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How to access to the GUI instances

During the event procedures, access to the instances is the most fundamental. So I will explain various ways of accessing the instance in this section.

Accessing of the instance by the parameter of the event procedure

void event_procedure(WSCbase* object){
  //accessing the instance.
  object->setProperty(WSNlabelString,"HELLO WORLD"); 

the pointer: object is the instance which is the client of the event procedure that fired. the type is WSCbase*, so you can access the method of WSCbase, but you must cast the pointer by the method:cast() to access the other subclass: see the chapter of casting sub class.

Accessing of the instance by using the instance management

The instance management returns the instance by name.

The instance management class The instance acquisition method
WSCbaseList WSCbaseList* WSGIappObjectList()

To access of the instance as follows:

//to access WSGIappObjectList()
#include "WSCbaseList.h"

void event_procedure(WSCbase* object){

  // Acquisition of the instance(1)
  char* class_name = "WSCvlabel"; //Seek from the instance of WSCvlabel class
  char* obj_name   = "newvlab_001";     //the instance name is newvlab_001
  WSCbase* object = WSGIappObjectList()->getInstance(class_name,obj_name);
  object->setProperty(WSNlabelString,"HELLO WORLD"); 

  //Acquisition of the instance(2)
  char* class_name2 = "WSCbase";  //Seek from all the instances.
  char* obj_name2   = "newvlab_002";     //the instance name is newvlab_002
  WSCbase* object2 = WSGIappObjectList()->getInstance(class_name2,obj_name2);
  object2->setProperty(WSNlabelString,"HELLO WORLD"); 

The variable: object is the sought instance by the specified class name and the specified instance name. If you do not want to specify the class name, you can pass "WSCbase", it seeks from all the instances.

Accessing of the global instance directly

Make the instance global,you can access it directly. See the chapter [Setting of global instance] of Application Builder User's Guide to make it global.

#include "WSCvlabel.h" //to access WSCvlabel class

void event_procedure(WSCbase* object){
  //extern of the global instance
  extern WSCvlabel* newvlab_001;

  //Access the instance of WSCvlabel*: newvlab_001
  newvlab_001->setProperty(WSNlabelString, "HELLO WORLD"); 

Document Release 3.90 for WideStudio/MWT ver 3.90, Jul 2005

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