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abierbaum
29 Nov 2010, 6:02 AM
I keep seeing methods like initComponent, afterRender, etc come up in answers on the forum and in the example code. I think I may be able to guess what they do, but I can't find documentation in the API docs. Is there a description of these and other methods anywhere that I can use to understand how the various components and panels work in Sencha Touch?

evant
29 Nov 2010, 2:09 PM
If they're undocumented they are protected/private. afterRender/onRender/initComponent are template methods for you to hook into the component lifecycle.

abierbaum
30 Nov 2010, 7:59 AM
If they're undocumented they are protected/private. afterRender/onRender/initComponent are template methods for you to hook into the component lifecycle.

Is the component life cycle documented somewhere or is there a tutorial on the web about how to extend components?

mrsunshine
30 Nov 2010, 9:21 AM
For ExtJS it is well documented in the book "ExtJS in action" by Jay Garcia, i think this chapter was free available on ajaxian.com http://extjsinaction.com/136

it should be similar in Sencha Touch

abierbaum
9 Dec 2010, 8:01 AM
For ExtJS it is well documented in the book "ExtJS in action" by Jay Garcia, i think this chapter was free available on ajaxian.com http://extjsinaction.com/136

it should be similar in Sencha Touch

Thanks for the pointer. That was just what I needed. I had the book on my desk but had not read it yet because I didn't know if Sencha Touch was similar enough. This is one of those black box areas that I really wish was documented more completely in the Sencha Touch documentation because it comes up in all the examples but is completely undocumented as to what is actually happening.