Class TCastleComponent

Unit

Declaration

type TCastleComponent = class(TComponent)

Description

Component with small CGE extensions.

Hierarchy

  • TObject
  • TPersistent
  • TComponent
  • TCastleComponent

Overview

Methods

Protected function GetInternalText: String; virtual;
Protected procedure SetInternalText(const Value: String); virtual;
Protected procedure SetName(const Value: TComponentName); override;
Protected procedure TranslateProperties(const TranslatePropertyEvent: TTranslatePropertyEvent); virtual;
Public function PropertySections(const PropertyName: String): TPropertySections; virtual;
Public procedure SetTransient;

Description

Methods

Protected function GetInternalText: String; virtual;
 
Protected procedure SetInternalText(const Value: String); virtual;
 
Protected procedure SetName(const Value: TComponentName); override;
 
Protected procedure TranslateProperties(const TranslatePropertyEvent: TTranslatePropertyEvent); virtual;

Enumerate all properties that are possible to translate in this component. E.g. in TCastleLabel it will return TCastleLabel.Caption, in TCastleEdit it will return TCastleEdit.Text and TCastleEdit.Placeholder.

Returns only non-empty properties, thus assuming that if current (by convention, English) text is empty, then there is no point in translating it. Moreover descendants may define boolean properties to exclude particular text from translating, e.g. TCastleLabel.CaptionTranslate, TCastleEdit.TextTranslate, TCastleEdit.PlaceholderTranslate.

It is not recursive (it doesn't enumerate children properties). Use global TranslateProperties procedure to call this on a hierarchy of TComponent.

You usually don't want to call this method (it is called by other engine routines). But you may find it useful to override this, if you define new component.

Public function PropertySections(const PropertyName: String): TPropertySections; virtual;

Section where to show property in the editor.

Public procedure SetTransient;

Ignore this component when serializing parent's TCastleUserInterface.Controls list or TCastleTransform.List, and do not show this component in CGE editor. This simply sets csTransient flag in ComponentStyle.

This is useful for children that are automatically managed by the parent, and should not be modified by user code. For example, TCastleCheckbox is internally composed from TCastleImageControl and TCastleLabel children, but we don't want to serialize or even show these children to user.

Note that if you want to prevent this component from serializing as part of TCastleUserInterface.Controls list or TCastleTransform.List, but you still want it to be visible in CGE editor, then make it a "subcomponent" instead, by SetSubComponent(true).

Note that both csSubComponent and csTransient only disable the component serialization as part of parent's TComponent.GetChildren list. If you will make the component published in its own property (which is normal for "subcomponents") then it will be serialized anyway, just as part of it's own property (like TCastleScrollView.ScrollArea). So to really avoid serializing the component (that you have to insert to TComponent.GetChildren list), make it csSubComponent and/or csTransient, and do not publish it.


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