Interface HasChangeHandlers

All Superinterfaces:
All Known Implementing Classes:
AutoFitTextAreaItem, BlurbItem, BooleanItem, ButtonItem, CancelItem, CanvasItem, CheckboxItem, ColorItem, ColorPickerItem, ComboBoxItem, DateItem, DateRangeItem, DateTimeItem, DoubleItem, FileItem, FloatItem, FormItem, HeaderItem, HiddenItem, IntegerItem, IPickTreeItem, LinkItem, MiniDateRangeItem, MultiComboBoxItem, MultiFileItem, NativeCheckboxItem, PasswordItem, PickTreeItem, PresetCriteriaItem, PresetDateRangeItem, RadioGroupItem, RelativeDateItem, ResetItem, RichTextItem, RowSpacerItem, SectionItem, SelectItem, SelectOtherItem, SliderItem, SpacerItem, SpinnerItem, StaticTextItem, SubmitItem, TextAreaItem, TextItem, TimeItem, ToolbarItem, UploadItem, ViewFileItem

public interface HasChangeHandlers
extends HasHandlers

Method Summary
 HandlerRegistration addChangeHandler(ChangeHandler handler)
          Called when a FormItem's value is about to change as the result of user interaction.
Methods inherited from interface

Method Detail


HandlerRegistration addChangeHandler(ChangeHandler handler)
Called when a FormItem's value is about to change as the result of user interaction. This method fires after the user performed an action that would change the value of this field, but before the element itself is changed.

Returning false cancels the change. Note that if what you want to do is transform the user's input, for example, automatically change separator characters to a standard separator character, you should implement transformInput rather than using a combination of change() and setValue() to accomplish the same thing. Returning false from change is intended for rejecting input entirely, such as typing invalid characters.

Note that if you ask the form for the current value in this handler, you will get the old value because the change has not yet been committed. The new value is available as a parameter to this method.

handler - the change handler
HandlerRegistration used to remove this handler