binding-tc

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Java
Version
v1.0.2-beta-2 (Aug 31, 2015)
Created
May 13, 2014
Updated
Dec 4, 2015 (Retired)
Owner
Oleksandr (OleksandrKucherenko)
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binding-tc

First Name: ArtfulBits Binding Second Name: Android Easy Binding (AEB)

Android View properties binding to the Business Objects (POJO).

Why TC suffix? TC - Take Care!

State

Active development, started at: 2014-05-15

Changes: Changes Log

Roadmap (v1.0.0 - v2.0.0): Road Map

Compare to Android Binding: Comparison

Goals

  • High performance,
  • easy syntax,
  • minimalistic approach,
  • highly customizable,
  • hamcrest validation syntax,
  • serializable binding configuration
  • 100% covered by unit tests, TDD

#Binding In Details

Example of Usage

Typical Business Object declared in POJO way (with Observable pattern):

public class Pin extends Observable {
  private String mPassword;
  private String mConfirmPassword;

  /** Calculated message based on state of instance. */
  public int getMessage() {
    if (TextUtils.isEmpty(mPassword) || TextUtils.isEmpty(mConfirmPassword))
      return R.string.msgPasswordPatternFail;

    if (mPassword.length() < 4 || mPassword.length() > 6)
      return R.string.msgPasswordPatternFail;

    if (mConfirmPassword.length() < 4 || mConfirmPassword.length() > 6)
      return R.string.msgPasswordPatternFail;

    return mPassword.equals(mConfirmPassword) ?
        R.string.msgPasswordOK :
        R.string.msgPasswordFail;
  }

  public String getConfirmPassword() {
    return mConfirmPassword;
  }

  public void setConfirmPassword(final String confirmPassword) {
    mConfirmPassword = confirmPassword;

    setChanged();
    notifyObservers("ConfirmPassword");
  }

  public String getPassword() {
    return mPassword;
  }

  public void setPassword(final String password) {
    mPassword = password;

    setChanged();
    notifyObservers("Password");
  }
}

Fragment binding:

import com.artfulbits.binding.*;

import static com.artfulbits.binding.toolbox.Binders.*;
import static com.artfulbits.binding.toolbox.Listeners.*;
import static com.artfulbits.binding.toolbox.Models.*;
import static com.artfulbits.binding.toolbox.Molds.*;
import static com.artfulbits.binding.toolbox.Views.*;
import static org.hamcrest.core.IsAnything.anything;

/** Login fragment with simplest UI. */
public class PinFragment extends BindingFragment {

  private final Pin mPin = new Pin();

  public PlaceholderFragment() {
  }

  @Override
  public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container, Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    return inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_pin, container, false);
  }

  @Override
  public void onCreateBinding(final BindingManager bm) {
    /**
     * EXPLANATION:
     * - we listen to user input in et_password and et_confirm_password
     * - during update of the model instance by entered text we expect Observable callbacks
     * - observable callback force Binding update of UI label - tv_feedback
     *
     * USE CASE:
     * - on wrong password display Error message
     * - on correct password display OK message,
     * - Correct pattern: pin contains at least 4 digits and not more than 6
     */

    // do binding only from UI side, only PUSH
    Binders.strings(bm) // <CharSequence - to - String>
        .view(editText(getView(), R.id.et_password))
        .onView(anyOf(onTextChanged(), onFocusLost()))
        .model(pojo(mPin, text("Password")))
        .format(onlyPush(fromCharsToString()))
        .validate(Matchers.anyOf(blankString(), matchesPattern("[0-9]{4,6}")));

    Binders.strings(bm) // <CharSequence - to - String>
        .view(editText(getView(), R.id.et_confirm_password))
        .onView(anyOf(onTextChanged(), onFocusLost()))
        .model(pojo(mPin, text("ConfirmPassword")))
        .setTag(R.id.tag_test, "test");

    // POP message from model to View only, do that on model state change
    Binders.numeric(bm) // <CharSequence - to - Integer>
        .view(textView(getView(), R.id.tv_feedback))
        .model(pojo(mPin, integer("Message")))
        .onModel(onObservable())
        .format(onlyPop(new ToView<CharSequence, Integer>() {
          @Override
          public CharSequence toView(final Integer value) {
            return getString(value);
          }
        }));
  }
}

Extended lifecycle

AEB adding a new step into lifecycle onCreateBinding() it executed after the onAttachedToWindow() and before onCreateOptionsMenu().

Generic Concept Overview

Binding Concept

Abstractions

Abstractions and Responsibilities

License

The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2014-2015 Oleksandr Kucherenko, ArtfulBits Inc.
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