Class: Sketchup::AppObserver

Inherits:
Object
  • Object
show all
Defined in:
lib/appobserver.rb

Overview

This observer interface is implemented to react to application events. This interface is often used to attach other observers to models as they are opened or started. This ensures that your observers are watching all open models.

For example, when one attaches a SelectionObserver, it is only attached to the Selection collection of a given model. If a 2nd model is opened, the new model's selection changes will not fire selection callbacks unless you've attached a SelectionObserver to the new model as well. By watching for #onNewModel, you can be sure to do so.

To implement this observer, create a Ruby class of this type, override the desired methods, and add an instance of the observer to the application class.

Examples:

# This is an example of an observer that watches the application for
# new models and shows a messagebox.
class MyAppObserver < Sketchup::AppObserver
  def onNewModel(model)
    puts "onNewModel: " + model.to_s

    # Here is where one might attach other observers to the new model.
    model.selection.add_observer(MySelectionObserver.new)
  end
end

# Attach the observer
Sketchup.add_observer(MyAppObserver.new)

See Also:

Since:

  • SketchUp 6.0

Instance Method Summary collapse

Instance Method Details

#expectsStartupModelNotificationsBoolean

Note:

Prior to SketchUp 2014, these methods were not being called for the startup models. This issue is now fixed but observers still need to express their intent to receive these calls. This is for back-compatibility with existing scripts which worked around these missing calls by other means. For new code, this method should be implemented and should return true.

Called to determine if the observer expects to receive #onNewModel and #onOpenModel calls for the models that are created or opened at SketchUp startup. This includes the empty initial model, a model opened via command line arguments, or auto-restored models on Mac OS X.

Examples:

def expectsStartupModelNotifications()
  return true
end

Since:

  • SketchUp 2014


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# File 'lib/appobserver.rb', line 61

def expectsStartupModelNotifications
end

#onActivateModel(model) ⇒ void

This method returns an undefined value.

Called when an open model is activated. This is relevant on Mac only which supports multiple documents to be opened simultaneously.

Examples:

def onActivateModel(model)
  puts "onActivateModel: " + model.to_s
end

Since:

  • SketchUp 2015


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# File 'lib/appobserver.rb', line 77

def onActivateModel(model)
end

#onNewModel(model) ⇒ void

This method returns an undefined value.

Called when the application creates a new, empty model.

Examples:

def onNewModel(model)
  puts "onNewModel: " + model.to_s
end

Since:

  • SketchUp 6.0


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# File 'lib/appobserver.rb', line 90

def onNewModel(model)
end

#onOpenModel(model) ⇒ void

Note:

If a skp file is loaded via the command line or double-clicking on a skp in explorer (which is also is the command line) then this observer will not be called. The Ruby interpreter in SketchUp is initialized after command line processing so the observer won't be added in time to get the notification.

This method returns an undefined value.

Called when the application opens an existing model.

Examples:

def onOpenModel(model)
  puts "onOpenModel: " + model.to_s
end

Since:

  • SketchUp 6.0


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# File 'lib/appobserver.rb', line 109

def onOpenModel(model)
end

#onQuitvoid

This method returns an undefined value.

Triggered when SketchUp closes. This is useful if you need to clean up anything or store your application state upon close.

Examples:

def onQuit()
  UI.messagebox("SU is closing!")
end

Since:

  • SketchUp 6.0


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# File 'lib/appobserver.rb', line 121

def onQuit
end

#onUnloadExtension(ext_name) ⇒ void

This method returns an undefined value.

Called when the user turns off a Ruby extension. This is useful for detecting if the user is deactivating some critical set of observers, for example, so you can warn them or cache your plugin state.

Examples:

def onUnloadExtension(ext_name)
  puts "onUnloadExtension: " + ext_name.to_s
end

Since:

  • SketchUp 7.0


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# File 'lib/appobserver.rb', line 138

def onUnloadExtension(ext_name)
end