Controller 

Kind: global interface


controller.init() 

Callback for initializing the controller after the route parameters have been set on this controller.

Kind: instance method of Controller


controller.destroy() 

Finalization callback, called when the controller is being discarded by the application. This usually happens when the user navigates to a different URL.

This method is the lifecycle counterpart of the init method.

The controller should release all resources obtained in the init method. The controller must release any resources that might not be released automatically when the controller’s instance is destroyed by the garbage collector.

Kind: instance method of Controller


controller.activate() 

Callback for activating the controller in the UI. This is the last method invoked during controller initialization, called after all the promises returned from the load method have been resolved and the controller has configured the meta manager.

The controller may register any React and DOM event listeners in this method. The controller may start receiving event bus event after this method completes.

Kind: instance method of Controller


controller.deactivate() 

Callback for deactivating the controller in the UI. This is the first method invoked during controller deinitialization. This usually happens when the user navigates to a different URL.

This method is the lifecycle counterpart of the activate method.

The controller should deregister listeners registered and release all resources obtained in the activate method.

Kind: instance method of Controller


controller.load() ⇒ Object.<string, (Promise\|\*)> 

Callback the controller uses to request the resources it needs to render its view. This method is invoked after the init method.

The controller should request all resources it needs in this method, and represent each resource request as a promise that will resolve once the resource is ready for use (these can be data fetched over HTTP(S), database connections, etc).

The method must return a plain flat object. The field names of the object identify the resources being fetched and prepared, each value must be either the resource (e.g. view configuration or a value retrieved synchronously) or a Promise that will resolve to the resource.

The IMA will use the object to set the state of the controller.

If at the server side, the IMA will wait for all the promises to resolve, replaces the promises with the resolved values and sets the resulting object as the controller’s state.

If at the client side, the IMA will first set the controller’s state to an object containing only the fields of the returned object that were not promises. IMA will then update the controller’s state every time a promise of the returned object resolves. IMA will update the state by adding the resolved resource to the controller’s state.

Any returned promise that gets rejected will redirect the application to the error page. The error page that will be used depends on the status code of the error.

Kind: instance method of Controller
Returns: Object.<string, (Promise\|\*)> - A map object of promises resolved when all resources the controller requires are ready. The resolved values will be pushed to the controller’s state.


controller.update([prevParams]) ⇒ Object.<string, (Promise\|\*)> 

Callback for updating the controller after a route update. This method is invoked if the current route has the onlyUpdate flag set to true and the current controller and view match those used by the previously active route, or, the onlyUpdate option of the current route is a callback and returned true.

The method must return an object with the same semantics as the result of the load method. The controller’s state will only be patched by the returned object instead of replacing it completely.

The other controller lifecycle callbacks (init, load, activate, deactivate, Controller#deinit) are not call in case this method is used.

Kind: instance method of Controller
Returns: Object.<string, (Promise\|\*)> - A map object of promises resolved when all resources the controller requires are ready. The resolved values will be pushed to the controller’s state.

Param Type Default Description
[prevParams] Object.<string, string> {} Previous route parameters.

controller.setState(statePatch) 

Patches the state of this controller using the provided object by copying the provided patch object fields to the controller’s state object.

You can use this method to modify the state partially or add new fields to the state object.

Note that the state is not patched recursively but by replacing the values of the top-level fields of the state object.

Once the promises returned by the load method are resolved, this method is called with the an object containing the resolved values. The field names of the passed object will match the field names in the object returned from the load method.

Kind: instance method of Controller

Param Type Description
statePatch Object.<string, \*> Patch of the controller’s state to apply.

controller.getState() ⇒ Object.<string, \*> 

Returns the controller’s current state.

Kind: instance method of Controller
Returns: Object.<string, \*> - The current state of this controller.


controller.addExtension(extension) ⇒ Controller 

Adds the provided extension to this controller. All extensions should be added to the controller before the init method is invoked.

Kind: instance method of Controller
Returns: Controller - This controller.

Param Type Description
extension Extension The extension to add to this controller.

controller.getExtensions() ⇒ Array.<Extension> 

Returns the controller’s extensions.

Kind: instance method of Controller
Returns: Array.<Extension> - The extensions added to this controller.


controller.setMetaParams(loadedResources, metaManager, router, dictionary, settings) 

Callback used to configure the meta attribute manager. The method is called after the the controller’s state has been patched with the all loaded resources and the view has been rendered.

Kind: instance method of Controller

Param Type Description
loadedResources Object.<string, \*> A plain object representing a map of resource names to resources loaded by the load method. This is the same object as the one passed to the setState method.
metaManager MetaManager Meta attributes manager to configure.
router Router The current application router.
dictionary Dictionary The current localization dictionary.
settings Object.<string, \*> The application settings for the current application environment.

controller.setRouteParams([params]) 

Sets the current route parameters. This method is invoked before the init method.

Kind: instance method of Controller

Param Type Default Description
[params] Object.<string, string> {} The current route parameters.

controller.getRouteParams() ⇒ Object.<string, string> 

Returns the current route parameters.

Kind: instance method of Controller
Returns: Object.<string, string> - The current route parameters.


controller.setPageStateManager(pageStateManager) 

Sets the page state manager. The page state manager manages the controller’s state. The state manager can be set to null if this controller loses the right to modify the state of the current page (e.g. the user has navigated to a different route using a different controller).

Kind: instance method of Controller

Param Type Description
pageStateManager PageStateManager The current state manager to use.

controller.getHttpStatus() ⇒ number 

Returns the HTTP status code to send to the client, should the controller be used at the server-side.

Kind: instance method of Controller
Returns: number - The HTTP status code to send to the client.