[Seaside] Re: OK to directly call (#renderContentOn: html) ofsub-component ?

Squeaker squeakman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 18:48:48 UTC 2008

itsme213 wrote:
> "Lukas Renggli" <renggli at gmail.com> wrote in message
>> Have a look at the self-senders of #renderContentOn: to see what you
>> miss when you call it directly. Alternatively step though #render:
>> with the debugger.
> Thank you very much, I understand it now.
>> - With state: create a new class (subclass of Object) and implement
>> #renderOn: accordingly. Don't declare this object as a child, it is
>> not a component, but store it in some instance-variable (i guess this
>> is what you need).
> I already do Menus like this, though my reason in that case was too many 
> components cluttering Seaside halos. In other cases perhaps I can do 
> something like:
> Parent>>renderContentOn: html
>     ...
>     callback: [:r | self executeCallback.
>                 self basicRenderOn: r].
> Parent>>executeCallBack
>   model doSomething.
>   self reconfigureChildrenInstVars.
>> PS: Maybe you want to introduce yourself sometime? You ask a lot of
>> interesting questions and people are certainly interested to know who
>> you are and what you are doing ...
> Of course ... I'm Sophie, working on a small niche web app (can't detail 
> much more yet), live in the US Southwest. I'm pretty new to Smalltalk (waded 
> in and out a couple of times in the past, but this is my first immersion). I 
> am almost completely new to Seaside and Scriptaculous (did a small 
> experiment once over a year ago, re-started just 2 months ago). I am amazed 
> at the framework, and at how quickly one can build without too much 
> experience. And I am nervous about how much I (probably) do not understand 
> yet.
> Many thanks - Sophie
I too find your questions (Sophie) very instructive.  Your questions and 
the answers have been very helpful. Just wanted to add my 2 cents.

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