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Infinite loop when creating a custom task [message #1259321] Fri, 28 February 2014 08:54 Go to next message
Cédric Casenove is currently offline Cédric CasenoveFriend
Messages: 22
Registered: December 2013
Junior Member
Hi Bob,

hope your work on extending the model is progressing well.

I try to implement a "Message Start Event" with the custom task mechanism. My feature container looks like this:

public class MessageStartEventFeatureContainer extends CustomShapeFeatureContainer
    protected IFeatureContainer createFeatureContainer(IFeatureProvider fp)
        // create the feature container delegate
        return new StartEventFeatureContainer()
            public ICreateFeature getCreateFeature(IFeatureProvider fp)
                return new CreateMessageStartEventFeature(fp);

            public IAddFeature getAddFeature(IFeatureProvider fp)
                return new AddMessageStartEventFeature(fp);

The AddMessageStartEventFeature class extends the AddEventFeature<StartEvent> class. When I create a new Message Start Event from the tool palette based on this feature container, I enter an infinite loop because at the end of the AddEventFeature.add() method, the following line keeps on calling my AddMessageStartEventFeature.add() method:

I made a hack in my add() method to stop the loop, but I am not very proud of it Rolling Eyes

public PictogramElement add(IAddContext context)
    // Put a property in the context the first time the object is added to avoid infinite loop
    if (context.getProperty("MESSAGE_START_EVENT_ADD") == null)
        context.putProperty("MESSAGE_START_EVENT_ADD", true);
        return super.add(context);
    return null;

Is there a better way to reuse the AddEventFeature class in my feature container ?

Re: Infinite loop when creating a custom task [message #1260539 is a reply to message #1259321] Sat, 01 March 2014 16:05 Go to previous message
Robert Brodt is currently offline Robert BrodtFriend
Messages: 811
Registered: August 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Senior Member

Hi Cédric,

Hmm, this doesn't look good Sad I'll take a look at this over the weekend and hopefully figure out what's going on here...

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