SOURCE CODE: Uize.Widget.mDeclarativeChildren (view docs)

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|       ______  |   U I Z E    J A V A S C R I P T    F R A M E W O R K
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|    /    O /   |    MODULE : Uize.Widget.mDeclarativeChildren Mixin
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/* Module Meta Data
  type: Mixin
  importance: 7
  codeCompleteness: 100
  docCompleteness: 10
*/

/*?
  Introduction
    The =Uize.Widget.mDeclarativeChildren= mixin implements features to provide a declarative approach to adding child widgets to a widget.

    *DEVELOPERS:* `Ben Ilegbodu`, original code contributed by `Zazzle Inc.`
*/

Uize.module ({
  name:'Uize.Widget.mDeclarativeChildren',
  required:[
    'Uize.Class.mDeclarativeChildObjects',
    'Uize.Widget.mChildrenLinked'
  ],
  builder:function () {
    'use strict';

    return function (_class) {
      _class.declare ({
        mixins:[
          Uize.Class.mDeclarativeChildObjects,
          Uize.Widget.mChildrenLinked
        ],

        declarativeChildObjects:{
          declaration:'children',
            /*?
              Static Methods
                Uize.Widget.mDeclarativeChildren.children
                  Lets you conveniently declare one or more child widgets, by specifying the children in an object.

                  SYNTAX
                  .........................................
                  MyWidgetClass.children (childrenOBJ);
                  .........................................

                  VERBOSE EXAMPLE
                  ......................................................
                  MyNamespace.MyWidgetClass = Uize.Widget.mDeclarativeChildren.subclass ({
                    children:{
                      menu:{
                        text:'Ok',
                        widgetClass:Uize.Widget,
                        value:'foo',
                        values:[
                          {
                            name:'foo',
                            value:'Foo'
                          },
                          {
                            name:'bar',
                            value:'Bar'
                          }
                        ]
                      },
                      cancel:{
                        text:'Cancel',
                        widgetClass:Uize.Widget.Button,
                        selected:true
                      }
                    }
                  });
                  ......................................................

                  SHORT-HAND EXAMPLE
                  ......................................................
                  MyNamespace.MyWidgetClass = Uize.Widget.mDeclarativeChildren.subclass ({
                    children:{
                      menu:Uize.Widget,
                      cancel:Uize.Widget.Button
                    }
                  });
                  ......................................................

                  FUNCTION EXAMPLE
                  ......................................................
                  MyNamespace.MyWidgetClass = Uize.Widget.mDeclarativeChildren.subclass ({
                    children:{
                      menu:function() {
                        // "this" is the widget
                        return {
                          widgetClass:this._menuWidgetClass,
                          value'foo'
                        };
                      }
                    }
                  });
                  ......................................................
            */
          addMethod:'addChild',
          childObjectClassKey:'widgetClass',
          beforeAdd:function(_childName, _addChild) {
            var
              m = this,
              _linkedChildren = m.linkedChildren
            ;

            var _linkedChildrenCondition = '~' + _childName;
            if (_linkedChildren.get (_linkedChildrenCondition) === false) {
              _linkedChildren.once (
                _linkedChildrenCondition,
                function () {
                  var _child = _addChild ();
                  m.isWired && _child.insertUi ();
                }
              );
            } else {
              _addChild ();
            }
          }
        }
      });
    };
  }
});