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Feb 06, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Fragments with their own controller - Initiated by a XML VIew


Hello again!

a new day - new issues... :-(

I have to admit, I am going to get really frustrated. You always have a learning curve, when you are working with a new framework, but SAPUI is a really tough one (close second was/is Spring 😀, a bit better after Spring boot).

I do not know how much time I invested to rewrite a js-example in a XML view. I am really not sure if it is the right approach to give the user millions of ways to do a thing. But enough complaining.

The problem today is how to attach a controller to a fragment. Pretty easy achievable in js, example: DialogTest/initial.controller.js at master · njames/DialogTest · GitHub

I am doing exactly that for my dialogs. But now I have a fragment, which will be shown directly at startup in the view.

Normally I have something like this:

<mvc:View xmlns:core="sap.ui.core" xmlns:mvc="sap.ui.core.mvc" xmlns="sap.m" controllerName="ViewController">



<core:Fragment fragmentName="superView" type="XML" />




But how to pass a controller in this case? 'superView' needs its own controller.

Of course, I could place it using the afterRendering Method of the view.

But this is not the way it should work...

Hope you can help me again!

Thanks a lot and best regards