Drawing3d documented Class Library

MeshContainer Members

MeshContainer overview

Public Instance Constructors

MeshContainer Constructor Initializes a new instance of the MeshContainer class.

Public Instance Fields

Catchenabled (inherited from Entity) If Catchenabled is false, you cannot hit the entity, otherwise it is a candidate to catch them with the mousepointer. Default is true; Select
Children (inherited from MNComponent)
GenerateNames (inherited from MNComponent) If GenerateNames is true, a Name will be generated, if the parent is set to a component which has no name. With GenerateNames is guaranteed, that every member of a tree (except the root) has a unique name and there is a fullpath, with which the element can be identified.
UpDateCount (inherited from MNComponent) Sets or gets a counter. It will be incremented by the method UpDating and deremented by UpDated. If it is 0 then UpDate is called.

Public Instance Properties

Base (inherited from Entity) Base is an other aspect of Transformation. She is given from Transformation by the conversion with toBase For some it is easier to work with a base as with a transformation. It is also easier to imagine it as a base. All coordinates, used in the drawmethod of the entity are taken relative to this base.
Center The Center of all Meshes. It will be calculated by a call to RefreshMaxBox.
Count (inherited from MNComponent) Returns the count of children
Global (inherited from Entity) Get a transformation to global coordinates. The transformation of all ancestors of an entity will be multiplyed and returned.
Item (inherited from MNComponent) The default indexer retrieves and sets MNComponents
MaxBox A minimal box, which enveloppes all the meshes in Meshes. It will be calculated by a call to RefreshMaxBox.
Meshes List of Mesh.
Name (inherited from MNComponent) Name of the component.
PaintChildren (inherited from Entity) If PaintChildren is true, all children will be drawn. The default value is true.
Parent (inherited from MNComponent) Sets or gets the parent of the component and looks for the correct and unique name.
See also GenerateNames, setParent
Tag (inherited from MNComponent) A free programmable property, which is not stored in a file.
Transformation (inherited from Entity) Every Entity has a transformation which is called in the Paint-method. This transformation is also valid for a child and a child's child and so on.
Visible (inherited from Entity) If Visible = true the the entity will be drawn. Default is true

Public Instance Methods

Add (inherited from Entity) 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.
LoadFromFileOverloaded. Loads a 3ds-File
MoveTO (inherited from MNComponent) Moves a children-component to a position
Paint (inherited from Entity) This method is called by Paint. She sets the Transformation
RefreshMaxBox Calculates the Center and the MaxBox
RemoveChild (inherited from MNComponent) Removes a component.
ToString (inherited from Object) 
Transform (inherited from Entity) Implements ITransform: the transformation will be multiplied by the Matrix T.
UpDate (inherited from Entity) Overrides the UpDate- method and informs the MNDevice, that the contents have changed.
UpDated (inherited from Entity) 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 (inherited from Entity) Overrides the UpDating-method and informs all devices in which the entity will be drawn by a call of their Updating-method.

Public Instance Events

OnDisposed (inherited from MNComponent)
OnDraw (inherited from Entity) From draw a OnDraw-event is fired. You can use them. So you don`t have to derive a component.
OnPaint (inherited from Entity) Event called by Paint
OnUpdate (inherited from MNComponent) This event is called by UpDate
OnUpdating (inherited from MNComponent) This event is called by UpDating

Protected Instance Methods

Disposed (inherited from MNComponent) Setzt den Parent auf null.
draw Overrides the draw method of the entity by calls to drawMesh
Finalize (inherited from Object) 
GetTransformation (inherited from Entity) GetMethod of the property Transformation
MemberwiseClone (inherited from Object) 
setParent (inherited from Entity) Overrides the setParentmethod, because in that case the visibility has changed.
SetTransformation (inherited from Entity) Setmethod of the property Transformation
SetVisible (inherited from Entity) Virtual setmethod of the Visible-property.

See Also

MeshContainer Class | Drawing3d Namespace