ensureSemantics method

SemanticsHandle ensureSemantics (
  1. {VoidCallback listener}
)

Opens a SemanticsHandle and calls listener whenever the semantics tree updates.

The PipelineOwner updates the semantics tree only when there are clients that wish to use the semantics tree. These clients express their interest by holding SemanticsHandle objects that notify them whenever the semantics tree updates.

Clients can close their SemanticsHandle by calling SemanticsHandle.dispose. Once all the outstanding SemanticsHandle objects for a given PipelineOwner are closed, the PipelineOwner stops maintaining the semantics tree.

Implementation

SemanticsHandle ensureSemantics({ VoidCallback listener }) {
  _outstandingSemanticsHandles += 1;
  if (_outstandingSemanticsHandles == 1) {
    assert(_semanticsOwner == null);
    _semanticsOwner = SemanticsOwner();
    if (onSemanticsOwnerCreated != null)
      onSemanticsOwnerCreated();
  }
  return SemanticsHandle._(this, listener);
}