Class: DisplayObjectContainer

PIXI. DisplayObjectContainer

new DisplayObjectContainer()

A DisplayObjectContainer represents a collection of display objects. It is the base class of all display objects that act as a container for other objects.

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 13

Extends

Members

alpha : number

The alpha value of this DisplayObject. A value of 1 is fully opaque. A value of 0 is transparent. Please note that an object with an alpha value of 0 is skipped during the render pass.

The value of this property does not reflect any alpha values set further up the display list. To obtain that value please see the worldAlpha property.

Type:
  • number
Inherited From:
Default Value:
  • 1
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 73

cacheAsBitmap : boolean

Sets if this DisplayObject should be cached as a bitmap.

When invoked it will take a snapshot of the DisplayObject, as it is at that moment, and store it in a RenderTexture. This is then used whenever this DisplayObject is rendered. It can provide a performance benefit for complex, but static, DisplayObjects. I.e. those with lots of children.

Transparent areas adjoining the edges may be removed (#283).

Cached Bitmaps do not track their parents. If you update a property of this DisplayObject, it will not re-generate the cached bitmap automatically. To do that you need to call DisplayObject.updateCache.

To remove a cached bitmap, set this property to null. Cache this DisplayObject as a Bitmap. Set to null to remove an existing cached bitmap.

Type:
  • boolean
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Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 794

<readonly> children : Array(DisplayObject)

[read-only] The array of children of this container.

Type:
  • Array(DisplayObject)
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 24

filterArea : Rectangle

The rectangular area used by filters when rendering a shader for this DisplayObject.

Type:
  • Rectangle
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Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 202

filters : Array

Sets the filters for this DisplayObject. This is a WebGL only feature, and is ignored by the Canvas Renderer. A filter is a shader applied to this DisplayObject. You can modify the placement of the filter using DisplayObject.filterArea.

To remove filters, set this property to null.

Note: You cannot have a filter set, and a MULTIPLY Blend Mode active, at the same time. Setting a filter will reset this DisplayObjects blend mode to NORMAL. An Array of Phaser.Filter objects, or objects that extend them.

Type:
  • Array
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 741

hitArea : Rectangle | Circle | Ellipse | Polygon

This is the defined area that will pick up mouse / touch events. It is null by default. Setting it is a neat way of optimising the hitTest function that the interactionManager will use (as it will not need to hit test all the children)

Type:
  • Rectangle | Circle | Ellipse | Polygon
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 96

ignoreChildInput : boolean

If ignoreChildInput is false it will allow this objects children to be considered as valid for Input events.

If this property is true then the children will not be considered as valid for Input events.

Note that this property isn't recursive: only immediate children are influenced, it doesn't scan further down.

Type:
  • boolean
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 35

mask : Phaser.Graphics

Sets a mask for this DisplayObject. A mask is an instance of a Graphics object. When applied it limits the visible area of this DisplayObject to the shape of the mask. Under a Canvas renderer it uses shape clipping. Under a WebGL renderer it uses a Stencil Buffer. To remove a mask, set this property to null. The mask applied to this DisplayObject. Set to null to remove an existing mask.

Type:
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Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 706

<readonly> parent : PIXI.DisplayObjectContainer

The parent DisplayObjectContainer that this DisplayObject is a child of. All DisplayObjects must belong to a parent in order to be rendered. The root parent is the Stage object. This property is set automatically when the DisplayObject is added to, or removed from, a DisplayObjectContainer.

Type:
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 117

pivot : PIXI.Point

The pivot point of this DisplayObject that it rotates around. The values are expressed in pixel values.

Type:
  • PIXI.Point
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 49

position : PIXI.Point

The coordinates, in pixels, of this DisplayObject, relative to its parent container.

The value of this property does not reflect any positioning happening further up the display list. To obtain that value please see the worldPosition property.

Type:
  • PIXI.Point
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Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 29

renderable : boolean

Should this DisplayObject be rendered by the renderer? An object with a renderable value of false is skipped during the render pass.

Type:
  • boolean
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 105

rotation : number

The rotation of this DisplayObject. The value is given, and expressed, in radians, and is based on a right-handed orientation.

The value of this property does not reflect any rotation happening further up the display list. To obtain that value please see the worldRotation property.

Type:
  • number
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 61

scale : PIXI.Point

The scale of this DisplayObject. A scale of 1:1 represents the DisplayObject at its default size. A value of 0.5 would scale this DisplayObject by half, and so on.

The value of this property does not reflect any scaling happening further up the display list. To obtain that value please see the worldScale property.

Type:
  • PIXI.Point
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 41

visible : boolean

The visibility of this DisplayObject. A value of false makes the object invisible. A value of true makes it visible. Please note that an object with a visible value of false is skipped during the render pass. Equally a DisplayObject with visible false will not render any of its children.

The value of this property does not reflect any visible values set further up the display list. To obtain that value please see the worldVisible property.

Type:
  • boolean
Inherited From:
Default Value:
  • true
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 87

<readonly> worldAlpha : number

The multiplied alpha value of this DisplayObject. A value of 1 is fully opaque. A value of 0 is transparent. This value is the calculated total, based on the alpha values of all parents of this DisplayObjects in the display list.

To obtain, and set, the local alpha value, see the alpha property.

Note: This property is only updated at the end of the updateTransform call, once per render. Until that happens this property will contain values based on the previous frame. Be mindful of this if accessing this property outside of the normal game flow, i.e. from an asynchronous event callback.

Type:
  • number
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 133

<readonly> worldPosition : PIXI.Point

The coordinates, in pixels, of this DisplayObject within the world.

This property contains the calculated total, based on the positions of all parents of this DisplayObject in the display list.

Note: This property is only updated at the end of the updateTransform call, once per render. Until that happens this property will contain values based on the previous frame. Be mindful of this if accessing this property outside of the normal game flow, i.e. from an asynchronous event callback.

Type:
  • PIXI.Point
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 163

<readonly> worldRotation : number

The rotation, in radians, of this DisplayObject.

This property contains the calculated total, based on the rotations of all parents of this DisplayObject in the display list.

Note: This property is only updated at the end of the updateTransform call, once per render. Until that happens this property will contain values based on the previous frame. Be mindful of this if accessing this property outside of the normal game flow, i.e. from an asynchronous event callback.

Type:
  • number
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 193

<readonly> worldScale : PIXI.Point

The global scale of this DisplayObject.

This property contains the calculated total, based on the scales of all parents of this DisplayObject in the display list.

Note: This property is only updated at the end of the updateTransform call, once per render. Until that happens this property will contain values based on the previous frame. Be mindful of this if accessing this property outside of the normal game flow, i.e. from an asynchronous event callback.

Type:
  • PIXI.Point
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 178

<readonly> worldTransform : Phaser.Matrix

The current transform of this DisplayObject.

This property contains the calculated total, based on the transforms of all parents of this DisplayObject in the display list.

Note: This property is only updated at the end of the updateTransform call, once per render. Until that happens this property will contain values based on the previous frame. Be mindful of this if accessing this property outside of the normal game flow, i.e. from an asynchronous event callback.

Type:
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 148

worldVisible : boolean

Indicates if this DisplayObject is visible, based on it, and all of its parents, visible property values.

Type:
  • boolean
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Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 663

x : number

The horizontal position of the DisplayObject, in pixels, relative to its parent. If you need the world position of the DisplayObject, use DisplayObject.worldPosition instead.

Type:
  • number
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 619

y : number

The vertical position of the DisplayObject, in pixels, relative to its parent. If you need the world position of the DisplayObject, use DisplayObject.worldPosition instead.

Type:
  • number
Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 641

Methods

addChild(child)

Adds a child to the container.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child DisplayObject

The DisplayObject to add to the container

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 42
Returns:

The child that was added.

Type
DisplayObject

addChildAt(child, index)

Adds a child to the container at a specified index. If the index is out of bounds an error will be thrown

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child DisplayObject

The child to add

index Number

The index to place the child in

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 55
Returns:

The child that was added.

Type
DisplayObject

contains(child)

Determines whether the specified display object is a child of the DisplayObjectContainer instance or the instance itself.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child DisplayObject
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 449
Returns:
Type
boolean

destroy()

Destroy this DisplayObject.

Removes any cached sprites, sets renderable flag to false, and nulls filters, bounds and mask.

Also iteratively calls destroy on any children.

Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 252

generateTexture( [resolution] [, scaleMode], renderer)

Generates a RenderTexture based on this DisplayObject, which can they be used to texture other Sprites. This can be useful if your DisplayObject is static, or complicated, and needs to be reused multiple times.

Please note that no garbage collection takes place on old textures. It is up to you to destroy old textures, and references to them, so they don't linger in memory.

Parameters:
Name Type Argument Default Description
resolution number <optional>
1

The resolution of the texture being generated.

scaleMode number <optional>
PIXI.scaleModes.DEFAULT

See {{#crossLink "PIXI/scaleModes:property"}}PIXI.scaleModes{{/crossLink}} for possible values.

renderer PIXI.CanvasRenderer | PIXI.WebGLRenderer

The renderer used to generate the texture.

Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 441
Returns:
  • A RenderTexture containing an image of this DisplayObject at the time it was invoked.
Type
Phaser.RenderTexture

getBounds( [targetCoordinateSpace])

Retrieves the global bounds of the displayObjectContainer as a rectangle. The bounds calculation takes all visible children into consideration.

Parameters:
Name Type Argument Description
targetCoordinateSpace PIXI.DisplayObject | Phaser.Matrix <optional>

Returns a rectangle that defines the area of the display object relative to the coordinate system of the targetCoordinateSpace object.

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 280
Returns:

The rectangular bounding area

Type
Rectangle

getChildAt(index)

Returns the child at the specified index

Parameters:
Name Type Description
index Number

The index to get the child from

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 153
Returns:

The child at the given index, if any.

Type
DisplayObject

getChildIndex(child)

Returns the index position of a child DisplayObject instance

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child DisplayObject

The DisplayObject instance to identify

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 112
Returns:

The index position of the child display object to identify

Type
Number

getLocalBounds()

Retrieves the non-global local bounds of the displayObjectContainer as a rectangle without any transformations. The calculation takes all visible children into consideration.

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 437
Returns:

The rectangular bounding area

Type
Rectangle

preUpdate()

To be overridden by classes that require it.

Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 432

removeChild(child)

Removes a child from the container.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child DisplayObject

The DisplayObject to remove

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 171
Returns:

The child that was removed.

Type
DisplayObject

removeChildAt(index)

Removes a child from the specified index position.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
index Number

The index to get the child from

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 191
Returns:

The child that was removed.

Type
DisplayObject

removeChildren(beginIndex, endIndex)

Removes all children from this container that are within the begin and end indexes.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
beginIndex Number

The beginning position. Default value is 0.

endIndex Number

The ending position. Default value is size of the container.

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 213

setChildIndex(child, index)

Changes the position of an existing child in the display object container

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child DisplayObject

The child DisplayObject instance for which you want to change the index number

index Number

The resulting index number for the child display object

Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 132

swapChildren(child, child2)

Swaps the position of 2 Display Objects within this container.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
child DisplayObject
child2 DisplayObject
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObjectContainer.js line 85

toGlobal(position)

Calculates the global position of this DisplayObject, based on the position given.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
position PIXI.Point

The global position to calculate from.

Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 483
Returns:
  • A point object representing the position of this DisplayObject based on the global position given.
Type
PIXI.Point

toLocal(position [, from])

Calculates the local position of this DisplayObject, relative to another point.

Parameters:
Name Type Argument Description
position PIXI.Point

The world origin to calculate from.

from PIXI.DisplayObject <optional>

An optional DisplayObject to calculate the global position from.

Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 498
Returns:
  • A point object representing the position of this DisplayObject based on the global position given.
Type
PIXI.Point

updateCache()

If this DisplayObject has a cached Sprite, this method generates and updates it.

Inherited From:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 469
Returns:
  • A reference to this DisplayObject.
Type
PIXI.DisplayObject

updateTransform( [parent])

Updates the transform matrix this DisplayObject uses for rendering.

If the object has no parent, and no parent parameter is provided, it will default to Phaser.Game.World as the parent transform to use. If that is unavailable the transform fails to take place.

The parent parameter has priority over the actual parent. Use it as a parent override. Setting it does not change the actual parent of this DisplayObject.

Calling this method updates the worldTransform, worldAlpha, worldPosition, worldScale and worldRotation properties.

If a transformCallback has been specified, it is called at the end of this method, and is passed the new, updated, worldTransform property, along with the parent transform used.

Parameters:
Name Type Argument Description
parent PIXI.DisplayObjectContainer <optional>

Optional parent to calculate this DisplayObjects transform from.

Inherited From:
Overrides:
Source:
src/pixi/display/DisplayObject.js line 289
Returns:
  • A reference to this DisplayObject.
Type
PIXI.DisplayObject

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