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extend

 

can.Control.extend( [staticProperties,] instanceProperties )

Create a new, extended, control constructor function.

Parameters

  1. staticProperties {Object}Optional

    An object of properties and methods that are added the control constructor function directly. The most common property to add is can.Control.defaults.

  2. instanceProperties {Object}

    An object of properties and methods that belong to instances of the can.Control constructor function. These properties are added to the control's prototype object. Properties that look like event handlers (ex: "click" or "li mouseenter") are setup as event handlers.

Returns

{constructor(element, options) => can.Construct}

A control constructor function that has been extended with the provided staticProperties and instanceProperties.

Examples

// Control that writes "hello world"
HelloWorld = can.Control.extend({
  init: function(element){
    element.text("hello world")  
  }
});
new HelloWorld("#message");

// Control that shows how many times
// the element has been clicked on
ClickCounter = can.Control.extend({
  init: function(){
     this.count = 0;
     this.element.text("click me")
  },
  "click": function(){
     this.count++;
     this.element.text("click count = "+this.count)
  }
})
new ClickCounter("#counter");

// Counter that counts a specified event
// type
CustomCounter = can.Control.extend({
  defaults: {
    eventType: "click"
  }
},{
  init: function(){
    this.count = 0;
    this.element.text(this.options.eventType+" me")
  },
  "{eventType}": function(){
     this.count++;
     this.element.text(this.options.eventType+
       " count = "+
       this.count);
  }
})
new CustomCounter("#counter");
new CustomCounter("#buy",{
  eventType: "mouseenter"
});