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.
Vaadin Popup - http://demo.vaadin.com/sampler/#ui/structure/popup-view
Vaadin Addon - https://vaadin.com/directory#addon/contextmenu:vaadin
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.
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)
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 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.