BarCommand - How do you programmatically execute a command?

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Posted 17 years ago by Bill Jacquot
This is WRT UIStudio 2.0 for .NET 2.0. The BarCommand is very nice for UI based invocation of a command. However one additional benefit of the GoF command pattern is to allow for macros i.e. programmatic invocation of a command. In this case, you need to be able to programmatically "execute" a command hence the basic GoF command pattern has an "Execute" method. So how do you "execute" a BarCommand?

Also, another pattern commonly involved with the command pattern is the composite pattern in the implementation of a "MacroCommand". MacroCommand would contain a collection of "commands" but also implements the command pattern. When you execute the MacroCommand it in turn calls execute on each contained command. It might be a nice addition for a future release.

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Posted 17 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Hi Bill,

Thanks for the suggestions. Right now there isn't a generic Execute method however a lot of the various command types can be executed if you cast them to their appropriate type.

For instance, all the various commands with buttons have a RaiseClickEvent method that is essentially the same as an Execute method.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v23.1.2) was released 20 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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