This directive is used to wrap child elements into a View render node. This is especially useful for grouping. Use an <fa-view> surrounded by a <fa-modifier> in order to affect the View's position, scale, etc.


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A Famous View is used for encapsulating many Modifiers and Surfaces together. Internally, it is a Render Node that has its own input EventHandler (_eventInput) and output EventHandler (_eventOutput). It does not map to DOM elements, but rather, it is an empty Render Node that can be extended by a developer. A View's input eventHandler is the aggregation point of all events coming into the View, and from there, the View can listen for specific events and handle them.

A more concrete example is a Scroll View: it is a Famous View that has been extended with certain sets of behavior to handle events such as a mouse scroll. In the example below, when an fa-surface within an fa-scroll-view propagates an event (such as mouse scroll), these events are piped to the Scroll View (through fa-pipe-to). These events go through the Scroll View's _eventInput (using fa-pipe-from). From there, the Scroll View has pre-defined event handlers to handle these events.

Famous Views are a way to encapsulate large event systems with renderables (Surfaces & Modifiers).

<fa-scroll-view fa-pipe-from="myEventHandler">
    <fa-modifier fa-size="[320, 320]">
        <fa-surface fa-pipe-to="myEventHandler"></fa-surface>
var EventHandler = $famous['famous/core/EventHandler'];
$scope.myEventHandler = new EventHandler();

Event propagation within & between Views

In the Famous event model, an fa-view nested within another fa-view does not automatically propagate its events to its parent. Not even an fa-surface nested inside an fa-view propagates its events to the fa-view. All events to an fa-view must be piped explicitly.

For a more thorough discussion on Famous-Angular events, go to fa-pipe-from/fa-pipe-to in the docs.