public interface

IsEditor<E extends<?>>
Known Indirect Subclasses

Class Overview

Extended by view objects that wish to participate in an Editor hierarchy, but that do not implement the Editor contract directly. The primary advantage of the IsEditor interface is that is allows composition of behavior without the need to implement delegate methods for every interface implemented by the common editor logic.

For example, an editor Widget that supports adding and removing elements from a list might wish to re-use the provided ListEditor controller. It might be roughly built as:

 class MyListEditor extends Composite implements IsEditor<ListEditor<Foo, FooEditor>> {
   private ListEditor<Foo, FooEditor> controller = ListEditor.of(new FooEditorSource());
   public ListEditor<Foo, FooEditor> asEditor() {return controller;}
   void onAddButtonClicked() { controller.getList().add(new Foo()); }
   void onClearButtonClicked() { controller.getList().clear(); }
By implementing only the one asEditor() method, the MyListEditor type is able to incorporate the ListEditor behavior without needing to write delegate methods for every method in ListEditor.

It is legal for a type to implement both Editor and IsEditor. In this case, the Editor returned from asEditor() will be a co-Editor of the IsEditor instance.

See Also


Public Methods
abstract E asEditor()
Returns the Editor encapsulated by the view object.

Public Methods

public abstract E asEditor ()

Returns the Editor encapsulated by the view object.