SoEventCallback.3coin3 - Man Page

The SoEventCallback class provides functionality for catching events.


#include <Inventor/nodes/SoEventCallback.h>

Inherits SoNode.

Public Member Functions

virtual SoType getTypeId (void) const
SoEventCallback (void)
void setPath (SoPath *path)
const SoPath * getPath (void)
void addEventCallback (SoType eventtype, SoEventCallbackCB *f, void *userdata=NULL)
void removeEventCallback (SoType eventtype, SoEventCallbackCB *f, void *userdata=NULL)
SoHandleEventAction * getAction (void) const
const SoEvent * getEvent (void) const
const SoPickedPoint * getPickedPoint (void) const
void setHandled (void)
SbBool isHandled (void) const
void grabEvents (void)
void releaseEvents (void)

Static Public Member Functions

static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
static void initClass (void)

Protected Member Functions

virtual const SoFieldData * getFieldData (void) const
virtual ~SoEventCallback ()
virtual void handleEvent (SoHandleEventAction *action)

Static Protected Member Functions

static const SoFieldData ** getFieldDataPtr (void)

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

The SoEventCallback class provides functionality for catching events.

Use SoEventCallback nodes in the scenegraph for catching user interaction events with the scenegraph's render canvas.

This is how event handling works in Coin: when the user interacts with the render canvas, for instance by using the mouse pointer or by hitting the keyboard, the GUI interface toolkit (ie SoQt, SoWin, SoXt, Sc21 ...) will catch the event and translate it from a windowsystem-specific event to a generic Coin event. (For the types of generic Coin events, see the classes derived from SoEvent.) This event will then be wrapped inside a SoHandleEventAction and applied to the scenegraph. All this happens within the So[Qt|Xt|Win|...] toolkit.

The SoHandleEventAction then traverses the scenegraph, delivering the event to any node type which 'is interested' in it. The SoEventCallback nodetype catches the action and forwards the event to a callback function set up by the application programmer.

Be careful about which position in the scenegraph you insert SoEventCallback nodes if you are also using any of the built-in Coin library elements which are interested in user interaction events (like for instance the dragger and manipulator classes and the SoSelection nodes). These Coin elements might catch the event for themselves, short-circuiting the SoHandleEventAction traversal so the event will never reach the SoEventCallback node(s) you insert.


EventCallback {

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

SoEventCallback::SoEventCallback (void)


SoEventCallback::~SoEventCallback () [protected], [virtual]


Member Function Documentation

SoType SoEventCallback::getTypeId (void) const [virtual]

Returns the type identification of an object derived from a class inheriting SoBase. This is used for run-time type checking and 'downward' casting.

Usage example:

void foo(SoNode * node)
  if (node->getTypeId() == SoFile::getClassTypeId()) {
    SoFile * filenode = (SoFile *)node;  // safe downward cast, knows the type

For application programmers wanting to extend the library with new nodes, engines, nodekits, draggers or others: this method needs to be overridden in all subclasses. This is typically done as part of setting up the full type system for extension classes, which is usually accomplished by using the pre-defined macros available through for instance Inventor/nodes/SoSubNode.h (SO_NODE_INIT_CLASS and SO_NODE_CONSTRUCTOR for node classes), Inventor/engines/SoSubEngine.h (for engine classes) and so on.

For more information on writing Coin extensions, see the class documentation of the toplevel superclasses for the various class groups.

Implements SoBase.

const SoFieldData * SoEventCallback::getFieldData (void) const [protected], [virtual]

Returns a pointer to the class-wide field data storage object for this instance. If no fields are present, returns NULL.

Reimplemented from SoFieldContainer.

void SoEventCallback::setPath (SoPath * pathptr)

Sets the path that must be picked before the registered callbacks are invoked. If NULL, callbacks will be invoked for every event that matches the callback event type.

See also


const SoPath * SoEventCallback::getPath (void)

Returns the path that must be picked before callbacks are invoked.

See also


void SoEventCallback::addEventCallback (SoType eventtype, SoEventCallbackCB * f, void * userdata = NULL)

Set up a callback function f which will be invoked for the given eventtype. userdata will be given as the first argument to the function.

void SoEventCallback::removeEventCallback (SoType eventtype, SoEventCallbackCB * f, void * userdata = NULL)

Unregister the given callback function f.

SoHandleEventAction * SoEventCallback::getAction (void) const

Returns the SoHandleEventAction instance currently traversing the scene graph with the SoEvent-derived event object.

const SoEvent * SoEventCallback::getEvent (void) const

Returns a pointer to the event object which is currently being sent through the scenegraph.

If your application code handles the event, you probably want to call SoEventCallback::setHandled() to notify the SoHandleEventAction that it should stop traversing the scenegraph with the event.

const SoPickedPoint * SoEventCallback::getPickedPoint (void) const

Returns the picked point for the current handle event traversal.

This is obviously only related to events which can be considered 'pick-style' events, like mousebutton presses.

void SoEventCallback::setHandled (void)

Use this method from a callback function to notify the node that the event has been handled.

The rest of the callbacks registered with the node will still be called, but further SoEventCallback nodes in the scene will not be notified about the event, neither will any other Coin elements in the scenegraph (like for instance SoDragger objects, SoSelection nodes or manipulators).

Since callbacks registered within the same SoEventCallback node will still be invoked after the event has been handled, it is likely that you should use SoEventCallback::isHandled() to check for this condition from your callback functions.

SbBool SoEventCallback::isHandled (void) const

Check whether or not the event from the SoHandleEventAction has been handled.

void SoEventCallback::grabEvents (void)

Set up the node so all future events (until releaseEvents() is called) in Coin will be directly forwarded to this node.

void SoEventCallback::releaseEvents (void)

Do not grab event handling any more.

See also


void SoEventCallback::handleEvent (SoHandleEventAction * action) [protected], [virtual]

Invokes the registered callback functions.

Reimplemented from SoNode.


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The man page SoEventCallback.3coin2(3) is an alias of SoEventCallback.3coin3(3).

Mon Jan 25 2021 Version 3.1.3 Coin