PageContainer


super: UIView (on iOS)

A PageContainer is a special built-in control that enables you to build complex dynamic navigations system using the standard DataSet and Template approach. Without this control if you wan to build an eBook with 50 pages (for simplicitly we can assume that each page is a jpeg image or an html page saved in a database) you would need to add a PageCurl or PageScroll navigation control to Layout and then add 50 Windows within it each one representing a page of the book. This would be a very time consuming and non flexible way to proceed.

With a PageContainer control you can just drop it to a new Window and then configure DataSet to a database or to a folder in 1s and Template to a previously created Template. Configuration is then completed when you bind Cell Properties. A real time preview in Design Board enables you to have complete control of the appearance in real time without executing your app.

Events

  • Load() This event is called when the object becames available in the current runtime system.

  • WillShow() The view is about to be added to the App's views hierarchy.

  • WillHide() The view is about to be removed from the App's views hierarchy.

  • DidSelectCell(cell: PageContainerCell, index: Int) Handle this event if you need to execute some code when a new page is selected by the user.

  • DidShow() The view has been added to the App's views hierarchy.

  • DidHide() The view has been removed from the App's views hierarchy.

  • Unload() This event is called when the object has been removed from the current runtime system (but not yet deallocated).

Properties

  • var index: Int Current index.

  • var style: PageContainerStyle Current style.

  • var dataSet: Object The DataSet object provides information that PageContainer needs to construct its content. The dataSet must return a List of objects and each object represents a different row. If the DataSet value is not flat, for example a Map from a JSON result of an HTTPRequest, the keyPath property defines the list of keys used to browse the data tree to get a List node.

  • var keyPath: String The base keyPath to get a particular node of the DataSet value. The DataSet must provide a List of objects and each object is shown in a different page. If the DataSet value is not flat, for example a Map from a JSON result of an HTTPRequest, the keyPath defines the list of keys used to browse the data tree to get a List node. The values for each exposed property of the cell are retrieved by adding the current index and the cell property key to the base keyPath.

  • var customView: CustomView Custom view template set in the PageContainer inspector.

Initializers

  • func PageContainer(style: PageContainerStyle) Create a new PageContainer with the specified style.

Methods

  • func reload(reloadDataSet: Bool) Reloads the content of the PageContainer.

  • func goToPageAtIndex(index: Int, animated: Bool) Go to a specific page inside the PageContainer.

  • func animate(duration: Float, delay: Float, options: AnimationOption, closure: Closure, completion: Closure) Animate changes to one or more views using the specified duration, delay, options and completion handler.

  • func setFocus() Force focus to be set to the selected control. For TextField and TextView that means force Keyboard to appear.

  • func clearFocus() Clear focus from selected control

Enumeration

PageContainerStyle

  • .Curl
  • .Scroll

AnimationOption

  • .AllowAnimatedContent
  • .AllowUserInteraction
  • .Autoreverse
  • .BeginFromCurrentState
  • .CurveEaseIn
  • .CurveEaseInOut
  • .CurveEaseOut
  • .CurveLinear
  • .LayoutSubviews
  • .OverrideInheritedCurve
  • .OverrideInheritedDuration
  • .OverrideInheritedOptions
  • .Repeat
  • .ShowHideTransitionViews
  • .TransitionCrossDissolve
  • .TransitionCurlDown
  • .TransitionCurlUp
  • .TransitionFlipFromBottom
  • .TransitionFlipFromLeft
  • .TransitionFlipFromRight
  • .TransitionFlipFromTop
  • .TransitionNone