TreeView causes "Maximum call stack size exceeded" error when binding to BreezeJS entities

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  1. Randy
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    Aug 2014

    Posted 27 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    I'm using kendoTreeView, with Angular and BreezeJS.  When I bind directly to the breeze entities, this results in a stack overflow scenario.  I assume this is because the breeze entities have circular references with them.

    For example, each breeze entity has an "entityAspect" property to track entity state, which contains a reference back to the entity itself.  I.e. myEntity.entityAspect.Entity -> myEntity.

    In addition, some entities may contain circular references within the model.  For example, Customer->Order->Customer.  

    Is there a way to configure the kendoTreeView to ignore cycles, or to ignore certain paths within the object graph?
  2. Randy
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    Aug 2014

    Posted 29 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    Here is some sample code.  Note that the otherData is the part that contains the circular reference.  I don't need to display the otherData.  How can I tell the treeview to ignore this property?

    01.var dataManager = {};
    02.var otherDataNotToDisplay = [{
    03.    text: "something else 1",
    04.    rootManager: dataManager // NOTE it refers to the root data manager
    06. = [{
    08.        text: "Test1", Id: 1,
    09.        hasKids: false,
    10.        myKids: {},
    11.        otherData: otherDataNotToDisplay // NOTE this leads to the other object which causes a circular reference
    12.    },
    13.    {
    14.        text: "Test2", Id: 2,
    15.        hasKids: false,
    16.        myKids: {}
    17.    }];
    19.var dataSource = new{
    20.    data:,
    21.    schema: {
    22.        model: {
    23.            hasChildren: 'hasKids',
    24.            children: "myKids",
    26.        }
    27.    }
    30.vm.treeData = dataSource;

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  4. Alex Gyoshev
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    Posted 29 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Randy,

    The problem is more general than the TreeView -- see this Dojo snippet on a minimal reproduction with kendo.observable. I am afraid that circular references are not supported, nor have we claimed compatibility with BreezeJS. However, you can use the breeze-kendo library if you wish.

    Alex Gyoshev
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  5. Randy
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    Aug 2014

    Posted 29 Aug 2014 in reply to Alex Gyoshev Link to this post

    Alex, thanks for the response.  I agree, the problem is more general... I also get the error when binding to the kendogrid.  The dojo snippet demonstrates the problem exactly.   I have seen the breeze-kendo library, and it does work, however I was hoping to be able to bind to entities already fetched locally, rather than using the entity manager to query them every time (as the breeze-kendo data source does).
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