View Full Version : HowTo ComponentQuery w/o dockedItems?

18 Jun 2013, 2:54 AM

I've got a question. How do I query components from a panel without including the dockedItems?

If I have a TabPanel for example and query


I always get a result including the TabBar. What's special here maybe is that I want to query components, that do NOT have a specific property - 'isDockablePlaceholder' here.

Sure I can do (and I do - and I guess it's even faster)

tabPanel.items.findBy(function(item) {
return !item.isDockablePlaceholder;

but my question is, if it is generally possible to exclude dockedItems in child/down/query/etc.-methods?

When I look at the docs for "child" it says

Retrieves the first direct child of this container which matches the passed selector or component.
IMO, children of a container do not include dockedItems but only "items", since docked items are meant to be something special within a component, but not a child in terms of "items". But that's of course just my point of view and I'm sure there are reasons to consider docked items as children.


18 Jun 2013, 4:34 AM
If you search for components you might try the down function.

See for the documentation here.


18 Jun 2013, 5:02 AM
Check the pseudo selectors (the 'not'' one perhaps)


18 Jun 2013, 8:01 AM
I did not recognize the not pseudo selector.

The following works:


Thanks @mankz