.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+
.NET Core 3.0+

AppearanceController Members

A ViewController descendant that applies conditional appearance rules to specified UI elements.

Constructors

Name Description
AppearanceController() Creates an instance of the AppearanceController class.

Fields

Name Description
AppearanceActionType static For internal use.
AppearanceContextAny static For internal use.
AppearanceContextDetailView static For internal use.
AppearanceContextListView static For internal use.
AppearanceLayoutItemType static For internal use.
AppearanceViewItemType static For internal use.
ControllerActiveKey static Specifies one of the keys from the ActionBase.Active collection of a Controller's Controller.Actions. By default, this field value is "Controller active". You can use this field when working with the ActionBase.Active collection.
(Inherited from Controller)
ViewIsAssignedReason static Specifies the Controller.Active list's reason that indicates whether a View is assigned to the current ViewController.
(Inherited from ViewController)

Properties

Name Description
Actions Provides access to a Controller's Action collection.
(Inherited from Controller)
Active Provides access to a collection of reason/value pairs used to activate or deactivate a Controller, or determine its active state.
(Inherited from Controller)
Application Provides access to an XafApplication object that can be used to manage the current application.
(Inherited from Controller)
Frame Provides access to a Controller's Frame.
(Inherited from Controller)
IsInRefresh Indicates whether or not the AppearanceController.Refresh method is currently being executed.
LockCount Gets the number of Appearance Controller updates that are currently in progress.
Name Returns a full name of a Controller's type.
(Inherited from Controller)
Tag Provides access to the object that contains data about the Controller.
(Inherited from Controller)
TargetObjectType Specifies a ViewController's target object type. The View Controller is activated only for Views that represent this type.
(Inherited from ViewController)
TargetViewId Specifies the identifier of the View for which the View Controller is activated, or a semicolon-separated list of identifiers if a View Controller targets multiple Views.
(Inherited from ViewController)
TargetViewNesting Specifies whether the View for which a View Controller is intended must be root, nested or any.
(Inherited from ViewController)
TargetViewType Specifies the type of the View, for which a View Controller is intended.
(Inherited from ViewController)
TypeOfView Specifies the type of the View, for which a View Controller is intended.
(Inherited from ViewController)
View Provides access to a View Controller's View.
(Inherited from ViewController<ViewType>)

Methods

Name Description
AppearanceBeginUpdate() Prevents the AppearanceController from being updated until the AppearanceController.AppearanceEndUpdate method is called.
AppearanceEndUpdate() Unlocks the AppearanceController after a call to the AppearanceController.AppearanceBeginUpdate method and resets the rules cache.
Clone(IModelApplication) Clones a Controller.
(Inherited from Controller)
Create(Type) static Instantiates a Controller object of the specified type and raises it's Controller.AfterConstruction event.
(Inherited from Controller)
CustomizeTypesInfo(ITypesInfo) Customizes business class metadata before loading it to the Application Model's BOModel node.
(Inherited from Controller)
GetRulesFromModel(IModelClass) static Returns the list of appearance rules declared in the specified IModelClass node.
Refresh() Refreshes the conditional appearance provided by the Controllers registered in the Appearance Controller.
RefreshItemAppearance(IViewInfo, String, String, Object, Object, EvaluatorContextDescriptor) Collects and applies the conditional appearance rules appropriate for the specified UI element with a context descriptor specified.
RefreshItemAppearance(IViewInfo, String, String, Object, Object[], EvaluatorContextDescriptor) Collects and applies the conditional appearance rules appropriate for the specified UI element with a context descriptor specified.
RefreshItemAppearance(View, String, String, Object, Object) Collects and applies the conditional appearance rules appropriate for the specified UI element.
RefreshItemAppearance(View, String, String, Object, Object, EvaluatorContextDescriptor) Obsolete. Collects and applies the conditional appearance rules appropriate for the specified UI element with a context descriptor specified.
RefreshItemAppearance(View, String, String, Object, Object[], EvaluatorContextDescriptor) Obsolete. Collects and applies the conditional appearance rules appropriate for the specified UI element with a context descriptor specified.
RegisterController(ISupportRefreshItemsAppearance) Registers a Controller to refresh the conditional appearance of its UI elements in common scenarios.
ResetRulesCache() Resets the cache of the rules collected by the Appearance Controller at the current moment.
SetView(View) Sets a specified View for a View Controller.
(Inherited from ViewController)
UnRegisterController(ISupportRefreshItemsAppearance) Removes a Controller from the list of registered Controllers.

Events

Name Description
Activated Occurs when a Controller is activated.
(Inherited from Controller)
AfterConstruction Occurs after a Controller is created.
(Inherited from Controller)
AppearanceApplied Occurs after the conditional appearance is applied to the target UI element.
CollectAppearance Obsolete. Occurs after conditional appearance rules for the target UI element are collected.
CollectAppearanceRules Occurs after conditional appearance rules for the business object represented by the specified View are collected from the Application Model.
CustomApplyAppearance Occurs before the conditional appearance is applied to the target UI element.
CustomCollectAllAppearanceRuleProperties Occurs when appearance rules are collected. Use this event to provide the list of rules from a custom source.
CustomCreateAppearanceRule Occurs when an AppearanceRule object is created.
CustomGetIsRulePropertiesEmpty Occurs when the Appearance Controller collects the appearance rules and determines whether or not the specific IAppearanceRuleProperties object is empty.
Deactivated Occurs after a Controller has been deactivated.
(Inherited from Controller)
FrameAssigned Occurs after a Frame (Window) has been assigned to a Controller.
(Inherited from Controller)
ViewControlsCreated Occurs after the controls have been created for the current Controller's ViewController.View if the Controller has already been activated.
(Inherited from ViewController)
ViewControlsDestroying For internal use only.
(Inherited from ViewController)
See Also