flexiciousNmsp.TypedObject Class

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This class is the base class for all Flexicious classes. It defines the basis for the Object oriented design, by implementing the "implementsOrExtends" function, which is a replacement for the "is" keyword from other OO languages.



Methods

getClassNames

Array

Returns a list of strings that represent the object hierarchy for this object.

Returns:

Array:

implementsOrExtends

(

)

Boolean

Returns true if the class name to check is in the list of class names defined for this class.

Parameters:

Name of the class to check

Returns:

Boolean:



As is obvious, it is very simple to use this class. Below is a sample class that “inherits” from flexiciousNmsp.TypedObject. Pay close attention to the code highlighted in yellow:


/**

* Flexicious

* Copyright 2011, Flexicious LLC

*/


/**

* Class added in 2.9 to support multiple preferences. Store information about the

* name of the preference, whether or not it is a system preference (which cannot be deleted),

* and the preference string associated with this name.

* @constructor

* @class PreferenceInfo

* @namespace flexiciousNmsp

* @extends TypedObject

*/

class PreferenceInfo {

constructor() {

    /**

     * Name of the preference

     * @type {String}

     * @property name

     * @default null

     */

    this.name=null;

    /**

     * These cannot be deleted

     * @type {Boolean}

     * @property isSystemPref

     * @default false

     */

    this.isSystemPref=false;

    /**

     * The actual text (or xml) of preferences.

     * @type {String}

     * @property preferences

     * @default null

     */

    this.preferences=null;


    flexiciousNmsp.TypedObject.apply(this); //this ensures that the super constructor gets called.



}


/**

 *

 * @return {Array}

 */

getClassNames() {

    return ["PreferenceInfo","TypedObject"];

}//This ensures that when you call obj.implementsOrExtends(‘SomeInterfaceOrClassName’), you can get the correct result.

}


/**

*

* @type {Function}

*/

flexiciousNmsp.PreferenceInfo = PreferenceInfo; //add to name space

PreferenceInfo.prototype = new flexiciousNmsp.TypedObject(); //this ensures that the prototype hierarchy is setup for inheritance.

PreferenceInfo.prototype.typeName = PreferenceInfo.typeName = 'PreferenceInfo';//for quick inspection