Libraries.Interface.Item Documentation

The Item class represents any object that has a position (such as x and y coordinates) and dimensions (e.g. width and height). Note that because Item contains blueprint actions, it can't be used directly. Users should use classes that inherit from Item, such as Item2D, Item3D, Drawable, or Model.

Inherits from: Libraries.Language.Object

Variables Table

VariablesDescription
integer POPUP_MENU
integer RADIO_BUTTON
integer CELL
integer BUTTON
integer TREE_TABLE_CELL
integer CHART_SECTION
integer TEXT_FIELD
integer DIALOG
integer GROUP
integer NOT_ACCESSIBLEThe not accessible flag indicates that the accessibility system should ignore this item. Any item can override it, but it is the default to prevent flooding the system with a great deal of UI helper classes.
integer PANE
integer TREE_TABLE
integer PROGRESS_BAR
integer TEXTBOX
integer ITEM
integer CUSTOM
integer CHART
integer TOGGLE_BUTTON
integer TREE
integer CHECKBOX
integer TREE_ITEM
integer TAB
integer LABEL
integer TAB_PANE
integer MENU_BAR
integer LIST_ITEM
integer TOOLBAR
integer MENU_ITEM
integer CHART_ITEM
integer LIST
integer TABLE

Actions Documentation

AddBehavior(Libraries.Interface.Behaviors.Behavior behavior)

This action adds a new Behavior to this Item.

Parameters

AddFocusListener(Libraries.Interface.Events.FocusListener listener)

This action adds a FocusListener to the Item. When the Item receives a FocusEvent due to either gaining or losing the focus, the listener will be notified.

Parameters

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item
use Libraries.Interface.Events.FocusListener
Item myItem
FocusListener listener
myItem:AddFocusListener(listener)

AddGestureListener(Libraries.Interface.Events.GestureListener listener)

This action adds a GestureListener to the Item. If the Item ever receives a GestureEvent, the listener will be notified.

Parameters

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item
use Libraries.Interface.Events.GestureListener
Item myItem
GestureListener listener
myItem:AddGestureListener(listener)

AddMouseListener(Libraries.Interface.Events.MouseListener listener)

This action adds a MouseListener to the Item. If the Item ever receives a MouseEvent due to a mouse click, the mouse listener will be notified.

Parameters

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item
use Libraries.Interface.Events.MouseListener
Item myItem
MouseListener listener
myItem:AddMouseListener(listener)

AddMouseMovementListener(Libraries.Interface.Events.MouseMovementListener listener)

This action adds a MouseMovementListener to the Item. If the Item ever receives a MouseEvent due to mouse movement, the listener will be notified.

Parameters

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item
use Libraries.Interface.Events.MouseMovementListener
Item myItem
MouseMovementListener listener
myItem:AddMouseMovementListener(listener)

AddMouseWheelListener(Libraries.Interface.Events.MouseWheelListener listener)

This action adds a MouseWheelListener to the Item. If the Item ever receives a MouseEvent due to the mouse wheel being scrolled, the listener will be notified.

Parameters

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item
use Libraries.Interface.Events.MouseWheelListener
Item myItem
MouseWheelListener listener
myItem:AddMouseWheelListener(listener)

AddTouchListener(Libraries.Interface.Events.TouchListener listener)

This action adds a TouchListener to the Item. If the Item ever receives a TouchEvent, the listener will be notified.

Parameters

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item
use Libraries.Interface.Events.TouchListener
Item myItem
TouchListener listener
myItem:AddTouchListener(listener)

BeginCollision(Libraries.Interface.Item item)

This action is used to indicate that two items have just begun colliding. When two Items collide, the BeginCollision action should be called on both of them, with the other item passed as a parameter to the action. Note that this action does nothing by default, but classes that inherit from Item may override it.

Parameters

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item

Item collider1
Item collider2
collider1:BeginCollision(collider2)
collider2:BeginCollision(collider1)

CancelBehaviors()

This action stops all behaviors this Item is following without finishing them.

Compare(Libraries.Language.Object object)

This action compares two object hash codes and returns an integer. The result is larger if this hash code is larger than the object passed as a parameter, smaller, or equal. In this case, -1 means smaller, 0 means equal, and 1 means larger. This action was changed in Quorum 7 to return an integer, instead of a CompareResult object, because the previous implementation was causing efficiency issues.

Parameters

Return

integer: The Compare result, Smaller, Equal, or Larger.

Example

Object o
Object t
integer result = o:Compare(t) //1 (larger), 0 (equal), or -1 (smaller)

Dispose()

This action is used to free up any additional memory that is being used by this Item for purposes such as graphics. Note that the Item class doesn't have any extra memory that needs to be released with this action, but some classes which inherit from Item, such as Libraries.Game.Graphics.Drawable, do.

DisposeAll()

This action is used to call Dispose on this Item and on the entire children hierarchy of this Item.

DisposeChildren()

This action is used to call Dispose on the entire children hierarchy of this Item. This will not call Dispose on this Item.

Empty()

This action will remove all Items from this Item's children hierarchy. Note that this will not empty the hierarchies of the contained Items.

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item

Item parentItem
Item child1
Item child2
Item grandchild
parentItem:Add(child1)
parentItem:Add(child2)
child1:Add(grandChild)
parentItem:Empty()

EmptyAll()

This action will call Empty on the entire children hierarchy of this item, and then empty this item as well.

EmptyChildren()

This action is used to call Empty on all children contained in this item's children hierarchy. This will not empty the children of this item.

Equals(Libraries.Language.Object object)

This action determines if two objects are equal based on their hash code values.

Parameters

Return

boolean: True if the hash codes are equal and false if they are not equal.

Example

use Libraries.Language.Object
use Libraries.Language.Types.Text
Object o
Text t
boolean result = o:Equals(t)

FinishCollision(Libraries.Interface.Item item)

This action is used to indicate that two items that were previously colliding no longer are. The FinishCollision action should be called on both Items involved, with the other item passed as a parameter to the action. Note that this action does nothing by default, but classes that inherit from Item may override it.

Parameters

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item

Item collider1
Item collider2
collider1:FinishCollision(collider2)
collider2:FinishCollision(collider1)

Focus()

This action sets focus on this Item. If the Item is not focusable, it will instead look through the parent hierarchy and set focus on the first focusable ancestor. If no focusable Item can be found, this action will have no effect.

GainedFocus(Libraries.Interface.Events.FocusEvent event)

This action is fired if the item received the focus.

Parameters

GetAccessibilityCode()

This action returns the current accessiblity code for this Item

Return

integer:

GetAccessibilityRoleDescription()

This action returns the custom accessibility role description for this item, if any.

Return

text:

GetAccessibilityType()

This action returns the name of the accessiblity code for this Item as Text

Return

text:

GetAccessibleParent()

This action returns the nearest parent object that is accessible. This can be anything that the programmer wants to be accessible, from user interface components in a 2D interface to 3D components relative in 3-space on screen. By default, items have no accessible parent and are self-contained, but user interface components normally override the behavior so that controls can be logically nested within each other. attribute: returns Item

Return

Libraries.Interface.Item:

GetChildAsItem(integer index)

This action is used to retrieve the children of this Item as Items. This makes it possible to retrieve or iterate over the children without having to perform casting.

Parameters

  • integer index: The index of the child to retrieve from the child array.

Return

Libraries.Interface.Item: The child item at the given index.

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item

Item parentItem

Item child1
child1:SetName("First")
parentItem:Add(child1)

Item child2
child2:SetName("Second")
parentItem:Add(child2)

Item child3
child3:SetName("Third")
parentItem:Add(child3)

integer counter = 0
repeat while counter < item:GetItemCount()
    Item child = parentItem:GetChildAsItem(counter)
    output child:GetName()
    counter = counter + 1
end

GetDescription()

This action returns the current internal description of the Item.

Return

text:

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item

Item item
item:SetDescription("Used for demo purposes.")
output "My item's description is : " + item:GetDescription()

GetFocusListeners()

This action returns an Iterator containing all of the FocusListeners that have been added to this Item using the AddFocusListener action.

Return

Libraries.Containers.Iterator: An iterator containing all of the registered FocusListeners.

GetGestureListeners()

This action returns an Iterator containing all of the GestureListeners that have been added to this Item using the AddGestureListener action.

Return

Libraries.Containers.Iterator: An iterator containing all of the registered GestureListeners.

GetGlobalX()

This action returns the Item's global x coordinate. This is the actual world coordinate that the item exists at after it has been offset by its parent's position. If this Item doesn't have a parent, and the offset hasn't been set manually, this is the same as GetX().

Return

number:

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item2D
Item2D myItem
myItem:SetOffsetX(100)
myItem:SetX(30)
number globalX = myItem:GetGlobalX()

GetGlobalY()

This action returns the Item's global y coordinate. This is the actual world coordinate that the item exists at after it has been offset by its parent's position. If this Item doesn't have a parent, and the offset hasn't been set manually, this is the same as GetY().

Return

number:

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item2D
Item2D myItem
myItem:SetOffsetY(60)
myItem:SetX(90)
number globalY = myItem:GetGlobalY()

GetGlobalZ()

This action returns the Item's global z coordinate. This is the actual world coordinate that the item exists at after it has been offset by its parent's position. If this Item doesn't have a parent, and the offset hasn't been set manually, this is the same as GetZ().

Return

number:

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item3D
Item3D myItem
myItem:SetOffsetZ(40)
myItem:SetX(50)
number globalZ = myItem:GetGlobalZ()

GetHashCode()

This action gets the hash code for an object.

Return

integer: The integer hash code of the object.

Example

Object o
integer hash = o:GetHashCode()

GetInputGroup()

This action returns the input group for this Item. When used with the Game libraries, this tag describes what InputTable (if any) can interact with this Item due to input.

Return

text: The input group tag being used by this Item.

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item

Item item
item:SetInputGroup("arrowKeys")
output "My item's input group is : " + item:GetInputGroup()

GetInputTable()

GetItemCount()

This action will return the total number of children this Item has.

Return

integer: The number of children items this Item has.

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item

Item parentItem

Item child1
child1:SetName("First")
parentItem:Add(child1)

Item child2
child2:SetName("Second")
parentItem:Add(child2)

Item child3
child3:SetName("Third")
parentItem:Add(child3)

integer counter = 0
repeat while counter < item:GetItemCount()
    Item child = parentItem:GetChildAsItem(counter)
    output child:GetName()
    counter = counter + 1
end

GetMouseListeners()

This action returns an Iterator containing all of the MouseListeners that have been added to this Item using the AddMouseListener action.

Return

Libraries.Containers.Iterator: An iterator containing all of the registered MouseListeners.

GetMouseMovementListeners()

This action returns an Iterator containing all of the MouseMovementListeners that have been added to this Item using the AddMouseMovementListener action.

Return

Libraries.Containers.Iterator: An iterator containing all of the registered MouseMovementListeners.

GetMouseWheelListeners()

This action returns an Iterator containing all of the MouseWheelListeners that have been added to this Item using the AddMouseWheelListener action.

Return

Libraries.Containers.Iterator: An iterator containing all of the registered MouseWheelListeners.

GetName()

This action returns the current internal name of the Item.

Return

text:

Example

use Libraries.Interface.Item

Item item
item:SetName("My Item")
output "My item's name is " + item:GetName()

GetNextFocus()

This action returns the next focus item. When this Item has the focus and the user requests the focus to advance (e.g. by pressing the tab key), the returned value is the next item to receive that focus, if it is defined. If it isn't defined, the focus can not advance from this Item.

Return

Libraries.Interface.Item: The next Item to receive focus after this one.

GetPreviousFocus()

This action returns the previous focus item. When this Item has the focus and the user requests the focus to move backwards (e.g. by pressing shift & tab), the returned value is the previous item to receive that focus, if it is defined. If it isn't defined, the focus can not move backwards from this Item.