarchy (See Ext.Component#getBubbleTarget) by calling enableBubble.

Parameters

eventName :  String

The name of the event to fire.

args :  Object[]

An array of parameters which are passed to handlers.

Returns

:Boolean

returns false if any of the handlers return false otherwise it returns true.

getBubbleParent Ext.util.Observable
private pri

Gets the bubbling parent for an Observable

Returns

:Ext.util.Observable

The bubble parent. null is returned if no bubble target exists

getConfig ( [name], [peek] ) : Object

Returns a specified config property value. If the name parameter is not passed, all current configuration options will be returned as key value pairs.

Parameters

name :  String (optional)

The name of the config property to get.

peek :  Boolean (optional)

true to peek at the raw value without calling the getter.

Defaults to: false

Returns

:Object

The config property value.

getController ( id ) : Ext.app.Controller
chainable ch

Returns instance of a Ext.app.Controller with the given id. When controller doesn't exist yet, it's created. Note that this method depends on Application instance and will return undefined when Application is not accessible. The only exception is when this Controller instance's id is requested; in that case we always return the instance even if Application is no available.

Parameters

id :  String

Returns

:Ext.app.Controller

controller instance or undefined.

getInitialConfig ( [name] ) : Object/Mixed

Returns the initial configuration passed to the constructor when instantiating this class.

Given this example Ext.button.Button definition and instance:

Ext.define('MyApp.view.Button', {
    extend: 'Ext.button.Button',
    xtype: 'mybutton',

    scale: 'large',
    enableToggle: true
});

var btn = Ext.create({
    xtype: 'mybutton',
    renderTo: Ext.getBody(),
    text: 'Test Button'
});

Calling btn.getInitialConfig() would return an object including the config options passed to the create method:

xtype: 'mybutton',
renderTo: // The document body itself
text: 'Test Button'

Calling btn.getInitialConfig('text')returns 'Test Button'.

Parameters

name :  String (optional)

Name of the config option to return.

Returns

:Object/Mixed

The full config object or a single config value when name parameter specified.

getModel ( name ) : Ext.Class

Returns a Ext.data.Model class with the given name.

Parameters

name :  String

Returns

:Ext.Class

A class ultimately derived from Ext.data.Model.

getProfile ( name ) : String

Returns instance of a Ext.app.Profile with the given name.

Parameters

name :  String

Returns

:String

a profile instance.

getRefMap
private pri

Returns a map of reference names to selectors

getStore ( name ) : Ext.data.Store

Returns instance of a Ext.data.Store with the given name. When store doesn't exist yet, it's created.

Parameters

name :  String

Returns

:Ext.data.Store

a store instance.

getView ( view ) : Ext.Base

Returns a View class with the given name. To create an instance of the view, you can use it like it's used by Application to create the Viewport:

this.getView('Viewport').create();

Parameters

view :  String

Returns

:Ext.Base

a view class.

hasConfig ( config )
private pri

Parameters

config :  Object

hasListener ( eventName ) : Boolean

Checks to see if this object has any listeners for a specified event, or whether the event bubbles. The answer indicates whether the event needs firing or not.

Parameters

eventName :  String

The name of the event to check for

Returns

:Boolean

true if the event is being listened for or bubbles, else false

hasRef ( ref ) : Boolean

Returns true if a reference is registered.

Parameters

ref :  String

The name of the ref to check for.

Returns

:Boolean

initConfig ( instanceConfig ) : Ext.Base
chainable ch protected pro

Initialize configuration for this class. a typical example:

Ext.define('My.awesome.Class', {
    // The default config
    config: {
        name: 'Awesome',
        isAwesome: true
    },

    constructor: function(config) {
        this.initConfig(config);
    }
});

var awesome = new My.awesome.Class({
    name: 'Super Awesome'
});

alert(awesome.getName()); // 'Super Awesome'

Parameters

instanceConfig :  Object

Returns

:Ext.Base

this

isActive Boolean

Checks if this controller is active. See activate & deactivate.

Returns

:Boolean

true if this controller is active.

isSuspended ( [event] ) : Boolean

Checks if all events, or a specific event, is suspended.

Parameters

event :  String (optional)

The name of the specific event to check

Returns

:Boolean

true if events are suspended

listen ( to, [controller] )

Adds listeners to different event sources (also called "event domains"). The primary event domain is that of components, but there are also other event domains: Ext.app.domain.Global domain that intercepts events fired from Ext.GlobalEvents Observable instance, Ext.app.domain.Controller domain can be used to listen to events fired by other Controllers, Ext.app.domain.Store domain gives access to Store events, and Ext.app.domain.Direct domain can be used with Ext.Direct Providers to listen to their events.

To listen to "bar" events fired by a controller with id="foo":

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     init: function() {
         this.listen({
             controller: {
                 '#foo': {
                    bar: this.onFooBar
                 }
             }
         });
     },
     ...
 });

To listen to "bar" events fired by any controller, and "baz" events fired by Store with storeId="baz":

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     init: function() {
         this.listen({
             controller: {
                 '*': {
                    bar: this.onAnyControllerBar
                 }
             },
             store: {
                 '#baz': {
                     baz: this.onStoreBaz
                 }
             }
         });
     },
     ...
 });

To listen to "idle" events fired by Ext.GlobalEvents when other event processing is complete and Ext JS is about to return control to the browser:

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     init: function() {
         this.listen({
             global: {               // Global events are always fired
                 idle: this.onIdle   // from the same object, so there
             }                       // are no selectors
         });
     }
 });

As this relates to components, the following example:

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     init: function() {
         this.listen({
             component: {
                 'useredit button[action=save]': {
                    click: this.updateUser
                 }
             }
         });
     },
     ...
 });

Is equivalent to:

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     init: function() {
         this.control({
             'useredit button[action=save]': {
                click: this.updateUser
             }
         });
     },
     ...
 });

Of course, these can all be combined in a single call and used instead of control, like so:

 Ext.define('AM.controller.Users', {
     init: function() {
         this.listen({
             global: {
                 idle: this.onIdle
             },
             controller: {
                 '*': {
                    foobar: this.onAnyFooBar
                 },
                 '#foo': {
                    bar: this.onFooBar
                 }
             },
             component: {
                 'useredit button[action=save]': {
                    click: this.updateUser
                 }
             },
             store: {
                 '#qux': {
                     load: this.onQuxLoad
                 }
             }
         });
     },
     ...
 });

Parameters

to :  Object

Config object containing domains, selectors and listeners.

controller :  Ext.app.Controller (optional)

The controller to add the listeners to. Defaults to the current controller.

mon ( item, ename, [fn], [scope], [options] ) : Object

Shorthand for addManagedListener. The addManagedListener method is used when some object (call it "A") is listening to an event on another observable object ("B") and you want to remove that listener from "B" when "A" is destroyed. This is not an issue when "B" is destroyed because all of its listeners will be removed at that time.

Example:

Ext.define('Foo', {
    extend: 'Ext.Component',

    initComponent: function () {
        this.addManagedListener(MyApp.SomeGlobalSharedMenu, 'show', this.doSomething);
        this.callParent();
    }
});

As you can see, when an instance of Foo is destroyed, it ensures that the 'show' listener on the menu (MyApp.SomeGlobalSharedMenu) is also removed.

As of version 5.1 it is no longer necessary to use this method in most cases because listeners are automatically managed if the scope object provided to addListener is an Observable instance. However, if the observable instance and scope are not the same object you still need to use mon or addManagedListener if you want the listener to be managed.

Parameters

item :  Ext.util.Observable/Ext.dom.Element

The item to which to add a listener/listeners.

ename :  Object/String

The event name, or an object containing event name properties.

fn :  Function/String (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the handler function or the name of a method on the specified scope.

scope :  Object (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the scope (this reference) in which the handler function is executed.

options :  Object (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the addListener options.

Returns

:Object

Only when the destroyable option is specified.

A Destroyable object. An object which implements the destroy method which removes all listeners added in this call. For example:

this.btnListeners = myButton.mon({
    destroyable: true
    mouseover:   function() { console.log('mouseover'); },
    mouseout:    function() { console.log('mouseout'); },
    click:       function() { console.log('click'); }
});

And when those listeners need to be removed:

Ext.destroy(this.btnListeners);

or

this.btnListeners.destroy();

mun ( item, ename, [fn], [scope] )

Shorthand for removeManagedListener. Removes listeners that were added by the mon method.

Parameters

item :  Ext.util.Observable/Ext.dom.Element

The item from which to remove a listener/listeners.

ename :  Object/String

The event name, or an object containing event name properties.

fn :  Function (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the handler function.

scope :  Object (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the scope (this reference) in which the handler function is executed.

normalizeRefs ( refs, newRefs ) : Array
private pri

Takes either an object and transforms it into an array. The following are valid refs values:

refs: {
    myComponent: 'container'
}

refs: {
    myComponent: {
        selector: 'container'
    }
}

refs: [
    {
        ref: 'myComponent',
        selector: 'container'
    }
]

Parameters

refs :  Array/Object

The refs to normalize

newRefs :  Array

An array to place the normalized refs on to

Returns

:Array

The normalized array of refs

on ( eventName, [fn], [scope], [options], [order] ) : Object

The on method is shorthand for addListener.

Appends an event handler to this object. For example:

myGridPanel.on("itemclick", this.onItemClick, this);

The method also allows for a single argument to be passed which is a config object containing properties which specify multiple events. For example:

myGridPanel.on({
    cellclick: this.onCellClick,
    select: this.onSelect,
    viewready: this.onViewReady,
    scope: this // Important. Ensure "this" is correct during handler execution
});

One can also specify options for each event handler separately:

myGridPanel.on({
    cellclick: {fn: this.onCellClick, scope: this, single: true},
    viewready: {fn: panel.onViewReady, scope: panel}
});

Names of methods in a specified scope may also be used:

myGridPanel.on({
    cellclick: {fn: 'onCellClick', scope: this, single: true},
    viewready: {fn: 'onViewReady', scope: panel}
});

Parameters

eventName :  String/Object

The name of the event to listen for. May also be an object who's property names are event names.

fn :  Function/String (optional)

The method the event invokes or the name of the method within the specified scope. Will be called with arguments given to fireEvent plus the options parameter described below.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope (this reference) in which the handler function is executed. If omitted, defaults to the object which fired the event.

options :  Object (optional)

An object containing handler configuration.

Note: The options object will also be passed as the last argument to every event handler.

This object may contain any of the following properties:

scope :  Object

The scope (this reference) in which the handler function is executed. If omitted, defaults to the object which fired the event.

delay :  Number

The number of milliseconds to delay the invocation of the handler after the event fires.

single :  Boolean

True to add a handler to handle just the next firing of the event, and then remove itself.

buffer :  Number

Causes the handler to be scheduled to run in an Ext.util.DelayedTask delayed by the specified number of milliseconds. If the event fires again within that time, the original handler is not invoked, but the new handler is scheduled in its place.

onFrame :  Number

Causes the handler to be scheduled to run at the next animation frame event. If the event fires again before that time, the handler is not rescheduled - the handler will only be called once when the next animation frame is fired, with the last set of arguments passed.

target :  Ext.util.Observable

Only call the handler if the event was fired on the target Observable, not if the event was bubbled up from a child Observable.

element :  String

This option is only valid for listeners bound to Ext.Component. The name of a Component property which references an Ext.dom.Element to add a listener to.

This option is useful during Component construction to add DOM event listeners to elements of Ext.Component which will exist only after the Component is rendered.

For example, to add a click listener to a Panel's body:

  var panel = new Ext.panel.Panel({
                              title: 'The title',
                              listeners: {
                                  click: this.handlePanelClick,
                                  element: 'body'
                              }
                          });
                        

In order to remove listeners attached using the element, you'll need to reference the element itself as seen below.

 panel.body.un(...)
                        

delegate :  String (optional)

A simple selector to filter the event target or look for a descendant of the target.

The "delegate" option is only available on Ext.dom.Element instances (or when attaching a listener to a Ext.dom.Element via a Component using the element option).

See the delegate example below.

capture :  Boolean (optional)

When set to true, the listener is fired in the capture phase of the event propagation sequence, instead of the default bubble phase.

The capture option is only available on Ext.dom.Element instances (or when attaching a listener to a Ext.dom.Element via a Component using the element option).

stopPropagation :  Boolean (optional)

This option is only valid for listeners bound to Ext.dom.Element. true to call stopPropagation on the event object before firing the handler.

preventDefault :  Boolean (optional)

This option is only valid for listeners bound to Ext.dom.Element. true to call preventDefault on the event object before firing the handler.

stopEvent :  Boolean (optional)

This option is only valid for listeners bound to Ext.dom.Element. true to call stopEvent on the event object before firing the handler.

args :  Array (optional)

Optional arguments to pass to the handler function. Any additional arguments passed to fireEvent will be appended to these arguments.

destroyable :  Boolean (optional)

When specified as true, the function returns a destroyable object. An object which implements the destroy method which removes all listeners added in this call. This syntax can be a helpful shortcut to using un; particularly when removing multiple listeners. NOTE - not compatible when using the element option. See un for the proper syntax for removing listeners added using the element config.

Defaults to:

false

priority :  Number (optional)

An optional numeric priority that determines the order in which event handlers are run. Event handlers with no priority will be run as if they had a priority of 0. Handlers with a higher priority will be prioritized to run sooner than those with a lower priority. Negative numbers can be used to set a priority lower than the default. Internally, the framework uses a range of 1000 or greater, and -1000 or lesser for handlers that are intended to run before or after all others, so it is recommended to stay within the range of -999 to 999 when setting the priority of event handlers in application-level code. A priority must be an integer to be valid. Fractional values are reserved for internal framework use.

order :  String (optional)

A legacy option that is provided for backward compatibility. It is recommended to use the priority option instead. Available options are:

  • 'before': equal to a priority of 100
  • 'current': equal to a priority of 0 or default priority
  • 'after': equal to a priority of -100

Defaults to:

'current'

order :  String (optional)

A shortcut for the order event option. Provided for backward compatibility. Please use the priority event option instead.

Combining Options

Using the options argument, it is possible to combine different types of listeners:

A delayed, one-time listener.

myPanel.on('hide', this.handleClick, this, {
    single: true,
    delay: 100
});

Attaching multiple handlers in 1 call

The method also allows for a single argument to be passed which is a config object containing properties which specify multiple handlers and handler configs.

grid.on({
    itemclick: 'onItemClick',
    itemcontextmenu: grid.onItemContextmenu,
    destroy: {
        fn: function () {
            // function called within the 'altCmp' scope instead of grid
        },
        scope: altCmp // unique scope for the destroy handler
    },
    scope: grid       // default scope - provided for example clarity
});

Delegate

This is a configuration option that you can pass along when registering a handler for an event to assist with event delegation. By setting this configuration option to a simple selector, the target element will be filtered to look for a descendant of the target. For example:

var panel = Ext.create({
    xtype: 'panel',
    renderTo: document.body,
    title: 'Delegate Handler Example',
    frame: true,
    height: 220,
    width: 220,
    html: '<h1 class="myTitle">BODY TITLE</h1>Body content'
});

// The click handler will only be called when the click occurs on the
// delegate: h1.myTitle ("h1" tag with class "myTitle")
panel.on({
    click: function (e) {
        console.log(e.getTarget().innerHTML);
    },
    element: 'body',
    delegate: 'h1.myTitle'
 });

Defaults to: 'current'

Returns

:Object

Only when the destroyable option is specified.

A Destroyable object. An object which implements the destroy method which removes all listeners added in this call. For example:

this.btnListeners =  = myButton.on({
    destroyable: true
    mouseover:   function() { console.log('mouseover'); },
    mouseout:    function() { console.log('mouseout'); },
    click:       function() { console.log('click'); }
});

And when those listeners need to be removed:

Ext.destroy(this.btnListeners);

or

this.btnListeners.destroy();

onAfter ( eventName, fn, [scope], [options] )
deprecated dep

Alias for addAfterListener. Appends an after-event handler.

Same as addListener with order set to 'after'.

Parameters

eventName :  String/String[]/Object

The name of the event to listen for.

fn :  Function/String

The method the event invokes.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope for fn.

options :  Object (optional)

An object containing handler configuration.

Deprecated since version 5.1

onBefore ( eventName, fn, [scope], [options] )
deprecated dep

Alias for addBeforeListener. Appends a before-event handler. Returning false from the handler will stop the event.

Same as addListener with order set to 'before'.

Parameters

eventName :  String/String[]/Object

The name of the event to listen for.

fn :  Function/String

The method the event invokes.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope for fn.

options :  Object (optional)

An object containing handler configuration.

Deprecated since version 5.1

redirectTo ( token, force ) : Boolean

Update the hash. By default, it will not execute the routes if the current token and the token passed are the same.

Parameters

token :  String/Ext.data.Model

The token to redirect to. Can be either a String or a Ext.data.Model instance - if a Model instance is passed it will internally be converted into a String token by calling the Model's toUrl function.

force :  Boolean

Force the update of the hash regardless of the current token.

Returns

:Boolean

Will return true if the token was updated.

relayEvents ( origin, events, [prefix] ) : Object

Relays selected events from the specified Observable as if the events were fired by this.

For example if you are extending Grid, you might decide to forward some events from store. So you can do this inside your initComponent:

this.relayEvents(this.getStore(), ['load']);

The grid instance will then have an observable 'load' event which will be passed the parameters of the store's load event and any function fired with the grid's load event would have access to the grid using the this keyword (unless the event is handled by a controller's control/listen event listener in which case 'this' will be the controller rather than the grid).

Parameters

origin :  Object

The Observable whose events this object is to relay.

events :  String[]

Array of event names to relay.

prefix :  String (optional)

A common prefix to prepend to the event names. For example:

this.relayEvents(this.getStore(), ['load', 'clear'], 'store');

Now the grid will forward 'load' and 'clear' events of store as 'storeload' and 'storeclear'.

Returns

:Object

A Destroyable object. An object which implements the destroy method which, when destroyed, removes all relayers. For example:

this.storeRelayers = this.relayEvents(this.getStore(), ['load', 'clear'], 'store');

Can be undone by calling

Ext.destroy(this.storeRelayers);

or this.store.relayers.destroy();

removeAfterListener ( eventName, fn, [scope], [options] )
deprecated dep

Removes a before-event handler.

Same as removeListener with order set to 'after'.

Parameters

eventName :  String/String[]/Object

The name of the event the handler was associated with.

fn :  Function/String

The handler to remove.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope originally specified for fn.

options :  Object (optional)

Extra options object.

Deprecated since version 5.1

removeBeforeListener ( eventName, fn, [scope], [options] )
deprecated dep

Removes a before-event handler.

Same as removeListener with order set to 'before'.

Parameters

eventName :  String/String[]/Object

The name of the event the handler was associated with.

fn :  Function/String

The handler to remove.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope originally specified for fn.

options :  Object (optional)

Extra options object.

Deprecated since version 5.1

removeListener ( eventName, fn, [scope] ) :
chainable ch

Removes an event handler.

Parameters

eventName :  String

The type of event the handler was associated with.

fn :  Function

The handler to remove. This must be a reference to the function passed into the addListener call.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope originally specified for the handler. It must be the same as the scope argument specified in the original call to addListener or the listener will not be removed.

Convenience Syntax

You can use the addListener destroyable: true config option in place of calling un(). For example:

var listeners = cmp.on({
    scope: cmp,
    afterrender: cmp.onAfterrender,
    beforehide: cmp.onBeforeHide,
    destroyable: true
});

// Remove listeners
listeners.destroy();
// or
cmp.un(
    scope: cmp,
    afterrender: cmp.onAfterrender,
    beforehide: cmp.onBeforeHide
);

Exception - DOM event handlers using the element config option

You must go directly through the element to detach an event handler attached using the addListener element option.

panel.on({
    element: 'body',
    click: 'onBodyCLick'
});

panel.body.un({
    click: 'onBodyCLick'
});

Returns

:

removeManagedListener ( item, ename, [fn], [scope] )

Removes listeners that were added by the mon method.

Parameters

item :  Ext.util.Observable/Ext.dom.Element

The item from which to remove a listener/listeners.

ename :  Object/String

The event name, or an object containing event name properties.

fn :  Function (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the handler function.

scope :  Object (optional)

If the ename parameter was an event name, this is the scope (this reference) in which the handler function is executed.

removeManagedListenerItem ( isClear, managedListener )
private pri

Remove a single managed listener item

Parameters

isClear :  Boolean

True if this is being called during a clear

managedListener :  Object

The managed listener item See removeManagedListener for other args

resolveListenerScope ( [defaultScope] ) : Object
protected pro

Gets the default scope for firing late bound events (string names with no scope attached) at runtime.

Parameters

defaultScope :  Object (optional)

The default scope to return if none is found.

Defaults to: this

Returns

:Object

The default event scope

resumeEvent ( eventName )

Resumes firing of the named event(s).

After calling this method to resume events, the events will fire when requested to fire.

Note that if the suspendEvent method is called multiple times for a certain event, this converse method will have to be called the same number of times for it to resume firing.

Parameters

eventName :  String...

Multiple event names to resume.

resumeEvents ( [discardQueue] )

Resumes firing events (see suspendEvents).

If events were suspended using the queueSuspended parameter, then all events fired during event suspension will be sent to any listeners now.

Parameters

discardQueue :  Boolean (optional)

true to prevent any previously queued events from firing while we were suspended. See suspendEvents.

setConfig ( name, [value] ) : Ext.Base
chainable ch

Sets a single/multiple configuration options.

Parameters

name :  String/Object

The name of the property to set, or a set of key value pairs to set.

value :  Object (optional)

The value to set for the name parameter.

Returns

:Ext.Base

this

statics Ext.Class
protected pro

Get the reference to the class from which this object was instantiated. Note that unlike Ext.Base#self, this.statics() is scope-independent and it always returns the class from which it was called, regardless of what this points to during run-time

Ext.define('My.Cat', {
    statics: {
        totalCreated: 0,
        speciesName: 'Cat' // My.Cat.speciesName = 'Cat'
    },

    constructor: function() {
        var statics = this.statics();

        alert(statics.speciesName);     // always equals to 'Cat' no matter what 'this' refers to
                                        // equivalent to: My.Cat.speciesName

        alert(this.self.speciesName);   // dependent on 'this'

        statics.totalCreated++;
    },

    clone: function() {
        var cloned = new this.self();   // dependent on 'this'

        cloned.groupName = this.statics().speciesName;   // equivalent to: My.Cat.speciesName

        return cloned;
    }
});


Ext.define('My.SnowLeopard', {
    extend: 'My.Cat',

    statics: {
        speciesName: 'Snow Leopard'     // My.SnowLeopard.speciesName = 'Snow Leopard'
    },

    constructor: function() {
        this.callParent();
    }
});

var cat = new My.Cat();                 // alerts 'Cat', then alerts 'Cat'

var snowLeopard = new My.SnowLeopard(); // alerts 'Cat', then alerts 'Snow Leopard'

var clone = snowLeopard.clone();
alert(Ext.getClassName(clone));         // alerts 'My.SnowLeopard'
alert(clone.groupName);                 // alerts 'Cat'

alert(My.Cat.totalCreated);             // alerts 3

Returns

:Ext.Class

suspendEvent ( eventName )

Suspends firing of the named event(s).

After calling this method to suspend events, the events will no longer fire when requested to fire.

Note that if this is called multiple times for a certain event, the converse method resumeEvent will have to be called the same number of times for it to resume firing.

Parameters

eventName :  String...

Multiple event names to suspend.

suspendEvents ( queueSuspended )

Suspends the firing of all events. (see resumeEvents)

Parameters

queueSuspended :  Boolean

true to queue up suspended events to be fired after the resumeEvents call instead of discarding all suspended events.

un ( eventName, fn, [scope] ) :

Shorthand for removeListener. Removes an event handler.

Parameters

eventName :  String

The type of event the handler was associated with.

fn :  Function

The handler to remove. This must be a reference to the function passed into the addListener call.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope originally specified for the handler. It must be the same as the scope argument specified in the original call to addListener or the listener will not be removed.

Convenience Syntax

You can use the addListener destroyable: true config option in place of calling un(). For example:

var listeners = cmp.on({
    scope: cmp,
    afterrender: cmp.onAfterrender,
    beforehide: cmp.onBeforeHide,
    destroyable: true
});

// Remove listeners
listeners.destroy();
// or
cmp.un(
    scope: cmp,
    afterrender: cmp.onAfterrender,
    beforehide: cmp.onBeforeHide
);

Exception - DOM event handlers using the element config option

You must go directly through the element to detach an event handler attached using the addListener element option.

panel.on({
    element: 'body',
    click: 'onBodyCLick'
});

panel.body.un({
    click: 'onBodyCLick'
});

Returns

:

unAfter ( eventName, fn, [scope], [options] )
deprecated dep

Alias for removeAfterListener. Removes a before-event handler.

Same as removeListener with order set to 'after'.

Parameters

eventName :  String/String[]/Object

The name of the event the handler was associated with.

fn :  Function/String

The handler to remove.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope originally specified for fn.

options :  Object (optional)

Extra options object.

Deprecated since version 5.1

unBefore ( eventName, fn, [scope], [options] )
deprecated dep

Alias for removeBeforeListener. Removes a before-event handler.

Same as removeListener with order set to 'before'.

Parameters

eventName :  String/String[]/Object

The name of the event the handler was associated with.

fn :  Function/String

The handler to remove.

scope :  Object (optional)

The scope originally specified for fn.

options :  Object (optional)

Extra options object.

Deprecated since version 5.1

updateControl ( control )
private pri

Parameters

control :  Object

The object to pass to the method-control method

updateListen ( listen )
private pri

Parameters

listen :  Object

The object to pass to the method-listen method

updateRefs ( refs )
private pri

Parameters

refs :  Object

The refs to pass to the ref method.

updateRoutes ( routes )
private pri

Parameters

routes :  Object

The routes to connect to the Ext.app.route.Router

Static Methods

addConfig ( config, [mixinClass] )
static sta private pri

Adds new config properties to this class. This is called for classes when they are declared, then for any mixins that class may define and finally for any overrides defined that target the class.

Parameters

config :  Object

mixinClass :  Ext.Class (optional)

The mixin class if the configs are from a mixin.

addInheritableStatics ( members ) :
chainable ch static sta private pri

Parameters

members :  Object

Returns

:

addMember ( name, member ) :
chainable ch static sta private pri

Parameters

name :  Object

member :  Object

Returns

:

addMembers ( members, [isStatic], [privacy] ) :
chainable ch static sta

Add methods / properties to the prototype of this class.

Ext.define('My.awesome.Cat', {
    constructor: function() {
        ...
    }
});

 My.awesome.Cat.addMembers({
     meow: function() {
        alert('Meowww...');
     }
 });

 var kitty = new My.awesome.Cat();
 kitty.meow();

Parameters

members :  Object

The members to add to this class.

isStatic :  Boolean (optional)

Pass true if the members are static.

Defaults to: false

privacy :  Boolean (optional)

Pass true if the members are private. This only has meaning in debug mode and only for methods.

Defaults to: false

Returns

:

addStatics ( members ) : Ext.Base
chainable ch static sta

Add / override static properties of this class.

Ext.define('My.cool.Class', {
    ...
});

My.cool.Class.addStatics({
    someProperty: 'someValue',      // My.cool.Class.someProperty = 'someValue'
    method1: function() { ... },    // My.cool.Class.method1 = function() { ... };
    method2: function() { ... }     // My.cool.Class.method2 = function() { ... };
});

Parameters

members :  Object

Returns

:Ext.Base

this

borrow ( fromClass, members ) : Ext.Base
static sta private pri

Borrow another class' members to the prototype of this class.

Ext.define('Bank', {
    money: '$$$',
    printMoney: function() {
        alert('$$$$$$$');
    }
});

Ext.define('Thief', {
    ...
});

Thief.borrow(Bank, ['money', 'printMoney']);

var steve = new Thief();

alert(steve.money); // alerts '$$$'
steve.printMoney(); // alerts '$$$$$$$'

Parameters

fromClass :  Ext.Base

The class to borrow members from

members :  Array/String

The names of the members to borrow

Returns

:Ext.Base

this

callParent ( args )
static sta protected pro

Parameters

args :  Object

callSuper ( args )
static sta protected pro

Parameters

args :  Object

create Object
static sta

Create a new instance of this Class.

Ext.define('My.cool.Class', {
    ...
});

My.cool.Class.create({
    someConfig: true
});

All parameters are passed to the constructor of the class.

Returns

:Object

the created instance.

createAlias ( alias, origin )
static sta

Create aliases for existing prototype methods. Example:

Ext.define('My.cool.Class', {
    method1: function() { ... },
    method2: function() { ... }
});

var test = new My.cool.Class();

My.cool.Class.createAlias({
    method3: 'method1',
    method4: 'method2'
});

test.method3(); // test.method1()

My.cool.Class.createAlias('method5', 'method3');

test.method5(); // test.method3() -> test.method1()

Parameters

alias :  String/Object

The new method name, or an object to set multiple aliases. See flexSetter

origin :  String/Object

The original method name

extend ( parentClass )
static sta private pri

Parameters

parentClass :  Object

getConfigurator Ext.Configurator
static sta private pri

Returns the Ext.Configurator for this class.

Returns

:Ext.Configurator

getName String
static sta

Get the current class' name in string format.

Ext.define('My.cool.Class', {
    constructor: function() {
        alert(this.self.getName()); // alerts 'My.cool.Class'
    }
});

My.cool.Class.getName(); // 'My.cool.Class'

Returns

:String

className

mixin ( name, mixinClass ) :
chainable ch static sta private pri

Used internally by the mixins pre-processor

Parameters

name :  Object

mixinClass :  Object

Returns

:

onExtended ( fn, scope ) :
chainable ch static sta private pri

Parameters

fn :  Object

scope :  Object

Returns

:

override ( members ) : Ext.Base
chainable ch static sta

Override members of this class. Overridden methods can be invoked via callParent.

Ext.define('My.Cat', {
    constructor: function() {
        alert("I'm a cat!");
    }
});

My.Cat.override({
    constructor: function() {
        alert("I'm going to be a cat!");

        this.callParent(arguments);

        alert("Meeeeoooowwww");
    }
});

var kitty = new My.Cat(); // alerts "I'm going to be a cat!"
                          // alerts "I'm a cat!"
                          // alerts "Meeeeoooowwww"

Direct use of this method should be rare. Use Ext.define instead:

Ext.define('My.CatOverride', {
    override: 'My.Cat',
    constructor: function() {
        alert("I'm going to be a cat!");

        this.callParent(arguments);

        alert("Meeeeoooowwww");
    }
});

The above accomplishes the same result but can be managed by the Ext.Loader which can properly order the override and its target class and the build process can determine whether the override is needed based on the required state of the target class (My.Cat).

Parameters

members :  Object

The properties to add to this class. This should be specified as an object literal containing one or more properties.

Returns

:Ext.Base

this class

processDependencies ( cls, requires, namespace, kind, names )
static sta private pri

This method is called like so:

 Ext.app.Controller.processDependencies(proto, requiresArray, 'MyApp', 'model', [
     'User',
     'Item',
     'Foo@Common.model',
     'Bar.Baz@Common.model'
 ]);

Required dependencies are added to requiresArray.

Parameters

cls :  Object

requires :  Object

namespace :  Object

kind :  Object

names :  Object

triggerExtended
static sta private pri

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