[kepler-dev] finding an effigy
berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
Tue Jun 5 13:52:44 PDT 2007
Ok, I got a lot of wires redirected and finally got the PtolemyFrame to
be referenced from the right click action handler. Now I can call
getModel() which works fine. I can also call Configuration.findEffigy()
which seems to work fine, except that it returns a PtolemyEffigy, not a
DocEffigy which is what GetDocumentationAction wants. It looks like
PtolemyEffigy and DocEffigy are not related to each other in the
hierarchy (they both extend Effigy). I'm using the same calls that are
used within GetDocumenationAction itself, but I get back a different
type of Effigy. Any ideas why and how I can get a DocEffigy? Note that
since there is nothing in the model at the time I call getModel() it
returns a blank model, which seems like it should be fine.
Edward A. Lee wrote:
> I'm sure it's possible, but I think it will a little indirect.
> In particular, the right click will have an event that can tell
> you what Frame delivered the event. This will be instance of PtolemyFrame,
> so you can cast it and call getModel(). Then call Configuration.findEffigy()
> on that model...
> At 02:08 PM 6/4/2007, you wrote:
>> Ok, that sounds good. Is there an easy method for getting the effigy of that workflow? When I do a Configuration.findEffigy(<actor>), it returns null. I'm not sure how to get a pointer to that open workflow from a random place in the code.
>> Edward A. Lee wrote:
>>> I would suggest using the effigy for the model being viewed next to the
>>> library... The main purpose of this effigy is to give hierarchy to window
>>> managements, so that (for example), if you close a window, then all windows
>>> that are conceptually sub-windows close...
>>> At 10:22 AM 6/4/2007, Chad Berkley wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to make it possible to get the documentation for an actor from the actor library by right clicking on an actor. In the GetDocumentationAction class, it asks the Configuration for an Effigy for the object you are trying to open the documentation for. Since there is no effigy for an actor that is not yet part of a model, it fails. Is there a way for me to add a ghost effigy into the configuration so that the documentation can be created?
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> Edward A. Lee
> Chair of EECS and Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor
> 231 Cory Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1770
> phone: 510-642-0253, fax: 510-642-2845
> eal at eecs.Berkeley.EDU, http://ptolemy.eecs.berkeley.edu/~eal
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