[kepler-dev] subclassing actors: ptolemy.actor.lib.MonitorValue
jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Fri Aug 15 13:12:00 PDT 2008
Note also that there is an interaction with the Kepler GUI in terms of how
SVG icons are assigned using the icon assignment property files in the
configuration directory for Kepler. We only allow the native ptolemy icon
to display in certain cases, which is configured in the icon mapping
property files. See the comments in the top of those property files for
On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Christopher Brooks
<cxh at eecs.berkeley.edu>wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> Our email crossed.
> I agree that how the xml file determines the icon is subtle.
> Chapter 5 of Volume 1 of the Ptolemy II Design doc does not cover it.
> I'll see about updating this sometime - I don't have access to Framemaker
> right now.
> Paul Allen wrote:
>> I've answered my own question: The cool GUI functionality comes from an
>> property in the MOML file in the definition of the MonitorValue <entity>
>> <property name="_icon" class="ptolemy.vergil.icon.UpdatedValueIcon">
>> <property name="attributeName"
>> class="ptolemy.kernel.util.StringAttribute" value="value">
>> <property name="displayWidth" class="ptolemy.data.expr.Parameter"
>> I'm wondering which documentaiton I ignored that would have told me this.
>> Paul Allen wrote:
>>> I'm trying to add some additional functionality to
>>> ptolemy.actor.lib.MonitorValue. I created a subclass BAPMonitorValue that
>>> does nothing but have the BAPMonitorValue(CompositeEntity container, String
>>> name) constructor calling, super(container, name). When I open Kepler and
>>> use Tools->Instantiate Component and add my actor to the work area, my actor
>>> looks completely different from the normal MonitorValue actor.
>>> Here's the question: How does ptolemy.actor.lib.MonitorValue get its look
>>> and GUI functionality (i.e., showing it's current value)? It's not defined
>>> in the ptolemy.actor.lib.MonitorValue class (or super classes) as far as I
>>> can tell.
>>> Kepler-dev mailing list
>>> Kepler-dev at ecoinformatics.org
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