[Seaside] subcomponents with arguments?

Avi Bryant seaside@lists.squeakfoundation.org
Wed, 7 Aug 2002 13:01:24 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Ragnar Hojland Espinosa wrote:

> I have something like this:
> ExShowCompany>>html
>     ^ 'companydatahere
>        <ExListPersons sea:id=persons></ExListPersons>'
> ExShowCompany has a companyID instance variable that gets called on object
> creation.  ExListPersons lists all people along with their companies.
> What I want to do is, in ExListPersons, if companyID has been defined, dont
> write the companies column and obviously only output people who belong to
> companyID.  The if I know I can do with, well.. if :)  But how do I pass the
> value / call the companyID method of the ExListPersons component from inside
> the html template or similar?

Two ways you can do this:

1. ExListPersons can access EXShowCompany through its 'parent' instance
variable.  So ExListPersons can simply check 'parent companyID'.

2. ExShowCompany can use #addHandlers to pass information down to
ExListPersons.  For example,

  (template elementNamed: 'persons')
    onDisplay: [:p | p companyID: companyID]

Does this work for what you need?