View Full Version : What's the correct way to get the buttons from an Ext.window.Window?

24 Sep 2012, 1:59 AM
Hi there,

I have a Window, something like this:

var buttons = getButtons(),
w = Ext.create('Ext.window.Window',
//config here...
buttons : buttons

Then in an event I want to iterate over this buttons, I get the window there but how to get the buttons?

I have seen that I can get the docked elements and from there the array of buttons, this is a bit overkilling in my opinion, I mean, the code would be like:

var buttons = [];
Ext.Array.each(myWindow.getDockedElements(), function(de)
if (is in the bottom)
//check if it has buttons, if so then store them in the array

In Ext 3.X there was a method in the window that returned the buttons, any idea how to get them now?


24 Sep 2012, 2:21 AM
Assign id value to the button and then use Ext.getCmp("button_id")

24 Sep 2012, 2:25 AM
Thanks for the reply, unfortunately I cannot do that as my buttons are generated dynamically so I don't know the ids of them or how many are going to be.

The idea behind this code is to disable them when some action is performed.

24 Sep 2012, 2:29 AM
Also I said that in 3.X there was a method to get them, that's not entirely true, but you could do window.buttons to retrieve them, maybe this is because buttons was not only a config but also a property of the Component? Anyway, the point is that in ExtJS 4 this is not the case anymore.

24 Sep 2012, 3:24 AM
Try something like this (change grid to window):

// Generated buttons
text: 'Btn1',
btnrole: 'role1'
text: 'Btn1',
btnrole: 'role2'

// disable/enable buttons by role
// for example in selectionchange event
selectionchange: function (grid, selected, eOpts) {
var me = grid,
selCount = selected.length,
role1Btns = me.query('button[btnrole=role1]'),
role2Btns = me.query('button[btnrole=role2]');

// Disable role1 buttons if selection empty
Ext.Array.forEach(role1Btns, function (btn) {
btn.setDisabled(selCount == 0);

// Disable role2 buttons if selection not empty
Ext.Array.forEach(role2Btns, function (btn) {
btn.setDisabled(selCount != 0);

24 Sep 2012, 3:29 AM
1 - Give an itemId to your window:

itemId: 'mywindow',

2- Do whatever you need to do to generate the buttons

3 - Use Ext.ComponentQuery.query to retrieve the buttons from the window:
If the buttons are in a toolbar, you can use:

Ext.ComponentQuery.query('myWindow toolbar button');
The code above will return an array of all buttons that are inside a toolbar in your window.

24 Sep 2012, 3:44 AM
Thanks for all the replies, actually Ioiane's answer was what I was looking for. Redraid, with that I receive Elements, I was more looking for Component, I actually didn't realized there was a ComponentQuery class!

This is the solution for my case:

var buttons = Ext.ComponentQuery.query('toolbar button', myWindow);

Could also use the window id as you suggested, I don't know what would be better as I have the Window Object in my method as well.

Thanks again.

24 Sep 2012, 3:51 AM
query method have all descendants of AbstractContainer (http://docs.sencha.com/ext-js/4-1/#!/api/Ext.container.AbstractContainer-method-query), window descendant of container

24 Sep 2012, 3:57 AM
That's true, I could just do

myWindow.query('toolbar button');

with the same result.

This forum is great, with every answer I learn something new.

Thanks for your input :)