v 1.1.3

modo.Container

A modo container can contain child elements. It brings functions for quickly adding/removing other (modo) Element based objects, as well as giving them an orientation.

Containers - by default - are invisible layouting elements. For the purpose of this demo, a dashed border has been added for demonstration.

Constructor

modo.Container(params)modo.Container

The following list of parameters can be used in the params object, passed to the constructor. Parameters in [brackets] are optional.

PropertyDescription

[layout]

Define here, if contained elements should be layed out in Block (modo.Container.NORMAL) or Inline-Block (modo.Container.INLINE) mode, by default. Default: modo.Container.NORMAL

[className]

A string with custom CSS classes to apply to the generated DOM element

[dataAttributes]

A object with attributes to assign to the generated DOM element. Omit the "data-" part. So for example {count: 1} becomes data-count="1" on the DOM element.

[el]

The jQuery enhanced DOM element to be generated. If nothing is set, a standard DIV container will be created. If you want to use a different DOM element, pass a jQuery generated DOM element to this parameter.

[showEffect]

The default show effect for the element. See associated property description. Default: null

[hideEffect]

The default hide effect for the element. See associated property description. Default: null

Properties

Inherited Properties from modo.Element

elObject

Contains the jQuery enhanced DOM Node of this modoJS element.

modoIdNumber

Contains a internally given, numeric ID for this element.

visibleBool

Will be set by .show() and .hide(). Access this property to check the current visibility of the element.

showEffectobject

Set a default show effect (like the options you can pass to the show() / hide() methods.

Example:

element.showEffect = {
    effect: 'slideDown',
    effectArgs: ['fast']
};

hideEffectobject

Define a default hide effect instead of a simple, instant hide.

Methods

add(element, ..., [options])this

Use this function to add one or more modo / jQuery / DOM elements to the container. Will trigger the Backbone Event "add", unless {silent: true} is passed as option object.

remove(element, ..., [options])this

This will remove one or more elements from the container. Either pass a modo element here, to get it removed from the container, or pass a jQuery selector to remove a DOM element.

Inherited Methods from modo.Element

setFlexible([value])this

Pass either true or false to this value to make the element stretch inside a modo.FlexContainer element.

show(options)this

Make the connected DOM object visible and trigger the Backbone Event "show".

You can control the way the element is shown by passing an object of options.

Example:

element.show({
    effect: 'slideDown',
    effectArgs: ['fast']
});

hide()this

Make the connected DOM object invisible and trigger the Backbone Event "hide".

You can control the hide effect the same way as with the show() method.

addClass(classname, doPrefix)this

Will add another class name to the DOM element. The class name will be automatically prefixed (i.e. with mdo-) if doPrefix = true (default).

removeClass(classname, doPrefix)this

Will remove a class name from the DOM element. The class name will be automatically prefixed.

addClassTemporary(classname, timeout, doPrefix)this

Helps with adding a classname temporarily to the object. Just call this method and after the specified amount of time, the added class(es) will be removed.


Note: All modoJS Objects are extended with all methods of the Backbone.Events class.


Events

add

Triggered, when a child has been added through add()

Event ParameterDescription

childElement

Can be either a modo element, a jQuery enhanced DOM object, or a DOM object

remove

Triggered, when a child has been removed through remove()

Inherited Events from modo.Element

show

Triggered, when the object has been displayed through show()

hide

Triggered, when the object has been hidden through hide()

CSS Classes

mdo-container

Applied to the modo element.

mdo-container-layout-normal

Applied when horizontal container layout is configured.

mdo-container-layout-inline

Applied when vertical container layout is configured.

Inherited CSS Classes from modo.Element

mdo-element

Basic class that will be applied to every element that extends modo.Element.

mdo-flexible

Will be applied to every modo element where setFlexible(true) has been called upon.

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