Class Ember.Checkbox

The internal class used to create text inputs when the {{input}} helper is used with type of checkbox.

See Handlebars.helpers.input for usage details.

Direct manipulation of checked

The checked attribute of an Ember.Checkbox object should always be set through the Ember object or by interacting with its rendered element representation via the mouse, keyboard, or touch. Updating the value of the checkbox via jQuery will result in the checked value of the object and its element losing synchronization.

Layout and LayoutName properties

Because HTML input elements are self closing layout and layoutName properties will not be applied. See Ember.View's layout section for more information.

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selector
String
a jQuery-compatible selector string
returns
JQuery
the jQuery object for the DOM node

Returns a jQuery object for this view's element. If you pass in a selector string, this method will return a jQuery object, using the current element as its buffer.

For example, calling view.$('li') will return a jQuery object containing all of the li elements inside the DOM element of this view.

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key
String
The key to observer
target
Object
The target object to invoke
method
String|Function
The method to invoke.
returns
Ember.Object
self

Adds an observer on a property.

This is the core method used to register an observer for a property.

Once you call this method, any time the key's value is set, your observer will be notified. Note that the observers are triggered any time the value is set, regardless of whether it has actually changed. Your observer should be prepared to handle that.

You can also pass an optional context parameter to this method. The context will be passed to your observer method whenever it is triggered. Note that if you add the same target/method pair on a key multiple times with different context parameters, your observer will only be called once with the last context you passed.

Observer Methods

Observer methods you pass should generally have the following signature if you do not pass a context parameter:

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fooDidChange: function(sender, key, value, rev) { };

The sender is the object that changed. The key is the property that changes. The value property is currently reserved and unused. The rev is the last property revision of the object when it changed, which you can use to detect if the key value has really changed or not.

If you pass a context parameter, the context will be passed before the revision like so:

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fooDidChange: function(sender, key, value, context, rev) { };

Usually you will not need the value, context or revision parameters at the end. In this case, it is common to write observer methods that take only a sender and key value as parameters or, if you aren't interested in any of these values, to write an observer that has no parameters at all.

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returns
Ember.View
receiver

Appends the view's element to the document body. If the view does not have an HTML representation yet, createElement() will be called automatically.

If your application uses the rootElement property, you must append the view within that element. Rendering views outside of the rootElement is not supported.

Note that this method just schedules the view to be appended; the DOM element will not be appended to the document body until all bindings have finished synchronizing.

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A
String|DOMElement|jQuery
selector, element, HTML string, or jQuery object
returns
Ember.View
receiver

Appends the view's element to the specified parent element.

If the view does not have an HTML representation yet, createElement() will be called automatically.

Note that this method just schedules the view to be appended; the DOM element will not be appended to the given element until all bindings have finished synchronizing.

This is not typically a function that you will need to call directly when building your application. You might consider using Ember.ContainerView instead. If you do need to use appendTo, be sure that the target element you are providing is associated with an Ember.Application and does not have an ancestor element that is associated with an Ember view.

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returns
Ember.Observable

Begins a grouping of property changes.

You can use this method to group property changes so that notifications will not be sent until the changes are finished. If you plan to make a large number of changes to an object at one time, you should call this method at the beginning of the changes to begin deferring change notifications. When you are done making changes, call endPropertyChanges() to deliver the deferred change notifications and end deferring.

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keyName
String
returns
Object
The cached value of the computed property, if any

Returns the cached value of a computed property, if it exists. This allows you to inspect the value of a computed property without accidentally invoking it if it is intended to be generated lazily.

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arguments

Creates an instance of a class. Accepts either no arguments, or an object containing values to initialize the newly instantiated object with.

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App.Person = Ember.Object.extend({
  helloWorld: function() {
    alert("Hi, my name is " + this.get('name'));
  }
});

var tom = App.Person.create({
  name: 'Tom Dale'
});

tom.helloWorld(); // alerts "Hi, my name is Tom Dale".

create will call the init function if defined during Ember.AnyObject.extend

If no arguments are passed to create, it will not set values to the new instance during initialization:

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var noName = App.Person.create();
noName.helloWorld(); // alerts undefined

NOTE: For performance reasons, you cannot declare methods or computed properties during create. You should instead declare methods and computed properties when using extend or use the createWithMixins shorthand.

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viewClass
Class|String
attrs
Hash
Attributes to add
returns
Ember.View
new instance

Instantiates a view to be added to the childViews array during view initialization. You generally will not call this method directly unless you are overriding createChildViews(). Note that this method will automatically configure the correct settings on the new view instance to act as a child of the parent.

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returns
Ember.View
receiver

Creates a DOM representation of the view and all of its child views by recursively calling the render() method.

After the element has been created, didInsertElement will be called on this view and all of its child views.

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arguments

Equivalent to doing extend(arguments).create(). If possible use the normal create method instead.

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keyName
String
The name of the property to decrement
decrement
Number
The amount to decrement by. Defaults to 1
returns
Number
The new property value

Set the value of a property to the current value minus some amount.

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player.decrementProperty('lives');
orc.decrementProperty('health', 5);
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You must call destroy on a view to destroy the view (and all of its child views). This will remove the view from any parent node, then make sure that the DOM element managed by the view can be released by the memory manager.

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returns
Ember.View
receiver

Destroys any existing element along with the element for any child views as well. If the view does not currently have a element, then this method will do nothing.

If you implement willDestroyElement() on your view, then this method will be invoked on your view before your element is destroyed to give you a chance to clean up any event handlers, etc.

If you write a willDestroyElement() handler, you can assume that your didInsertElement() handler was called earlier for the same element.

Normally you will not call or override this method yourself, but you may want to implement the above callbacks when it is run.

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callback
Function
binding
Object

Iterate over each computed property for the class, passing its name and any associated metadata (see metaForProperty) to the callback.

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returns
Ember.Observable

Ends a grouping of property changes.

You can use this method to group property changes so that notifications will not be sent until the changes are finished. If you plan to make a large number of changes to an object at one time, you should call beginPropertyChanges() at the beginning of the changes to defer change notifications. When you are done making changes, call this method to deliver the deferred change notifications and end deferring.

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parentElement
DOMElement
The parent's DOM element
returns
DOMElement
The discovered element

Attempts to discover the element in the parent element. The default implementation looks for an element with an ID of elementId (or the view's guid if elementId is null). You can override this method to provide your own form of lookup. For example, if you want to discover your element using a CSS class name instead of an ID.

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keyName
String
The property to retrieve
returns
Object
The property value or undefined.

Retrieves the value of a property from the object.

This method is usually similar to using object[keyName] or object.keyName, however it supports both computed properties and the unknownProperty handler.

Because get unifies the syntax for accessing all these kinds of properties, it can make many refactorings easier, such as replacing a simple property with a computed property, or vice versa.

Computed Properties

Computed properties are methods defined with the property modifier declared at the end, such as:

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fullName: function() {
  return this.getEach('firstName', 'lastName').compact().join(' ');
}.property('firstName', 'lastName')

When you call get on a computed property, the function will be called and the return value will be returned instead of the function itself.

Unknown Properties

Likewise, if you try to call get on a property whose value is undefined, the unknownProperty() method will be called on the object. If this method returns any value other than undefined, it will be returned instead. This allows you to implement "virtual" properties that are not defined upfront.

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list
String...|Array
of keys to get
returns
Hash

To get multiple properties at once, call getProperties with a list of strings or an array:

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record.getProperties('firstName', 'lastName', 'zipCode');  // { firstName: 'John', lastName: 'Doe', zipCode: '10011' }

is equivalent to:

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record.getProperties(['firstName', 'lastName', 'zipCode']);  // { firstName: 'John', lastName: 'Doe', zipCode: '10011' }
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keyName
String
The name of the property to retrieve
defaultValue
Object
The value to return if the property value is undefined
returns
Object
The property value or the defaultValue.

Retrieves the value of a property, or a default value in the case that the property returns undefined.

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name
String
The name of the event
returns
Boolean
does the object have a subscription for event

Checks to see if object has any subscriptions for named event.

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key
String
Key to check
returns
Boolean

Returns true if the object currently has observers registered for a particular key. You can use this method to potentially defer performing an expensive action until someone begins observing a particular property on the object.

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keyName
String
The name of the property to increment
increment
Number
The amount to increment by. Defaults to 1
returns
Number
The new property value

Set the value of a property to the current value plus some amount.

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person.incrementProperty('age');
team.incrementProperty('score', 2);
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An overridable method called when objects are instantiated. By default, does nothing unless it is overridden during class definition.

Example:

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App.Person = Ember.Object.extend({
  init: function() {
    this._super();
    alert('Name is ' + this.get('name'));
  }
});

var steve = App.Person.create({
  name: "Steve"
});

// alerts 'Name is Steve'.

NOTE: If you do override init for a framework class like Ember.View or Ember.ArrayController, be sure to call this._super() in your init declaration! If you don't, Ember may not have an opportunity to do important setup work, and you'll see strange behavior in your application.

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key
String
property name

In some cases, you may want to annotate computed properties with additional metadata about how they function or what values they operate on. For example, computed property functions may close over variables that are then no longer available for introspection.

You can pass a hash of these values to a computed property like this:

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person: function() {
  var personId = this.get('personId');
  return App.Person.create({ id: personId });
}.property().meta({ type: App.Person })

Once you've done this, you can retrieve the values saved to the computed property from your class like this:

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MyClass.metaForProperty('person');

This will return the original hash that was passed to meta().

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keyName
String
The property key to be notified about.
returns
Ember.Observable

Convenience method to call propertyWillChange and propertyDidChange in succession.

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name
String
The name of the event
target
Object
The target of the subscription
method
Function
The function of the subscription
returns
this

Cancels subscription for given name, target, and method.

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name
String
The name of the event
target
Object
The "this" binding for the callback
method
Function
The callback to execute
returns
this

Subscribes to a named event with given function.

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person.on('didLoad', function() {
  // fired once the person has loaded
});

An optional target can be passed in as the 2nd argument that will be set as the "this" for the callback. This is a good way to give your function access to the object triggering the event. When the target parameter is used the callback becomes the third argument.

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name
String
The name of the event
target
Object
The "this" binding for the callback
method
Function
The callback to execute
returns
this

Subscribes a function to a named event and then cancels the subscription after the first time the event is triggered. It is good to use one when you only care about the first time an event has taken place.

This function takes an optional 2nd argument that will become the "this" value for the callback. If this argument is passed then the 3rd argument becomes the function.

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keyName
String
The property key that has just changed.
returns
Ember.Observable

Notify the observer system that a property has just changed.

Sometimes you need to change a value directly or indirectly without actually calling get() or set() on it. In this case, you can use this method and propertyWillChange() instead. Calling these two methods together will notify all observers that the property has potentially changed value.

Note that you must always call propertyWillChange and propertyDidChange as a pair. If you do not, it may get the property change groups out of order and cause notifications to be delivered more often than you would like.

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keyName
String
The property key that is about to change.
returns
Ember.Observable

Notify the observer system that a property is about to change.

Sometimes you need to change a value directly or indirectly without actually calling get() or set() on it. In this case, you can use this method and propertyDidChange() instead. Calling these two methods together will notify all observers that the property has potentially changed value.

Note that you must always call propertyWillChange and propertyDidChange as a pair. If you do not, it may get the property change groups out of order and cause notifications to be delivered more often than you would like.

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returns
Ember.View
receiver

Removes the view's element from the element to which it is attached.

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returns
Ember.View
receiver

Removes all children from the parentView.

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view
Ember.View
returns
Ember.View
receiver

Removes the child view from the parent view.

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returns
Ember.View
receiver

Removes the view from its parentView, if one is found. Otherwise does nothing.

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key
String
The key to observer
target
Object
The target object to invoke
method
String|Function
The method to invoke.
returns
Ember.Observable
receiver

Remove an observer you have previously registered on this object. Pass the same key, target, and method you passed to addObserver() and your target will no longer receive notifications.

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buffer
Ember.RenderBuffer
The render buffer

Called on your view when it should push strings of HTML into a Ember.RenderBuffer. Most users will want to override the template or templateName properties instead of this method.

By default, Ember.View will look for a function in the template property and invoke it with the value of context. The value of context will be the view's controller unless you override it.

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Augments a constructor's prototype with additional properties and functions:

```javascript MyObject = Ember.Object.extend({ name: 'an object' });

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o = MyObject.create();
o.get('name'); // 'an object'

MyObject.reopen({
  say: function(msg){
    console.log(msg);
  }
})

o2 = MyObject.create();
o2.say("hello"); // logs "hello"

o.say("goodbye"); // logs "goodbye"
```

To add functions and properties to the constructor itself, see reopenClass

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Augments a constructor's own properties and functions:

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MyObject = Ember.Object.extend({
  name: 'an object'
});


MyObject.reopenClass({
  canBuild: false
});

MyObject.canBuild; // false
o = MyObject.create();

To add functions and properties to instances of a constructor by extending the constructor's prototype see reopen

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A
String|DOMElement|jQuery
selector, element, HTML string, or jQuery object
returns
Ember.View
received

Replaces the content of the specified parent element with this view's element. If the view does not have an HTML representation yet, createElement() will be called automatically.

Note that this method just schedules the view to be appended; the DOM element will not be appended to the given element until all bindings have finished synchronizing

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Renders the view again. This will work regardless of whether the view is already in the DOM or not. If the view is in the DOM, the rendering process will be deferred to give bindings a chance to synchronize.

If children were added during the rendering process using appendChild, rerender will remove them, because they will be added again if needed by the next render.

In general, if the display of your view changes, you should modify the DOM element directly instead of manually calling rerender, which can be slow.

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keyName
String
The property to set
value
Object
The value to set or `null`.
returns
Ember.Observable

Sets the provided key or path to the value.

This method is generally very similar to calling object[key] = value or object.key = value, except that it provides support for computed properties, the setUnknownProperty() method and property observers.

Computed Properties

If you try to set a value on a key that has a computed property handler defined (see the get() method for an example), then set() will call that method, passing both the value and key instead of simply changing the value itself. This is useful for those times when you need to implement a property that is composed of one or more member properties.

Unknown Properties

If you try to set a value on a key that is undefined in the target object, then the setUnknownProperty() handler will be called instead. This gives you an opportunity to implement complex "virtual" properties that are not predefined on the object. If setUnknownProperty() returns undefined, then set() will simply set the value on the object.

Property Observers

In addition to changing the property, set() will also register a property change with the object. Unless you have placed this call inside of a beginPropertyChanges() and endPropertyChanges(), any "local" observers (i.e. observer methods declared on the same object), will be called immediately. Any "remote" observers (i.e. observer methods declared on another object) will be placed in a queue and called at a later time in a coalesced manner.

Chaining

In addition to property changes, set() returns the value of the object itself so you can do chaining like this:

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record.set('firstName', 'Charles').set('lastName', 'Jolley');
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hash
Hash
the hash of keys and values to set
returns
Ember.Observable

To set multiple properties at once, call setProperties with a Hash:

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returns
String
string representation

Returns a string representation which attempts to provide more information than Javascript's toString typically does, in a generic way for all Ember objects.

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App.Person = Em.Object.extend()
person = App.Person.create()
person.toString() //=> "<App.Person:ember1024>"

If the object's class is not defined on an Ember namespace, it will indicate it is a subclass of the registered superclass:

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Student = App.Person.extend()
student = Student.create()
student.toString() //=> "<(subclass of App.Person):ember1025>"

If the method toStringExtension is defined, its return value will be included in the output.

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App.Teacher = App.Person.extend({
  toStringExtension: function() {
    return this.get('fullName');
  }
});
teacher = App.Teacher.create()
teacher.toString(); //=> "<App.Teacher:ember1026:Tom Dale>"
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keyName
String
The name of the property to toggle
returns
Object
The new property value

Set the value of a boolean property to the opposite of it's current value.

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name
String
The name of the event
args
Object...
Optional arguments to pass on

Triggers a named event for the object. Any additional arguments will be passed as parameters to the functions that are subscribed to the event.

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person.on('didEat', function(food) {
  console.log('person ate some ' + food);
});

person.trigger('didEat', 'broccoli');

// outputs: person ate some broccoli
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Override to implement teardown.