Drawing3d documented Class Library

Entity Methods

The methods of the Entity class are listed below. For a complete list of Entity class members, see the Entity Members topic.

Public Instance Methods

Add Adds a Entity E as child.
addChild (inherited from MNComponent) Adds an elment in the list.
checkuniquename (inherited from MNComponent) If the parent is setted, this method returns a name, consisting of value and a number, so that it is unique in his parent.
ChildByName (inherited from MNComponent) Retrieves the index of child by a name.
ChildByPathName (inherited from MNComponent) You can get a MNComponent by setting a fullpath relative to the given MNComponent. The names are seperated by "/".
MNComponent root = new MNComponent();
MNComponent a = new MNComponent();
MNComponent b = new MNComponent();
MNComponent c = new MNComponent();
a.Name = "Frank";
b.Name = "Joe";
c.Name = "Sam";
c.Parent = b;
b.Parent = a;
a.Parent = root;
MNComponent d = root.ChildByPathName("Frank/Joe/Sam");
// d is then the component c

Equals (inherited from Object) 
fullPath (inherited from MNComponent) Gives the full path of the component over all ancestors until a null-parent occurs. This parent is often called the root. To separate the names "/" is used.
GetEnumerator (inherited from MNComponent) Returns the Enumerator of an intern ArrayList
GetHashCode (inherited from Object) 
getName (inherited from MNComponent) Returns the name
getPath (inherited from MNComponent) Returns a path, whose member are separated by "/" beginning with "/"
getRoot (inherited from MNComponent) Implements the ISerializePath interface. If parent is null then it returns the object itself.
GetType (inherited from Object) 
InsertChild (inherited from MNComponent) Insert a MNComponentobject at position index.
MoveTO (inherited from MNComponent) Moves a children-component to a position
Paint This method is called by Paint. She sets the Transformation
RemoveChild (inherited from MNComponent) Removes a component.
ToString (inherited from Object) 
Transform Implements ITransform: the transformation will be multiplied by the Matrix T.
UpDate Overrides the UpDate- method and informs the MNDevice, that the contents have changed.
UpDated Overrides the UpDated-method and informs all devices in which the entity is visible. So a change of an entity arouses changings in all devices.
UpDating Overrides the UpDating-method and informs all devices in which the entity will be drawn by a call of their Updating-method.

Protected Instance Methods

Disposed (inherited from MNComponent) Setzt den Parent auf null.
draw From the Paint-method a 'draw' is called. It is better to override drawmetod than the Paintmethod, because in the Paintmethod some calls enclose the drawmethod ( for example the transformation will be setted ).
Finalize (inherited from Object) 
GetTransformation GetMethod of the property Transformation
MemberwiseClone (inherited from Object) 
setParent Overrides the setParentmethod, because in that case the visibility has changed.
SetTransformation Setmethod of the property Transformation
SetVisible Virtual setmethod of the Visible-property.

See Also

Entity Class | Drawing3d Namespace