Class LayoutGroupObject

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    X3DChildNode, X3DNode, X3DBoundedObject, X3DGroupingNode, LayoutGroup

    public class LayoutGroupObject
    extends X3DConcreteNode
    implements LayoutGroup
    X3D node tooltip: (X3D version 3.2 or later) [X3DGroupingNode] LayoutGroup is a Grouping node that can contain most nodes, whose children are related by a common layout within a parent layout. The layout field contains an X3DLayoutNode node that provides the information required to locate and size the layout region of the LayoutGroup node relative to its parent’s layout region. LayoutGroup content is clipped by the specified viewport node.
    • Hint: The origin of the node is always in the center of its layout region. Thus, children (with the exception of LayoutGroup) are specified in a coordinate system whose origin is located at the center of the rectangle and can be transformed from that location.
    • Warning: a LayoutGroup can only be a child of a LayoutLayer node or another LayoutGroup node.
    • Hint: insert a Shape node before adding geometry or Appearance.
    • Hint: LayoutGroup does not directly have any pixel-dependent concepts. However, it can contain a Layout node that does have pixel-specific options.

    Package hint: This org.web3d.x3d.jsail concrete class is used for implementing a standalone X3D object as a Plain Old Java Object (POJO). If you are writing Java code for use inside an X3D Script node, compile separate code using only the org.web3d.x3d.sai package instead.
    See Also:
    X3D Abstract Specification: LayoutGroup, X3D Tooltips: LayoutGroup, X3D Scene Authoring Hints
    • Field Detail

      • NAME

        public static final java.lang.String NAME
        String constant NAME provides name of this element: LayoutGroup.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • COMPONENT

        public static final java.lang.String COMPONENT
        String constant COMPONENT defines X3D component for the LayoutGroup element: Layout
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • LEVEL

        public static final int LEVEL
        Integer constant LEVEL provides default X3D Layout component level for this element: 1
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • BBOXCENTER_DEFAULT_VALUE

        public static final float[] BBOXCENTER_DEFAULT_VALUE
        SFVec3f field named bboxCenter has default value {0f,0f,0f} (Java syntax) or 0 0 0 (XML syntax).
      • BBOXSIZE_DEFAULT_VALUE

        public static final float[] BBOXSIZE_DEFAULT_VALUE
        SFVec3f field named bboxSize has default value {-1f,-1f,-1f} (Java syntax) or -1 -1 -1 (XML syntax).
      • IS_DEFAULT_VALUE

        public static final ISObject IS_DEFAULT_VALUE
        SFNode field named IS has default value null (Java syntax) or NULL (XML syntax).
      • LAYOUT_DEFAULT_VALUE

        public static final X3DLayoutNode LAYOUT_DEFAULT_VALUE
        SFNode field named layout has default value null (Java syntax) or NULL (XML syntax).
      • METADATA_DEFAULT_VALUE

        public static final X3DMetadataObject METADATA_DEFAULT_VALUE
        SFNode field named metadata has default value null (Java syntax) or NULL (XML syntax).
      • VIEWPORT_DEFAULT_VALUE

        public static final X3DViewportNode VIEWPORT_DEFAULT_VALUE
        SFNode field named viewport has default value null (Java syntax) or NULL (XML syntax).
      • toField_ADDCHILDREN

        public static final java.lang.String toField_ADDCHILDREN
        toField ROUTE name for MFNode field named addChildren.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • fromField_CHILDREN

        public static final java.lang.String fromField_CHILDREN
        fromField ROUTE name for MFNode field named children.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • toField_CHILDREN

        public static final java.lang.String toField_CHILDREN
        toField ROUTE name for MFNode field named children.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • fromField_IS

        public static final java.lang.String fromField_IS
        fromField ROUTE name for SFNode field named IS.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • fromField_LAYOUT

        public static final java.lang.String fromField_LAYOUT
        fromField ROUTE name for SFNode field named layout.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • toField_LAYOUT

        public static final java.lang.String toField_LAYOUT
        toField ROUTE name for SFNode field named layout.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • fromField_METADATA

        public static final java.lang.String fromField_METADATA
        fromField ROUTE name for SFNode field named metadata.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • toField_METADATA

        public static final java.lang.String toField_METADATA
        toField ROUTE name for SFNode field named metadata.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • toField_REMOVECHILDREN

        public static final java.lang.String toField_REMOVECHILDREN
        toField ROUTE name for MFNode field named removeChildren.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • fromField_VIEWPORT

        public static final java.lang.String fromField_VIEWPORT
        fromField ROUTE name for SFNode field named viewport.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
      • toField_VIEWPORT

        public static final java.lang.String toField_VIEWPORT
        toField ROUTE name for SFNode field named viewport.
        See Also:
        Constant Field Values
    • Constructor Detail

      • LayoutGroupObject

        public LayoutGroupObject()
        Constructor for LayoutGroupObject to initialize member variables with default values.
      • LayoutGroupObject

        public LayoutGroupObject​(java.lang.String DEFlabel)
        Utility constructor that assigns DEF label after initializing member variables with default values.
        Parameters:
        DEFlabel - unique DEF name for this X3D node
    • Method Detail

      • getElementName

        public final java.lang.String getElementName()
        Provides name of this element: LayoutGroup
        Specified by:
        getElementName in class X3DConcreteElement
        Returns:
        name of this element
      • getComponent

        public final java.lang.String getComponent()
        Defines X3D component for the LayoutGroup element: Layout
        Specified by:
        getComponent in class X3DConcreteElement
        Returns:
        X3D component for this element
      • getComponentLevel

        public final int getComponentLevel()
        Provides default X3D component level for this element: 1
        Specified by:
        getComponentLevel in class X3DConcreteElement
        Returns:
        default X3D component level for this element
      • getFieldType

        public java.lang.String getFieldType​(java.lang.String fieldName)
        Indicate type corresponding to given fieldName.
        Specified by:
        getFieldType in class X3DConcreteElement
        Parameters:
        fieldName - name of field in this X3D node
        Returns:
        X3D type (SFvec3f etc.), otherwise ConfigurationProperties.ERROR_UNKNOWN_FIELD_TYPE if not recognized
        See Also:
        ConfigurationProperties.ERROR_UNKNOWN_FIELD_TYPE
      • getAccessType

        public java.lang.String getAccessType​(java.lang.String fieldName)
        Indicate accessType corresponding to given fieldName.
        Specified by:
        getAccessType in class X3DConcreteElement
        Parameters:
        fieldName - name of field in this X3D node
        Returns:
        X3D accessType (inputOnly etc.), otherwise ConfigurationProperties.ERROR_UNKNOWN_FIELD_ACCESSTYPE if not recognized
        See Also:
        ConfigurationProperties.ERROR_UNKNOWN_FIELD_ACCESSTYPE
      • initialize

        public final void initialize()
        Initialize all member variables to default values.
        Overrides:
        initialize in class X3DConcreteNode
      • setBboxCenter

        public LayoutGroupObject setBboxCenter​(SFVec3fObject newValue)
        Assign typed object value to SFVec3f bboxCenter field, similar to setBboxCenter(float[]).
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the bboxCenter field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setBboxCenter

        public LayoutGroupObject setBboxCenter​(float x,
                                               float y,
                                               float z)
        Assign values to SFVec3f bboxCenter field, similar to setBboxCenter(float[]).
        Parameters:
        x - first component
        y - second component
        z - third component
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setBboxCenter

        public LayoutGroupObject setBboxCenter​(double x,
                                               double y,
                                               double z)
        Utility method: double-precision set-parameters accessor for X3D floating-point type, similar to setBboxCenter(float[]).
        Parameters:
        x - first component
        y - second component
        z - third component
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setBboxCenter

        public LayoutGroupObject setBboxCenter​(double[] newArray)
        Utility method: double-precision set-array accessor for X3D floating-point type, similar to setBboxCenter(float[]).
        Parameters:
        newArray - is new value for field
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • getBboxSize

        public float[] getBboxSize()
        Provide array of 3-tuple float results within allowed range of [0,infinity), or default value [-1 -1 -1], from initializeOnly SFVec3f field named bboxSize.

        Tooltip: Bounding box size is usually omitted, and can easily be calculated automatically by an X3D player at scene-loading time with minimal computational cost. Bounding box size can also be defined as an optional authoring hint that suggests an optimization or constraint.
        Specified by:
        getBboxSize in interface LayoutGroup
        Specified by:
        getBboxSize in interface X3DBoundedObject
        Specified by:
        getBboxSize in interface X3DGroupingNode
        Returns:
        value of bboxSize field
      • setBboxSize

        public LayoutGroupObject setBboxSize​(float[] newValue)
        Accessor method to assign 3-tuple float array to initializeOnly SFVec3f field named bboxSize.

        Tooltip: Bounding box size is usually omitted, and can easily be calculated automatically by an X3D player at scene-loading time with minimal computational cost. Bounding box size can also be defined as an optional authoring hint that suggests an optimization or constraint.
        Specified by:
        setBboxSize in interface LayoutGroup
        Specified by:
        setBboxSize in interface X3DBoundedObject
        Specified by:
        setBboxSize in interface X3DGroupingNode
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the bboxSize field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setBboxSize

        public LayoutGroupObject setBboxSize​(SFVec3fObject newValue)
        Assign typed object value to SFVec3f bboxSize field, similar to setBboxSize(float[]).
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the bboxSize field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setBboxSize

        public LayoutGroupObject setBboxSize​(float x,
                                             float y,
                                             float z)
        Assign values to SFVec3f bboxSize field, similar to setBboxSize(float[]).
        Parameters:
        x - first component
        y - second component
        z - third component
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setBboxSize

        public LayoutGroupObject setBboxSize​(double x,
                                             double y,
                                             double z)
        Utility method: double-precision set-parameters accessor for X3D floating-point type, similar to setBboxSize(float[]).
        Parameters:
        x - first component
        y - second component
        z - third component
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setBboxSize

        public LayoutGroupObject setBboxSize​(double[] newArray)
        Utility method: double-precision set-array accessor for X3D floating-point type, similar to setBboxSize(float[]).
        Parameters:
        newArray - is new value for field
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • getChildren

        public X3DNode[] getChildren()
        Provide array of X3DChildNode results (using an array consisting of properly typed nodes or ProtoInstanceObjects) from inputOutput MFNode field children.

        Tooltip: [X3DChildNode] Grouping nodes contain an ordered list of children nodes.
        • Hint: Each grouping node defines a coordinate space for its children, relative to the coordinate space of its parent node. Thus transformations accumulate down the scene graph hierarchy.
        • Hint: inputOnly MFNode addChildren field can append new X3DChildNode nodes via a ROUTE connection, duplicate input nodes (i.e. matching DEF, USE values) are ignored.
        • Hint: inputOnly MFNode removeChildren field can remove nodes from the children list, unrecognized input nodes (i.e. nonmatching DEF, USE values) are ignored.
        • Hint: X3D Architecture 10.2.1 Grouping and children node types, http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19775-1/V3.3/Part01/components/group.html#GroupingAndChildrenNodes


        Warning: according to X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM), acceptable node types are limited to X3DChildNode.
        Specified by:
        getChildren in interface LayoutGroup
        Specified by:
        getChildren in interface X3DGroupingNode
        Returns:
        value of children field
        See Also:
        X3DChildNode
      • getChildrenList

        public java.util.ArrayList<X3DNode> getChildrenList()
        Utility method to get ArrayList value of MFNode children field, similar to getChildren().
        Returns:
        value of children field
      • setChildren

        public LayoutGroupObject setChildren​(X3DNode[] newValue)
        Accessor method to assign X3DChildNode array (using an array consisting of properly typed nodes or ProtoInstanceObjects) to inputOutput MFNode field children.

        Tooltip: [X3DChildNode] Grouping nodes contain an ordered list of children nodes.
        • Hint: Each grouping node defines a coordinate space for its children, relative to the coordinate space of its parent node. Thus transformations accumulate down the scene graph hierarchy.
        • Hint: inputOnly MFNode addChildren field can append new X3DChildNode nodes via a ROUTE connection, duplicate input nodes (i.e. matching DEF, USE values) are ignored.
        • Hint: inputOnly MFNode removeChildren field can remove nodes from the children list, unrecognized input nodes (i.e. nonmatching DEF, USE values) are ignored.
        • Hint: X3D Architecture 10.2.1 Grouping and children node types, http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19775-1/V3.3/Part01/components/group.html#GroupingAndChildrenNodes


        Note: according to X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM), acceptable node types are limited to X3DChildNode.
        Specified by:
        setChildren in interface LayoutGroup
        Specified by:
        setChildren in interface X3DGroupingNode
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the children field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setChildren

        public LayoutGroupObject setChildren​(java.util.ArrayList<X3DChildNode> newValue)
        Assign ArrayList value of MFNode children field, similar to setChildren(X3DNode[]).
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the children field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • addChildren

        public void addChildren​(X3DNode newValue)
        Add single node to existing array of children nodes (if any).

        Note: according to X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM), acceptable node types are limited to X3DChildNode and ProtoInstance.
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value to be appended the children field.
      • addChildren

        public LayoutGroupObject addChildren​(ProtoInstanceObject newValue)
        Add single ProtoInstanceObject (with appropriate node type and containerField value) to MFNode array for children field.

        Note: according to X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM), acceptable node types are limited to ShaderPart and ProtoInstance.
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value to be appended the parts field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • addChild

        public LayoutGroupObject addChild​(X3DChildNode newValue)
        Utility method to add single child element to contained list of existing children nodes (if any).
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new node value to be appended the children field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • addChildren

        public void addChildren​(X3DNode[] newValue)
        Add array of children nodes to array of existing nodes (if any).

        Note: according to X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM), acceptable node types are limited to X3DChildNode.
        Specified by:
        addChildren in interface LayoutGroup
        Specified by:
        addChildren in interface X3DGroupingNode
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value array to be appended the children field.
      • setChildren

        public void setChildren​(X3DNode newValue)
        Set single children node, replacing prior array of existing nodes (if any).

        Note: according to X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM), acceptable node types are restricted to X3DChildNode.
        Specified by:
        setChildren in interface LayoutGroup
        Specified by:
        setChildren in interface X3DGroupingNode
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new node for the children field (restricted to X3DChildNode)
      • clearChildren

        public LayoutGroupObject clearChildren()
        Utility method to clear MFNode value of children field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
      • hasChildren

        public boolean hasChildren()
        Indicate whether an object is available for inputOutput MFNode field children.
        Returns:
        whether a properly typed node or ProtoInstance array or CommentsBlock is available.
        See Also:
        getChildren()
      • addComments

        public LayoutGroupObject addComments​(java.lang.String newComment)
        Add comment as CommentsBlock to children field
        Specified by:
        addComments in class X3DConcreteElement
        Parameters:
        newComment - initial value
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
      • addComments

        public LayoutGroupObject addComments​(java.lang.String[] newComments)
        Add comments as String[] array to children field
        Specified by:
        addComments in class X3DConcreteElement
        Parameters:
        newComments - array of comments
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
      • addComments

        public LayoutGroupObject addComments​(CommentsBlock newCommentsBlock)
        Add CommentsBlock to children field
        Specified by:
        addComments in class X3DConcreteElement
        Parameters:
        newCommentsBlock - block of comments to add
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • clearIS

        public LayoutGroupObject clearIS()
        Utility method to clear SFNode value of IS field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
      • hasIS

        public boolean hasIS()
        Indicate whether an object is available for inputOutput SFNode field IS.
        Returns:
        whether a concrete statement or CommentsBlock is available.
        See Also:
        getIS()
      • getLayout

        public X3DLayoutNode getLayout()
        Provide X3DLayoutNode instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field layout.
        Specified by:
        getLayout in interface LayoutGroup
        Returns:
        value of layout field
        See Also:
        Tooltip: [X3DLayoutNode] The layout field contains an X3DLayoutNode node that provides the information required to locate and size the layout region of the LayoutGroup node relative to its parent’s layout region, and also to scale the contents of the LayoutGroup. *
      • clearLayout

        public LayoutGroupObject clearLayout()
        Utility method to clear SFNode value of layout field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
      • setLayout

        public LayoutGroupObject setLayout​(ProtoInstanceObject newValue)
        Assign ProtoInstance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field layout.
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the layout field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
        See Also:
        setLayout(X3DLayoutNode)
      • hasLayout

        public boolean hasLayout()
        Indicate whether an object is available for inputOutput SFNode field layout.
        Returns:
        whether a properly typed node or ProtoInstance or CommentsBlock is available.
        See Also:
        getLayout(), getLayoutProtoInstance()
      • clearMetadata

        public LayoutGroupObject clearMetadata()
        Utility method to clear SFNode value of metadata field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
      • hasMetadata

        public boolean hasMetadata()
        Indicate whether an object is available for inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
        Returns:
        whether a properly typed node or ProtoInstance or CommentsBlock is available.
        See Also:
        getMetadata(), getMetadataProtoInstance(), X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Metadata Nodes
      • getViewport

        public X3DViewportNode getViewport()
        Provide X3DViewportNode instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field viewport.
        Specified by:
        getViewport in interface LayoutGroup
        Returns:
        value of viewport field
        See Also:
        Tooltip: [X3DViewportNode] The content of the LayoutGroup is clipped by the specified viewport. *
      • clearViewport

        public LayoutGroupObject clearViewport()
        Utility method to clear SFNode value of viewport field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive setAttribute method invocations).
      • setViewport

        public LayoutGroupObject setViewport​(ProtoInstanceObject newValue)
        Assign ProtoInstance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field viewport.
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the viewport field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
        See Also:
        setViewport(X3DViewportNode)
      • hasViewport

        public boolean hasViewport()
        Indicate whether an object is available for inputOutput SFNode field viewport.
        Returns:
        whether a properly typed node or ProtoInstance or CommentsBlock is available.
        See Also:
        getViewport(), getViewportProtoInstance()
      • setDEF

        public final LayoutGroupObject setDEF​(java.lang.String newValue)
        Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named DEF.

        Tooltip: DEF defines a unique ID name for this node, referenceable by other nodes.

        Note that setting the DEF value clears the USE value.
        Specified by:
        setDEF in class X3DConcreteNode
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the DEF field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setDEF

        public LayoutGroupObject setDEF​(SFStringObject newValue)
        Assign typed object value to SFString DEF field, similar to setDEF(String).
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the DEF field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • getUSE

        public java.lang.String getUSE()
        Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named USE.

        Tooltip: USE means reuse an already DEF-ed node ID, excluding all child nodes and all other attributes (except for containerField, which can have a different value).
        • Hint: USE references to previously defined DEF geometry (instead of duplicating nodes) can improve performance.
        • Warning: do NOT include any child nodes, a DEF attribute, or any other attribute values (except for containerField) when defining a USE attribute.
        • Warning: each USE value must match a corresponding DEF value that is defined earlier in the scene.
        Overrides:
        getUSE in class X3DConcreteNode
        Returns:
        value of USE field
        See Also:
        X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Naming Conventions
      • setUSE

        public final LayoutGroupObject setUSE​(java.lang.String newValue)
        Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named USE.

        Tooltip: USE means reuse an already DEF-ed node ID, excluding all child nodes and all other attributes (except for containerField, which can have a different value).
        • Hint: USE references to previously defined DEF geometry (instead of duplicating nodes) can improve performance.
        • Warning: do NOT include any child nodes, a DEF attribute, or any other attribute values (except for containerField) when defining a USE attribute.
        • Warning: each USE value must match a corresponding DEF value that is defined earlier in the scene.


        Note: each USE node is still an independent object, with the USE value matching the DEF value in the preceding object.

        Warning: invoking the setUSE() method on this node resets all other fields to their default values (except for containerField) and also releases all child nodes.

        Warning: no other operations can be performed to modify a USE node other than setting an alternate containerField value.
        Specified by:
        setUSE in class X3DConcreteNode
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the USE field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setUSE

        public LayoutGroupObject setUSE​(SFStringObject newValue)
        Assign typed object value to SFString USE field, similar to setUSE(String).
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the USE field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • getCssClass

        public java.lang.String getCssClass()
        Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named class.

        Tooltip: The class attribute is a space-separated list of classes, reserved for use by CSS cascading stylesheets.
        • Warning: currently the class attribute is only supported in XML encoding of X3D scenes.
        • Hint: W3C Cascading Style Sheets https://www.w3.org/Style/CSS
        Overrides:
        getCssClass in class X3DConcreteNode
        Returns:
        value of class field
        See Also:
        W3C Cascading Style Sheets
      • setCssClass

        public final LayoutGroupObject setCssClass​(java.lang.String newValue)
        Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named class.

        Tooltip: The class attribute is a space-separated list of classes, reserved for use by CSS cascading stylesheets.
        • Warning: currently the class attribute is only supported in XML encoding of X3D scenes.
        • Hint: W3C Cascading Style Sheets https://www.w3.org/Style/CSS
        Specified by:
        setCssClass in class X3DConcreteNode
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the class field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
        See Also:
        W3C Cascading Style Sheets
      • setCssClass

        public LayoutGroupObject setCssClass​(SFStringObject newValue)
        Assign typed object value to SFString cssClass field, similar to setCssClass(String).
        Parameters:
        newValue - is new value for the class field.
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • setUSE

        public LayoutGroupObject setUSE​(LayoutGroupObject DEFnode)
        Assign a USE reference to another DEF node of same node type, similar to setUSE(String).

        Warning: note that the setUSE() method on this node resets all other fields to their default values (except for containerField) and also releases all child nodes.

        Warning: no other operations can be performed to modify a USE node other than setting an alternate containerField value.
        Parameters:
        DEFnode - must have a DEF value defined
        Returns:
        LayoutGroupObject - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      • findElementByNameValue

        public X3DConcreteElement findElementByNameValue​(java.lang.String nameValue)
        Recursive method to provide object reference to node or statement by name attribute, if found as part of this element or in a contained element. Elements with name fields include meta, Metadata* nodes, field/fieldValue, ProtoDeclare/ExternProtoDeclare/ProtoInstance, CAD and HAnim nodes.

        Warning: first start with findAncestorSceneObject() to check entire scene graph, or findAncestorX3DObject() to check entire model document.

        Warning: more than one element may be found that has the same name, this method does not handle that case.
        Specified by:
        findElementByNameValue in class X3DConcreteElement
        Parameters:
        nameValue - is value of the name field being searched for in this element and child elements(if any)
        Returns:
        object reference to found element, null otherwise
        See Also:
        findNodeByDEF(String), X3DConcreteElement.hasAncestorSceneObject(), X3DConcreteElement.findAncestorX3DObject()
      • findElementByNameValue

        public X3DConcreteElement findElementByNameValue​(java.lang.String nameValue,
                                                         java.lang.String elementName)
        Recursive method to provide object reference to node or statement by name attribute, if found as part of this element or in a contained element. Elements with name fields include meta, Metadata* nodes, field/fieldValue, ProtoDeclare/ExternProtoDeclare/ProtoInstance, CAD and HAnim nodes.

        Warning: first start with findAncestorSceneObject() to check entire scene graph, or findAncestorX3DObject() to check entire model document.

        Warning: more than one element may be found that has the same name, this method does not handle that case.
        Specified by:
        findElementByNameValue in class X3DConcreteElement
        Parameters:
        nameValue - is value of the name field being searched for in this element and child elements(if any)
        elementName - identifies the element of interest (meta MetadataString ProtoDeclare CADassembly ProtoInstance HAnimHumanoid etc.)
        Returns:
        object reference to found element, null otherwise
        See Also:
        findNodeByDEF(String), X3DConcreteElement.hasAncestorSceneObject(), X3DConcreteElement.findAncestorX3DObject()
      • hasElementByNameValue

        public boolean hasElementByNameValue​(java.lang.String nameValue,
                                             java.lang.String elementName)
        Recursive method to determine whether node or statement with given name attribute is found, meaning both objects are attached to same scene graph.
        Parameters:
        nameValue - is value of the name field being searched for in this element and child elements(if any)
        elementName - identifies the element of interest (meta MetadataString ProtoDeclare CADassembly ProtoInstance HAnimHumanoid etc.)
        Returns:
        whether node is found
        See Also:
        findElementByNameValue(String, String)
      • hasNodeByDEF

        public boolean hasNodeByDEF​(java.lang.String DEFvalue)
        Recursive method to determine whether node with DEFvalue is found, meaning both objects are attached to same scene graph.
        Parameters:
        DEFvalue - is value of the name field being searched for in this element and child elements(if any)
        Returns:
        whether node is found
        See Also:
        findNodeByDEF(String)
      • validate

        public java.lang.String validate()
        Recursive method to validate this element plus all contained nodes and statements, using both datatype-specification value checks and regular expression (regex) checking of corresponding string values.
        Specified by:
        validate in class X3DConcreteElement
        Returns:
        validation results (if any)