SHOW Framework
 

net.rim.device.api.ui
Class Manager

java.lang.Object
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All Implemented Interfaces:
IComponent, InputMethodListener
Direct Known Subclasses:
DialogFieldManager, FlowFieldManager, HorizontalFieldManager, Screen, VerticalFieldManager

public abstract class Manager
extends Field

Provides fundamental functionality for all field managers.

Manager objects are used to contain fields. The various manager subclasses handle specific kinds of field layout. This Manager class itself deals with scrolling.

Implementing your own layout manager
If you have particular needs, you can implement your own manager. Extend the Manager class, and implement sublayout, getPreferredWidth, and getPreferredHeight. For efficiency, you may optionally override subpaint.

The framework invokes sublayout, prompting your manager to lay out the controlled fields appropriately. For each field within this Manager, invoke layoutChild, which will call layout for the field, and setPositionChild, which will call setPosition for the field. This will let each controlled field determine the size it requires.

subpaint iterates through controlled fields, instructing each to paint itself. You can optimize subpaint by using details of the layout to determine which fields are in the current visible region and skipping non-visible ones. To paint a controlled field, invoke paintchild.

Styles
The Manager class does not accept Field.FOCUSABLE_MASK, Field.EDITABLE_MASK.


Field Summary
static int BOTTOMMOST
          Indicates scrolling all the way to the bottom of the manager.
static int DOWNWARD
          Indicates downward scroll direction.
static long HORIZONTAL_SCROLL
          Manager style to turn on horizontal scrolling.
protected static long HORIZONTAL_SCROLL_MASK
          Bitfield mask of the horizontal scroll style specifiers.
static long HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR
          Manager style to turn on horizontal scrollbars.
protected static long HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_MASK
          Bitfield mask of the horizontal scrollbar style specifiers.
static long LEAVE_BLANK_SPACE
          Manager style that leave blank space intact.
static int LEFTMOST
          Indicates scrolling all the way to the left of the manager.
static int LEFTWARD
          Indicates scroll direction is to the left.
static long NO_HORIZONTAL_SCROLL
          Manager will not support horizontal scrolling.
static long NO_HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR
          Manager will not show horizontal scrollbars.
static long NO_SCROLL_RESET
          Manager style to turn off resetting of scroll value when we leave the manager.
static long NO_VERTICAL_SCROLL
          Manager will not support vertical scrolling.
static long NO_VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR
          Manager will not show vertical scrollbars.
static int QUANTA_FONT
          Indicates that the size of a quanta should be adjusted to the size of the current font on layout.
static int RIGHTMOST
          Indicates scrolling all the way to the right of the manager.
static int RIGHTWARD
          Indicates scroll direction is to the right.
static int TOPMOST
          Indicates scrolling all the way to the top of the manager.
static int UPWARD
          Indicates upward scroll direction.
static long VERTICAL_SCROLL
          Manager style to turn on vertical scrolling.
protected static long VERTICAL_SCROLL_MASK
          Bitfield mask of the vertical scroll style specifiers.
static long VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR
          Manager style to turn on vertical scrollbars.
protected static long VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_MASK
          Bitfield mask of the vertical scrollbar style specifiers.
 
Fields inherited from class net.rim.device.api.ui.Field
ACTION_INVOKE, EDITABLE, EDITABLE_MASK, FIELD_BOTTOM, FIELD_HALIGN_MASK, FIELD_HCENTER, FIELD_LEADING, FIELD_LEFT, FIELD_RIGHT, FIELD_TOP, FIELD_TRAILING, FIELD_VALIGN_MASK, FIELD_VCENTER, FOCUSABLE, FOCUSABLE_MASK, HIGHLIGHT_FOCUS, HIGHLIGHT_SELECT, NON_FOCUSABLE, NON_SPELLCHECKABLE, READONLY, SPELLCHECKABLE, SPELLCHECKABLE_MASK, STATUS_MOVE_FOCUS_HORIZONTALLY, STATUS_MOVE_FOCUS_VERTICALLY, USE_ALL_HEIGHT, USE_ALL_WIDTH, VISUAL_STATE_ACTIVE, VISUAL_STATE_DISABLED, VISUAL_STATE_DISABLED_FOCUS, VISUAL_STATE_FOCUS, VISUAL_STATE_NORMAL
 
Constructor Summary
protected Manager(long style)
          Constructs a manager.
 
Method Summary
   void add(Field field)
          Adds a field to this manager.
   void delete(Field field)
          Removes a field from this manager.
   void deleteAll()
          Removes all fields from this manager.
   void deleteRange(int start, int count)
          Removes a range of fields from this manager.
   AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext()
          Returns accessible representation of the field for a screen reader
   Field getField(int index)
          Retrieves controlled field with specified index.
   int getFieldAtLocation(int x, int y)
          Retrieves index of field under a particular point.
   int getFieldCount()
          Retrieves number of fields controlled by this manager.
   Field getFieldWithFocus()
          Retrieves controlled field with focus.
   int getFieldWithFocusIndex()
          Retrieves index of controlled field with focus.
   void getFocusRect(XYRect rect)
          Retrieves current extent of the focus.
   int getHorizontalScroll()
          Returns current horizontal offset of scrolling region.
   Field getLeafFieldWithFocus()
          Retrieves leaf field with focus.
  protected  int getPreferredHeightOfChild(Field field)
          Retrieves preferred height of a managed field.
  protected  int getPreferredWidthOfChild(Field field)
          Retrieves preferred width of a managed field.
   int getVerticalScroll()
          Retrieves current vertical offset of scrolling region.
   int getVirtualHeight()
          Retrieves this manager's virtual height.
   int getVirtualWidth()
          Retrieves this manager's virtual width.
   int getVisibleHeight()
          Retrieves height of this manager's visible region.
   int getVisibleWidth()
          Retrieves width of this manager's visible region.
   void insert(Field field, int index)
          Inserts a field into this manager.
   void invalidate()
          Marks this entire manager as requiring repainting.
  protected  void invalidate(int x, int y, int width, int height)
          Marks a region as requiring repainting.
  protected  void invalidateFieldRange(int lower, int upper)
          Invalidates this manager's controlled fieldsfrom lower to upper, inclusive.
 Category: Framework protected  boolean invokeAction(int action)
          Invokes an action on the field in this manager that currently has the focus.
   boolean isDataValid()
          Indicates whether the data on the screen is valid.
   boolean isDirty()
          Determines if any controlled field is dirty.
  protected  boolean isDownArrowShown()
          Determines if downwards scroll arrow to be drawn.
   boolean isFocusable()
          Verify that this manager accepts the focus.
   boolean isMuddy()
          Determines if any controlled field is muddy.
   boolean isSelecting()
          Determines if the field with focus is in selection mode.
  protected  boolean isUpArrowShown()
          Determines if upwards scroll arrow to be drawn.
   boolean isValidLayout()
          Verifies this manager has a completed layout for its fields.
  protected  boolean keyChar(char ch, int status, int time)
          Handles key generation events.
  protected  boolean keyControl(char ch, int status, int time)
          Sends key generation event to the controlled field with focus.
  protected  boolean keyDown(int keycode, int time)
          Sends key down event to the controlled field with focus.
  protected  boolean keyRepeat(int keycode, int time)
          Sends key repeat event to the controlled field with focus.
  protected  boolean keyStatus(int keycode, int time)
          Sends key status event to the controlled field with focus.
  protected  boolean keyUp(int keycode, int time)
          Sends key up event to the controlled field with focus.
  protected  void layout(int width, int height)
          Layout this manager's controlled fields in a standardized manner.
  protected  void layoutChild(Field field, int width, int height)
          Prompts managed field to lay itself out.
  protected  void makeMenu(Menu menu, int instance)
          Called from Screen#makeMenuWithContext to populate the menu.
  protected  int moveFocus(int amount, int status, int time)
          Called by the framework to move focus within this manager.
  protected  void moveFocus(int x, int y, int status, int time)
          Moves focus to an exact position within this manager.
 Category: Framework protected  boolean navigationClick(int status, int time)
          Invoked when the navigational action is selected.
 Category: Framework protected  boolean navigationMovement(int dx, int dy, int status, int time)
          Invoked when a navigational motion occurs.
 Category: Framework protected  boolean navigationUnclick(int status, int time)
          Invoked when the navigational action is released.
 Category: Framework protected  int nextFocus(int direction, boolean alt)
          Retrieves the index of the next field that should be given focus.
  protected  void onFocus(int direction)
          Invoked by the framework when focus is gained.
  protected  void onUndisplay()
          Invoked when the screen this field is attached to is popped off the display stack.
  protected  void onUnfocus()
          Invoked by the framework when focus is lost.
  protected  void paint(Graphics graphics)
          Paints this manager's visible region.
  protected  void paintChild(Graphics graphics, Field field)
          Paints a controlled field.
   void replace(Field oldField, Field newField)
          Removes a field from this Manager and replaces it with another field.
   void setDirty(boolean dirty)
          Cleans or dirties all controlled fields.
   boolean setFocus(int x, int y, int status)
          Sets focus to exact position in current screen.
   void setHorizontalQuantization(int horizontalQuanta)
          Sets this manager's horizontal quantization.
   void setHorizontalScroll(int position)
          Sets this manager's horizontal scroll value.
  protected  void setPositionChild(Field field, int x, int y)
          Allows a Manager to set the position of one of its Fields.
   void setScrollListener(ScrollChangeListener listener)
          Registers a listener for scroll changes.
   void setVerticalQuantization(int verticalQuanta)
          Sets this manager's vertical quantization.
   void setVerticalScroll(int position)
          Sets this manager's vertical scroll value.
  protected  void setVirtualExtent(int virtualWidth, int virtualHeight)
          Sets the virtual extent for this manager.
 Category: Framework protected abstract  void sublayout(int width, int height)
          Implements custom layout features for this manager.
 Category: Framework protected  void subpaint(Graphics graphics)
          Implements custom paint features for this manager.
  protected  boolean touchEvent(TouchEvent message)
          Handles touch input events (see TouchEvent).
  protected  boolean trackwheelClick(int status, int time)
          Dispatches trackwheel event to the controlled field with focus.
  protected  boolean trackwheelUnclick(int status, int time)
          Dispatches trackwheel released event to the controlled field with focus.
 
Methods inherited from class net.rim.device.api.ui.Field
drawFocus, drawHighlightRegion, fieldChangeNotify, focusAdd, focusRemove, getBackground, getBackground, getBorder, getBorder, getBorder, getChangeListener, getContentHeight, getContentLeft, getContentRect, getContentRect, getContentTop, getContentWidth, getContextMenu, getCookie, getExtent, getExtent, getFieldStyle, getFocusListener, getFont, getHeight, getIndex, getLeft, getManager, getOriginal, getPreferredHeight, getPreferredWidth, getScreen, getStyle, getTop, getVisualState, getWidth, invalidateAll, isEditable, isFocus, isPasteable, isSelectable, isSelectionCopyable, isSelectionCutable, isSelectionDeleteable, isSpellCheckable, isStyle, isVisible, makeContextMenu, onDisplay, onExposed, onMenuDismissed, onMenuDismissed, onObscured, onVisibilityChange, paste, select, selectionCopy, selectionCut, selectionDelete, setBackground, setBackground, setBorder, setBorder, setBorder, setBorder, setChangeListener, setCookie, setEditable, setExtent, setFocus, setFocusListener, setFont, setMuddy, setNonSpellCheckable, setPosition, setVisualState, updateLayout
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

BOTTOMMOST

public static final int BOTTOMMOST
Indicates scrolling all the way to the bottom of the manager.

DOWNWARD

public static final int DOWNWARD
Indicates downward scroll direction.

HORIZONTAL_SCROLL

public static final long HORIZONTAL_SCROLL
Manager style to turn on horizontal scrolling.

If the manager's virtual width is larger than its visible width the region scrolls horizontally as required.


HORIZONTAL_SCROLL_MASK

protected static final long HORIZONTAL_SCROLL_MASK
Bitfield mask of the horizontal scroll style specifiers.

HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR

public static final long HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR
Manager style to turn on horizontal scrollbars.

Note: this functionality not yet implemented.


HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_MASK

protected static final long HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_MASK
Bitfield mask of the horizontal scrollbar style specifiers.

LEAVE_BLANK_SPACE

public static final long LEAVE_BLANK_SPACE
Manager style that leave blank space intact.

This style specifies that the layout update logic should not attempt to adjust the scroll offset to eliminate blank space.


LEFTMOST

public static final int LEFTMOST
Indicates scrolling all the way to the left of the manager.

LEFTWARD

public static final int LEFTWARD
Indicates scroll direction is to the left.

NO_HORIZONTAL_SCROLL

public static final long NO_HORIZONTAL_SCROLL
Manager will not support horizontal scrolling.

NO_HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR

public static final long NO_HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR
Manager will not show horizontal scrollbars.

NO_SCROLL_RESET

public static final long NO_SCROLL_RESET
Manager style to turn off resetting of scroll value when we leave the manager.
Since:
JDE 3.7.0

NO_VERTICAL_SCROLL

public static final long NO_VERTICAL_SCROLL
Manager will not support vertical scrolling.

NO_VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR

public static final long NO_VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR
Manager will not show vertical scrollbars.

QUANTA_FONT

public static final int QUANTA_FONT
Indicates that the size of a quanta should be adjusted to the size of the current font on layout.

For vertical quantization, this is the font height. The value is reserved for future use with horizontal quantization.

See Also:
setHorizontalQuantization(int), setVerticalQuantization(int)

RIGHTMOST

public static final int RIGHTMOST
Indicates scrolling all the way to the right of the manager.

RIGHTWARD

public static final int RIGHTWARD
Indicates scroll direction is to the right.

TOPMOST

public static final int TOPMOST
Indicates scrolling all the way to the top of the manager.

UPWARD

public static final int UPWARD
Indicates upward scroll direction.

VERTICAL_SCROLL

public static final long VERTICAL_SCROLL
Manager style to turn on vertical scrolling.

If the manager's virtual height is larger than its visible height, the region scrolls vertically as required.


VERTICAL_SCROLL_MASK

protected static final long VERTICAL_SCROLL_MASK
Bitfield mask of the vertical scroll style specifiers.

VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR

public static final long VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR
Manager style to turn on vertical scrollbars.

VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_MASK

protected static final long VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_MASK
Bitfield mask of the vertical scrollbar style specifiers.
Constructor Detail

Manager

protected Manager(long style)
Constructs a manager.

Subclasses invoke this constructor in order to set the appropriate style bits for a new manager.

Parameters:
style - Style bits for this manager. The styles Field.FOCUSABLE, Field.NON_FOCUSABLE, Field.EDITABLE, Field.READONLY are ignored; these properties are controlled by the Manager's contents.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - Thrown if the style parameter specifies an invalid or undefined style.
Method Detail

add

public void add(Field field)
Adds a field to this manager.

Invoke this method to add a new field at the end of this manager's list of controlled fields.

Notice that only one manager is allowed to control any single field, and a field can never manage itself.

Parameters:
field - Field to add.
Throws:
IllegalStateException - If the field has already been added to a manager.
IllegalArgumentException - If the field is being added to itself.

delete

public void delete(Field field)
Removes a field from this manager.

Invoke this method to remove a field from this manager.

Parameters:
field - Field to remove.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - If the field to be deleted does not belong to this manager.

deleteAll

public void deleteAll()
Removes all fields from this manager.

Invoking this method has the same effect as

     manager.deleteRange( 0, manager.getFieldCount() )
 

deleteRange

public void deleteRange(int start,
                        int count)
Removes a range of fields from this manager.

Provide the index of the first field you want to delete, and the number of fields to delete.

Parameters:
start - Index at which to begin deletion.
count - Number of fields to delete.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - If start or count are invalid.

getAccessibleContext

public AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext()
Returns accessible representation of the field for a screen reader
Overrides:
getAccessibleContext in class Field
Returns:
AccessibleContext instance
Since:
JDE 4.7.0

getField

public Field getField(int index)
Retrieves controlled field with specified index.
Parameters:
index - Index of field to retrieve.
Returns:
Controlled field at specified index.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - If index not valid.

getFieldAtLocation

public int getFieldAtLocation(int x,
                              int y)
Retrieves index of field under a particular point.

Given a point in coordinates local to this manager's extent, this method returns the index of the controlled field under that point (or -1 if no field found under the specified point).

This method constrains its search to the extent of this manager: if you provide a coordinate outside this manager's extent, this method uses values along the edges of the extent as required.

By default, this method performs a linear search hit, testing each controlled field in turn. If you implement a manager, you can override this method to optimize its functionality.

Parameters:
x - Distance from left edge of manager's extent.
y - Distance from top edge of manager's extent.
Returns:
Index of the field; if no field found, return -1.

getFieldCount

public int getFieldCount()
Retrieves number of fields controlled by this manager.
Returns:
Number of fields controlled by this manager.

getFieldWithFocus

public Field getFieldWithFocus()
Retrieves controlled field with focus.

Invoke this method to retrieve the field controlled by this manager that has the focus. Notice that the field returned may in fact be another manager.

Returns:
Controlled field with focus; if no field has the focus, returns null.
See Also:
getLeafFieldWithFocus()

getFieldWithFocusIndex

public int getFieldWithFocusIndex()
Retrieves index of controlled field with focus.
Returns:
Index of controlled field with focus; if no field has the focus, returns -1.

getFocusRect

public void getFocusRect(XYRect rect)
Retrieves current extent of the focus.

Invoke this method to retrieve the extent of the current focus region. Notice that the coordinates expressed are local to this manager, and take scrolling into account (that is, the coordinates are local to the manager's visible region, not the virtual region).

Overrides:
getFocusRect in class Field
Parameters:
rect - Rect to contain extent of focus.

getHorizontalScroll

public final int getHorizontalScroll()
Returns current horizontal offset of scrolling region.

Invoke this method to retrieve the current offset (from the left edge of this manager's virtual region) of the currently displayed part of the manager.

Returns:
Horizontal scroll value, in pixels.

getLeafFieldWithFocus

public Field getLeafFieldWithFocus()
Retrieves leaf field with focus. A leaf field is a field that does not manage any other fields. Use this method to retrieve the leaf field that has focus.

Since managers can themselves control other managers, you can invoke this method to retrieve the leaf (bottom-most, non-manager) field that has the focus.

Overrides:
getLeafFieldWithFocus in class Field
Returns:
Leaf field with focus; otherwise, if no controlled field (directly or indirectly) has the focus, returns null.
See Also:
getFieldWithFocus()

getPreferredHeightOfChild

protected final int getPreferredHeightOfChild(Field field)
Retrieves preferred height of a managed field.
Parameters:
field - Field to examine.
Returns:
Preferred height for provided field.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if field is null.
Since:
JDE 4.2.0

getPreferredWidthOfChild

protected final int getPreferredWidthOfChild(Field field)
Retrieves preferred width of a managed field.
Parameters:
field - Field to examine.
Returns:
Preferred width for provided field.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if field is null.
Since:
JDE 4.2.0

getVerticalScroll

public final int getVerticalScroll()
Retrieves current vertical offset of scrolling region.

Invoke this method to retrieve the current offset (from the top edge of this manager's virtual region) of the currently displayed part of the manager.

Returns:
Vertical scroll offset, in pixels.

getVirtualHeight

public final int getVirtualHeight()
Retrieves this manager's virtual height.

The manager's virtual height is the entire height of the field that can be displayed, either at once or by scrolling.

Returns:
Virtual height of this manager, in pixels.

getVirtualWidth

public final int getVirtualWidth()
Retrieves this manager's virtual width.

The manager's virtual width may be wider than the manager's visible width, and can be displayed either all at once or by scrolling.

Returns:
Virtual width of this manager, in pixels.

getVisibleHeight

public int getVisibleHeight()
Retrieves height of this manager's visible region.
Returns:
Height in pixels of the portion of this manager's region visible on the display.

getVisibleWidth

public int getVisibleWidth()
Retrieves width of this manager's visible region. The visible width is the number of pixels that can be seen in this managerís region at one time.
Returns:
Width in pixels of the portion of this manager's region visible on the display.

insert

public void insert(Field field,
                   int index)
Inserts a field into this manager.

Invoke this method to insert a new field into this manager's list of controlled fields. You provide the field to add, and the index position you wish the new field to occupy.

Parameters:
field - Field to insert.
index - Index at which to insert.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - If index is less than zero or greater than getFieldCount().
IllegalStateException - If the field has already been added to a manager.
IllegalArgumentException - If the field is being added to itself.

invalidate

public void invalidate()
Marks this entire manager as requiring repainting.

Invoke this method to signal that this manager's entire region requires repainting.

It is safe to call this function without synchronizing on the event lock.

Overrides:
invalidate in class Field

invalidate

protected void invalidate(int x,
                          int y,
                          int width,
                          int height)
Marks a region as requiring repainting.

Invoke this method to identify a region of this manager that requires repainting.

Overrides:
invalidate in class Field
Parameters:
x - Left edge of invalid rectangle.
y - Top edge of invalid rectangle.
width - Width of invalid rectangle.
height - Height of invalid rectangle.

invalidateFieldRange

protected void invalidateFieldRange(int lower,
                                    int upper)
Invalidates this manager's controlled fieldsfrom lower to upper, inclusive.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

invokeAction

protected boolean invokeAction(int action)
Invokes an action on the field in this manager that currently has the focus. If no field has the focus then this method does nothing and returns that the action was not consumed.
Overrides:
invokeAction in class Field
Parameters:
action - the action to be performed on the field in this manager that currently has the focus.
Returns:
true if the action was consumed by the field on which the action was performed; false if the action was not consumed or no field has the focus in this manager.
Since:
JDE 4.2.0
Category:
Framework: This element may be called by the underlying framework. Members that are invoked by the framework may not behave exactly as documented.

isDataValid

public boolean isDataValid()
Indicates whether the data on the screen is valid.

Loops through all children and will return true if all children return true.

Overrides:
isDataValid in class Field
Returns:
True if all children return true, otherwise false.
Since:
JDE 4.2.0

isDirty

public boolean isDirty()
Determines if any controlled field is dirty.

Invoke this method to determine if any of this manager's controlled fields are dirty. A field is dirty if it has changed since the last time it was clean. A field is clean when it is first created, and also when explicitly cleaned by invoking setDirty(false).

Overrides:
isDirty in class Field
Returns:
True if the field has been changed since it was last clean.

isDownArrowShown

protected boolean isDownArrowShown()
Determines if downwards scroll arrow to be drawn.

A custom manager can override this method to provide precise control over the downwards scroll arrow. The framework can invoke this method at any time after performing a layout.

By default, this method returns true if the vertical scroll value plus this manager's visible height is less than this manager's virtual height.

Returns:
True if the arrow should be drawn; otherwise, false.

isFocusable

public boolean isFocusable()
Verify that this manager accepts the focus.
Overrides:
isFocusable in class Field
Returns:
True if and only if any one of this manager's controlled fields (directly or indirectly) accepts the focus; otherwise, returns false.

isMuddy

public boolean isMuddy()
Determines if any controlled field is muddy.

Invoke this method to determine if any of this manager's controlled fields are muddy. A field is muddy if it has changed and focus has not been moved or left the field since the change.

Overrides:
isMuddy in class Field
Returns:
True if at least one field is muddy; otherwise, false.

isSelecting

public boolean isSelecting()
Determines if the field with focus is in selection mode.
Overrides:
isSelecting in class Field
Returns:
True if the leaf field is currently in selection mode; otherwise, returns false.

isUpArrowShown

protected boolean isUpArrowShown()
Determines if upwards scroll arrow to be drawn.

A custom manager can override this method to provide precise control over the upwards scroll arrow. The framework can invoke this method at any time after performing a layout.

By default, this method returns true if the vertical scroll value is positive.

Returns:
True if the arrow should be drawn; otherwise, false.

isValidLayout

public final boolean isValidLayout()
Verifies this manager has a completed layout for its fields.

A manager's layout is valid after its screen has first been pushed onto the display stack.

Returns:
True if this manager has a completed layout for its controlled fields; otherwise, false.

keyChar

protected boolean keyChar(char ch,
                          int status,
                          int time)
Handles key generation events.

Sends the event to the field with focus. If no controlled field has the focus, this method does nothing and returns false.

Overrides:
keyChar in class Field
Parameters:
ch - Character generated.
status - Modifier key status.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, returns false.

keyControl

protected boolean keyControl(char ch,
                             int status,
                             int time)
Sends key generation event to the controlled field with focus.

If no controlled field has the focus, this method does nothing and returns false.

Overrides:
keyControl in class Field
Parameters:
ch - Character generated.
status - Modifier key status.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, returns false.

keyDown

protected boolean keyDown(int keycode,
                          int time)
Sends key down event to the controlled field with focus.

If no controlled field has the focus, this method does nothing and returns false.

Overrides:
keyDown in class Field
Parameters:
keycode - Code of key pressed.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, returns false.

keyRepeat

protected boolean keyRepeat(int keycode,
                            int time)
Sends key repeat event to the controlled field with focus.

If no controlled field has the focus, this method does nothing and returns false.

Overrides:
keyRepeat in class Field
Parameters:
keycode - Code of key repeated.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, returns false.

keyStatus

protected boolean keyStatus(int keycode,
                            int time)
Sends key status event to the controlled field with focus.

If no controlled field has the focus, this method does nothing and returns false.

Overrides:
keyStatus in class Field
Parameters:
keycode - Code of status key.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, returns false.

keyUp

protected boolean keyUp(int keycode,
                        int time)
Sends key up event to the controlled field with focus.

If no controlled field has the focus, this method does nothing and returns false.

Overrides:
keyUp in class Field
Parameters:
keycode - Code of key released.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, returns false.

layout

protected final void layout(int width,
                            int height)
Layout this manager's controlled fields in a standardized manner. By default, this method sets any required scroll bars, sets the horizontal and vertical quantizations for layout components in a grid like fashion.

If you are creating a customized layout by extending the Manager class, implement the sublayout(int, int) method in your subclass.

Invoking the sublayout(int, int) method prompts your manager subclass to lay out the controlled fields appropriately.

Overrides:
layout in class Field
Parameters:
width - Width in pixels available to this manager.
height - Height in pixels available to this manager.

layoutChild

protected final void layoutChild(Field field,
                                 int width,
                                 int height)
Prompts managed field to lay itself out.

Invoke this method to prompt this manager to tell one of its managed fields to lay itself out.

Parameters:
field - Field managed by this manager.
width - Width in pixels available to the field.
height - Height in pixels available to the field.

makeMenu

protected void makeMenu(Menu menu,
                        int instance)
Called from Screen#makeMenuWithContext to populate the menu.

If you override this function, you must call super.makeMenu(menu, instance) so that the sub managers's items are added to the menu.

Overrides:
makeMenu in class Field
Parameters:
menu - Menu to which items should be added.
instance - The instance of the desired menu. If your screen supports only one menu, this may be ignored. By default, it is 0.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

moveFocus

protected int moveFocus(int amount,
                        int status,
                        int time)
Called by the framework to move focus within this manager.

This method searches fields in their index order, attempting to pass the focus on to the next available field.

The amount parameter specifies the number of index positions to hop over when moving the focus. Use a negative amount to move backwards in this manager's list of fields, a positive value to forwards. Note that some controlled fields may support more than one focus position (date fields, for example).

This method ignores the status and time parameters, but passes them on to the controlled fields. The status parameter should contain modifiers to the trackwheel roll event, such as modifier keys held while rolling, direction of roll, and so forth.

When the focus is moved from a controlled field, the onUnfocus() handler method is invoked. Then, isFocusable() is invoked on the next controlled field to determine if it accepts the focus.

As the focus passes over each field that accepts the focus, the amount parameter's absolute value is reduced by one, and that field is provided with the chance to respond to a new focus event. If the amount parameter's absolute value is still greater than zero, the focus passes on to the next field which accepts it.

If either end of this manager's field list is reached (the top for negative amount values, the bottom for positive amount values), either because of a large amount value, or because there are no fields left that accept the focus, this method returns the remaining amount that wasn't used up. Notice that the sign for the amount is preserved, to retain the direction indicator.

Overrides:
moveFocus in class Field
Parameters:
amount - If positive, move focus forward this many index positions; if negative, move focus backwards this many index positions.
status - Trackwheel event modifiers.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
Remaining scroll amount not used up, with the same sign as was originally provided with the amount parameter.

moveFocus

protected void moveFocus(int x,
                         int y,
                         int status,
                         int time)
Moves focus to an exact position within this manager.

Invoke this method to place the focus on a precise point within this manager's region.

This method ignores the status and time parameters, but passes them on to the controlled fields. The status parameter should contain modifiers to the trackwheel roll event, such as modifier keys held while rolling, direction of roll, and so forth.

Overrides:
moveFocus in class Field
Parameters:
x - Distance from left edge of virtual region.
y - Distance from top edge of virtual region.
status - Trackwheel event modifiers.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.

navigationClick

protected boolean navigationClick(int status,
                                  int time)
Invoked when the navigational action is selected.

The system invokes this method when passing on a navigational click event.

The ALT-click combination will enter selection mode, or if in selection mode will copy.

The source of the navigation event can be determined by checking the KeypadListener.STATUS_TRACKWHEEL and KeypadListener.STATUS_FOUR_WAY bits in the status parameter; exactly one of them will be set.

Overrides:
navigationClick in class Field
Parameters:
status - Bitfield of values defined by KeypadListener.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if this method consumed the event; otherwise, false.
Since:
JDE 4.2.0
Category:
Framework: This element may be called by the underlying framework. Members that are invoked by the framework may not behave exactly as documented.

navigationMovement

protected boolean navigationMovement(int dx,
                                     int dy,
                                     int status,
                                     int time)
Invoked when a navigational motion occurs.

The source of the navigation event can be determined by checking the KeypadListener.STATUS_TRACKWHEEL and KeypadListener.STATUS_FOUR_WAY bits in the status parameter; exactly one of them will be set.

Overrides:
navigationMovement in class Field
Parameters:
dx - Magnitude of navigational motion: negative for a move left and postive for a move right.
dy - Magnitude of navigational motion: negative for an upwards move, and positive for a downwards move.
status - Bitfield of values defined by KeypadListener.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, false.
Since:
JDE 4.2.0
Category:
Framework: This element may be called by the underlying framework. Members that are invoked by the framework may not behave exactly as documented.

navigationUnclick

protected boolean navigationUnclick(int status,
                                    int time)
Invoked when the navigational action is released.

The system invokes this method when passing on a navigational release event.

The source of the navigation event can be determined by checking the KeypadListener.STATUS_TRACKWHEEL and KeypadListener.STATUS_FOUR_WAY bits in the status parameter; exactly one of them will be set.

Overrides:
navigationUnclick in class Field
Parameters:
status - Bitfield of values defined by KeypadListener.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, false.
Since:
JDE 4.2.0
Category:
Framework: This element may be called by the underlying framework. Members that are invoked by the framework may not behave exactly as documented.

nextFocus

protected int nextFocus(int direction,
                        boolean alt)
Retrieves the index of the next field that should be given focus.

This method is called by the framework during a trackwheel focus move operation.

The direction parameter indicates which direction the focus is moving: a value of 1 indicates that the focus is moving forward (generally down and to the right), a value of -1 indicates that the focus is moving backwards (generally up and to the left).

Parameters:
direction - Direction the focus is moving within the field.
alt - True if ALT-rolling the trackwheel; otherwise, false.
Returns:
Index of the next field that should have focus, -1 if focus should leave the manager.
Throws:
IllegalArugmentException - If direction parameter has a value other than 1 or -1.
Category:
Framework: This element may be called by the underlying framework. Members that are invoked by the framework may not behave exactly as documented.

onFocus

protected void onFocus(int direction)
Invoked by the framework when focus is gained.

When the framework invokes this method, it starts either at the start of the manager's controlled field list, or the end (depending on the passed direction parameter), looking for a field to give the focus.

This method passes the focus to the first field it finds to accept it.

Overrides:
onFocus in class Field
Parameters:
direction - Specify 1 to search forward from the first controlled field in this manager's list. Specify -1 to search backward from the last controlled field in this manager's list.

onUndisplay

protected void onUndisplay()
Description copied from class: Field
Invoked when the screen this field is attached to is popped off the display stack.

The complementing callback is Field.onDisplay().

Overrides:
onUndisplay in class Field
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

onUnfocus

protected void onUnfocus()
Invoked by the framework when focus is lost.
Overrides:
onUnfocus in class Field

paint

protected void paint(Graphics graphics)
Paints this manager's visible region.

Invoke this method to prompt this manager to paint itself. if you extend manager to create a custom layout manager, you may want to implement the subpaint(net.rim.device.api.ui.Graphics) method, as this method invokes it.

This method also draws the focus indicator as required.

Overrides:
paint in class Field
Parameters:
graphics - Graphics object used for painting.

paintChild

protected final void paintChild(Graphics graphics,
                                Field field)
Paints a controlled field.

Invoke this method to paint a controlled field. This method ensures the graphics stack and drawing attributes are ready before invoking the paint(net.rim.device.api.ui.Graphics) method on the field you provide.

Parameters:
graphics - Graphics object used for painting.
field - Controlled field you wish to paint.

replace

public void replace(Field oldField,
                    Field newField)
Removes a field from this Manager and replaces it with another field. The specified oldField must be a direct child of this manager and the specified newField must not be being managed by any Manager, including this one.

If oldField had the focus and newField is focusable, then Field.setFocus() will be invoked on newField after it is added to this manager.

This method is implemented as follows: After the runtime checks are passed then delete(oldField) is invoked, then insert(newField, index) is invoked, where index if the index of oldField when it was managed by this Manager, then newField.setFocus() is invoked if oldField had the focus when it was managed by this Manager.

Parameters:
oldField - the field to be replaced
newField - the field to replace it
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if any argument is null, if oldField is not being managed by this Manager (ie. oldField.getManager() != this), or if newField is being managed by another Manager including this one (ie. newField.getManager() != null).
IllegalStateException - if oldField.getIndex() returns -1.
Since:
JDE 4.2.0
See Also:
delete(Field), insert(Field, int), Field.getIndex(), Field.getManager(), Field.setFocus()

setDirty

public void setDirty(boolean dirty)
Cleans or dirties all controlled fields.

Pass true to this method to dirty all this manager's controlled fields. Pass false to this method to clean all the controlled fields.

Overrides:
setDirty in class Field
Parameters:
dirty - True if dirtying the fields; false if cleaning them.

setFocus

public boolean setFocus(int x,
                        int y,
                        int status)
Sets focus to exact position in current screen.

This method retrieves a handle to the current screen, and then invokes setFocus on it (for the time parameter, it passes in a value of zero).

Parameters:
x - Distance from left edge of screen.
y - Distance from top edge of screen.
status - Modifiers when the trackwheel roll occured, from KeyPad.
Returns:
True if field under desired point accepts the focus; otherwise, returns false.

setHorizontalQuantization

public void setHorizontalQuantization(int horizontalQuanta)
Sets this manager's horizontal quantization.

The real horizontal size must be a multiple of your provided value.

Parameters:
horizontalQuanta - Horizontal quantization in pixels.

setHorizontalScroll

public void setHorizontalScroll(int position)
Sets this manager's horizontal scroll value.

Invoke this method to adjust the vertical scroll value for this manager. This method is not normally invoked as focus movement deals with scrolling automatically.

If you use this function to set the scroll value for a screen that is not on the display stack you must push the screen onto the stack first, before invoking this method.

Parameters:
position - New horizontal scroll position.
Throws:
IllegalStateException - If this manager is non scrollable.
IllegalArgumentException - If position is negative.

setPositionChild

protected final void setPositionChild(Field field,
                                      int x,
                                      int y)
Allows a Manager to set the position of one of its Fields.
Parameters:
field - Field managed by this manager.
x - Offset of the left of the field in its manager.
y - Offset of the top of the field in its manager.

setScrollListener

public void setScrollListener(ScrollChangeListener listener)
Registers a listener for scroll changes.

To unregister a scroll listener, pass null into this method.

Parameters:
listener - Object that listens for scroll changes.
Throws:
IllegalStateException - when there is already a listener set and your listener parameter is non-null.

setVerticalQuantization

public void setVerticalQuantization(int verticalQuanta)
Sets this manager's vertical quantization.

The real vertical size must be a multiple of your provided value.

Parameters:
verticalQanta - Veritcal quantization in pixels.

setVerticalScroll

public void setVerticalScroll(int position)
Sets this manager's vertical scroll value.

Invoke this method to adjust the vertical scroll value for this manager. This method is not normally invoked as focus movement deals with scrolling automatically.

If you use this function to set the scroll value for a screen that is not on the display stack you must push the screen onto the stack first, before invoking this method.

Parameters:
position - New vertical scroll position.
Throws:
IllegalStateException - If this manager is non scrollable.
IllegalArgumentException - If position is negative.

setVirtualExtent

protected final void setVirtualExtent(int virtualWidth,
                                      int virtualHeight)
Sets the virtual extent for this manager.

Use this method to specify the size of the area that child controls inhabit. If this extent is larger than the manager's visible area, scrolling is used to bring the extra area into view.

Subclasses should invoke this method when layout is called.

Parameters:
virtualWidth - Width of the manager's virtual extent.
virtualHeight - Height of the manager's virtual extent.

sublayout

protected abstract void sublayout(int width,
                                  int height)
Implements custom layout features for this manager.

If implementing a manager with custom layout features, extend the Manager class and implement this method. Invoking the sublayout method prompts your manager subclass to lay out controlled fields appropriately. layout(int, int) invokes this method to perform custom layout handling. A manager MUST call setPositionChild for each child during sublayout. Note that setExtent must also be called, but it is the field's responsibility to do this in layout.

Parameters:
width - Width available for this manager.
height - Height available for this manager.
Category:
Framework: This element may be called by the underlying framework. Members that are invoked by the framework may not behave exactly as documented.

subpaint

protected void subpaint(Graphics graphics)
Implements custom paint features for this manager. Your implementation of this method should instruct all controlled fields in your Manager to paint themselves. Optimize this method by using details of the layout to determine which fields are in the current visible region. To paint a controlled field, invoke paintChild(net.rim.device.api.ui.Graphics, net.rim.device.api.ui.Field).

By default, this method paints all child fields, without regard to the clipping region.

If implementing a custom manager that has requirements for special paint handling, you can override this method for optimization: paint(net.rim.device.api.ui.Graphics) invokes this method to perform custom paint functions.

Parameters:
graphics - Graphics object used for painting.
Category:
Framework: This element may be called by the underlying framework. Members that are invoked by the framework may not behave exactly as documented.

touchEvent

protected boolean touchEvent(TouchEvent message)
Handles touch input events (see TouchEvent). The coordinates should reflect the location of the touch event with respect to this screen, i.e. must be already mapped to the top-left corner of screen contents (see dispatchTouchEvent). The x, y coordinates are then further mapped to the top-left corner of the delegate.
Overrides:
touchEvent in class Field
Parameters:
message - TouchEvent object containing various input parameters including the event type and touch coordinates.
Returns:
True if event consumed; otherwise, false.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - If message is null.
Since:
JDE 4.7.0

trackwheelClick

protected boolean trackwheelClick(int status,
                                  int time)
Dispatches trackwheel event to the controlled field with focus.

If no controlled field has the focus, this method does nothing and returns false.

Overrides:
trackwheelClick in class Field
Parameters:
status - Trackwheel event modifiers.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, returns false.

trackwheelUnclick

protected boolean trackwheelUnclick(int status,
                                    int time)
Dispatches trackwheel released event to the controlled field with focus.

If no controlled field has the focus, this method does nothing and returns false.

Overrides:
trackwheelUnclick in class Field
Parameters:
status - Trackwheel event modifiers.
time - Number of milliseconds since the device was turned on.
Returns:
True if event was consumed; otherwise, returns false.



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