Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#5459 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make _Animation.stop() always advance to the end by default and remove the optional gotoEnd parameter

Reported by: ptwobrussell Owned by: dante
Priority: high Milestone: 1.2
Component: fx Version: 1.0
Keywords: Cc: [email protected]…, Bryan Forbes
Blocked By: Blocking:

Description (last modified by dante)

Per a previous discussion with phiggins, I'm logging this in so I can keep an eye on whether or not it gets implemented (or get schooled on what I'm misunderstanding)

After reviewing the exposed methods for an _Animation, it seems to me that the API would be cleaner and less confusing if stop() always advanced the _Animation to the end versus taking the optional (non-default) arg gotoEnd=true. My rationale is that it is useful to pause() then play() an animation so that it picks right back up where it left off. But by default, it seems that stop() then play() does the very same thing by default. To stop and then have an _Animation restart from the beginning upon playing again, you have to do a stop(true) then play().

Having stop() always advance to the end makes the pause/play and start/play combinations seem more natural and has the effect of stop providing an extra step of gotoPercent(0) for you automatically.

Unless I'm missing something that happens elsewhere in dojo.fx it just doesn't seem like the current implementation for stop is as clean and straightforward as it could be in that regard.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by bill

Component: Generalfx

Removing that option sounds scary to me. If you started to open a title pane and then halfway through decided to close it, there would be a jump in the animation when stop() was called.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by ptwobrussell

i see what you mean. so what i'm not getting is exactly what stop does for you there that pause doesn't do (besides imply finality to the operation). if that's the case, maybe pause should be axed and stop() would act like pause where as stop(true) would act like a "stop and quit".

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Adam Peller

Cc: Bryan Forbes added

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by dylan

Milestone: 1.2

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by dante

Description: modified (diff)
Milestone: 1.2

while I like and agree with this ticket, I think it is a big change internally as we've all treated _Animation as public more or less, or at least the public methods exposed in it via the fx methods. It scares me.

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by bill

Milestone: tbd

mark all (open) tickets w/blank milestones to be "tbd"; their milestones need to be set to a version number or to "future"

comment:7 Changed 14 years ago by dante

Milestone: tbd1.2
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I'm still scared of this change. The implications are subtle and far-reaching.

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