public interface SCImgURL
icon, are specially interpreted in Smart GWT to allow for simpler and more uniform image URLs, and to allow applications to be restructured more easily.
the application image directory
When specifying URLs to image files via Smart GWT component properties such as
src, any relative path is assumed to be relative to the "application
image directory" (
appImgDir). The application image directory can be set via
Page.setAppImgDir, and defaults to "images/", representing the typical
practice of placing images in a subdirectory relative to the URL at which the application is accessed.
applications that may be launched from multiple URLs, the
appImgDir can be set to the correct relative path
to the image directory by calling
Page.setAppImgDir before any Smart
GWT components are created. This enables applications or components of an application to be launched from multiple
locations, or to be relocated, without changing any image URLs supplied to Smart GWT components.
the "[SKIN]" URL prefix
The special prefix "[SKIN]" can be used to refer to images within the skin folder whenever image URLs are supplied to Smart GWT components.
The value of "[SKIN]" is the combination of:
skinImgDiron the component where you set an image URL property
skinImgDirdefaults to "images/", so creating an
srcset to "[SKIN]myButton/button.gif" will expand to
Page.getSkinDir() + "/images/myButton/button.gif".
components that use a large number of images use
skinImgDir to group them together and make it possible to
relocate all the media for the component with a single setting. For example, the
TreeGrid class sets
skinImgDir to "images/TreeGrid/". This allows
folderIcon to be set to just "[SKIN]folder.gif" but refer to
Page.getSkinDir() + "/images/TreeGrid/folder.gif".
A custom subclass of TreeGrid can set
skinImgDir to a different path, such as "/images/MyTreeGrid", to source all media from a different
minimizeButtonhas the default setting for "skinImgDir" ("images/"), so the
srcproperty used with this component is set to "[SKIN]/Window/minimize.png" (in the "Smart GWT" sample skin).
Page.getSkinDir() + "/images"regardless of the setting for
URLs in Smart GWT are "stateful", meaning that the actual URL used to fetch an image will vary according to the
component's state (eg, "Disabled"), generally, by adding a suffix to the image URL. See the
Skinning Overview for more information on statefulness and the
src documentation for information on how stateful image URLs are formed.