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Secondary menus



What is the definition for a popup.



  •  ActionPopup definition - similar to the Actionbar definition.
    • possibly extend ActionbarDefinition / ActionbarSectionDefinition
    • Cons: Could get out of sync.
  • In the action definition - additional flag that marks that it should show up in popup
    • isCommon, isInPopup, includeInContextMenu
    • see also actions availibility concept (Tobias, Sasha)


How to display it in the UI.

  1. Vaadin Popup -

  2. Vaadin Addon -

Generic Menu

  • Could we extract a generic menu out of the actionbar that could be used in actionbar and in actionpopup? (section)


What about in cases where we need the popup - but there is no regular actionbar?

Probably define an actionbar for this case.


  • Invokation

    Right click on workbench row invokes ActionPopup

    Click on a button in FileUploadField can invoke ActionPopup - probably needs to point to which one it wants.

    Shell has a method - or UIContext, so you can get it from anywhere? openActionPopup("name") (could take the name of an actionpopup or of an actionbar)

  • UI

    • ActionPopup should float above all UI.

    • ActionPopup should be positioned at mouse (and fully onscreen)

    • It should go away if

      • Click on menu Item

      • or click mouse (It could display a modal curtain while it is open)

      • or timeout

      • or switch apps, or subapps, or open an Overlay, or open a shellapp,

      • Does Vaadin have concept of foccused item - could this help us know when the popup should close?

  • Generalize UI menu

    • Actionbar becomes ActionMenu

    • Css must get tuned.

    • Actionbar uses ActionMenu

    • Actionpopup uses ActionMenu

    • ActionPopup takes an ActionMenu definition

    • can be build from configuration

    • can be construct manually.







Implement a host for the ActionPopup

Shell has a server component which is the actionpopup? You can hide and show it + position it.


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