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class gxp.plugins.FeatureEditor(config)
Plugin for feature editing. Requires a gxp.plugins.FeatureManager.

Config Options

Configuration properties in addition to those listed for Ext.util.Observable.

Array Custom actions for tools that do not provide their own. Array elements are expected to be valid Ext config objects. Actions provided here may have an additional menuText property, which will be used as text when the action is used in a menu. The text property will only be used in buttons. Optional, only needed to create custom actions.

Object or String or Array Where to place the tool’s actions (e.g. buttons or menus)?

In case of a string, this can be any string that references an Ext.Container property on the portal, or a unique id configured on a component.

In case of an object, the object has a “target” and an “index” property, so that the tool can be inserted at a specified index in the target.

actionTarget can also be an array of strings or objects, if the action is to be put in more than one place (e.g. a button and a context menu item).

To reference one of the toolbars of an Ext.Panel, “.tbar”, “.bbar” or “.fbar” has to be appended. The default is “map.tbar”. The viewer’s main MapPanel can always be accessed with “map” as actionTarget. Set to null if no actions should be created.

Some tools provide a context menu. To reference this context menu as actionTarget for other tools, configure an id in the tool’s outputConfig, and use the id with “.contextMenu” appended. In the snippet below, a layer tree is created, with a “Remove layer” action as button on the tree’s top toolbar, and as menu item in its context menu:

    xtype: "gxp_layertree",
    outputConfig: {
        id: "tree",
        tbar: []
}, {
    xtype: "gxp_removelayer",
    actionTarget: ["tree.tbar", "tree.contextMenu"]

If a tool has both actions and output, and you want to force it to immediately output to a container, set actionTarget to null. If you want to hide the actions, set actionTarget to false. In this case, you should configure a defaultAction to make sure that an action is active.

Boolean Set to false if the tool should be initialized without activating it. Default is true.
Boolean Should this tool load a feature on click? If set to true, and if there is no loaded feature at the click position, this tool will call loadFeatures on the featureManager, with a FeatureId filter created from the id of a feature returned from a WMS GetFeatureInfo request at the click position. This feature will then be selected immediately. Default is false.
Object Options for the OpenLayers.Control.SelectFeature used with this tool.
String Create new feature text.
String Tooltip string for create new feature action (i18n).
Number Optional index of an action that should be active by default. Only works for actions that are a GeoExt.Action instance.
String Modify feature text.
String Tooltip string for edit existing feature action (i18n).
Array Optional list of field names (case sensitive) that are to be excluded from the property grid of the FeatureEditPopup.
String The id of the gxp.plugins.FeatureManager to use with this tool.
Array List of field config names corresponding to feature attributes. If not provided, fields will be derived from attributes. If provided, the field order from this list will be used, and fields missing in the list will be excluded.
String iconCls to use for the add button.
String iconCls to use for the edit button.
Boolean Set to true to use the FeatureEditor merely as a feature modify tool, i.e. there is no option to add new features.
Number The actions array index of the action that should trigger this tool’s output. Only valid if actions is configured. Leave this unconfigured if none of the actions should trigger this tool’s output.
Object Optional configuration for the output container. This may be useful to override the xtype (e.g. “window” instead of “gx_popup”), or to provide layout configurations when rendering to an outputTarget.
String By default, the FeatureEditPopup will be added to the map.
Boolean Set to true to use the FeatureEditor merely as a feature info tool, without editing capabilities. Default is false.
Boolean If set to true, only selected features will be displayed on the layer. If set to false, all features (on the current page) will be. Default is true.
String Optional id of the gxp.plugins.SnappingAgent to use with this tool.
Should we support layers that advertize an abstract geometry type? In this case, we will provide menu options for digitizing point, line or polygon features. Default is false.
Should we support the ability to create features with no geometry? This only works when combined with supportAbstractGeometry: true. Default is false.
String If this tool should be radio-button style toggled with other tools, this string is to identify the toggle group.
Number Optional pixel tolerance to use when selecting features. By default, the server decides whether a pixel click intersects a feature based on its own rules. If a pixel tolerance is provided, it will be included in requests for features to inform the server to look in a buffer around features.

Public Properties

Public properties in addition to those listed for Ext.util.Observable.
Boolean Is the tool currently active?

Public Methods

Public methods in addition to those listed for Ext.util.Observable.

Returns:Boolean true when this tool was activated

Activates this tool.

Parameter:configObject configuration for the Ext.Component to be added to the outputTarget. Properties of this configuration will be overridden by the applications outputConfig for the tool instance. Tool plugins that want to reuse their output (after being closed by a window or crumb panel) can also provide an Ext.Component instance here, if it was previously created with addOutput.
Returns:Ext.Component The component added to the outputTarget.

Adds output to the tool’s outputTarget. This method is meant to be called and/or overridden by subclasses.

Returns:Boolean true when this tool was deactivated

Deactivates this tool.

:return {Object} Gets the configured tool state. Overwrite in subclasses to return anything other than a copy of the initialConfig property.
Removes all output created by this tool

Action to perform when a feature is selected. The default action is to unselect existing selections and select the feature using the built-in SelectFeature control. To be overridden by subclasses.


Events in addition to those listed for Ext.util.Observable.


Fired when the tool is activated.

Listener arguments: * tool - gxp.plugins.Tool the activated tool


Fired when the tool is deactivated.

Listener arguments: * tool - gxp.plugins.Tool the deactivated tool


Fired when a feature is selected or unselected for editing. Listeners can use this method to determine when a feature is ready for editing. Beware that this event is fired multiple times when a feature is unselected.

Listener arguments:

  • tool - gxp.plugins.FeatureManager This tool
  • feature - OpenLayers.Feature.Vector The feature.
  • editable - Boolean The feature is ready to be edited.

Fired when a layer is selected or unselected in the target viewer. Listeners can use this method to determine when a layer is ready for editing.

Listener arguments:

  • tool - gxp.plugins.FeatureManager This tool
  • record - The selected layer record. Will be null if no layer record is selected.
  • editable - Boolean The layer is ready to be edited.